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Sun Valley Cerebrovascular Conference 2023

  • Venue & Location

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    Sun Valley Resort
    1 Sun Valley Road
    Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Fee & Registration

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    Varies, Registration Required


Join us January 19-21, 2023, for the annual Sun Valley Cerebrovascular Conference

A conference for medical providers involved in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders and stroke

Our audience is neurologists, neurosurgeons, primary care providers, emergency physicians, hospitalists, interventional neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, EMS providers, nurses, stroke coordinators, and allied health professionals associated with stroke care.

A partnership of St. Luke's Neurosciences, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine


The conference is held at the world-class Sun Valley Resort. You'll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of winter recreational activities in your free time.

Reserve your room at the Sun Valley Resort for the 2023 cerebrovascular conference.

*Thanks to the Sun Valley Resort for some of the pictures on this page.


Registration Instructions

Conference Fees
  • MDs: $450
  • APPs: $300
  • Residents/trainees: $150
  • RNs, therapists, EMS, radiation technologists, ancillary staff: $150
  • Students: $150

Register Online | Call to register or for more information: (208) 381-4217

Presenting Partners

  • St. Luke

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine

  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Conference attendees are invited to submit abstracts for presentation.

Planned Topics

We're still finalizing details, and will be refining topics and our schedule as the conference approaches! Check back for updates.

  • Thursday

    • Ideas That Have Shaped the Course of Stroke Treatment (Evening Session)

      • Introduction and Welcome, Dr. Edward Duckworth
      • Building an International Cerebrovascular Referral Practice, Dr. Gary Steinberg 
      • The Evolution of Neuroradiology, Dr. Scott McNally
      • History of Stroke Treatment and the Influence of Negative Trials, Dr. Alexander Khalessi 
      • The Rise and Optimization of Telestroke, Dr. Brett Meyer
      • History and Evolution of Open Vascular Surgery, Dr. Peter Nakaji
      • Opening Reception 

  • Friday

    • Navigating Challenging Treatment Scenarios (Morning Session)

      • Intraoperative Adjuncts in Cerebrovascular Surgery, Dr. Peter Nakaji
      • Management of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Correlation of Scoring Systems and Real World Practice, Dr. Jeff Steinberg 
      • Balancing Innovation with Evidence Based Practice in the Implementation of New Devices, Dr. Brian Jankowitz
      • AVM Treatment since ARUBA, Roundtable
      • Abstract Session 1
      Case Presentations, Hot Topics, and Debates (Evening Session)

      • Debate: “Medical vs. Procedural Treatment of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis," Dr. Andrei Alexandrov vs. Dr. Jeff Steinberg
      • Hot topic: Atrial Cardiopathy, Dr. David Hinchman 
      • Hot topic: Anesthesia for Thrombectomy Revisited, Dr. John Perl 
      • Interactive cases: Dr. Adam Arthur, Dr. Edward Duckworth, Dr. Brian Jankowitz, Dr. Andrei Alexandrov, Dr. Dan Abenroth, Dr. Alexander Khalessi
  • Saturday

    • Using Systems and Technology to Improve Outcomes (Morning Session)

      • Optimizing outcomes in Moyamoya Disease, Dr. Gary Steinberg
      • Optimal BP Management in Stroke, Dr. Dawn Meyer
      • Surgical Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Insights from Randomized Controlled Trials, Dr. Navaz Karanjia
      • Assembling Thrombectomy Teams: Role of Locums, Body IR, Cardiology, Roundtable
      • Abstract Session 2

      Case Presentations, Hot Topics, Debates (Evening Session)

      • Debate: Radial First vs. Radial Sometimes, Dr. Jankowitz vs. Dr. Elijovich
      • Hot topic: How Vessel Wall Imaging Can Affect Decision Making, Dr. Scott McNally
      • Hot topic: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Scott Pannell
      • Interactive cases: Dr. Lucas Elijovich, Dr. Ray Grams, Dr. Navaz Karanjia, Dr. Anne Alexandrov, Dr. John Perl, Dr. Scott Pannell

Why You'll Love This Conference

  • National Speakers

    Our speakers are nationally recognized experts and thought leaders in stroke care and research.

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    Networking Opportunities

    We've reserved plenty of time for you to connect and network with conference attendees, faculty, and exhibitors.

  • Family-Friendly Schedule

    We'll meet in the mornings and evenings, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy Sun Valley with your family.

A Destination That Delivers

  • Sun Valley Resort

    Enjoy the legendary Sun Valley Lodge, newly renovated with a luxurious spa, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and re-imagined restaurants and lounges.

  • Winter Playground

    Enjoy snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and world-class downhill and cross-country skiing at the country's first destination ski resort.

  • Village Station

    Enjoy a meal with your family, watch your favorite game, or meet up with colleagues at Village Station.

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