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


Date & Location
Friday, May 19, 2017 7:00 AM - Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:00 PM   Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington, DC

Specialties
Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Neurology - Stroke, Nursing, Research

Overview

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.

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.



Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Identify strategies to streamline early stroke identification (pre-hospital/hospital).
  2. 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
  3. Delineate appropriate acute stroke intervention protocols for thrombolysis and embolectomy
  4. 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.
  5. Discuss the management of patients post-thrombolysis or with cerebral edema, hemorrhage, or other complications from acute interventions
  6. Describe best practices in transitions of care from the acute hospital to rehabilitation, home, or other appropriate levels of longer term care
  7. Describe the components of pre-hospital EMS screening of large vessel occlusion strokes.
  8. Describe the evidence based practice for acute treatment and management of patients with acute stroke.
  9. Identify complications and associated interventions that may occur during the ICU care of the acute stroke patient.
  10. Identify complications and associated interventions that may occur during the ICU care of the acute stroke patient.
  11. Explain updates in evidence based practice of the patient with hemorrhagic stroke.
  12. Describe how to optimize patient care through exposure to innovative research and evidence based practice for stroke patients
  13. Identify the most recent advances in endovascular stroke therapies
  14. Discuss novel techniques for the monitoring and management of patients with cryptogenic stroke

Registration

Physician: $295

Resident/Fellow: $150

Advanced Practice Clinician: $150

Nurse: $150

Allied Health Professional: $150

Use Promotional code STROKEEB by February 17th for 50% off registration 

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 medstarcme@gmail.com 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 medstarcme@gmail.com if you any questions or need any additional information.



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 Credits TMPhysicians 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.