Homepage for the 2024 Rhode Island Stroke Symposium

Providence, RI US

A HYBRID EVENT
Friday, September 20, 2024

LIVE IN PERSON
Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904  

LIVE-STREAMED
Zoom Webinar 

Symposium Overview

Now in its fourth year, the Rhode Island Stroke Symposium seeks to integrate the most advanced research and medical knowledge in the treatment of stroke and provide a forum for dissemination of that knowledge. The purpose of the program is to provide an update on state-of-the-art acute stroke evaluation treatment as practiced at a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

 

Rhode Island Hospital is the oldest Comprehensive Stroke Center in New England and a high-volume academic medical center that provides care for patients with acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this program, participants will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including stroke, neuro-interventional radiology, emergency medicine, stroke nursing, advanced practice care, and neurorehabilitation. The goal of the activity is to enhance the care of the stroke patient in Rhode Island and the wider New England region. 

Target Audience

Regional primary care and specialist physicians, including emergency physicians, neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, advanced practice professionals, residents, fellows, medical students and other allied members of the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the symposium, participants should be better able to:

  1. Outline critical evaluation and management aspects in pre-hospital and ED stroke care
  2. Explain how to improve stroke management at a statewide level
  3. Identify and manage patients with vascular causes of headaches and neck pain in the ER
  4. Select advanced neuroimaging options in acute stroke 
  5. Summarize key contraindications to stroke thrombolysis and updates in endovascular stroke therapy
  6. Discuss novel lipid-lowering and key antiplatelet therapies in secondary stroke prevention
  7. Summarize current challenges of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and select high-yield cardiac monitoring strategies post-stroke
  8. Compare medical and endovascular treatment options for symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) 
  9. Study latest updates on the evaluation and management of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, cervical artery dissection and Moya-moya disease
  10. Navigate stroke in pregnancy
  11. Recognize psychological effects of stroke on the individual and their families
  12. Identify the role of early rehab assessment and therapies in stroke recovery
  13. Identify novel biomarkers for cerebral amyloid angiopathy and advanced neuroimaging options for intracerebral hemorrhage
  14. Apply the latest updates in evaluation and treatment of dural arterio-venous fistulas (dAVF)
  15. Navigate acute stroke care in Alzheimer patients on anti-amyloid therapy  
Course summary
Course opens: 
06/13/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Cost:
$0.00
   
7:30 - 7:35 amWelcome & Introduction, Symposium ChairsChristoph Stretz, MD, FAAN, FANA & Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
   
7:35 - 8:45 am Pre-hospital and ED Evaluation of Stroke TOPIC BLOCK 1
 Field Diagnosis, Treatment, and Triage for Suspected Acute StrokeJohn Potvin, BS, NRP, EMS I/C
 Triage and Stroke Care in the EDAndrew Buksar, RN, MSN, CEN 
 The Stroke Task Force - how to improve care at the statewide levelGino Paolucci, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANVP-BC
  Then to Now- A 28-Year Perspective on the Evolution of Nursing in Stroke CareKimberly Murdoch, BSN, SCRN, CNRN
 Discussion 
   
8:45 -10:25 am Acute Stroke TOPIC BLOCK 2
 Updates on Endovascular Treatment in Acute Ischemic Stroke - What's New? Krisztina Moldovan, MD
 A Pain in the Neck: Vascular Causes of Headaches and Neck Pain in an EDSamuel Goldman, MD, MPH
 What is Minor Stroke? Joshua Willey, MD, MS
 Are There any Contraindications to Thrombolysis?Eva Mistry, MBBS, MSCI, FAHA
  Discussion 
9:55 -10:25 am MORNING BREAK 
   
10:25-10:55 am Debate 1: Endovascular Treatment vs. Medical Management for Symptomatic ICAD Radmehr Torabi, MD vs Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, MS 
   
