Saving the Brain
7th Annual Neuroscience Symposium
October 11, 2014

Register online beginning July 1.


Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute, this symposium is for ER physicians, internal medicine physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians, registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners.


In 2013, our focus was on:

  • Update on Management of Malignant Glioma
    Timothy Cloughesy, MD, UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program
  • State of the Evidence: Key Controversies in the Treatment of Lower Back Pain
    Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University
  • The Evolving Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
    Krista Garner, MSN, RN, ACNP, Emory University Hospital
  • Cost of Saving the Brain after TBI
    David Hovda, PhD, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor: To Operate or Not – That is the Question
    Michel Kliot, MD, UCSF Medical Center
  • From Bench to Bedside: The Future of the Diagnosis and Management of Dementia
    Kenneth Kosik, MD, UCSB, Molecular Cellular & Development Biology
  • Case Studies in Brain Tumor Surgery Benefiting from Intraoperative MRI
    John Park, MD, MPH, Neurosurgical Oncology,
Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System
  • Neurocritical Care – Some Interesting Case Studies
    Emily Rorden, MSN, RN, ACNP, Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System
  • Stroke and Sleep Apnea, Dangerous Bedfellows
    Hsien C. Young, MD, Sansum Clinic
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    Alois Zauner, MD, Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System

More than 150 physicians, nurses, and other professionals attended the fifth annual Saving the Brain Symposium in 2012 to hear the latest advances in the Neurosciences.


Please contact Gary Milgram, Service Line Director, at to be placed on an advanced mailing list for speakers, agendas, and other updates


Dr. Gregory Albers, Director, Stanford Stroke Center, and
Dr. Philip Delio, Director, Medical Director, Cottage Stroke Program



The Symposium is held at the DoubleTree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara.