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Vascular Update 2018 

Carotid Disease: Identifying the Brain at Risk & How to Save It

Join Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento for an evening CME opportunity.

2018 Event Details

March 8, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hilton Sacramento Arden West 
2200 Harvard Street 
Sacramento, CA 95815  

5:30 p.m. Registration, and networking     

6:00 p.m. Welcome, Featured Presentations     

8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjourn


Our featured presentations will include:

Carotid Stenosis: Prevalence, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Hemant Kudrimoti, MD

When to Treat: Medical Management vs. Intervention

Inder M. Singh, MD, MS

Open Carotid Endarterectomy: Tips, Tools, Techniques
Keith M. Jones, MD, FACS

Carotid Stenting: Is It For Everyone?
George Luh, MD

Carotid Disease In The Setting of Stroke or Cardiac Surgery
Handel R. Robinson, MD, FACS

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to implement the following changes in their professional practice:

  • Identify patients at risk for carotid disease, and outline the key tools in diagnosis and understanding when to refer for further evaluation and treatment.
  • Recognize what is optimal medical management of carotid disease and identify which patients will benefit from medical management vs intervention.
  • Summarize how carotid stenosis is treated surgically, and discuss the risk of surgery, postoperative complications and how they are managed.
  • Summarize the indications and outcomes for carotid stenting as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy.
  • Describe specific considerations and management options of carotid disease in patients with an acute stroke, and how carotid disease is managed in the setting of coronary artery disease requiring CABG.  


As a provider accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association, we must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored educational activities. We at Dignity Health Sacramento Office of Continuing Medical Education adhere to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
The following speakers have indicated an affiliation with organizations which have interests related to the content of this program. Per Dignity Health Sacramento CME office policy, these potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. 

  • Dr. Singh receives fees as a speaker for Acist Medical, Cook Medical, and Zoll Medical. 

The potential conflicts of interest have been resolved and determined the presentations are without bias.

  • Dr. Clayson, Dr. Jones, Dr. Luh, Dr. Robinson, Dr. Kudrimoti, Dr. Tajlil, Dignity Health Sacramento CME committee members, and all other planners involved and able to influence the content of this presentation have reported no relevant financial relationships/interest with any commercial entities that may have ties to this presentation.

Accreditation Statement:

Dignity Health Sacramento is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

Dignity Health Sacramento designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.