2022 Rhode Island Stroke Symposium

September 16, 2022

Live Webinar via Zoom 
Registration Fee: $50 physicians | $25 non-physicians

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. 

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

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:

  • Optimize recognition and timely triage of stroke patients
  • Recognize the critical role of the advanced practice provider in the evaluation and management of acute stroke
  • Outline best practices in patients transferring from primary to comprehensive stroke centers
  • Identify key metrics for quality improvement and education in stroke
  • Analyze the evidence and appropriate circumstance for considering the use of tenecteplase in acute ischemic stroke
  • Explain expanded indications for mechanical thrombectomy in large vessel occlusion
  • Recognize the potential importance of neuroprotectants in acute ischemic stroke
  • Select patients with wake-up stroke symptoms for intravenous thrombolysis
  • Identify indications for stent placement in patients with large vessel tandem occlusions
  • Evaluate and manage patients with ischemic stroke despite anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation
  • Describe individualized treatment options for patients with embolic stroke of unknown source
  • Apply latest updates on evaluation and management of cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Evaluate and manage patients with intracranial atherosclerosis
  • Identify patients with cervical artery dissection who may benefit from antiplatelet therapy versus anticoagulation
  • Outline implications of white matter disease on cognition
  • Identify and appropriately manage patients with in-hospital post stroke delirium
  • Describe best practices for evaluation and management of cognitive dysfunction poststroke
  • Discuss best practices in post stroke rehabilitation
  • Apply the latest updates from the 2020 guidelines for evaluation and management of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Describe surgical treatment options for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Select patients appropriate for observation versus treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms
  • Identify and mitigate disparities in stroke care
  • List best practices in the emergent evaluation of patients with dizzines

Registration Fees

$50.00 Physicians
$25.00 Other Healthcare Professionals

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.
  • 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 Physical Therapist
    The Warren Alpert Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education is approved by the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy to offer CE programs for physical therapists.
Course opens: 
06/03/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2023
Event starts: 
09/16/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/16/2022 - 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$50.00
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COURSE DIRECTORS
 

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

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

SPEAKERS


Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD
Assistant Dean for GME Research
Vice-Chair of Neurology for Research
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
New York Medical College
Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship
Director of the Neurocritical Care Unit
Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York


Tina M. Burton, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Assistant 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
Vascular Neurologist
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Courtney Capwell, DPT, MSCS
Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Rehabilitation
Rhode Island Hospital Adult Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Providence, Rhode Island

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
Greenebaum Endowed Professor of Stroke Neurology
University of Maryland
Stroke Program Director
University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore, Maryland


Jennifer Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN
Associate Professor, Clinician Educator
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychiatry
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

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

Sleiman El Jamal, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology Clerkship Director
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Neurohospitalist
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Prof. Stefan Engelter, MD, FESO, FEAN
Professor of Neurology
Chair Rehabilitation, Neurology & Neurorehabilitation
University Department of Geriatric Medicine FELIX PLATTER
University of Basel, Switzerland
Head Stroke Pathway, Department of Neurology & Stroke Center, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland

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

Eric Goldstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vascular Neurologist
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

 

Edip Gurol, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, High Hemorrhage Risk Stroke Prevention Clinic
Vascular Neurologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Melissa Harmon, RN, MSN
Stroke Program Manager
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

Narendra Kala, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vascular Neurologist
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island


Rebecca Karb, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician
Brown Emergency Medicine
Providence, Rhode Island


David S. Liebeskind, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA, FSVIN, FWSO
Professor of Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles
Director, UCLA Stroke Center
Director, Neurovascular Imaging Research Core
Director, UCLA Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory
Director, Outpatient Stroke and Neurovascular Programs
Director, UCLA Vascular Neurology Residency Program
Los Angeles, California


Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Brown University School of Public Health
Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital
Co-Director, Primary Stroke Center at The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Hugh Markus BA MA MRCP DM Fed M Sci
Professor of Stroke Medicine
University of Cambridge
Consultant Neurologist
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge, UK

Krisztina Moldovan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Co-director of Endovascular Neurosurgery
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Gino A. Paolucci, DNP, NP, ANVP-BC
Manager, Advanced Practice Providers
Interventional Neuroradiology & Vascular Neurology 
Rhode Island Hospital 
Providence, Rhode Island

Nicole Rawnsley, PT, DPT, NCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist
Delegate for the Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association
Clinical Specialist
Rhode Island Hospital Adult Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Providence, Rhode Island

Michael E. Reznik, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Neurointensivist

Rhode Island Hospital 
Providence, Rhode Island

Jo-Ann M. Sarafin, MS, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC, SCRA, CDOE
*Former Stroke Program Manager, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
*
recently retired

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

Brian Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
UMass Chan Medical School
Interim Chair, Department of Neurology
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts

Bradford B. Thompson, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Neurointensivist

Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Radmehr Torabi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Diagnostic Imaging
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery & Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory
Interim Director of Neurocritical Care
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

 

Planning Committee  

Nakeesha Brown
Mary Finnegan, RN, BSN
Melissa Harmon, RN, MSN
Jennifer Maloney

Jo-Ann Sarafin, MS, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC, SCRA, CDOE
Christoph Stretz, MD
Maria Sullivan, BS
Shadi Yaghi, MD

Continuing Education for Physicians

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/Vascular Neurology.  The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

Credit Designations

Physicians 
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.

Physical Therapists
​​The 2022 Rhode Island Stroke Symposium is an approved course by the APTA Rhode Island. 

Nurses
This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award nursing contact hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

EMS 
An application for accreditation has been submitted to Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education.





 

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.
  • 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 Physical Therapist
    The Warren Alpert Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education is approved by the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy to offer CE programs for physical therapists.

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Virtual exhibit space is on a first come first serve basis.

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 on becoming an exhibitor at this meeting, please contact Jennifer Maloney via email or phone (401) 863-3337

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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Live Webinar via Zoom 

Registration Fee: $50 physicians | $25 non-physicians

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

Brown University residents/medical students may register free of charge. Please email cme@brown.edu for instructions.