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

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.

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

UT Southwestern 8th Annual Stroke Symposium: Windows of Hope

7-7:30 Registration and Breakfast

7:30-7:45 Welcome M Johnson/ Prof Emeritus Greenly

0745-0830          Rapid Fire Session 1: New Best Practices in Acute Stroke (15 m each)

                              Our Toolkit: Cerebral Imaging       Dr Magadan

                              Small Vessel Stroke: The Silent Epidemic      M Johnson

                              New Frontiers in hyperlipidemia: PSK Inhibitor    Amit Khera

0830-0915          Special Guest: Window of Hope/ Dr.

0915-0930         Panel Questions

9:30-9:40            Break

9:40- 1025         Rapid Fire Session II: Cardioembolic Stroke (15 min each)

      • PFO  Dr Luna
      • Atrial Cardiopathy- Shang
      • Anticoagulation for all?!  Dr Shen

1025-1040       Panel Questions

1040-1110       Global Impact of Stroke, Dr. Gebreyohanns

1110-1150       Debate: 2018 new clinical guidelines

                          Lack of Evidence: CPG

                          Real World Practice

1150-1250-      Lunch

1250-2:20 PM Breakout Sessions

          Session A: Nursing Focus, Post Stroke Care

           Rehabilitation Nursing –Tim Gorden or Mandy

           Identifying Post Stroke Fatigue and Depression     Susan Alex        


          Session B: Physician Focus, Post Stroke Management

  • Anti-platelets after Stroke    M Johnson
  • Recovery after Stroke-  Dr. Bell

2:20 2:30 PM Break

2:30-3:00 Translational Research: Stem Cell in Stroke- outside

3:00-3:15 Questions and Adjorn

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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA
  • 6.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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