Acute Stroke Management

Mars, PA US
April 3, 2020

The 15th Annual Acute Stroke Management Conference 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 who work at certified stroke centers and to provide education to health care professionals who care for stroke patients.

Target Audience

This one-day conference is geared towards nurses and other health care professionals who are affiliated with neurology, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, physical therapy and occupational therapy and are working with patients from pre- through post-acute stroke care.

Learning Objectives

• Describe four different levels of care used to triage the acute stroke patient
• Summarize the decision-making process for an endovascular thrombectomy procedure
• Differentiate between the management of stroke mimic and ischemic stroke
• Describe the difference between slow vs. fast infarct progression in patients w/LVO
• Differentiate between three different types of advanced stroke nursing certifications
• Explain the risks and benefits to using thrombolysis beyond 4.5 hours
• Identify three priorities when assessing the patient w/Intracerebral Hemorrhage
• Identify three key reasons speech-language pathologists are integral to interdisciplinary acute stroke care
• Explain the strategies to maximize functional recovery after stroke

Course summary
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Event starts: 
04/03/2020 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
04/03/2020 - 4:00pm

Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry
910 Sheraton Drive,
Mars, PA 16046
United States
+1 (724) 776-6900

The hotel will offer ASM guests, based on availability, a discounted room rate of $119.00 plus 9% applicable state and local taxes. Please note there is no hotel room block but a discounted room rate based on availability. To receive this rate please mention you will be attending the ASM conference.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.5 contact hours.

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

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Late Registration: $100 After March 20, 2020 (paper only, see below)

On-Site Registration: $100 Based on availability

Registration fee includes:
• Continuing education credit
• Registration and course materials
• Continental breakfast and lunch

Cancellation: All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail, email, or fax. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before March 20, 2020 will be completely refunded. No refunds will be made after March 20, 2020. Cancellation requests can be made to:

Kim Birsic
UPMC Stroke Institute
200 Lothrop Street • C-400, PUH • Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: (412) 647-3030 • Fax: (412) 647-8445 Email:

Paper Registration
Paper registration forms should be requested for the following types of attendees:
• UPMC employees paying by journal transfer. Early and late registration.
• Non-UPMC institutions paying by check. Early and late registration.
• All late registration attendees.
Contact Kim Birsic at or (412) 647-3030 for more information.