International Stroke Conference 2015
The International Stroke Conference is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This 2½-day conference features more than 1,500 compelling presentations that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment.
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International Stroke Conference 2015

 

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: (1) Register and view the course online. (2) Complete the evaluation survey (3) Print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.  There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.  The link to the CME/CE “Professional Education Center” website is learn.heart.org.

 

Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Explorer 7 or greater

Firefox (Latest Version)

Google Chrome

Windows 7 or above

Safari (Latest Version)

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.

Mac OS 10.4

 

Workshop Location

Music City Center

201 5th Ave S

Nashville, TN

 

Cost to Attend

There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.

 

Target Audience

Physicians -
Adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionlists, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists, physiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, primary care physicians                         

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners -
Stroke, emergency medicine, rehabilitation

Pharmacists

EMS

Other -
Rehab specialists and other stroke caregivers; hospitalists

Description

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This 2½-day conference features more than 1,500 compelling presentations that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment. Join us and network with more than 4,000 leaders and colleagues in the stroke field from around the world with wide-ranging research and clinical expertise.

Sessions in clinical categories will center on community risk factors, emergency care, acute neuroimaging, acute endovascular and acute nonendovascular treatment, diagnosis of stroke etiology, cerebral large artery disease, in-hospital treatment, clinical rehabilitation and recovery, and health services, quality improvement, and patient-centered outcomes.

Sessions in basic science categories focus on vascular biology in health and disease, basic and preclinical neuroscience of stroke recovery, and experimental mechanisms and models. Further specialized topics include pediatric stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, nursing, preventive strategies, vascular cognitive impairment, aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, neurocritical care, vascular malformations, and ongoing clinical trials. Cutting-edge presentations on these topics attract a wide range of healthcare professionals and investigators including adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists, physiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, primary care physicians, hospitalists, nurses and nurse practitioners, rehabilitation specialists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, pharmacists, and basic researchers spanning the fields of cerebrovascular function and disease.

 

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify recent advances in basic models of stroke and their translation to clinical research.
  1. Evaluate recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of cerebrovascular disease.
  1. Analyze new and ongoing advances in clinical research through late-breaking science and ongoing clinical trials sessions.
  1. Discuss new research, treatments and interventions with scientists and investigators working in all areas of cerebrovascular disease.
  1. Interpret the rapidly changing areas within the stroke spectrum such as emerging options for the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, mechanisms of stroke recovery, and the impact of vascular cognitive impairment.
  1. Appraise the diverse challenges presented by cerebrovascular disease to specific populations, including ethnic and racial minorities, women, children, and developing communities.

 

Course Agenda

An at-a-glance agenda is listed as a separate document in the activity.  The full agenda can be found in the conference program guide.

 

Faculty

The faculty roster is listed as a separate document in the activity.

 

Accreditation Statements:

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 22.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

 

Continuing Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

“**AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after August 14, 2015.”

 

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses

The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 22.50 contact hours.

“**ANCC credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after August 14, 2015.”

 

Steps for Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.

 

Medium

This activity is a live or a virtual link activity depending on the location.

 

Contact Information

To contact the American Heart Association for any questions, please call our customer support center at 888-242-2453.

 

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality:

Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center.

 

Copyright Information
Please see the link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center.

 

Commercial Support

The program received commercial support from:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Covidien
  • Genentech
  • National Stroke Association
  • Medtronic
  • Styker
  • The Medicines Company
  • Wolters Kluwer
Type:  Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
1778 Registered Users
Live Meeting Information
Start: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7:00 AM
End:
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Location: Music City Center
201 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN
US

Credits
22.5 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

22.5 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

22.5 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit