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Annual Stroke Conference


The 2017 Stroke Conference is Presented on Three Days:

May 10, May 18, and May 19

*SOLD OUT* Wednesday, May 10, 11am - 2:30pm – The Magnolia of Millbrae

Alireza Atri, MD, PhD - CPMC - "The Vascular Cognitive Impairment Clinical Spectrum"

Jeremy Heit, MD, PhD - Stanford Medical Center - "Neurointerventional Treatment of Stroke"

Nancy Houston Miller, RN - Moderator

Stanley Roberts - Television Reporter, Creator of "People Behaving Badly", Stroke Survivor

Jack Rose, MD - Washington Hospital - "Ethics & Stroke"

Neel Singhal, MD – UCSF Medical Center - "Latest in Trials Research"

Thursday, May 18, 8am - 5pm - Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View

Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD - California Pacific Medical Center - "Advances in Perfusion Imaging for IA Therapy"

Ralph J. Greenspan, PhD - University of California San Diego

Jenelle Jindal, MD - El Camino Hospital & Greg Gilbert, MD - EMS San Mateo County - "Evolution of Stroke Care Delivery - Key Stakeholders"

Sarah Lee, MD - Stanford Medical Center - "Causes of Stroke in the Young Adult"

Arash Padidar, MD - Regional Medical Center - "Stent vs. CEA"

Vivek Rao, MD - Kaiser Permanente - Moderator

Noor Sachdev, MD - Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose - "Wake-Up Stroke"

Wade Smith, MD - UCSF Medical Center - "Latest Breaking News on Stroke Care"

Kathryn Snow, CNS - Kaiser Permanente - "ICU Mobility - Map My Run to Recovery"

Gary Steinberg, MD - Stanford Medical Center - "Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke"

Nirali Vora, MD - Stanford Medical Center - "AFib & NOAC's" 

Friday, May 19, 8am - 1pm - Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View

Fern Cudlip, MSN, FNP, CCRN, ANVP - UCSF Medical Center - "Complex Hemorrhagic Stroke"

Shoshana Helman, MD - Kaiser Permanente - "Palliative Care"

Karen Hirsch, MD - Stanford Medical Center - "BP Management"

Jenelle Jindal, MD - El Camino Hospital - Moderator

Liz Kim, CNS, NP - Stanford Medical Center - "The Ultimate Team Member - The Role of Advanced Practice Provider in Cerebrovascular Disease"

Nerissa Ko, MD - UCSF Medical Center - "Monitoring Post-Stroke Depression"

Chitra Venkat, MD - Stanford Medical Center - "Controversies in ICH Management"

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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