Pacific Stroke Association


Annual Stroke Conference – October 2020

A Virtual Experience

Now You Can Attend From Anywhere!

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

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


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 clinicians. Two Day Virtual Conference includes 5-14 CEUs for RNs, PTs & SLPs and Certificate of Attendance for all other disciplines. General Admission is available. Access to the Virtual Exhibitors Hall is available for all registered attendees. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020, 8 AM – 4:30 PM (as of 9/1/2020)
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Morning Session
Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente RWC – Moderator
Precision Medicine & the Future of Stroke Therapy
Greg Albers, MD – Stanford Medical Center                     
Women & Stroke
Lindsey Pierce, MD – Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions
Stem Cell Therapy
Paul George, MD – Stanford Medical Center
Am Break/Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall
Sleep & Brain Health
Harish Murthy, MD – Good Samaritan Hospital
Thought to action: using the posterior parietal cortex for a brain machine interface 
Richard Anderson, PhD – California Institute of Technology
Development & Use of the Sutter Stroke Database
Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD – California Pacific Medical Center
Stroke – Gender & Sexual Minorities
Holly Hinson, MD – Oregon Health Sciences – Portland
Lunch Break/Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall
Opening Remarks: Afternoon Session
Elizabeth Fox, RN – Stanford Medical Center  – Moderator
Developing the Artificial Neurologist
Mark Borsody, MD – Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa, CA 
Moyamoya Disease
Nicole Moayeri, MD – Kaiser Permanente
Afternoon Break/Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall
When Life Throws Lemon…Make Cranberry juice
Shari Bookstaff – Stroke Survivor Story
How to Effectively Communicate with the Aphasic Patient
Debbie Cohen, SLP – El Camino Hospital
Conclusion of the 1st Day of the Conference – Submitting CE Evaluations – Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020, 8 AM – 4:30 PM (as of 9/1/2020)
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Morning Session
Karen de la Cuesta, RN – Regional Medical Center , San Jose – Moderator
Surgical Approaches to Intracranial Hemorrhage
Rob Dodd, MD – Stanford Medical Center
Acute Stroke Imaging
Peter Shen, MD – Kaiser Permanente , Santa Clara
Regaining Strength After Stroke
Keith Taylor – Stroke Survivor
Speaking from Experience
Wen Eng – Caregiver
Am Break/Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall
Acute Stroke Therapy in the late Time-Window
Maarten Lansberg, MD – Stanford Medical Center
COVID-19 & Stroke
Neha Dengayach, MD – Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York
Telestroke & Other Novel Tech
Claude Nguyen, MD – California Pacific Medical Center
Factors affecting Stroke Outcomes
Thao Duong, MD – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Lunch Break/Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall
Opening Remarks – Afternoon Session
Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center  – Moderator
Cerebral Aneurysm Found, Now what?
Reza Malek, MD – El Camino Hospital
TeleRehab after Stroke
Steven Cramer, MD – University of Californian Los Angles
Establishing the Foundations of Neuroplasticity: Application to Stroke Rehabilitation 
Anne B. Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor Neurological Rehabilitation, LLC
Afternoon Break/Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall
Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better
Ted Baxter – Stroke Survivor
Palliative Care & Stroke: More than End-of-Life Care
Hannah Louise Kirsch, MD – Stanford Medical Center
Conclusion of the 2nd  Day of the Conference – Submitting CE Evaluations – Visiting Virtual Exhibitors Hall

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and with a continued commitment to the health and safety of participants and conference presenters, Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) & our co-sponsors proudly present the Annual Stroke Conference as a 100% virtual experience

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 Conference Virtual Exhibitors, , please contact us at

We Thank Conference Sponsors (as of 9/1/2020)