Pacific Stroke Association


Regional Stroke Conference

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 17, 2019!

Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Registration will open soon.

About the Annual Stroke Conference:

In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) and our co-sponsors presents the 2019 Annual Regional Stroke Conference on Friday, May 17.

GOAL OF THE CONFERENCE – The goal of the conference is to share best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes at local stroke centers and to provide the most current information for clinicians and health care professionals who care for patients and families in all phases of stroke treatment. The program offers CEs.

In 2018, the conference provided the most current information to over 500 clinicians who treat patients and families in all phases of stroke recovery.

Here is a summary of the 2018 3-day program:


Nancy Houston Miller, RN – Pacific Stroke Association

Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente

Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center


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 Medicine

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

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

2018 AHA Stroke GuidelinesGreg 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

Use of Telemedicine in Acute Stroke Care:  Molly Burnett, MD Kaiser Permanente

Cardiac Source of Embolus: What, How, Why?  Brad Angeja, MD – Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

My Stroke of Luck:  Diane Barnes, MD

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

Expect the Unexpected — Unusual Stroke Cases:  Arash Padidar, MD – Regional Medical Center 

 Microsurgery for Hemorrhagic Stroke – Emerging Role for Neuronavigation and Robotics:  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

Visual Dysfunction in Stroke Patients:  Lee Q. Vien, 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

Panel: Improving Flow for Stroke Patients:  Christina Mijalski Sells, 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

Prehospital Large Vessel Occlusion Detection:  Kevin Keenan, MD – University of California San Francisco

Many Thanks to our Conference Sponsors! 


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