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2nd Annual UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Symposium
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Activity Name: 2nd Annual UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Symposium
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The UCLA Spinal Cord Injury Symposium is a one-day course that presents contemporary and future strategies in the management of spinal cord injury. The first half of the day emphasizes the clinical management of spinal cord injury ranging from initial patient evaluation through postoperative rehabilitation. The management of both chronic spinal cord injury related to cervical spondylotic myelopathy and acute traumatic spinal cord injury will be discussed in didactic lectures, case presentations, and question and answer sessions. Recent evidence-based studies will be utilized. The second half of the course will be focused on emerging basic science and clinical research, and delves into novel functional restoration and neural repair strategies including neuromodulation, stem cells, and cellular therapies. A patient testimonial regarding life with a spinal cord injury will provide context and meaning to all of the treatment modalities.

Target Audience

The target audience is health care professionals and researchers invested in improving the care for spinal cord injury patients including neurosurgeons, orthopedists, neurologists, intensivists, rehabilitation specialists, physiatrists, pain management physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and spinal cord injury researchers.

Course Objectives:

Attendees completing this course will increase skills and knowledge to better:

  • Evaluate and treat both acute and chronic spinal cord injury patients, including operative and nonoperative options, nursing care, and critical care management
  • Contrast the surgical approaches for chronic and traumatic spinal cord injury and distinguish which approaches are the most optimal for a specific clinical presentation
  • Describe the role of sagittal balance and other spinal deformity parameters in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy and incorporate these measurements into clinical practice
  • Compare traditional and novel rehabilitation strategies following spinal cord injury and formulate individualized treatment plans
  • Identify the areas of controversy in the management of traumatic spinal cord injury based on evidenced-based guidelines
  • Describe the basic science and clinical research strategies that are actively being translated into the treatment for spinal cord injury patients
  • Explore the basic science and clinical research strategies that are likely to be translated into the treatment for spinal cord injury patients in the future
Location Information
Meeting Location: Red Bull Media House
Location Address: 1740 Stewart Street
Location City: Santa Monica
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90404
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 4/27/2019
End Date: 4/27/2019
  • Physicians: $125
  • Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Researchers: $75
  • Fellows, Residents, Students: $25
  • UCLA Fellows, Residents, Students: Free
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 6.5
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 310-794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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