CME Program Detail

Title: 2018 Stroke and Neurocritical Care Conference
Date: Tue, Nov 6th, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 2:45 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium

Statement of Need:
Advances in the care and prevention of stroke has led to decreasing mortality and improved outcomes for stroke patients in the US. However, the number of patients having strokes in the US is rising with the aging of our population. Strokes affect young people as well. Stroke is a devastating disease that can lead to significant long-term disability and loss of productivity. Current advances in stroke care emphasize timely delivery of acute treatment, risk assessment, and prevention according to the most current stroke guidelines. Advances in more rapid delivery of thrombolytic treatment in the emergency room has led to significant improvement in outcomes for these patients. Likewise, taking the emergency room to the patient by way of a Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit constitutes the latest technological advances aimed at the most rapid treatment for stroke. Neurocritical care is a subspecialty of neurology that is essential to treat the sickest of neurological patients. Patients in the Neuro-ICU often have significant neurological injuries but can still recovery with effective treatment. Physicians and health care providers require updates on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to provide optimal patient care. This combined stroke and neurocritical care conference will provide attendees with practice-based information on the following topics: new AHA guidelines for acute stroke treatment, consideration of treating patent foramen ovale (PFO) in stroke patients, appropriate neuroimaging for stroke, EMS systems for transferring patients to designated stroke centers, emergency management of acute stroke from a physician’s assistant perspective, unique aspects of stroke in the Chinese population, review of mechanical thrombectomy trials, update on the MSTU in Queens. In addition, there will be discussions on neurocritical care management of acute stroke, ICH, and non-stroke patients. Finally, neurointerventional management of both intra- and extracranial vessel disease will be discussed.

Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, neurologists, ER physicians, residents, fellow, interns, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, registered nurses, and others involved in the care of stroke patients and those in the Neuro-ICU.

Speakers:

Jay E. Yasen, MD
Attending Neurologist, NYP Queens
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Feliks Koyfman, MD
Director of Stroke Service; Attending Neurologist, NYP/Queens
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine

John T. Apostolos, MD
Associate Attending Radiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Sun-Hoo Foo, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology
NYU School of Medicine

Sammy D. Pishanidar, MD
Attending Neurologist, NYP Queens
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Srikanth Boddu, MS, MRCS, FRCR, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending, Division of Neurological Surgery, NYP/Queens
Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

Ning Lin, MD
Attending Neurosurgeon
Department of Surgery, NYP/Queens
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine

Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology, NYP/Queens
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Ana M. Ghelechkhani, PA
Stroke Coordinator, Department of Neurology, NYP Queens

Santosh Murthy, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Alex E. Merkler, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Disclosures: None

Moderators:

Gary L. Bernardini, M.D., Ph.D.

Objectives:

■ Understand the new AHA guidelines for acute stroke care
■ Learn about new approaches to an old problem: what to do with PFO in stroke patients
■ Recognize useful neuroimaging techniques to treat stroke
■ Describe reasons to transfer stroke patients to designated stroke centers
■ Specify the emergency management of stroke patients in the ER from physician’s assistant perspective
■ Recognize unique aspects of stroke in the Chinese population
■ Discuss trials supporting use of mechanical thrombectomy in the acute treatment period
■ Learn update on the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU) at Queens
■ Describe management of acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in the Neuro-ICU
■ Understand management of non-stroke patient in the Neuro-ICU
■ Recognize neurointerventional treatment of both intra- and extracranial vessel disease in the stroke patient

Schedule:

7:30 am-8:00am
Registration

8:00am-8:15am
Welcoming Remarks
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD and Ning Lin, MD

8:15am – 8:45am
New AHA Guidelines for Acute Stroke Treatment
Jay E. Yasen, MD

8:45am – 9:15 am
Revisiting Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO): Should We Think Again About Closure?
Feliks Koyfman, MD

9:15am – 9:45 am
Neuroimaging in Stroke
John T. Apostolos, MD

9:45am – 10:00am
Break

10:00am- 10:30am
Stroke and Stroke Burden among Chinese (Asian) American in NYC
Sun-Hoo Foo, MD

10:30am – 11:00am
Transferring Acute Stroke to Designated Stroke Centers and Update on the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit
Sammy D. Pishanidar, MD

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Neurointerventional Management of Intracranial Stenosis
Srikanth Boddu, MS, MRCS, FRCR, MD

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Neurointerventional Management of Extracranial Stenosis
Ning Lin, MD

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch break

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke: Review of Recent Trials
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Emergency Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Physician Assistant Perspective on Acute Stroke Treatment
Ana M. Ghelechkhani, PA

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Neurocritical Care Management of Acute Stroke and ICH
Santosh Murthy, MD, MPH

2:15 pm -2:45 pm
Neurocritical Management of the Non-Stroke Patient
Alex E. Merkler, MD

2:45 pm
Adjourn

Accreditation
New York Hospital Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

New York Hospital Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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