10:55-12:05 am Secondary Stroke PreventionTOPIC BLOCK 3
 Novel Treatments in Stroke PreventionKaren Aspry, MD, MS, FACC, FNLA, FAHA
 Antiplatelets for Stroke Prevention in a NutshellKatherine Harte, PharmD, BCACP
 Challenges of Current Stroke Prevention Strategies in Atrial FibrillationDaniel Philbin, Jr., MD, FACC, FHRS
 Cardiac Monitoring for AF After Stroke: Who and for How Long?Farhan Khan, MD, MS
  Discussion 
   
12:05-12:35 pm LUNCH BREAK 
   
12:35-1:05 pmThe Stroke Patient in the Neurocritical Care Unit - an Interactive, Case-based ApproachThanujaa Subramaniam, MD & Leslie Kimpler, DO
   
1:05-1:55 pm What is New?TOPIC BLOCK 4
 Cerebral Venous ThrombosisKaren Furie, MD, MPH, FAHA
 Cervical Artery DissectionShadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
 Moyamoya Medical ManagementTina Burton, MD, MFA
 Stroke in PregnancyEliza Miller, MD, MS
  Discussion 
   
1:55-2:50 pmStroke Recovery/Stroke RehabTOPIC BLOCK 5
 Effects of Stroke on the Individual & Their FamiliesMarcia Liss, PhD
 Early Mobilization After Stroke - Crucial Role of PT (and OT)Christina Beltis PT, DPT, CBIS
 Navigating Post-stroke DysphagiaKristin Perrino, MS, CCC-SLP
  Discussion 
   
2:50- 3.20 pmAFTERNOON BREAK 
   
3:20 - 3:50 pmDebate #2 - Advanced Imaging for AllThanh Nguyen, MD vs Bruce Campbell, MBBS(Hons), BMedSc, PhD, FRACP
   
3:50 - 4:50 pmIntracranial Hemorrhage and Vascular Malformations TOPIC BLOCK 6
 Cryptogenic ICH (obtaining advanced neuro-imaging (MRI/DCA) - who, when, and why?Christoph Stretz, MD, FAAN, FANA
 Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (novel biomarkers)Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA
 Updates on Evaluation and Management of dAVFDylan Wolman, MD
 Detection and Safe Management of Amyloid-related Imaging AbnormalitiesStephen Salloway, MD, MS
 Discussion 
4:50 - 5:00 pmClosing remarks 
Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Grand Ballroom
Providence, RI 02904
United States
+1 (401) 272-2400

Live in person at the Providence Marriott Downtown &
Live Streamed via Zoom

Symposium Co-Chairs

Christoph Stretz, MD, FAAN, FANA
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery 
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurologist, Divisions of Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Director, Vascular Neurology
Lifespan Health System
Providence, RI
 

Speakers

Karen Aspry, MD, MS, FACC, FNLA, FAHA
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Lipid and Prevention Program
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Providence, RI

Christina Beltis, PT, DPT, CBIS
Physical Therapist
Department of Rehabilitation
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Andrew Buksar, MSN, RN, CEN
Staff Nurse, Emergency Department
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Tina M. Burton, MD, MFA
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vascular Neurologist
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Professor Bruce Campbell MBBS(Hons) BMedSc PhD FRACP
Professor of Neurology
University of Melbourne
Director of Neurology and Stroke
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville, Australia

Karen Furie, MD, MPH, FAHA
Samuel I. Kennison, M.D., and Bertha S. Kennison Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
Professor of Neurology, Chair of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Neurology
Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam and Bradley Hospitals
Providence, RI

Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinician Educator
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician, Brown Emergency Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
John J. Conway Endowed Chair
Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Katherine Harte, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacists Specialist
Department of Neurology
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Farhan Khan, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vascular Neurologist
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Leslie Kimpler, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurologist, Neurocritical Care Unit of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at Lifespan
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Marcia Liss, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Psychologist
Lifespan Physician Group
Providence, RI

