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22nd Annual Harold 'Jobe' Bernard Stroke and Neurosciences Symposium

22nd Annual Harold 'Jobe' Bernard Stroke and Neurosciences Symposium

Target Audience

Biomedical Informatics, Health Policy, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nursing, Ph*rm*cy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 

Activity Description

The 22nd Annual Harold ‘Jobe’ Bernard Stroke and Neurosciences Symposium will update participants on clinical and scientific developments from the last year in stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage care with a mix of didactic and research presentations from invited experts.

CME Credit Designation

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of  15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

Clinical priorities and guideline-based work-flow for managing acute ischemic strokes

Clinical priorities and guideline-based work-flow for managing acute hemorrhagic strokes

Local issues impacting stroke care.

Genetic stroke and cerebral vascular disease syndromes

Lifestyle factors and preventive measures that impact incidence and prognosis of stroke

Criteria for referring patients for interventional stroke treatment

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity;  to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships;  and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.


Thursday, October 187:50-8:00 Welcome and overview “Developments in stroke care: local and global”8:00-8:30 Get with the Guidelines, Kaley Pelton, Director Quality Improvement Initiative, American Heart Association8:30-9:15 Stroke prevention strategies Fred Callahan MD, Founder Stroke & Heart Attack Prevention Center, Nashville 9:15-9:45 Evaluation of Embolic Stroke with Unknown Source (ESUS) Howard Kirshner MD, Vice-chair Vanderbilt Neurology9:45-10:00 Stroke Survivor Story Raphael Missirian and family10:00-10:15 BREAK10:15-11:00 Year in Review: New Clinical Trial Results Deborah Kerrigan MD, Vanderbilt Neurology11:00-11:45 Keynote talk: Pooja Khatri MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Cincinnati11:45-12:00 Questions and Answers12:00-1:00 LUNCH1:00-1:45 Central Retinal Artery Occlusion – Retinal Stroke Matthew Schrag MD, PhD Vanderbilt Neurology1:45-2:15 Stroke and Sleep Apnea, Jamie Andry MD, Vanderbilt Neurology, Sleep Division2:15-2:45 One Price Fits all (or 90 days), Kiersten Espaillat, DNP, APN, FAHA, Stroke Program Manager2:45-3:15 Tenecteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Mike Froehler MD, PhD, Vanderbilt Neurology3:15 - 3:30 Break3:30 - 4:00 What to do with a PFO? Shyan Panchal MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vascular Neurology Fellow4:00 - 4:30 Cerebral amyloid angiopathy related inflammation (CAARI) James Eaton MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, neurology resident4:30-5:00 Advances in mechanical reperfusion, Steven Roth MD, Vanderbilt Neurosurgery

Friday, October 198:00-8:30 Initial Immediate ICH Care: the ABCs Matthew Schrag MD, PhD, Vanderbilt Neurology8:30-9:00 Rapid Coagulopathy Reversal Megan Jaynes MD, Vanderbilt Hematology9:00-9:30 Management of subarachnoid hemorrhage and aneurysms, Megan Jaynes MD, Vanderbilt Hematology9:30-10:00 Surgical Approaches to ICH Matt Fusco MD, Vanderbilt Neurosurgery10:00-10:30 Incorporating ICH into the Stroke Code: practical management in the ER Tyler Barrett MD, Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine10:30-10:45 BREAK10:45-11:30 C3 FIT trial: update Ken Gaines MD, Vanderbilt Neurology11:30-12:00 Developments in Cerebrovascular Biology: the Perfused Organoid Ethan Lippmann, PhD, Vanderbilt Engineering12:00-1:00 LUNCH1:00-1:45 Fibromuscular dysplasia Esther Kim MD, Vanderbilt Cardiology1:45-2:15 Topical, title TBD Shilpi Mittal, MDVanderbilt Neurology2:15-2:45 Update on Stroke Rehabilitation Vartguez Mansourian MD, Stallworth2:45-3:30 Acute Blood Pressure Management in ICH and Stroke Eva Mistry MD, Vanderbilt Neurology3:30-3:45 Break3:45-4:15 Stroke and Migraine, Patrick Lavin MD, Vanderbilt Neuro-Ophthalmology4:15-5:00 Cases and discussion Eli Zimmerman MD, Vanderbilt Neurology


Where are the events held?  All sessions, meals and exhibits are held at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt located at 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN  37203.  Phone number is 615-369-5900

Where do I park?  Self and Valet parking are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt. Rates are $12/Self-Parking or $14/Valet.  Parking is at your own expense.

Where should I stay?  The symposium will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN  37203.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 615-369-5900. Reference code VNEU19. A limited number of rooms are available at a rate of $189 until September 16, 2019. Once sold out, rates will be quoted based on availability. All reservations are payable by the individual guest.

Reservations can also be made online at Reference Code VNEU19.

What is the dress code?  Business casual is appropriate for the Symposium.

How do I receive my CME or Attendance credit for the symposium?  Symposium attendees will claim credit via text and the online CME Cloud system online at the conclusion of the symposium for CME or Attendance credit. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates will be available online through the CME Cloud system. Additional directions will be provided onsite and following the symposium.

I am not able to attend both days. What are my options?  Symposium registration is offered for the full conference for physicians and other healthcare providers. Attendees may choose to attend as many or as few sessions as they like. Nurses and students may register for the full symposium or just one day (Thursday or Friday). Attendees must choose one option during registration. Registration is good only for the option selected.

What if I have to cancel?  There is a 30 day cancellation policy.

What if the conference is cancelled?  In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will refund registration fees in full. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity.
Ticket Information Ticket Price
2 Day Physician USD 155
2 Day Nurse/Tech USD 155
Thursday Only - Nurse/Tech USD 100
Friday Only - Nurse/Tech USD 100
2 Day EMS Provider USD 155
Thurs Only - EMS Provider USD 100
Fri Only - EMS Provider USD 100

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