Grand Rounds – October 17, 2017

Published: October 9th, 2017

Category: News and Events

The University of Florida

Continuing Medical Education and Department of Neurology



Brain Tsunamis – Quietly Spreading Depression, Convulsions and Ischemia for Over Half a Century


Carolina Maciel, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of Neurocritical Care

PO Box 100236

Gainesville, FL

Presentation will be in lecture format with Q & A following


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Speaker: 12:00pm-1:00pm

McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the phenomenon of spreading depolarization and identify the key distinguishing aspects of:
  • Cortical spreading depression
  • Terminal spreading depolarization
  • Spreading convulsions
  1. Indicate acute and chronic neurologic disorders where SD have a key pathophysiologic role
  2. Contrast the effects of physiologic neurovascular coupling in a healthy brain with the pathologic “inverse” neurovascular coupling in the injured brain


Speaker Disclosure

Dr. Maciel has disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.  No one else in a position to control the content of this activity has any financial relationships to disclose.



The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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