Current Concepts in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes - September 28, 2023

Annually, stroke affects more than 800,000 people in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. Rapid identification and treatment of stroke, both hemorrhagic and ischemic, can not only be lifesaving but also minimize disability. Expanded criteria for tPA and mechanical thrombectomy increase the number of patients who are candidates for treatment. Technological advances have made the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke safer and more effective. This seminar will discuss advances in the care of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke so that providers can readily identify and triage persons who will benefit from aggressive stroke care.
When Sep 28, 2023 07:30 AM to
Sep 29, 2023 03:40 PM
Where UofL Shelby Campus, 440 N Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-588-4791
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Target Audience
Emergency medicine providers, primary care providers, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, patients/families.

7:30 am – 7:50 am

Registration & Breakfast

7:50 am – 7:55 am
Welcome by Drs. Abecassis & Ding and Kim Meyer APRN PhD, Course Directors

7:55 am – 8:00 am
Dr. Abecassis Introduces Dr. Elnazeir

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Dr. Elnazeir: Mechanical Thrombectomy for Anterior & Posterior Large Vessel Occlusions

8:50 am – 9:00 am

9:00 – 9:05 am
Kim Meyer, APRN, PhD Introduces Kari Moore, MSN

9:05 – 9:55 am
Kari Moore, MSN: Improving Stroke Systems of Care in Kentucky

9:55 am – 10:05 am

10:05 – 10:15 am
Coffee Break

10:15 am – 10:20 am
Dr. Ding Introduces Kim Meyer, APRN, PhD

10:20 am – 11:10 am
Kim Meyer, APRN: Evaluation & Management of Post-stroke Headache

11:10 am – 11:20 am

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm
Dr. Abecassis Introduces Dr. Kim, Keynote

12:40 pm – 1:30 pm
Keynote Dr. Kim: MCA Aneurysms: The Rationale for Clipping in the Intrasaccular Device Era

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm

1:40 pm – 1:45 pm
Kim Meyer Introduces Dr. Abecassis

1:45 pm – 2:25 pm
Dr. Abecassis: Striking a Balance Between Endovascular and Microsurgical Treatment for Aneurysms; Lessons Learned

2:25 pm – 2:35 pm

2:35 pm – 2:40 pm
Dr. Abecassis Introduces Dr. Ding

2:40 pm – 3:30 pm
Dr. Ding: Preoperative Dome Protection in Patients with SAH

3:30 pm – 3:40 pm

3:40 pm
Final Remarks & Adjourn

Course Directors and Faculty

Dale Ding, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Interim Chief of Vascular Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville

Josh Abecassis, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville

Kimberly Meyer, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN, APRN
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville

Dr. Marwa Elnazeir, MD
Clinician – UofL Health
Gratis - Department of Neurology
University of Louisville

Dr. Louis Kim, MD
Chief of Neurological Surgery at
Harborview Medical Center
Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington

Director, Outreach & Community Engagement
Director, Clinical Operations Stroke Program
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 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.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 7.0 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-24-1354. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

Special Services
To request disability arrangements, please contact   at 502-588-4791 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.


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Registration for this conference is free. Please register in advance to allow for event planning.

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We thank our participating companies for their support of the Current Concepts in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes conference,  a final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.

Accreditation Disclosure
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the Office of CME&PD, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its accredited educational activities. All Planners, faculty, reviewers, and other persons that affected the content of this CME activity were required to submit a financial disclosure form from which relevant conflicts of interest were determined. If any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies were disclosed, the materials each of them prepared for this program (or influenced) were peer-reviewed and determined to be without ineligible company bias, were considered fair and balanced in terms of therapeutic options, and presented evidence-based content. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated prior to this activity.

Learner Consent Statement
Names or contact information of learners will not be shared with any ineligible company or its agents without the explicit consent of the individual learner.