Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Conference

Target Audience

This course is designed for all healthcare providers managing stroke patients, including: those in the emergency department, cardiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, advanced care providers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and allied health professionals.


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 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



-Outline the importance of rehabilitation intervention for early recovery of stroke patients

-Discuss the causes and management of cardiac causes of stroke to include both medical and interventional options and current trials

-Review current state-of-the-art endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke and discuss various clinical trials in endovascular management.

-Discuss the role of nurses in the acute intervention, management and care of stroke patients.

-Examine the role of frontline neuroradiology imaging and functional imaging in acute stroke and paradigm in triaging patients for acute intervention.

-Review the literature and discuss endovascular and surgical options for revascularization.

-Discuss and review criteria for both surgical and endovascular options for patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysm.

-Discuss cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage and management of ruptured cerebral aneurysm.

-Discuss the role of a neurointerventionist in the prevention of complications related to acute stroke and present current guidelines.







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7:00 Registration

8:00 Welcome

         James Adam, MD


         Babak Jahromi, MD, Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, and Harish Shownkeen, MD

8:10 Keynote Speaker - Stroke Care; Challenges and Opportunities

Philip Gorelick, MD, MPH

8:50 TIA in ER: MRI, Admit, or Consult Neurology?

Christopher T. Richards, MD

9:10 Telestroke: Here to Stay? “DOC IN A BOX”

Richard Bernstein, MD, MBA

9:30 Mobile Stroke Units: Hype or Hope?

Harish Shownkeen, MD

10:10 Endovascular Stroke after DAWN/DEFUSE: How Long is the Time Window Today?

Sameer Ansari, MD

10:10 Panel: Challenging Cases and Q&A


10:30 Break


10:50 SAH and Vasospasm in the NICU

Jeffrey P. Huml, MD

11:10  Intervention for Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Who, When, and How?

Matthew B. Potts, MD

11:15  Anticoagulation in the NICU: Prophylactic, Therapeutic, and Emergent Reversal


11:50  ICH and Brain Edema in the NIPanel: Challenging Cases and Q&A

12:10  Panel: Challenging Cases and Q&A



12:30  Lunch



13:20  Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: CEA, CAS, or Medical Management?

Shyam Prabhakaran, M.D

13:40  Stroke and PFO: Medical Management or Closure Device?

Mark J. Ricciardi, MD

14:00  Atrial Fibrillation: Coumadin, NOAC or Ablation?  

Omeed Zardkoohi, MD

14:20  Unruptured Brain Aneurysms: Watch or Treat? Does Size Matter?

Babak S. Jahromi, M.D.

14:40  15 Minute Talk


14:55  15 Minute Talk


15:10   Panel: Challenging Cases and Q&A

15:30  Break

15:50  Rehab in Stroke Patients: Is Sooner Better… and Why?


16:10  Cognitive Impairment in Stroke Patients: Recognition and Management


16:30  Panel: Challenging Cases and Q&A

16:50 Closing Remarks

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