University of Louisville Stroke Symposium - June 24, 2016

The Department of Neurology is proud to present the University of Louisville Stroke Symposium, a multidisciplinary forum on stroke. Local and internationally known experts will lead a program focused on the latest information in stroke care including imaging, thrombectomy, and telestroke. This event is open to neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, allied health, nursing, EMTs and paramedics.
When Jun 24, 2016
from 07:30 AM to 01:15 PM
Where Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
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Target Audience
The target audience for this symposium is neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, allied health, nursing, EMTs, paramedics and all other healthcare professionals interested in the topics presented.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Kerri Remmel, MD, PhD

Keynote Speaker: Global Innovation in Healthcare Technology
(No CME Credit will be Offered for this Presentation)
Yulun Wang, Ph.D.


Introduction of Dr. Albers and Announce the Beginning of the CME Activity
Neuroimaging Based Selection for Endovascular Stroke Therapy
Greg Albers, MD

Hot Topics/Panel Discussion
Dr. Albers, Moderator (Interactive Session and Breaks May Be Taken At This Time)

  • Early Mobilization After Stroke
  • Head Position After Acute Stroke
  • Aggressive BP Reduction in Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage

FAHA Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prophylaxis
Mark Alberts, MD

Hot Topics/Panel Discussion
Dr. Alberts, Moderator (Interactive Session and Breaks May Be Taken At This Time)

  • NOACs
  • ICD-10
  • Wake-up stroke
  • Driving after stroke

Endovascular Treatment Options in Acute Stroke
Robert James, MD

Evaluation and Adjournment

Course Director
Kerri Remmel, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Director, University of Louisville Hospital Stroke Center
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty
Greg Albers, MD
Professor of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Director, Stanford Stroke Center
Stanford Medical Center
Stanford, CA

Mark Alberts, MD
Professor, Neurology and Therapeutics
Vice Chair
Neurology and Therapeutics
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Robert James, MD, FAANS
Assistant Professor
Chief, Vascular Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Yulun Wang, Ph.D.

Chairman and CEO
In Touch Health
Santa Barbara, CA

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Properly utilize the latest neuroimaging modalities for acute stroke care.
2. Implement the proper utilization of telemedicine in acute stroke care.
3. Identify the differences between and various uses of the novel oral anticoagulant agents for stroke prophylaxis.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 4.8 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-926. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements please contact  Emily Rollins at (502) 407-3226 at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


CLICK HERE to download the course brochure (Under Construction)

Registration Fees:

UofL Physician, Nurse, Faculty    $0
UofL Student, Resident, Fellow    $0
Outside Physician                          $40
All Others                                        $25
EMS/EMT                                         $0

Online registration for this symposium is now closed. You may still attend this event by registering at the welcome desk beginning at 7:30am.

Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before Friday,June 17, 2016. Requests received on or before Friday, Friday,June 17, 2016 will receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee.

Venue Information
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We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the University of Louisville Stroke Symposium!

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.