The Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) held their 45th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, this year from October 19-20. Sponsored by the American Society of Anesthesiology, the annual SNACC meeting is a major event that draws participants, clinicians and researchers from all over the world. So the Neuroanesthesia team from the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Western University was in excellent company when they joined the conference to present original research and also to learn about new cutting-edge technologies in neurosciences. With topics ranging from brain-computer interfaces to neuroregeneration, and an update on anesthesia for endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke, there was something for everyone at this year’s SNACC meeting.
Clinical fellow, Dr. Angela Builes (pictured below), presented her research poster, “Relationship between Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Carotid Stump Pressure and Cerebral Imaging during Carotid Endarterectomy,” which she coauthored with Dr. Miguel Arango and Dr. Stephen Lownie.
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the relationship between near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and carotid stump pressure (CSP) during CEA in patients who had their collaterals determined by digital subtraction angiography (DSA) or CT angiography (CTA).
It was a successful and engaging conference for our Neuroanesthesia team, and we are already looking forward to next year.
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