2019 Stroke Conference and 14th Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium


September 26, 2019

Corporate College
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Hts., OH 44128

The University Hospitals 2019 System Stroke Conference and 14th Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium is designed to present the current guidelines on
the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cerebrovascular disorders based on the latest advances in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-interventional,
neuro-critical care and neuroscience nursing. This information is important to improving the quality of care for our patients and supports our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

• Discuss the UH System Stroke Program triage and treatment guidelines and High Reliability Medicine Initiatives
• Describe mechanical thrombectomy treatment, risks and benefits for an acute ischemic stroke patient
• Identify stroke mimics in the hyper-acute care of a potential stroke patient in the Emergency Department
• Describe relationship between a patent foramen ovale and the risk of stroke and treatment options
• Identify diatric stroke etiologies and describe the appropriate workup
• Discuss and illustrate the surgical treatment options and anticoagulation reversal for the intracerebral hemorrhage patient.
• Identify brain death criteria
• Describe carotid stenting treatment options for patient with carotid disease
• Discuss strategies on how to educate patient and family members about diabetes mellitus
• Identify how to best support and educate patient and family members in the early phase after stroke

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Stroke Systems of Care
Cathy Sila, MD

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Mechanical Thrombectomy
Yin Hu, MD

9:30 - 10.15 a.m.
Stroke Mimics
Riley Grosso, MD

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Q&A for Speakers

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Break / Network with Vendors

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
PFO and Stroke
Martin Bocks, MD

11:30 - 12.15 p.m.
Pediatric Strokes
Kendall Wyllie, MD

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.
Q&A for Speakers

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch / Network with Vendors

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Intracerebral Hemorrhage Management
Alan Hoffer, MD

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Brain Death
Michael DeGeorgia, MD

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Break / Network with Vendors

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Carotid Stenting
Mendi Shishehbor, MD

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Diabetes and Stroke
Cheryl Howley, RN

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Q&A for Speakers

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
What can we learn from our Patient / Family Experience?
Kelly Montgomery RN

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Wrap up and Evaluations

Criteria for successful completion includes attendance at 100% of the symposium and submission of a completed evaluation form.

Download the complete program and registration information brochure.