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2017 Comprehensive Stroke Symposium: Continuum of Care: Acute Management to Rehabilitation

2017 Stroke Symposium

2017 Stroke Symposium Registration

Course Description:

In 2013, stroke fell from the fourth to the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Decline in stroke mortality has been attributed to overall population health improvements in acute stroke treatment, prevention, and education. However, about 795,000 people have new or recurrent stroke annually and stroke remains a leading cause of disability.

This one and a half day symposium will equip health care providers with practical, evidence-based knowledge for early stroke identification, evaluation, treatment, transport, and management. Through lectures, interactive sessions, and open discussions, this conference will explore the critical issues surrounding the assessment and management of stroke patients. Additionally the course will review recent AHA/ASA acute ischemic stroke guidelines, cutting-edge interventions, treatment recommendations, and research.

Agenda:

Faculty:

COURSE CO-DIRECTORS:

Richard T. Benson, MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Rocco A. Armonda, MD
Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Chief of Neurology Service
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chairman of Neurology
Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders
Professor of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics & Neurosurgery
Leonard Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Executive Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
University of Florida
Miami, FL

FACULTY:

Saeed Alqahtani, MD
Vascular and Endovasculary Neurology Fellow
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Tina Burton, MD
Vascular Neurology Fellow
National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Washington, DC

Mandy Dorn
Director, Health for America
MedStar Institute for Innovation
Washington, DC

Alexander W. Dromerick, MD
Vice President, Research
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Chair, Rehabilitation Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Matthew A. Edwardson, MD
Vascular Neurologist
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Zayd A. Eldadah, MD, PhD
Director, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Georgetown Unversity Hospital
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
Washington, DC

Stephanie Guang
Fellow
Health for America at MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Amie W. Hsia, MD
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Associate Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Matthew M. Jacobs, PA
Chief Physician Assistant, Department of Neurosurgery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, MD

John W. Krakauer, MD, MA
Co-Director of The Brain, Learning, Animation and Movement Lab
Co-Director of The Kata Project
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, DC

Larry L. Latour, PhD
Staff Scientist
Stroke Diagnostics and Therapeutics
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

John K. Lynch, DO, MPH
Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Staff Clinician, Section on Stroke and Diagnostics and Therapeutics
National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Yvette M. Mccoy, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Washington, DC
Adjunct Instructor
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Michael Mezher
Fellow
Health for America at MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Mark A. Moore
Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation
McLean, VA

Kristen M. Nelson, MS, ACNP, MBA
Chief APC, Surgical Critical Care Services
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Paul Nyquist, MD, MPH
Senior Consultant in Neurocritical Care
National Institutes of Health Critical Care Medicine (CCMD)
Bethesda, MD
Interim Co-Director
Johns Hopkins Bayview Neurosciences Critical Care Unit
Director of Neurological Studies
The GeneSTAR Research Centers
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

King John Pascual
HFA Fellow
Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Susan Ryerson, PT, DSc
Research Scientist
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Washington, DC

Neepa Shah, MS, OTR/L
OT Clinical Supervisor
Inpatient Student Fieldwork Coordinator
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Washington, DC

Alexis Simpkins, MD
Vascular Neurology Fellow
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Andrew B. Stemer, MD
Director, Stroke Program
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Staff Physician, Vascular Neurology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Peter Turkeltaub, MD PhD
Director of the Aphasia Clinic
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Ekaterina Vlasova
HFA Fellow
Health for America at MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Christopher K. Wuerker, MD, FACEP
Executive Director, MedSTAR Transport
MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Registration:

Physician: $295
Resident/Fellow: $150
Advanced Practice Clinician: $150
Nurse: $150
Allied Health Professional: $150

All registrations will be confirmed by email only. Please use an email address that you check regularly. If you have questions regarding registration or do not receive an email confirmation of your registration within 1-2 business days, please contact us at [email protected] or (202) 780-1655.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing by Friday, March 31, 2017 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given after Friday, March 31, 2017. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, MedStar Health will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any travel costs.

Please call 202-780-1655 or email [email protected] if you any questions or need any additional information.

 

Venue

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-775-0800

Special Assistance

MedStar Health wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact 202-780-1655 to notify us of your needs.

 

CME Information 

Learning Objectives

Physicians:

  • Identify strategies to streamline early stroke identification (pre-hospital/hospital).
  • Describe the most import acute brain and vessel imaging modalities e.g. CT/CTA, MRI/MRA, and conventional angiography, along with the benefits, risks, and limitations of each.
  • Delineate appropriate acute stroke intervention protocols for thrombolysis and embolectomy.
  • Design and develop appropriate policies to rapidly and appropriately transfer patients to Comprehensive Stroke Centers for a higher level of care, acute interventions or clinical trials if available.
  • Discuss the management of patients post-thrombolysis or with cerebral edema, hemorrhage, or other complications from acute interventions.
  • Describe best practices in transitions of care from the acute hospital to rehabilitation, home, or other appropriate levels of longer term care.

Advanced Practice Clinicians and Allied Health Practitioners:

  • Describe the components of pre-hospital EMS screening of large vessel occlusion strokes.
  • Describe the evidence based practice for acute treatment and management of patients with acute stroke.
  • Identify complications and associated interventions that may occur during the ICU care of the acute stroke patient.
  • Explain updates in evidence based practice of the patient with hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Describe how to optimize patient care through exposure to innovative research and evidence based practice for stroke patients.
  • Identify the most recent advances in endovascular stroke therapies.
  • Discuss novel techniques for the monitoring and management of patients with cryptogenic stroke

Target Audience

This conference is intended for neurologists, emergency physicians, primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and other allied professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of stroke care.

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships with any Commercial Interest

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to require that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationships exist.