CME Program Detail

Title: Stroke Conference 2017
Date: Tue, Oct 24th, 2017
Time: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium

Statement of Need:
Advances in stroke care and prevention have led to stroke falling to the 5th leading cause of death in the US. Although this statistic is encouraging, the number of people having strokes in the US is rising with the aging of our population. Strokes also continue to affect a large number of young people. Stroke is a devastating disease that can lead to significant long-term disability. Optimal stroke care emphasizes risk assessment, prevention, management and treatment according to the most current stroke guidelines. Physicians and health care practitioners require updates on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to provide optimal patient care. This stroke conference will provide attendees with evidence-based information on the following topics: stroke mimics, what they are and how to treat them, when to choose antiplatelet vs. anticoagulation for stroke prevention, community-based strategies to reduce prehospital delays to acute stroke care, identifying patients with posterior circulation stroke, innovations in use of telestroke, neurosurgical treatment of Moyamoya disease, and neuroendovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke.

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

Speakers:

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

Jay Yasen, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Sammy Pishanidar, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Olajide A. Williams, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
Director of Acute Stroke Services, Chief of Staff/Chief Medical Officer of Neurology, Columbia University

Feliks Koyfman, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director of Stroke and Neurovascular Laboratory; Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Michael Lerario, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical Director of the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit; Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

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

Srikanth Boddu, MSc, MRCS, FRCR, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Interventional Radiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Disclosures: None

Moderators:

Gary L. Bernardini, M.D., PhD

Objectives:

■ Recognize stroke mimics, presentation and treatment.
■ Identify appropriate uses of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy for prevention and treatment of specific types of ischemic stroke.
■ Describe community-based strategies for reducing prehospital delay to acute stroke treatment.
■ Identify symptoms in patients presenting with posterior circulation stroke.
■ Discuss innovations of telestroke including use on Mobile Stroke Unit and its benefit in treating acute ischemic stroke.
■ Describe Moyamoya disease, how to diagnose it and what is the current neurosurgical treatment.
■ Specify neuroendovascular treatment of stroke.

Schedule:

7:30-8:15 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 am
Stroke Overview: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

9:00-9:30 am
Stroke Mimics: What They Are and How to Treat Them
Jay Yasen, MD

9:30-10:00 am
Stroke Prevention: When to Use Antiplatelet vs. Anticoagulation
Sammy Pishanidar, MD

10:00-10:30 am Community-Based Strategies for Reducing Prehospital Delays to Acute Stroke Treatment
Olajide A. Williams, MD, MS

10:30-11:00 am
Panel Discussion

11:00-12:00 pm
Lunch
12:00-12:30 pm
Posterior Circulation Strokes: A Diagnostic Dilemma
Feliks Koyfman, MD

12:30-1:00 pm
Innovations in Telestroke
Michael Lerario, MD

1:00-1:30 pm
Moyamoya disease: Natural History and Neurosurgical Treatment
Ning Lin, MD

1:30-2:00 pm
Endovascular Treatment of Stroke
Srikanth Boddu, MSc, MRCS, FRCR, MD

2:00 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 4.50 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 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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