Eliza Miller, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vascular Neurologist, Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
Columbia University
Director, Neurovascular Care
Mothers Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
 

Eva Mistry, MD, MSc., FAHA
Associate Professor
Clinical Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine
Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Krisztina Moldovan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Kimberly Murdoch, BSN, SCRN, CNRN
Stroke and Neuroscience Certified Registered Nurse
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Thanh Nguyen, MD
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Neurologist and Director of Interventional Neurology/Neuroradiology
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Gino A. Paolucci, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANVP-BC
Neurovascular APP Manager
Stroke and Neurointerventional Radiology
Rhode Island Hospital Neurovascular Center
Director, Helen Buchanan Neuroscience APP Fellowship
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Kristin Perrino, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Department of Rehabilitation
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, RI

Daniel M. Philbin, Jr. MD, FACC, AHRS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Arrhythmia Service
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Providence, RI

John Potvin, BS, NRP, EMS I/C
Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Deputy Emergency Management Director
East Providence Fire Department
East Providence, RI

Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, MS, FAHA, FANA
James Nelson and Anna Louise Raymond Professor and Chair of Neurology
The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division
Neurologist-in-Chief
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Stephen Salloway, MD, MS
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Brown Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Founding Director,  Memory and Aging Program
Butler Hospital
Providence, RI
 

Thanujaa Subramaniam, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurocritical Care Director of Quality and Safety
Neurologist, Neurocritical Care, Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Radmehr Torabi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Diagnostic Imaging
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Joshua Willey, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Attending Neurologist, Stroke Service
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Dylan Wolman, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurointerventional Radiologist, Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Planning Committee

Nakeesha Brown
Stroke Program Secretary
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Melissa M. Harmon, MSN, RN, ASC-BC
Manager
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Michelle King
CME Coordinator
Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Jennifer Maloney
Assistant Director, CME Accreditation and Special Projects
Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

John Potvin, BS, NRP, EMS I/C
Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Deputy Emergency Management Director
East Providence Fire Department
East Providence, RI

Stephanie Souza, MSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Manager
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Christoph Stretz, MD, FAAN, FANA
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery 
The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University
Neurologist, Divisions of Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Maria Sullivan
Director
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Shadi Yaghi, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Director, Vascular Neurology
Lifespan Health System
Providence, RI
 

 

 

 

 

 

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with the Department of Neurology and Neurovascular Center.  The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

The symposium will offer 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for Physicians. 

Physical Therapists
The APTA Rhode Island has approved the 2024 RI Stroke Symposium for 8.0 credits. 

Credit specific for nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, and first responders is being sought. Please check back for more details. 

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE


A limited number of exhibit spaces are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Providence Marriott Downtown venue. 

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. To ensure independence in CME activities, the Office of Continuing Medical Education fully adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. http://www.accme.org/

For information, please contact Michelle King via email or phone (401) 863-5254

 
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REGISTRATION FEES

EARLY BIRD

Until 8.23.24

REG FEE

After 8.23.24

Physicians

$125.00

$150.00

Nurses, EMS & Allied Team

$50.00

$75.00

Residents, Fellows & Med Students

FREE

FREE

Limited seating is available, so register today to secure your spot! If registration is full, you may add yourself to the waitlist for the in-person event, and/or register for the virtual live stream via Zoom.

Brown University Fellows, Residents, and Students only - A select number of complimentary seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at cme@brown.edu for instructions. 

Once that capacity is reached, Fellows, Residents, and Students affiliated with Brown University and beyond are welcome to a complimentary registration for the virtual live stream of the event via Zoom.

 Please notify the Brown CME Office in writing at least 72 hours prior to the conference to request reasonable accommodations.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than September 6, 2024. A $35.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation. Brown CME reserves the right to change the delivery format, delay, or cancel a course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event that the program is canceled, your registration fee will be refunded.

For More Information, Contact Brown Continuing Medical Education | E: CME@Brown.edu | Website: www.cme.med.brown.edu