Joe Niekro Scientific Symposium

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Joe Niekro SymposiumEach year, The Joe Niekro Foundation and the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute come together to present The Joe Niekro Foundation Symposium and Cerebrovascular Lecture Series.  This two day meeting is designed to bring further awareness to the importance of early detection and treatment of cerebral disorders, while discussing current and future research advancements and clinical trials.

This program is designed to meet the continuing educational needs of residents, fellows and allied health care professionals, especially related to the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, neuroanesthesia, neuroradiology and neurocritical care and emergency medicine, who want to enhance their knowledge in the management of patients with cerebrovascular diseases.

The fields of neurosurgery and neuroradiology are rapidly changing in all respects, including diagnosis, screening technology and treatment.  Many centers need updated information about these new advancing procedures.  In the US, very few centers – including academic ones – offer a multi-disciplinary treatment model for aneurysms including surgical and minimally invasive techniques.  Our symposium features a hands-on workshop where participates can experience the following:

    • Carotid Duplex and TCD Training
    • Cerebral Protection Devices
    • Embolization and Coiling Techniques
    • Virtual Flow Simulation
    • Anatomical Exposures
    • Cerebral Angiography Techniques and Unusual Cases
    • Endovascular Robotics
    • 3D Imaging
    • Surgical Dissection
    • TEE Training

Joe Niekro Symposium

Information regarding surgical techniques and approaches, new minimally invasive interventional procedures, and the critical care of patients with these conditions are presented by Symposium Program Directors, Dr. Richard Klucznik, Dr. Robert Grossman, Dr. Orlando Diaz, Dr. Gavin Britz and Dr. Jonathan Zhang.  Dr. Robert Spetzler and Dr. Charles Strother are among a few of the many keynote speakers who have joined us over the years.

A very special thank you to the wonderful professionals at The Houston Methodist Neurological Institute for helping put this annual symposium together.

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