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LSU Health Department of Neurosurgery will host the 7th Annual Woodard Symposium Friday, October 26, 2018 at LSU Health Shreveport. Keynote speaker, Dr. Laligam Sekhar, will deliver lectures in the morning and afternoon sessions in Room 3-322, the third floor lecture hall, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, School of Medicine, designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Hospital Education and Standards Department is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 3.2 contact hours will be offered upon successful completion of the offering.

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Laligam N. Sekhar, M.D.Laligam N. Sekhar, M.D., is a neurosurgeon at the Cerebrovascular, Neurological Surgery and Neurology clinics at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Sekhar is also a UW professor and vice-chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Sekhar is a world-renowned expert in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly skull base tumors. Dr. Sekhar is also an expert on surgical treatment of blood vessel disorders in and around the brain. He believes in creating active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Sekhar’s clinical interests include treatment of complex neurosurgical disorders, particularly cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral revascularization for intractable ischemia, skull base tumors, craniocervical junction and cervical problems, complex brain tumors and microvascular compression disorders.

His research interests include robotics and their application to medicine, stem cell therapies to improve outcomes for neurosurgical patients, continuous quality improvement in vascular and skull base neurosurgery, thought experiments on technology and the future of sentient beings.