Pacific Stroke Association


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

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Join us for a 2-day neurovascular stroke conference covering updates on assessments, treatments, therapies, and clinical best practices to optimize patient outcomes in stroke care!

The 2024 PSA Stroke Conference aims to provide the most current information on stroke topics to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat stroke patients and their families in all phases of stroke care.  In addition to sharing the latest updates on assessments, treatments, therapies, and clinical best practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes in stroke care, the conference provides unique opportunities to meet and network with clinicians and exhibitors. Topics and sessions are planned to meet the educational needs of clinicians attending the conference and CEU’s will be awarded.

This year we are excited to provide a true hybrid conference experience with a downloadable app and live streaming of all sessions.  For our in person attendees there will be tours of the Mobile Stroke Unit and a special lunch-time presentation on Fabrys Disease as well as the opportunity to network with exhibitors and other attendees.

Topics & Speaker* 

  • AI in Radiology & Stroke – Archana Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente
  • ARIA-A and H from New Alzheimer’s Therapy – Jack Tzu-Chieh Wang – Instructor, Neurocritical Care- Stanford University Medical Center
  • Brain function late after stroke, memory, energy, and mood – Marion Buckwalter, MD PhD – Neurology – Stanford Healthcare
  • 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
  • Epilepsy & Stroke – Rana Moosavi – Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship- Sutter West Bay Medical Group, California Pacific Medical Center
  • 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
  • International dysphagia diet standardization initiative (IDDSI) – Kristin Stolzel, SLP; May To, RD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Post Stroke Complications – Archana Hinduja, MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (virtual speaker)
  • Presentation on Cleveprex – Dawn Mayer, NP, PhD – University of California, San Diego
  • Pediatric Strokes – Dr. Heather Fullerton, MD MAS – University of California, San Francisco
  • Thrombolytics 2024! Updates & Trends – Varun Shah, MD- Neurosurgery – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • Tele-Neuro Critical Care Update – Sheila Chan, MD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
  • What Really Happens in Neuro Interventional Radiology- Arjun Pendharkur, MD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City 

Program Moderators:
Nobl Barazangi, MD, PhD – California Pacific Medical Center
Vivek Rao, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City
Chitra Venkat, MD – Stanford Medical Center

* NOTE: Speakers and topics are subject to change. Photos will be taken throughout the day. By registering, you consent to use your image and/or voice. Please also refrain from taking photos of or recording the content of the meeting room slides. Please contact PSA at if you have any questions.

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

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Sponsors & Exhibitors 2024 (as of 3.19.204)