stroke 2016

PROGRAM OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

The Neurosciences Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) invites you to the Sixth Annual Regional Neurosciences Conference and State of the Art Stroke Summit. The conference will discuss advances and new technologies in comprehensive stroke and neurological and neurosurgical care. Covering seven specialty areas within the field of neurosciences, the two day regional conference provides an elaborate learning experience on topics ranging from neuro oncology, stroke neurology, spine, endovascular neurosurgery, tele-neurology, neurological critical care, and pediatric neurology. The program also includes a survivor story told by a neuro critical care advanced nurse practitioner who endured a life threatening neurological condition prior to working in the field. Improving patient outcomes for stroke requires a multifaceted approach across the continuum, from the pre-hospital setting up to and including rehabilitation. The summit is designed to improve the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers engaged in the daily care of patients who suffer from stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases, in order to prevent a gap in knowledge about existing information and technology.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, allied health providers, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, case managers, radiology technologists and first responders to improve the delivery of care in treating neurological and neurosurgical conditions including stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases.

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:

  • Identify updates in brain tumor research and innovative neurosurgical approaches for complex brain tumor treatment.
  • Explain the evaluation and management of patent foreman ovale in the acute ischemic stroke patient.
  • Explain updates in care for the transient ischemic attack patient in the outpatient setting.
  • Identify updates in tele-neurology innovations.
  • Explain updates in evidence based practice for the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patient in the ICU and pre-hospital setting.
  • Identify updates in innovative neurosurgical approaches for cerebral aneurysm and arteriovenous malformations.
  • Explain updates in the emergent treatment of pediatric seizures
  • Explain best practices for blood pressure management in the treatment of spinal cord injury patients
  • Identify updates in treatment of spine deformities
  • Identify the selection criteria and advanced imaging for endovascular treatment of the acute ischemic stroke patient: Updates from the International Stroke Conference 2016.


STATEMENT OF NEED

Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke therapy is a complex and constantly changing field of medicine that incorporates specialists from many different backgrounds. State of the art management of stroke patients requires an efficient and coordinated team of EMS personnel, nurses and physicians using the latest treatment algorithms. The team of experts involved in stroke care includes specialists from neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, emergency medicine, primary care and critical care medicine. As neuroscientists develop safer and more effective treatments for stroke patients, it is crucial that all practitioners who see patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke be updated on the latest advancements in the field.