Doctor Edgar López, Secretary of the UFM’s School of Medicince, with representatives of the Cleveland Clinic during the Scientific Session of 2006

The IX Scientific Session, organized by the School of Medicine of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Fundación Chusita Llereandi de Herrera and the Cleveland Clinic, will be celebrated in Guatemala from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th of May 2007, at Hotel Camino Real from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. informed Doctor Edgar López, the Schools Secretary.

During the session, doctors, neurologists, neurosurgeons, students and residents of Guatemala and Central America will be able to get updated in the latest treatments for epilepsy, chronic pain, seizures and dorsal spine problems.

The Cleveland Clinic makes and effort to share the best practices with international doctors, said Bill Ruschhapupt, director of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic. This encounter gives the basis to reach those doctors and patients, in Guatemala and Central America, so that we can help to improve the patients care, he added.

The main topics are:

Monday May 7th of 2007

De 8:30 a 9:15 a.m. Cervical Fusion: Indications and Techniques,  Dr. Thomas Mroz ; de 9:15 a 10:00 a.m. Lumbar Fusion: Indications and Techniques, Dr. Douglas Orr; de 10:00  a 10:45 a.m. Post-Operative Narcotics Dr.  Gary Saff; de 11:00 a 11:45 a.m. Artificial Disc Surgry, Theory and Practical Techniques, Dr. Thomas Mroz;  de 11:45 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. Spine Deformity Principles and Practice, Dr. Douglas Orr.

Tuesday May 8 of 2007

De 8:30 a 9:15 a.m. Spinal Cord Stimulation and Intrathecal Pumps for Chornic Pain,  Dr. Gary Saff; de 9:15 a 10:00 a.m., Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Epileptic Patient,  Dr. Imad Najm; de 10:00 a 10:45 a.m. Surgical Management of Medically Intractable Seizures,  Dr. William Bingaman; de 11:00 a 11:45 a.m. Basic Anticonvulsant Therapy and When to Refer to a Specialist, Dr. Imad Najm; de 11:45 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy,  Dr. William Bingaman.

Wednesday May 9th of 2007

8:30 a 11:00 Breakfast,  Treatment of Back Pain, Dr. William Bingaman; Treatment of Seizures, Dr. Imad Najm.

The Cleveland Clinic is considered as one of the most prestigious magazine U.S. News and World Report, as one of the best hospitals of the United States, right next to the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Brigham and Womens hospital and Dukes Medical Center, among others.