Learning Objectives

  • Define pros and cons for use of ultrasound imaging for detecting pathology of the extracranial venous system.
  • Define use of enhanced and non-enhanced MRV for detecting pathology of the extracranial venous system.
  • Discuss use of phase-contrast MRI for detection of flow abnormalities.
  • Describe qualitative and quantitative criteria for definition of extracranial venous stenosis and collateral compensatory circulation.
  • Compare CNS lymphatic systems – glymphatic system and perivascular lymphatic flow.
  • Discuss how venous abnormalities potentially interact with other pathologies found in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Identify jugular venous hemodynamic changes which are age-related.
  • Describe associated venous abnormalities in age-related white matter changes and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify altered cerebrospinal fluid flow and cerebral venous drainage in idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
  • Discuss how cerebral venous drainage impairments involves pathophysiology of cerebral small vessel disorders.
  • Detail the mechanisms of neurogenic regulation of cerebral blood flow.
  • Analyze the role of the cerebrovascular endothelium in the regulation of cerebral blood flow
  • Review the anatomy of the blood-brain barrier.
  • Provide an overview of the process of CSF formation, circulation and drainage.

Target Audience

The International Society for Neurovascular Disease meeting will be of value to neurologists, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists (neurointerventionist), interventional radiologists, neurophysiologist, neurobiologist, neurosurgeons, vascualar medicine, angiology and other medical professionals who wish to expand into this arena.


Complete Conference Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Complete Conference Management designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.


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