Pacific Stroke Association

STROKE CONFERENCE May 9, 10, and 11

Regional Stroke Conference

May 9, 10, 11, 2018

Registration is Now Open!



About the PSA Regional Stroke Conference

In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, the Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) and our co-sponsors present the Annual Regional Stroke Conference. This year’s Conference is presented on Wednesday May 9 in Millbrae and on Thursday May 10 & Friday May 11 in Palo Alto.

GOAL OF THE CONFERENCE – 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. Lunch, free parking and CEs are included.

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Wednesday May 9, 11AM-2:30PM – Millbrae

Moderator: Nancy Houston Miller, RN – Pacific Stroke Association

Aneurysms and their Treatment  Nick Telischak, MD – California Pacific Medical Center

Revisiting Stenting for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease: Results of the WEAVE Trial and Future Approaches  Peter Adamczyk, MD – Eden Valley Medical Center

An Update from California’s Stem Cell Agency, CIRM  Lila Collins, PhD – California Institute for Regenerative Med

Stroke Education, Use of Data/Technology  Jennifer Cave-Brown, RN – John Muir Medical Center


Thursday, May 10, 8AM-4PM – Palo Alto

Moderator: Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente

Wake up Stroke/Dawn/Defuse 3  Jeremy Heit, MD, PhD – Stanford Medical Center

2018 AHA Stroke Guidelines  Greg Albers, MD Stanford Medical Center

Post-Stroke Shoulder Pain  Ninad Karandikar, MD VA Palo Alto

The “Art” of BP Management: What’s a Nurse to do?  Fern Cudlip, RN – Good Samaritan Hospital

Transport of Stroke Patients – Mobile Stroke Unit  Joey English, MD, PhD – Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Improving Flow for Stroke Patients  Molly Burnett, MD Kaiser Permanente

Cardiac Source of Embolus: What, How, Why?”  Brad Angeja, MD –Sutter Health

My Stroke of Luck  Diane Barnes, MD

Update on Cryptogenic Stroke & Patent Foramen Ovale  Chad Rammohan, MD El Camino Hospital


Friday, May 11, 8AM-3PM – Palo Alto

Moderator: Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center

Hemorrhagic Strokes  Soren Singel, MD – El Camino Hospital

Stem Cells – Recent Findings/Developments  Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD – Stanford Medical Center

Vascular Malformations  Theresa Bell-Stephens, RN – Stanford Medical Center

NeuroOptometry Post-Stroke  Vien Lee, OD – VA Hospital Palo Alto

Update on Efforts Towards Evidence-Based Stroke Rehabilitation and Current Applications of Technology  Roberta Wang, MD – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine  Alexander Flint, MD, PhD – Kaiser Permanente

Improving Flow for Stroke Patients: A Panel  Christina Mijalski, MD; Becky Jackson, RN; Nicole Cromwell, RN & Gary Yip, RN – Stanford Medical Center

Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CFL) and the Complexity of Fixing it  Reza Malek, MD – Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions


Many Thanks to our Conference Sponsors!

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