10th Annual Cleveland Neurocritical Care & Stroke Conference

Mar 8, 2013 7 a.m. - 6:10 p.m.


Wolstein Research Building

2103 Cornell Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106

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In partnership with Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Neurological Institute will present the “10th Annual Cleveland Neurocritical Care & Stroke Conference: With a Little Help From My Friends” March 8 & 9, 2013, at Case Western Reserve University’s Iris S. and Bert Wolstein Research Building.

This daylong symposium on stroke -- which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with a tribute to our own Anthony Furlan, MD -- is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, internists, family medicine physicians, and emergency medicine physicians. Nurses and other allied health professionals may also find this education of value.

As part of the conference, the 4th Annual CWRU Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Workshop will be held Saturday March 9, 2013 in the Bolwell Health Center, Room 5198, at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Learning Objectives

After attending the 10th Annual Cleveland Neurocritical Care & Stroke Conference participants will be able to:

  • Identify which patients benefit most from carotid endarterectomy vs. carotid stenting
  • Review the best medical management for patients with intracranial atherosclerosis
  • Understand the role of stenting for patients with intracranial stenosis
  • Review current strategies for anticoagulation in the setting of atrial fibrillation
  • Recognize how new brain imaging techniques can guide acute stroke therapy
  • Identify which patients benefit most from intravenous thrombolytic therapy
  • Understand the role of intra-arterial thrombolysis and thrombectomy in acute stroke therapy
  • Understand the role of the combination of intravenous plus intra-arterial thrombolysis

After attending the 4th Annual Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the underlying principles of TCD Sonography
  • Recognize the role of TCD monitoring in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and vasospasm
  • Review the role of TCD Sonography in determining brain death
  • Understand the pathophysiology of PFOs and Right to Left Shunts and how to utilize bubble testing
  • Review the role of cerebrovascular reactivity testing in patients with cerebrovascular disease
  • Identify the conditions in which TCD may be useful in the pediatric population
  • Understand the role of emboli monitoring with TCD sonography
  • Review how to best document, code and bill for TCD services

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To register, visit http://casemed.case.edu/cme/ or call 800-274-8263 or 216-983-1239.

Neuroscience Research Days

Resident/fellowship research poster viewing will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. in the Ruhlman Conference Room, located on the 11th floor of Lerner Tower. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.



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