Pacific Stroke Association

Stroke Conference

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Annual Stroke Conference


Wednesday, May 10, 11am - 2:30pm - Millbrae

Thursday, May 18, 8am - 5pm - Mountain View

Friday, May 19, 8am - 1pm - Mountain View

Speakers (as of 3/16):

  • Alireza Atri, MD, PhDCalifornia Pacific Medical Center
  • Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhDCalifornia Pacific Medical Center
  • Fern Cudlip, MSN, FNP-BC, CNRNUCSF Medical Center
  • Gregory Gilbert, MD - EMS, San Mateo County
  • Jeremy Heit, MD, PhDStanford Medical Center
  • Shoshana Helman, MD - Kaiser Permanente
  • Karen Hirsch, MD - Stanford Medical Center
  • Jenelle Jindal, MD - El Camino Hospital
  • Nerrisa Ko, MD - UCSF Medical Center   
  • Liz Kim, MSN, CNS, NP - Stanford Medical Center
  • Sarah Lee, MDStanford Medical Center
  • Nancy Houston Miller, RNPacific Stroke Association
  • Vivek Rao, MD - Kaiser Permanente
  • Jack Rose, MDWashington Hospital
  • Noor Sachdev, MDGood Samaritan Hospital
  • Neel Singhal, MDUCSF Medical Center
  • Wade Smith, MD - UCSF Medical Center
  • Kathryn Snow, RN, MS, CNS, CNRN - Kaiser Permanente
  • Gary Steinberg, MDStanford Medical Center
  • Nirali Vora, MDStanford Medical Center

Topics (as of 3/16):  

  • Advances in Perfusion Imaging for IA Therapy
  • AFIB and NOAC's
  • Blood Pressure Management in the ICU
  • Breaking News on Stroke Care
  • Causes of Stroke in the Young Adult
  • Complex Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Ethics and Stroke
  • Evolution of Stroke Care Delivery – Key Stakeholders
  • ICU Mobility - Map My Run to Recovery
  • Latest Breaking News on Stroke Care
  • Latest in Trials Research
  • Monitoring Post-Stroke Depression
  • Palliative Care
  • Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke
  • Stent v. CEA
  • The Ultimate Team Member - The Role of the Advanced Provider in Cerebrovascular Disease
  • The Vascular Cognitive Impairment Clinical Spectrum
  • Wake-Up Stroke


 In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month in May 2017, the Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) and our co-sponsors will present the 17th Annual Regional Stroke Conference. This 3-day Conference will be presented on May 10 in Millbrae, and on May 18 and 19 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View.

The PSA Annual Regional Stroke Conference is planned to provide the most current information to nursing and other healthcare professionals who treat patients and families in all phases of stroke treatment. The goal is to share best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes at local stroke centers.

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Continuing Education

For nurses, continuing education hours will be provided through El Camino Hospital, a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Provider Number CEP532 for 3.0 contact hours for 5/10/17; 7.0 contact hours for 5/18/17, and 4.0 contact hours for 5/19/17. For other disciplines, certificate may serve as a general certificate of attendance. Attendees are responsible for submitting CE hours to their governing body for credit.

Conference Planning Committee

Frank Brun, MD - Regional Medical Center; Doug Clarke - PSA Board; Gary Curtis - PSA Board; Sherril Hopper, RN, NVRN-BC – El Camino Hospital; Ava Hudson, RN - Regional Medical Center; Jenelle Jindal, MD - El Camino Hospital; Christine Kilkenny, RN – El Camino Hospital; Rezvan Moghaddam – Pacific Stroke Association; Anne O'Donnell, JD – Pacific Stroke Association; Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City; Joy Ryan, RN, BSN, CNRN - Stanford; Ursula Kelly-Tolley, RN – Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions; David Tong, MD – California Pacific Medical Center; Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Hospital & Clinics; Scott Wilson - PSA Board

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