STROKE UPDATE 2019

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 25, 2019

This course will synthesize the latest evidence in acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention, specifically addressing areas of active clinical research.  Through the use of lecture and case presentations, this conference will provide information and examples of clinical decision making and treatment that can maximize stroke patient outcomes and address specific evidence-based recommendations for stroke prevention and management to prevent stroke and reduce stroke related complications.

Target Audience

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventionalists, emergency medicine physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, family practitioners, internists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pre-hospital personnel and hospital administrators.

Learning Objectives

• Identify two treatment modalities for management of non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

• Discuss stroke risk factors that are specific to women

• Summarize treatment options for cerebral aneurysms

• Discuss the most effective means to respond to in hospital strokes

• Describe the management of stroke in the pediatric population

• Describe the differences in medical vs. surgical management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis

• Determine the indication for omitting IV thrombolytics prior to thrombectomy

• Identify the benefits of transcranial magnetic stimulation

• Explain how vasculitis contributes to the development of ischemic stroke

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/24/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
10/25/2019 - 5:00am
Event ends: 
10/25/2019 - 4:30pm
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Course Schedule ~ Friday, October 25, 2019

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 am Conference Welcome / Overview _ Ashutosh Jadhav, MD, PhD

8:00 am Management and Treatment of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage _ Bradley Gross, MD

8:45 am Stroke in Pregnancy _ Janet Waters, MD, MBA

9:15 am BREAK

9:45 am Intracranial Aneurysms: Symptoms, Treatment Options and Recovery _ Cameron McDougall, MD

10:45 am Challenges and Best Practice for Identification and Managementof the In-House Stroke Patient _ Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD

11:15 am Pediatric Stroke: What You Need to Know _ Elissa Ortolani, MD

Noon LUNCH

1:00 pm Debate: Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Management: Medical vs. Surgical _ Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD; Robert Friedlander, MD, MA

2:00 pm Debate: IV Thrombolytics Prior to Thrombectomy vs. Direct to Thrombectomy? _ Ashutosh Jadhav, MD, PhD; Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD

2:45 pm BREAK

3:00 pm Stroke Rehabilitation: Robots and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation  _ George Wittenberg, MD, PhD, FASNR

3:30 pm Arteriopathy/Vasculitis and Stroke: What’s the Connection? _ Danoushka Tememe, MD

4:00 pm Conference Adjournment

Westin Convention Center Hotel
1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States

This year’s conference will be held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, located at 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate at the Westin Convention Center Hotel for our conference attendees. You may make reservations at your own discretion. The room block is limited and only available until October 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We cannot guarantee availability or rate once the block expires or the block is filled, whichever occurs first.

In order to reserve a room at the discounted rate of $189.00 Single/Double plus 14% applicable state and local taxes, please call the Westin Convention Center Hotel at 1-412-281-3700 and mention you are attending the 23rd Annual Stroke Update.

 

Room temperature can vary and be difficult to control; please dress accordingly to maintain your comfort.

Course Directors

Ashutosh P. Jadhav, MD, PhD

Director, UPMC Stroke Institute

Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Director, Neuro-Endovascular Fellowship

UPMC Center for Neuro-Endovascular Therapy

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Bradley Gross, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery,

Department of Neurological Surgery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Guest Faculty

Cameron McDougall, MD

Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

 

Local Faculty

Robert Friedlander, MD, MA

Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery

Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neurobiology,University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine;

Co-Director, UPMC Neurological Institute

 

Cynthia Kenmuir, MD, PhD

Director of Stroke Program and

Neuroendovascular Programs at UPMC Altoona

Assistant Professor of Neurology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

UPMC Stroke Institute

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Elissa Ortolani, MD

Pediatric Stroke Fellow

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Danoushka Tememe, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology Department

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

UPMC Stroke Institute

 

Janet Waters, MD, MBA

Clinical Associate Professor Department of Neurology

Division Chief, Women’s Neurology

Fellowship Director, Women’s Neurology

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

 

Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD

Chairman, Department of Neurology

Henry B. Higman Professor of Neurology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-Director, UPMC Neurological Institute

Medical Director, UPMC Telemedicine

 

George Wittenberg, MD, PhD, FASNR

Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology

Director, Laboratory for Research onArm Function and Therapy

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary 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:

Robert Friedlander, MD, MA Consultant: Difusion, Inc., NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc

Stockholder: Difusion, Inc., NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. Grant/Research Support: NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc.

Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD Grant/Research Support: Biogen

Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD Consultant: Biogen Idec, Athersys

Scientific Advisory Board: Silk Road Medical, Forest Devices

George F. Wittenberg, MD, PhD Consultant: Battelle Memorial Foundation

 

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.

     Accreditation and credit designation

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim 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 6.5 contact hours.

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

  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/24/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Please login or register to take this course.

Visit our online registration site at https://ccehs.upmc.com

Click the link for Upcoming Events and scroll down to the “October 25, 2019 – STROKE UPDATE 2019” section on the web page.  Click the registration button and enter all the requested information.  After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you.  Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email.  If you do not receive this email within 5–7 days of registration, please contact Kim Birsic at 412-647-3030. To assure participation, registration and payment are expected by October 18, 2019.

 

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Reduced Rate Registration Fee

Between Sept. 28 Available until  and Oct. 18, 2019 Sept. 27, 2019

Physicians: $140 Early-Bird Reduced Rate;  $160 after Sept. 27, 2019

Nurses & Other Health Care Professionals: $85 Early-Bird Reduced Rate;  $100 after Sept. 27, 2019

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Advanced Stroke Emergency Support (ASES): $65

 

Registration fee includes:

• Continuing education credit

• Registration and course materials

• Continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch

(Must be Registered for ASES by October 11, 2019) *required