Program objective This conference will update you on the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. In addition, the conference will cover the recent changes to the guidelines on acute stroke management and secondary stroke prevention.
After attending this educational activity, you should be able to:
Recognize an emergency department’s role in coordinating with paramedics in the field, as well as in hyperacute triaging and care of stroke patients.
Examine the role of frontline neuroradiology imaging and functional imaging in acute stroke and paradigm in triaging patients for interventions.
Discuss the indications and care considerations for administering systemic thrombolytic treatments in acute ischemic stroke.
Review current indications for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke and discuss nuances and challenges in patient selection and management.
Review current diagnostic workup recommendations for stroke and discuss the diagnostic challenges when assessing for stroke etiology.
Discuss the role of multidisciplinary teams in the acute intervention, management and care of stroke patients.
Describe and discuss endovascular and surgical options for revascularization to prevent strokes.
Explain the importance of early rehabilitation interventions to recovery after a stroke.
Discuss and review criteria for surgical and endovascular options for patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysm.
Identify causes and management of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Recognize the impact of COVID-19 on stroke triaging and care delivery.
Audience This course is designed for all healthcare professionals managing stroke patients, including those in the emergency department, cardiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, physical therapists and radiologists. Program Location The program will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago at 301 East North Water Street. The Sheraton Grand Chicago is in the heart of the bustling downtown district, located along the Chicago Riverwalk. Nearby attractions include Grant Park, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s premier shopping area. For a listing of all Chicago has to offer, visit choosechicago.com. Hotel accommodations We have a block of rooms at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Please secure your reservations on or before September 9 to ensure you can get accommodations at the discounted rate. Accreditation Statement The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Statement The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.