CME Program Detail

Title: 2019 Stroke and Neurocritical Care Conference
Date: Tue, Nov 19th, 2019
Time: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium

Statement of Need:
Stroke is a devastating event that can lead to serious long-term disability. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes. Stroke risk increases with age, but strokes can— and do—occur at any age. This 5th Annual Stroke and Neurocritical Care Conference will provide physicians and health
care providers with evidence-based updates on the latest stroke assessment and therapeutic approaches to optimize successful patient outcomes.

Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, ER physicians, residents, fellows, interns, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, EMT’s and
others involved in the care of stroke patients.

Speakers:

Baxter Allen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

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

Srikanth Boddu, MD, MS, MRCS, FRCR
Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Interventional Neuroradiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens & Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

Ji Y. Chong, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Director of Stroke, Attending Neurologist, NYP/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Jan Claasen, MD, PhD, FNCS
Associate Professor of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Head of Neurocritical Care; Medical Director of the Neurological Intensive Care Unit
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Hafiz G. Hussain, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Attending Interventional Cardiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Michael Koppel
Manager of EMS Operations, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Feliks Koyfman, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Director of Stroke Service; Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Ning Lin, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Neurosurgeon, Department of Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

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

Ajit S. Puri, MD, DM
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, Neurointerventional Fellowship Program
Chief, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FACS, FHRS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology; Attending Cardiac Electrophysiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Jay E. Yasen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Disclosures: None

Moderators:

Gary L. Bernardini, M.D., Ph.D. and Ning Lin, M.D.

Objectives:

■ Specify current management of TIA and minor stroke.
■ Identify signs and symptoms of posterior circulation stroke.
■ Discuss uncommon causes of stroke.
■ Discuss current evidence-based concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.
■ Describe the efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke.
■ Review the assessment and treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and venous stenosis.
■ Discuss the role of patent foramen ovale (PFO) as a possible important factor in cryptogenic stroke in young patients.
■ Discuss efficacy, potential risks and issues associated with the Watchman device.
■ Describe advances in pre-hospital stroke care and the benefits of mobile stroke units in treating ischemic stroke.
■ Identify which patients require Neuro-ICU care.
■ Review management of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the Neuro-ICU.
■ Discuss assessment efficacy of EEG monitoring in the Neuro-ICU.

Schedule:

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

8:00 a.m.- 8:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Co-Chairs: Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD and Ning Lin, MD

8:15 a.m.- 8:45 a.m
I’ve Got A Feeling: TIA and Minor Stroke: Update on Management
Ji Y. Chong, MD

8:45 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.
Twist and Shout: Dizziness and Posterior Circulation Stroke
Feliks Koyfman, MD

9:15 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.
Don’t Pass Me By: Uncommon Causes of Stroke
Jay E. Yasen, MD

9:45 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Free as a Bird: Bench-to-Brain Translational Concepts in Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke
Ajit S. Puri, MD, DM

10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
A Hard Day’s Night: Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Ning Lin, MD

11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Carry the Weight: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Venous Stenosis
Srikanth Boddu, MD, MS, MRCS, FRCR

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Fixing a Hole Where the Rain Gets In: PFO Closure and the Watchman Device
David J. Slotwiner, MD, FACS, FHRS and Hafiz G. Hussain, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Across the Universe: EMS Advances in Pre-hospital Stroke Care
Michael Koppel

1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Drive My Car: Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit in Queens: Future of Stroke Care
Sammy D. Pishanidar, MD

2:00 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.
Ticket to Ride: Which Patients are Treated in the Neuro-ICU?
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

2:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Help!: Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Neuro-ICU
Baxter Allen, MD

3:15 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.
I’m Only Sleeping: Efficacy of EEG Monitoring in the Neuro-ICU
Jan Claasen, MD, PhD, FNCS

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

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.0 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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