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21st Annual 'Harold Jobe Bernard' Stroke and Neurosciences Symposium

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Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt

1715 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

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Purpose and Target Audience

Neurologists, general physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language therapists and emergency medical technologists.

CME Credit Designation

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Educational Need

Strategies for acute stroke management have changed considerably in the past two years, including two new devices for removing clots, both of which have shown superior efficacy to earlier devices. There were 5 new studies on interventional management of stroke in 2015. Other areas of new development include new anti-coagulation drugs and usefulness of cardiac monitoring. New evidence has emerged regarding anti-platelet therapy of stroke and levels of blood pressure control. Finally, new rehabilitation techniques and devices are emerging. Physicians do not always have information about these new developments and guidance on how to incorporate them into their practices in order to provide the best care for their patients.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

1. Criteria for referring patients for interventional stroke treatment

2. Secondary stroke prevention strategies and be able to implement them

3. Approaches to using tele-neurology to manage stroke patients

4. General approach to identification of and management of malignant edema after ischemic stroke

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:50-8:00 Welcome and Overview "Developments in stroke care; local and global"

8:00-8:30 Tennessee Stroke Registry: History, Current Status, and Future Opportunities, Megan Quinn, MrPH, MSc, East Tennessee State University

8:30-9:00 Update on stroke prevention, Howard Kirshner, MD, Vice-chair Vanderbilt Neurology

9:00-9:40 Year in Review: New Clinical Trial Results, Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt Neurology

9:40-9:55 Stroke Survivor Story, Jeff Sons

9:55-10:00 Questions and Answers

10:00-10:15 BREAK

10:15-11:00 Delivering high-quality stroke care in a rural setting, Mark Tedford, MD,Cookeville Regional Medical Center

11:00-11:45 Keynote talk: What’s new in the stroke guidelines?, Bill Powers, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11:45-Noon Questions and Answers

Noon-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-1:30 Severity-Based Stroke Triage in Alabama, Toby Gropen MD, UAB

1:30-2:00 Developments in Stroke Rehab; physical therapy, Eric Lieman, PT, DPT, Stallworth

2:00-2:30 Developments in Stroke Rehab; speech therapy, Alyson Berndt, SLP, CCC, Stallworth

2:30-3:00 TBD, Anne O’Duffy, MD, Vanderbilt Neurology

3:00-3:30 Breaking barriers in acute treatment in intracerebral hemorrhage; Matt Fusco, MD, Vanderbilt Neurosurgery

3:30-3:45 BREAK

3:45-4:15 Update on the reversible cerevral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), Bill Eckhart, MD, Vascular Fellow, Vanderbilt Neurology

4:15-5:00 Cases and discussion, Derek Riebau, MD, Vanderbilt Neurology

Friday, October 26, 2018

8:00-8:30 Why do some strokes still get missed?, Kiersten Espaillat, DNP, APN

8:30-9:00 Basilar artery syndromes, or “How to catch posterior circulation strokes without losing your mind”, Lisa Hermann, MD, Vanderbilt Neurology

9:00-9:30 Evaluating difficult cases by teleneurology, Ken Gaines, MD, Vanderbilt Neurology

9:30-10:00 Strokes in children and young adults, Lori Jordan, MD, Vanderbilt Child Neurology

10:00-10:15 Questions and Answers

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:15 Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment, Angela Jefferson, PhD, Vanderbilt Neurology

11:15-Noon Update on the Stroke Amulance Program, Joseph Rike, Ambulance Program, University of Tennessee at Memphis

Noon-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-1:30 Blood Pressure after Endovascular Stroke Therapy, Eva Mistry, MD, Vanderbilt Neurology

1:30 - 2:00 Preventing cardioembolic strokes, Rob Piana, MD, Vanderbilt Cardiology

2:00-2:30 Interventional stroke management, Ameet Chitale, MD, Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Fellow

2:30 - 3:00 TBD Mike Ward, MD, Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine

3:00-3:30 TBD, Mike Froehler, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt Neurology

3:30-3:45 BREAK

3:45-4:30 Management of Cerebral Edema in the NeuroICU, Chris Hughes, MD, Director, Vanderbilt Neurological ICU

4:30-5:00 When to dig deeper: TEEs, paradoxical embollus screening and hypercoagulability testing, Andrew Slusher, MD, Vascular FellowVanderbilt Neurology


Where are the events held? All sessions, meals and exhibits are held at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt located at 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. Phone number is 615-369-5900

Where do I park? Self and Valet parking are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt. Rates are $12/Self-Parking or $14/Valet. Parking is at your own expense.

Where should I stay? The symposium will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 615-369-5900. Rates will be quoted based on availability and payable by the individual guest.

What is the dress code? Business casual is appropriate for the Symposium.

How is the syllabus presented? Copies of available presentations will be emailed to registered attendees 1 week before the symposium. You may print them in advance of the meeting or follow along online. There will not be a printed syllabus onsite.

How do I receive my CME or Attendance credit for the symposium? Symposium attendees will complete online documentation of attendance at the end of the symposium for CME or Attendance credit. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates will be available online.

I am not able to attend both days. What are my options? Symposium registration is offered for the full conference for physicians and other healthcare providers. Attendees may choose to attend as much or as little as they like. Nurses and students may register for the full symposium or just one day (Thursday or Friday). Attendees must choose one option during registration. Registration is good only for the option selected.

What if I have to cancel? There is a 30 day cancellation policy.

What if the conference is cancelled? In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will refund registration fees in full. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity.

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