Neuroscience Symposium – Physician CME Event

Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center

Learn from the best minds in stroke, neurological, and neurosurgical care.

Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is hosting a comprehensive neuroscience symposium on October 25 – October 26, 2019 at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta. You don’t want to miss this innovative educational event.

  • Learn about cutting-edge developments in acute and subacute ischemic stroke management and complex neurovascular conditions like aneurysms, arteriovenous – malformations, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative conditions manifesting as dementia, and movement disorders.
  • Ask questions and discuss complex neurological and neurosurgical cases with a panel of world-renowned experts.
  • Transform your care by applying our best practices.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of Georgia through the joint providership of Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME and Grady Health System. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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There is no charge to attend – but you must register online to reserve your spot and secure your CME credits.

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Symposium Schedule

Download and print the symposium schedule.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

5 PM Welcome Reception

6 PM Overview of Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center – Dr. Michael Frankel

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Social Time

Saturday, October 26, 2019

7:30 AM Breakfast

8 AM Welcome

8:15 AM Cerebral Aneurysms – Dr. Jonathan Grossberg

8:45 AM AVM/Fistulas – Dr. Gustavo Pradilla

9:15 AM Epilepsy – Dr. Monica Dhakar

9:45 AM Minimally Invasive Evacuation of Hematoma – Dr. Jonathan Ratcliff

10:15 AM Break (15 minutes)

10:30 AM Acute Stroke (thrombolysis and thrombectomy) – Dr. Michael Frankel

11 AM Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease – Dr. Al Al-Bayati

11:30 AM Carotid Stenosis – Dr. Aaron Anderson

Noon Evaluation of TIA – Dr. Bernardo Liberato

12:30 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Cryptogenic Stroke – Dr. Nirav Bhatt

1:45 PM Telestroke / Mobile Stroke Unit – Dr. Nico Bianchi

2:15 PM Spine – Dr. David Gimbel

2:45 PM Break (15 minutes)

3 PM Spasticity – Dr. Erin McCarty

3:30 PM Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension – Dr. Diogo Haussen

4 PM Movement Disorders – Dr. Branson

4:45 PM Closing Remarks / Evaluations

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Hotel & Travel

The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is located near north Atlanta’s best shops, dining, and entertainment. The hotel features elegant accommodations and an upscale spa. Enjoy an indoor lap pool, fitness center, yoga studio, sauna and steam room, all-day dining at the Café & Bar, and 24-hour room service.

The hotel is 35 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 10 minutes from the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, which accommodates private aircraft.

Click HERE to reserve your room at a discounted rate just for attendees.

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About the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center

Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is nationally recognized for curing patients beyond the capabilities of many other hospitals. Learn more from our physicians who are Grady-based faculty from Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine about our innovations in center design, multi-disciplinary care, research, and community-based care including our telestroke program and mobile stroke unit.

Learn more about us, visit

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