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Advances in Stroke Care
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Raleigh, NC

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. Other health professionals will receive Wake AHEC CEUs 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 CEU & Contact Hours
Wake AHEC will provide 0.5 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.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Application for ACEP credit has been filed. Determination of credit is pending.

The Wake Area Health Education Center is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The 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.

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.

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7:00 am Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitors
8:00 Welcome and Opening
8:15 Stroke in Women: Prevention and Treatment
Jason Mackey, MD, MS
9:15 Emergency Department Management of the Stroke Patient: Opportunities for Excellence
Peter D. Panagos, MD, FAHA, FACEP
10:15 Break
10:30 ICU Management of Malignant Ischemic Stroke, ICH and SAH
Dedrick Jordan, MD, PhD
11:30 Lunch
12:15 pm Aneurysmal SAH Treatment Update
Ali Zomorodi, MD
1:15 Dissecting Dizziness: HINTS for Early Stroke Diagnosis
David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD
2:15 pm Closing

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  • Review the literature and recent guidelines regarding stroke prevention in women.
  • Define the role of the emergency department in the management of stroke.
  • Identify methods to improve ED thrombolysis door-to-needle time.
  • Describe evidence-based management of stroke including malignant ischemic stroke, ICH and aneurysmal SAH.
  • Describe new methods for treating aneurysms.
  • Identify dizziness diagnosis by timing and triggers rather than type (TiTrATE).
  • Identify posterior canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) based on nystagmus features.
  • Distinguish stroke from vestibular neuritis in acute vestibular syndrome using bedside examination (‘H.I.N.T.S.’).

Conference Faculty

Jason Mackey, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Cerebrovascular Outcomes Center
Indiana University School of Medicine

Peter D. Panagos, MD, FAHA, FACEP
Associate Professor
Emergency Medicine and Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Stroke Network

Dedrick Jordan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care
Department of Neurology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Medical Director, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
University of North Carolina Hospitals

Ali R. Zomorodi, MD
Medical Director, Skull Base Surgery Center
Division of Neurosurgery
Duke University School of Medicine

David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology & Otolaryngology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Conference Planning Committee

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

Catrice Ayscue, BSN, RN, CNRN
Manager, Neuro ICU
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Debbi Hillman, Ms Ed, RHEd
Assistant Director, CME

Kimberly Elks, BSN, RN, CCM
Stroke Program Coordinator
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

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

Desiree Hunter, BSN, RN, CNRN
Manager, 5B Neuro Intermediate Care
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Catherine Lewis, PharmD, CACP, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist
WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Lue McKnight, MBA
Project Coordinator, CME

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Medical-Surgical Divisions
Duke Raleigh Hospital




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