Acute Neurovascular Symposium

September 17, 2021

The Fourth Annual Acute Neurovascular Symposium is designed to provide the most recent advances in stroke care for nurses and health care providers including physical, occupational, and speech therapists. This event is held annually to assist with educational requirements of nurses and to provide education to health care professionals who care for stroke patients. The faculty of experts will present stroke research, didactic training, and case presentations on Acute Stroke Care.

Target Audience

This one-day symposium is geared toward nurses, physicians, EMS, therapists, and other health care professionals who provide neurology, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive therapy services to patients from pre- through post-acute stroke.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss treatment options for cardioembolic strokes
• Discuss the use of mobile stroke units in a rural setting
• Recognize the limitations of thrombectomy related to transfer time (Patient experience)
• Describe new applications of stroke thrombectomy
• Understand the risk of stroke associated with Covid-19 and potential treatment strategies
• Discuss the Ethics involved in life and death decisions for emergent stroke treatments
• Describe Neuropsychiatry in interesting stroke syndromes

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/09/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
09/17/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/17/2021 - 5:00pm

SCHEDULE Friday, September 17, 2021

7:30 a.m. Virtual Login Begins

7:45 a.m. Introduction
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD

8 a.m. Advances in Secondary Stroke
Mausaminben Hathidara, MD

9 a.m. Mobile Stroke Units in a Rural Setting
Christina Catherine, MD, PhD

10 a.m. 15 Minute Break

10:15 a.m. Patient Experiences
Nicole Moore & Joseph Evanchick

11:15 a.m. New Applications of Stroke Thrombectomy Tudor Jovin, MD

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. Covid-19 and Strokes
Whitfield Lewis, MD

2 p.m. 15 Minute Break

2:15 p.m. Palliative Debate – Progression of Life & Death
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD and Jacqulin Fabina, DO, HMDC

3:15 p.m. Conference Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

Meeting Location
This year’s virtual conference will be held online.
• Hosted by UPMC Altoona.
• Teams link will be sent out.

Course Directors:
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
UPMC Altoona
Endovascular/Vascular Neurologist
Director of Stroke Program
Director of Neuro-Endovascular
Asst. Professor of Neurology

Angela Guyer BSN, RN
UPMC Altoona
Unit Director, Stroke Program
Stroke Coordinator

Invited Faculty:
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
UPMC Altoona
Endovascular/Vascular Neurologist
Director of Stroke Program
Director of Neuro-Endovascular
Asst. Professor of Neurology

Tudor Jovin, MD
Cooper Medical Center
Medical Director Cooper
Neurological Institute
Endovascular/Vascular Neurologist

Christina Catherine, MD, PhD
Mount Nittany Medical Center
Women’s and General Neurology

Mausaminben Hathidara, MD
UPMC Altoona
Vascular Neurologist
Clinical Asst. Professor of
Neurology

Whitfield Lewis, MD
UPMC Altoona
Neurohospitalist

Jacqulin Fabina, DO, HMDC
UPMC Altoona
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Altoona Family Physicians
Family Medicine Residency
Assistant Director

Planning Committee:
Stephanie Warmath, RN
UPMC Altoona

Angela Guyer BSN, RN
UPMC Altoona
Unit Director, Stroke Program
Stroke Coordinator

Mariah Matczak
UPMC Altoona

Faculty Disclosure:

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed  all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

Tudor Jovin, MD
Consultant: Stryker, Medtronic, and Contego Medical.
Consultant/Advisory Board: Silk Road Medical
Consultant/Advisory Board: Ownership Interest: Blockade Medical 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Ownership Interest: FreeOx Biomedical 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Ownership Interest: Route 92 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Ownership Interest: Neurotrauma Sciences LLC 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Viz.ai 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Corindus 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Anaconda 
Consultant/Advisory Board: Methinks 
Member steering committee/DSMB): Cerenovus
Principal Investigator DAWN, AURORA: Stryker Neurovascular – No compensation

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.25 contact hours. 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (AAPA) 
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance
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ONLINE REGISTRATION
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.
1. Visit our online registration site at https://cce.upmc.com/Acute-Neurovascular-2021
2. Click the Register/Take Course button to register for the symposium. 
3. Print the automatic electronic registration confirmation email sent to the email address you provided us when you registered. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact us at ccehs_support@upmc.edu.
4. If you need assistance registering online, please contact Mariah Matczak by email matczakm@upmc.edu.

All cancellations should be made by Sept. 14, 2021.To cancel your registration, please notify:
Angela Guyer
guyeras@upmc.edu