Endovascular and Vascular Techniques for Residents

This is an invitation-only comprehensive, hands-on learning experience to familiarize senior neurosurgical residents with the basics of endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, including carotid aneurysm, endarterectomy, AVM surgery and bypass techniques. Residents will learn the basics of arterial and venous femoral access for cerebral angiography and perform these techniques with animal, cadaver and simulator models. Residents will discuss practice models and when to appropriately use open versus closed techniques.

Online Course

A recording of the didactic portion of this course is available to view online.

Number of Attendees (2019): 24

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the basics of arterial and venous femoral access for cerebral angiography and perform these in an animal model.
  • Discuss the basics of aneurysm and AVM catheterization and compare how embolic devices are delivered.
  • Recognize the basics of intra-arterial delivery of thrombolytics and the use of mechanical devices to treat strokes.
  • Apply the basics of carotid endarterectomy and demonstrate these in a live animal model.
  • Discuss basic tenets of aneurysm surgery and practice these in a reperfused cadaver model.

Course Directors

  • Andrew W. Grande, MD, FAANS
  • Mark D. Bain MD, FAANS

Faculty Members

  • Adib Abla, MD,FAANS
  • Emad Aboud, MD, IFAANS
  • Andrew Bauer, MD, MBA
  • Geoffrey Colby, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS
  • W. Christopher Fox, MD, FAANS
  • Daniel Hoit, MD, FAANS

  • Babak Jahromi, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD, FAANS
  • Eric Peterson, MD, FAANS
  • Eric Sauvageau MD
  • Justin Singer, MD
  • Stacey Wolfe, MD, FAANS


MERI Lab (Memphis, TN)


October 8-10, 2021

Industry Partners

The NREF gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support of the 2019 Endovascular and Vascular Techniques for Residents course:

  • Aesculap
  • Cerenovus
  • Leica Microsystems
  • Medtronic
  • MicroVention
  • Mizuho
  • MUTOH America
  • Penumbra
  • Peter Lazic
  • Stryker
  • Zimmer Biomet

NOTE: Agenda and Faculty Members subject to change.

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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