Dear colleagues and friends,
I am delighted to invite you to join us for our third annual STROKEBUSTERS® Stroke Seminar and Rapid Learning Stroke Workshop 2016, to be held October 22–23 at the Naples Hilton in beautiful Naples, Florida. STROKEBUSTERS® is a nonprofit organization whose mission is dedicated to stroke awareness, the advancement of research and prevention of the number one cause of disability in the US. Because stroke is largely preventable, it is our mission to make known its causes, its prevention, and further the scientific advancements in its treatment.
By hosting this educational conference, we will address stroke in a comprehensive fashion. We will feature informative presentations, encouraging live interaction, networking, and collaboration for best stroke practices. We embrace everyone who has an interest in stroke, and invite all to attend.
This year’s seminar is one of particular interest to stroke practitioners because it will provide current insight into stroke from “A to Z,” including the diagnosis of stroke, the imaging and interpretation, the treatment, and probably most importantly, the prevention of stroke. Our conference offers up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
This is an opportunity to build friendships and professional relationships in a rapid learning environment. To this end, we warmly invite you to join us for an interactive and productive weekend of learning and camaraderie. Your participation and tax-deductible contributions to our organization are always needed and welcome. Together We Are Stronger™.
Nasser Razack, MD, JD
We encourage all physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, emergency medicine specialists, first responders, members of the media and those involved in the care of stroke patients to attend.
12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Healthcare Professionals
The third annual STROKEBUSTERS® Stroke Seminar & Rapid Learning Workshop provides an update on the latest advances in stroke treatment. It is designed to provide participants current practices in stroke care.
After attending this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe acute stroke intervention.
- Discuss stroke prevention.
- Describe cerebral vascular anatomy and how it relates to stroke.
- Discuss the evolution of stroke endovascular treatment.
- Describe why stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) require treatment different than those with small vessel occlusion.
- Describe the neurological evaluation of large vessel occlusion (LVO) and time reduction requirements for patients.
- Understand the differences between various pre-hospital screening tools for stroke.
- Describe dual phase CTA.
- Discuss the clinical impact of endovascular treatment regarding stroke outcome.
- State the four types of intracranial vascular malformations.
- Describe the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.
- Describe the neurological evaluation of stroke including NIH stroke scale (NIHSS).
- Discuss acute stroke imaging.
- Describe the differences between IV TPA and the endovascular treatment of acute stroke.
- Discuss cryptogenic stroke and atrial fibrillation.
- Describe the current American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines for stroke treatment.
- Discuss stroke evaluation improvements.
- Discuss the MR CLEAN, ESCAPE, EXTEND, SWIFT PRIME and REVASCAT trials.