6th Annual Stroke Symposium for Health Care Professionals (RP1611C)

Dallas, TX US
November 5, 2016

This program is designed to provide attendees with the latest updates in the management of acute stroke. A special focus will be given on the hot topics of Stroke in Pregnancy and Wake up Stroke. Evidence-based updates will include the latest FDA approved indications for acute ischemic stroke treatment and reversal agents for novel anticoagulants. We will discuss a new foreman ovale closure device for secondary stroke prevention that has recently received patent approval by the FDA. We will also review medication administration pitfalls in stroke care and disparity of care in women with stroke. The attendees will gain a better understanding of the latest treatment options for stroke as it is applicable to their scope of practice. 


Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Stroke Coordinators, Social Workers, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Stroke Rehabilitation Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve the comfort of administration of IV TPA
  • Identify and treat more acute stroke patients by examination of the wake up stroke patient through imaging modalities
  • Integrate the known risk of stroke in pregnanacy with understanding of rapid treatment
  • Illustrate practices of writing scholarship for successful publishing
  • Report on new FDA novel treatments for secondary stroke prevention and explain research finding of recent trials affecting acute treatment including early mobilization



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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/05/2016 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
11/05/2016 - 3:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Building "D" Lower Level
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390
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


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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  3. In the following "checkout" pages you will verify and process your payment.
  4. After registration is completed, a confirmation will be sent by email.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance


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