2021 Rhode Island Stroke Symposium

For symposium registrants unable to participate live the entire day, a recording will be available for 30 days for viewing and credit claiming.

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 by advanced practice professionals, stroke neurologists and registered nurses at Rhode Island Hospital. The purpose of the program is to provide an update on state-of-the-art acute stroke treatment as practiced at a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Rhode Island Hospital is the oldest Comprehensive Stroke Center in New England and a high-volume center that provides care for patients with acute ischemic stroke, intraparenchymal hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this program, participants will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including neuro critical care, stroke neurology, neuro interventional radiology, advanced practice professionals, registered nurses and other members of the stroke team at Rhode Island Hospital. 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 able to:

  • Identify key factors to ensure rapid recognition, triage and care of patients with stroke 
  • Recognize the role of the advanced practice professional in the assessment and treatment of acute stroke 
  • Understand indications and contraindications for the use of intravenous thrombolysis 
  • Identify indications and contraindications to mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion
  • Select patients on direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) who may benefit from intravenous thrombolysis 
  • Describe current practices of secondary stroke prevention based on guidelines 
  • Identify and manage patients with cryptogenic stroke 
  • Recognize disparities in stroke care and recognize factors that can be addressed to improve equity in stroke care 
  • Select patients who benefit from PFO closure for secondary stroke prevention 
  • Understand the role of carotid revascularization for secondary stroke prevention 
  • Learn about Covid 19 and vaccine-related neurovascular complications 
  • Identify current treatment practices for patients with cervical artery dissection 
  • Describe advances in the emergent care of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage 
  • Learn about updates in the management of intracranial aneurysms 
  • Identify factors to consider in the decision whether to restart or not restart anticoagulation following intracerebral hemorrhage 
  • Recognize and appropriately triage patients for post-stroke rehab therapies, including management of post-stroke spasticity 

Registration Fees

$50.00 Physicians
$25.00 Other Healthcare Professionals

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 8.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 8.00 Participation
Course opens: 
07/29/2021
Course expires: 
09/17/2022
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
5


Course Directors

Christoph Stretz, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurologist, Divisions of Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Shadi Yaghi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Research at the Neurovascular Center  
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Director, Vascular Neurology
Lifespan Health System
Providence, Rhode Island

Speakers

Zachary Bohart , MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
University Orthopedics
North Easton, Massachusetts

Tina M. Burton, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Department of Neurology, Division of Vascular Neurology
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence Rhode Island

Shawna Cutting, MD, MS, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vascular Neurologist
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Curt Doberstein, MD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Sleiman El Jamal, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurologist, Neurology Foundation, Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island

Jennifer Frontera, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Neurologist, NYU Langone Hospital
Brooklyn, New York

Karen Furie, MD, MPH
Samuel I. Kennison, MD & Bertha S. Kennison Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
Chair, Department of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Neurology
Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Paul C. Gordon, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Interventional Cardiologist, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD
Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology & Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Neurovascular Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center 
Director of Acute Stroke Services, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Ali Mahta, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Krisztina Moldovan, MD
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Gino A. Paolucci, MSN, NP, NRP
Lead Advanced Practice Provider 
Department of Interventional Neurology & Vascular Neurology 
Rhode Island Hospital 
Providence, Rhode Island

Elizabeth M. Perelstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vascular Neurologist 
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

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

Michael E. Reznik, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care 
Rhode Island Hospital 
Providence, Rhode Island

Jo-Ann M. Sarafin, MS, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC, SCRN
Stroke Program Manager, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Karen Schaefer, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ASC-BC, FCNS
Stroke Program Manager, Stroke
The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Director, Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Clinic
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 

PD Dr. med. David Seiffge
Assistant Professor 
Head Neuro Clinical Trial Unit and Vice Head Stroke Unit
Department of Neurology
Inselspital University Hospital Bern 
Switzerland

Radmehr Torabi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery & Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory
Lifespan Health System
Providence, Rhode Island

Claudia Wheeler, DO, FAAPMR
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 
Medical Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Joshua Willey, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology 
Columbia University Medical Center
Attending Neurologist, Stroke Service
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York
 

Planning Committee  

Comprehensive Stroke Center
Nakeesha Brown
Melissa Harmon, RN, MSN
Jo-Ann Sarafin, MS, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC, SCRN, CDOE

Office of CME, Warren Alpert Medical School
Jennifer Maloney

Maria Sullivan, BS

Continuing Education for Physicians

Accreditation
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Nursing Accreditation 

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Nursing Credit Designation
The Rhode Island State Nurses Association has approved this Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) activity for 7.0 contact hours. 

Emergency Medical Services
The Rhode Island Department of Health has approved the symposium for 8 Continuing Education Hours. 





 

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 8.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 8.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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