C50 - Cerebrovascular Disease III: Update on Neuroimaging Modalities and Endovascular Therapies for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Event Time: Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology, Neurohospitalist
Director(s): Johanna Fifi MD, FAAN
Description: Stroke management has substantially changed since the publication of numerous randomized clinical trials proving the efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for treatment of acute ischemic stroke cause by large vessel occlusion (LVO). Through presentations and case based discussions, faculty will facilitate discussion of indications for thrombectomy, how neuroimaging may help select patients for AIS therapies, and update the use of endovascular interventions. There will be focus on the new evidence for a time window for MT for LVO up to 24 hours using advanced neuroimaging. There will be in depth discussion on cutting edge neuroimaging and advanced algorythms.  We will also discuss the reorganization of systems of care to achieve timely access to thrombectomy evaluation and care. This program complements Cerebrovascular Disease I: Prevention, Cerebrovascular Disease II: Update on Guidance-based Diagnosis and Management of Hemorrhagic Stroke, and Cerebrovascular Disease IV: Telestroke, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to identify indications for imechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke treatment, apply neuroimaging modalities to select patients for acute ischemic stroke treatment, and be familiar with expanding indications for endovascular interventions. Participants will understand the disparities in access to stroke care that can be found in various regions around the country.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Systems-based Practice

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