8th Annual UT Southwestern Stroke Symposium: Windows of Hope (RP1810A)

Dallas, TX US
October 20, 2018

This symposium will review state-of the art practice in acute stroke management, with emphasis on the new expanded window of treatment. Health professionals with a stroke focus will gain a better understanding of the new 2018 American Heart Association guidelines for acute ischemic stroke, the new science in atrial cardiomyopathies and post stroke management. Global health impact of stroke will also be featured, as well as, an update on translational stroke research.

This year’s theme is “Windows of Hope” and will focus on:

  • Expanded window of thrombectomy rescue for some stroke patients
  • Update on clinical practice guidelines in stroke care from recent landmark studies
  • Guidance in palliative care in stroke
  • Nursing topic break-out sessions
  • Targeting gaps in transition of care 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for providers in the specialties of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and therapists who are interested in advancing their knowledge in stroke care are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain new evidence of expanding acute stroke thrombectomy treatment in elected patients to 24 hr last known well and to review all the new guidelines that focused on strict evidence in recommendations, and thus lowered evidence in areas that were lacking (such chemical prophylaxis in VTE prophylaxis and routine ordering of MRI).
  • Apply appropriate selection of medical management of hyperlipidemia in stroke care including new PSK Inhibitors.
  • Distinguish the difference in known atrial fibrillation and the contribution to stroke risk of atrial cardiopathies overall.
  • Summarize the indication for PFO closure in selected patients post stroke.
  • Identify the global impact of stroke and how healthcare workers everywhere share the burden of care and prevention.
  • Recognize the impact of meaningful and targeted therapies, including new evidence in rehabilitation stroke medicine.
  • Explain the current state of this targeted science, including trials that are ongoing now.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/20/2018 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/20/2018 - 3:30pm CDT

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7:00 AM7:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
7:30 AM7:35 AMWelcome Mark Johnson, M.D.
7:35 AM8:00 AMOpening AddressRalph Greenlee, M.D.
8:00 AM8:40 AMRapid Fire Session 1: New Best Practices in Acute Stroke 
  Cerebral Imaging in Acute Stroke     Alejandro Madagan, M.D.
  New Frontiers in hyperlipidemia: PSK Inhibitor    Parag Joshi, M.D.
8:40 AM9:20 AMPerspectives: 2018 New Clinical Guidelines 
  Lack of Evidence: CPGMark Goldberg, M.D.
  Real World PracticeDion Graybeal, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M University Health Science Center,
Medical Director of Stroke, Texas A&M University Health Science Center,
Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
9:20 AM9:30 AMPanel Discussion 
9:30 AM9:45 AMBreak 
9:45 AM10:25 AMRapid Fire Session II: Cardioembolic Stroke 
  Patent Foramen OvaleMichael Luna, M.D.
  Atrial CardiopathyTy Shang, M.D., Ph.D.
10:25 AM10:40 AMPanel Discussion 
10:40 AM11:10 AMGlobal Impact of StrokeMehari Gebreyohanns, M.D.
11:10 AM11:40 AMClosing the Gap in Stroke Transitions of CareNneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H.
11:40 AM11:50 AMPanel Discussion 
11:50 AM12:50 PMLunch 
12:50 PM2:10 PMBreakout Sessions  
  Session A: Nursing Focus, Post Stroke Care 
12:50 PM1:30 PMDealing with Stroke: Patient PerspectiveSusan Alex, D.N.P., APRN, ANP- BC, NE
1:30 PM2:10 PMDealing with Stroke: Nurse Perspective Daiwai Olson, Ph.D., R.N.
  Session B: Provider Focus, Post Stroke Management 
12:50 PM1:30 PMPalliative Care in Stroke ManagementStephanie Houck, M.D.
1:30 PM2:10 PMThrombolytics in Stroke Care - Special Guest lectureJessica Lee, M.D.
Director, UK HealthCare Comprehensive Stroke Program,
Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Associate Professor, Neurology,
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY  
2:10 PM2:20 PMBreak 
  All Attendee Final Session 
2:20 PM3:00 PMKeynote: Windows of HopeSteven Warach, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology, Dell Medical School,
Director of the Stroke Institute, University of Texas, Austin, TX
3:00 PM3:15 PMQuestions and Adjourn 


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Renaissance Dallas Hotel
2222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
United States
Directions: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/dalbr-renaissance-dallas-hotel/
  • There is a discounted parking rate for this symposium. 

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Course Director:

Mark Johnson, M.D.
Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Co-Course Director:

Amanda Dirickson MS, ANP-C, APRN, SCRN
Senior Clinical Provider
Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

UT Southwestern University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 6.5 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance


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Refund Policy:

A $25 handling fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by email at cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu by October 1, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter. Registrations are non-transferable.