5th Annual Stroke Symposium (RP1511D)

Dallas, TX US
November 7, 2015

The aim of this symposium is for the audience to become more familiar with the Next BIG Thing in Stroke, this includes new trial evidence in 2015 that is rapidly changing the landscape for treating emergent large vessel occlusions beyond IV rtPA. The audience will gain an understanding for patient selection in light of new AHA/ASA guidelines recommending emergent endovascular access for this eligible stroke population. The news in stroke advancement will also share details such as the new trial evidence of implantable cardiac monitors in treating cryptogenic stroke, advance in stroke rehabilitation and a look at guidelines published within the last 2 years that are changing the treatment of HTN and HLD risk factors. The format of this symposium will be a series of lectures presented by experts in the followed by panel discussions where the audience can directly interact with the speakers.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Stroke Coordinators, EMTs, Allied Health Professionals, Stroke Rehabilitation Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge) and:

  • Apply change within your practice with the new clinical trial evidence favoring emergent thrombectomy plus standard of care IV rtPA in large vessel acute ischemic strokes.
  • Corroborate the evidence between implantable cardiac monitors and cryptogenic stroke treatment.
  • Apply the appropriate use of new novel anticoagulants in secondary stroke prevention.
  • Identify a stroke by an amusing review of unique stroke syndromes through Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • View the future of stroke streatment through the lens of translational research.
  • Identify important care touches in a stroke center to take to your hospital.
  • Implement the new 2013 AHA Cholesterol Clinical Practice Guidelines in a stroke population.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/07/2015 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
11/07/2015 - 3:00pm CST
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Director:

Mark Alberts, MD
Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Co-Course Director:

Amanda Dirickson, APRN, SCRN
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Rod Passman, MD
Cardiology & Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Evanston, IL


Kathleen Bell, MD
Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Professor and Chair in
Mobility Research
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Mark Goldberg, MD
Linda and Mitch Hart Distinguished Professor and Chair in
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dai Wai Olson, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lee Pride, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Michael Rubin, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, Neurological Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Michael Rogers, BSN, BS, RN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse
Zale Lipshy University Hospital SICU
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD
Norman  and Audrey Kaplan Chair in Hypertension
Professor & Program Director
Hypertension Fellowship Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Babu Welch, MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery & Radiology
Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center


Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA
  • 6.25 Attendance


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