Pacific Stroke Association


PSA’s 24th Annual Stroke Conference 2024
May 8 & May 9 – Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
(Hybrid Conference)

Thrilled to share that our 24th Annual Stroke Conference held in May, was a resounding success!

The conference brought together stroke survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and advocates from across the country. Your overwhelming support, participation, and generosity have made this event one of the most memorable and impactful in our history. Together, we raised funds that will directly support our ongoing programs and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of stroke survivors and their caregivers.
The conference was not only a fundraiser but also an invaluable platform for sharing knowledge, fostering connections, and inspiring hope. We were privileged to hear from leading experts in stroke research and rehabilitation. This event highlighted the resilience of our community and the unwavering commitment to advancing stroke recovery and care.

Topics & Speaker* 

  • Pediatric Strokes – Dr. Heather Fullerton, MD MAS – University of California, San Francisco
  • Birth and Brain Health: Considerations in Obstetric Cerebrovascular care – Christa O’Hana Nobleza, MD –  Neurocritical Care Service, Associate Professor of Neurology – Baptist Memorial Hospital/ University of Tennessee Health Science Center ( virtual speaker)
  • Central Renal Artery Occlusion-Giving TNK” – Kim J. Song, MDCalifornia Pacific Medical Center (virtual speaker)
  • What Really Happens in Neuro Interventional Radiology- Arjun Pendharkur, MD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • Fabry is a Vascular Disease – Robert J. Hopkin, MD Professor – University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics Program Director, Medical Genetics Residency Programs Division of Human Genetics. This presentation is sponsored by SANOFI US MEDICAL
  • Post Stroke Complications – Archana Hinduja, MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (virtual speaker)
  • International dysphagia diet standardization initiative (IDDSI) – Kristin Stolzel, SLP; May To, RD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • Tele-Neuro Critical Care Update – Sheila Chan, MD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • Mobile Stroke Unit integration within the EMS system – Ilana Spokoyny, MD – Mills Peninsula Medical Center | Sutter Health
  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults After Stroke – Joelle Broffman, Psy.D. – El Camino Health
  • Redefining the Role of Speech Therapy in a Changing World to Improve Functional Outcomes –   Theresa Ottenhof, MS CCC-SLP & John Garfinkle, SLP – California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center
  • Code ICH: Is It Time for ‘Time is Brain’ for Intracerebral Hemorrhage too? – Aleksa Yakhkind – Neurointensivist, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery – Tuft Medical Center (virtual speaker)
  • ARIA-A and H from New Alzheimer’s Therapy – Jack Tzu-Chieh Wang – Instructor, Neurocritical Care- Stanford University Medical Center
  • Thrombolytics 2024! Updates & Trends – Varun Shah, MD- Neurosurgery – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • Epilepsy & Stroke – Rana Moosavi – Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship- Sutter West Bay Medical Group, California Pacific Medical Center
  • AI in Radiology & Stroke – Archana Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente
  • Management of Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke – Dawn Mayer, NP, PhD – University of California, San Diego
  • Brain function late after stroke, memory, energy, and mood – Marion Buckwalter, MD PhD – Neurology – Stanford Healthcare

Program Moderators:
Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD – California Pacific Medical Center; Nancy Miller, RN – PSA Board Member
Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City; Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center

STROKE CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE 2024: Khamid Bakhadirov, MD, Kaiser Permanente –
Nobl Barazangi, MD, California Pacific Medical Center –  Christine Kilkenny, RN, El Camino Health –
Jen King, Pacific Stroke Association, Meagan Littlepage, MD, El Camino Health – Eric Pancoska, RN, Sutter Health – Kathryn Snow, RN, Kaiser Permanente – Nithya Sankararaman, Pacific Stroke AssociationChitra Venkat, MD, Stanford Hospital & Clinics – Spring Xu, RN – El Camino Health

About CEUs: A total of 10.5 CE units for RNs and Certificates of Attendance for other disciplines were offered. 

Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors, Exhibitors & Community Partners