welcome. My name's Cathy Sila. I'm the chair of the Department of Neurology at University hospitals in Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the course director for this virtual conference. This course represents the 12th year for the University Hospital System Stroke Program Update and the 15th year for the Neuroscience Nursing Symposium. But this is the first year using a virtual format we've been practicing, so we hope all go smoothly, our sincere thanks to the members of the Planning Committee who shared their wealth of expertise and their precious time to create this educational activity. We've designed the curriculum to reflect our team approach to patient care by discussing topics from the perspective of health care teams that are both multidisciplinary and inter professional. The topics chosen for this year's conference represent the spectrum of stroke prevention, acute stroke therapy and management of post stroke conditions. In so Aquila, including communicating the goals of care each year, we include a patient and family story, as there was always much to learn from those we care for. We hope this information will help you improve the quality of care for our patients with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke and support our mission to heal, to teach and to discover. We gratefully acknowledge our industry partners and especially Sarah Novas for their unrestricted educational grant. For this activity, we deeply appreciate our exhibitor sponsors. Please take time during the breaks to visit their virtual exhibits to learn more about their commitment to stroke care. Case. Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the A. C. C M E to provide continuing medical education credits for physicians and designates this virtual activity for a maximum of 8 a.m. a p r. A. Category one credits the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Except AM a PR A category one credits toward re certification requirements. Individuals should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.