Capital Health Physician Co-Chairs Unique Cerebrovascular Conference For Fellow Physicians


(Trenton, NJ) July 8, 2009 - This week, Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, director of Neurosciences and Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Neurosurgery for Capital Health will serve as a co-director at the Cerebrovascular Complications Conference in Teton Village, Wyoming. The conference encourages a multidisciplinary discussion focusing on complications that occur with microsurgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular conditions.  

"What is unique about this setting is that doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals are able to engage in frank and open discussions about what they are dealing with as they approach very complicated cases," said Dr. Veznedaroglu, whose recognition internationally as a leader in the field of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery led to his being chosen as a conference co-director. "Using actual cases to discuss ideas and approaches in a confidential environment enables all of us to grow as physicians and healthcare professionals -- and ultimately to provide better patient care."


Physicians from around the world will participate in the conference and bring their most challenging cases for discussion and review.


The conference, sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Strategic Medical Seminars, is intended to give participants the ability to develop treatment plans that may help reduce complications and overall rates of morbidity and mortality. Additionally, the program helps participants develop insight into factors leading to complications and poor outcomes and recognize complications that are specific to the area of cerebrovascular disease and procedures. Participants will also be able to evaluate the use of microsurgical techniques and endovascular techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Veznedaroglu will also serve as course co-director at the Nuances of Technique and Complication Avoidance in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Senior Residents workshop in St. Louis, Missouri later this month. There, he will speak on the topic of "Practice of Cerebrovascular Care in Academic and Private Practice." Dr. Veznedaroglu will also moderate a panel discussion on coiling and clipping in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease. The workshop is sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Six months ago, Capital Health opened the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey and added two of the nation’s leading neurosurgeons -- Dr. Veznedaroglu and Dr. Kenneth Liebman -- to its staff.

Drs. Veznedaroglu and Liebman are two of fewer than 60 doctors nationwide who are dual-trained neurosurgeons.

Capital Health ranks among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of stroke according to HealthGrades®, a ranking it has earned for the past two years in a row. Capital Health Regional Medical Center is certified as a New Jersey Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest state designation available. Capital Health has also been awarded certification from The Joint Commission - the gold standard for stroke care. The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey represents Capital Health’s $30 million investment to bring state-of-the-art stroke and cerebrovascular care to New Jersey. The Center uses the most advanced biplane angiography system available.

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