Third Annual Acute Neuro-Vascular Symposium

September 18, 2020

The Third 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

Target audience will be: Nurses, Physicians, Therapists, Resident Physicians, Radiology Techs, and EMS providers. 

Learning Objectives

  •  Describe the symptoms of the caregiver’s compassion fatigue.
  •  Describe the pre- and post-treatments of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  •  Differentiate between the treatment options of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  •  Define the triage and workup process of TIA’s.
  •  Discuss the benefits of a treatment approach that utilizes specific and active interventions for TIA/CVA.
  •  Differentiate between the symptoms and types of stroke syndromes.
  •  Prioritize critical care interventions for individuals with neurological disorders.
  •  Differentiate treatment options for subarachnoid hemorrhage
Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
09/18/2020 - 6:45am EDT
Event ends: 
09/18/2020 - 2:00pm EDT

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.

Virtual Meeting
United States

SCHEDULE Friday, September 18, 2020
7:30 a.m. Virtual Log In Begins
7:45 a.m. Introduction
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
8 a.m. Stroke Syndromes
Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD
9 a.m. Time is Brain — Early Recognition and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
Mausamin Hathidara, MD
10 a.m. Updates on Cryptogenic Stroke
Danoushka Tememe, MD
11 a.m. Self-Care: The Antidote to Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
Victoria Deans, LCSW
12 p.m. Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. Emergent and Neuro-interventional Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Michael Lang, MD
1:30 p.m. ICU management of Acute Stroke
Bradley Molyneaux, MD
2:30 p.m. Conference Adjournment

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 health care team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
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, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
• 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

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