Pacific Stroke Association


Annual Stroke Conference – October 2020
A Virtual Experience
Now You Can Attend From Anywhere!

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 8AM – 4:30PM
Friday, October 16, 2020, 8AM – 4:30PM

PSA’s Annual Stroke Conference will be 100% Virtual Experience!

After months of thorough, thoughtful review and discussion, and with a continued commitment to the health and safety of participants and conference presenters, Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) and our co-sponsors will present the Annual Stroke Conference as a 100% virtual experience in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration will be open soon!

The 2020 conference focus is on continuum of stroke systems of care including Prevention, Acute Care, Inpatient Rehab and Long Term Care.

Various topics and sessions are planned to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses. Two Day Virtual Conference includes CEUs for RNs, PTs & SLPs + Access to the Virtual Exhibitors Hall. For inquiry about exhibitors opportunity,  please contact us at

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (as of 8/10/2020)

Greg Albers, MD, Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto
Richard Andersen, PhD – California Institute of Technology – Irvine
Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD – California Pacific Medical Center – San Francisco
Mark Borsody, MD – St. Joseph Health – Napa
Debbie Cohen, SLP – El Camino Hospital – Mountain View
Karen de la Cuesta, RN – Regional Medical Center – San Jose
Neha Dengayach, MD – Mt. Sinai Hospital – New York
Thao Duong, MD – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Rob Dodd, MD – Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto
Paul George, MD – Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto
Holly Hinson, MD – Oregon Health Sciences University – Portland
Anne B. Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor Neurological Rehab – Sonora
Liz Kim, RN – Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto
Hannah Kirsch, MD – Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto
Maarten Lansberg, MD – Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto
Reza Malek, MD – El Camino Hospital – Mountain View
Harish Murthy, MD – Good Samaritan Hospital – Los Gatos
Claude Nguyen, MD – California Pacific Medical Center – San Francisco
Lindsey Pierce, MD –El Camino Hospital – Mountain View
Vivek, Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente – Redwood City
Nicholas Schiff, MD – Weil Cornell Medical College – New York
Peter Shen, MD – Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara
Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center – Palo Alto

CONFIRMED TOPICS (as of 8/10/2020)

Acute Stroke Imaging
Acute stroke therapy in the late time-window
Cerebral Aneurysm Found, Now what?
COVID -19 & Stroke
Developing the Artificial Neurologist
Development and Use of the Sutter Stroke Database
Establishing Foundations of Neuroplasticity: Application to Stroke Rehabilitation
Factors affecting Stroke Outcomes
Stroke: Gender & Sexual Minorities
Palliative Care
Precision Medicine & the Future of Stroke Therapy
Sleep & Brain Health
Stem Cell Therapy
Surgical Approaches to Intracranial Hemorrhage
Telestroke & Other Novel Tech
Women & Stroke

GOAL of the Conference
  • To share best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes at local stroke centers
  • To provide the most current information for clinicians and health care professionals who care for patients and families in all phases of stroke treatment.
  • Inspirational stories about stroke recovery will also be shared.

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities Available:  To sponsor and to join other exhibitors at this year’s conference, please contact us at

 2020 Conference Sponsors