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Advances in Stroke Care
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Raleigh, NC

Target Audience
This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehab therapists and others who care for stroke patients.

The purpose of this conference is to present current literature, guidelines and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke across the patient care continuum.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss indications for endovascular stroke treatment based on the recent evidence.
  • Review medical and neurological complications of stroke and their management in the inpatient setting.
  • Discuss the correlation of atrial fibrillation and stroke.
  • Implement evidence-based prevention strategies for atrial fibrillation related stroke.
  • Describe the role of telestroke and telemedicine in providing state of the art stroke care.
  • Recognize factors that increase a patient’s risk for unsafe driving.
  • Identify evidence-based tools for driver screening.
  • Describe the role of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Medical Review Board when assessing readiness to return to driving.

CME Credit
The Wake Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Wake AHEC is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Wake AHEC adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Commercial support for the program and faculty relationships within the industry will be disclosed at the activity. Speakers will also state when off-label or experimental drugs or devices are incorporated in their presentations.

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7:30 am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitors
8:10 Opening
Keith Hull, MD, FAAN, FAHA
8:15 Endovascular Stroke Treatment: A Paradigm Shift
Ali Zomorodi, MD
9:15 Practical Issues in Inpatient Stroke Care
Sharon Poisson, MD, MAS
10:15 Break
10:30 A Fresh Look at AFib and Stroke: 2015 Update
Marc Silver, MD
11:30 Lunch
12:15 pm The World is Flat: A Brief Future of Stroke Care
David Hess, MD
1:15 Driving After Stroke
Lauren Zangari, MS, OTR/L, DRS
2:15 pm Closing

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Additional Credit
Other health professionals will receive Wake AHEC CEU and a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. License requirements are subject to change. Wake AHEC recommends that participants contact their licensing boards for specific questions.

Wake AHEC will provide .5 CEU to participants upon completion of this activity. No partial CEU credit will be given.

Wake AHEC will provide up to 5.0 Contact Hours to participants.

Wake AHEC is part of the North Carolina AHEC Program.

Conference Faculty

Ali R. Zomorodi, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Duke Neurosurgery

Sharon Poisson, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado, Denver

Marc T. Silver, MD, FACC
WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians

David C. Hess, MD
Chairman and Professor
Presidential Distinguished Chair
Department of Neurology
Medical College of Georgia
Georgia Regent's University

Lauren Zangari, MS, OTR/L, DRS
Driving Rehabilitation Specialist
Duke University Medical Center


  • $104 (physicians, advanced practice providers and pharmacists); $129 after November 1, 2015
  • $89 (other healthcare professionals); $109 after November 1, 2015
  • Vouchers are accepted.
  • Fee includes credit, online handouts, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.
  • Directions will be emailed with confirmation letter.
  • Visit for inclement weather policy and ADA statement.
  • For questions, please contact Lue McKnight at or 919-350-0469.

Cancellations and Refunds
No refunds will be issued unless we are notified by 5 pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. A $35 cancellation fee will be deducted from your registration fee if a refund is issued. Substitutes are encouraged.

Conference Planning Committee

Keith Hull, MD, FAAN, FAHA
Director, WakeMed Stroke Center
Raleigh Neurology Associates

Catherine Lewis, PharmD, CACP, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Campbell University
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist
Duke Regional Hospital

WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Catrice Ayscue, BSN, RN, CNRN
Manager, Neuro ICU

Carol Cecile, BSN, RN, CNRN
Manager, Neuro Intermediate Care

Kimberly Elks, BSN, RN, CCM
Stroke Program Coordinator

Angela Hollis, BSN, RN-BC
Stroke/HF Program Coordinator


Debbi Hillman, MSEd, RHEd
Associate Director, CME

Lue McKnight, MBA
Project Coordinator, CME




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