Pacific Stroke Association


MAY 19-21

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 2021 as a 100% virtual experience including a virtual Exhibitors Hall.

GOAL of the Annual Stroke Conference

  • To share best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes at 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 are also shared


In October 2020, with over 400 attendees from the San Francisco Bay area as well as across the US, the PSA Annual Stroke Conference focused on continuum of stroke systems of care including Acute Care, COVID- 19 & Stroke, Stem Cell Therapy and Telerehab After Stroke.

Over 35 speakers, panelists and moderators on our virtual stage presented various topics and met the educational needs of nurses and other clinicians who received CEUs. Among very well received topics were:

Acute Stroke Imaging
Acute Stroke Therapy in the late Time-Window
Cerebral Aneurysm Found, Now what?
COVID-19 & Stroke
Development & Use of the Sutter Stroke Database
Developing the Virtual Neurologist
Establishing the Foundations of Neuroplasticity
Facilitating recovery late in course of structural brain injuries
Factors affecting Stroke Outcomes
How to Effectively Communicate with the Aphasic Patient
Moyamoya Disease
Palliative Care & Stroke: More than End-of-Life Care
Precision Medicine & the Future of Stroke Therapy
Regaining Strength After Stroke – A Stroke Survivor Story
Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better
Sleep & Brain Health
Stem Cell Therapy
Stroke – Gender & Sexual Minorities
Stroke Patients Journey – A Panel
Surgical Approaches to Intracranial Hemorrhage
TeleRehab after Stroke
Telestroke & Other Novel Tech
Tenecteplase: time to make the switch?
Thought to Action: Using the Posterior Parietal Cortex for a Brain Machine Interface,
When Life Throws Lemon…Make Cranberry juice– A Stroke Survivor Story,
Women & Stroke

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to 2020 Stroke Conference speakers, panelists and moderators among them:  Greg Albers, MD – Stanford Medical Center,   Richard Anderson, PhD – California Institute of Technology,  Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD – California Pacific Medical Center, Ted Baxter, Shari Bookstaff, Mark Borsody, MD – Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa CA, David Brenner, EMT – American Medical Response, Molly Burnett, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Debbie Cohen, SLP – El Camino Health, Steven Cramer, MD – University of Californian Los Angles, Neha Dangayach, MD – Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, Gina De Luz, RN – Washington Hospital, Karen de la Cuesta, RN – O’Connor Hospital , San Jose, Rob Dodd, MD – Stanford Medical Center,  Thao Duong, MD – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center , Elizabeth Fox, RN – Stanford Medical Center, Paul George, MD – Stanford Medical Center, Holly Hinson, MD – Oregon Health SciencesPortland, Anne B. Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor Neurological Rehabilitation, LL, Sonora CA,  Cindy Jahans, Hannah Louise Kirsch, MD – Stanford Medical Center, Maarten Lansberg, MD – Stanford Medical Center, Nicole Moayeri, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Reza Malek, MD – Good Samaritan Hospital, Harish Murthy, MD – Good Samaritan Hospital, Claude Nguyen, MD – California Pacific Medical Center, Lindsey Pierce, MD – Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions, Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Nicholas Schiff, MD – Weil Cornell Medical College, Jeong-Hee Kim Shaw, RN – Kaiser Permanente, Peter Shen, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Erika Taylor, RN – El Camino Hospital, Keith Taylor, Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center 



We Thank 2020 Stroke Conference Sponsors 


We Thank Conference Partners