2018 VCU Comprehensive Stroke Symposium


Date & Location
Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, Marriott Richmond Downtown, Richmond, VA

Target Audience
Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physician Assistant, Social Work, Speech Language Pathology

Overview

About the Symposium
The VCU Annual Comprehensive Stroke Symposium features noted faculty and experts in the field. As an academic tertiary referral center, VCU cares for complex stroke patients, pediatrics to adults, throughout the continuum of care from emergency care to in-patient rehabilitation and out-patient stroke clinics.

This one-day conference will focus on customizing stroke patient care for the individual needs of different populations, treating fever for better outcomes, optimizing management of carotid artery disease and providing patient-centered resources and tools to enhance transition of care.

Registration Information
The registration fee of $135 includes speaker handouts, CNE and CME continuing education credit, continental breakfast, break refreshments, and luncheon. Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this conference have been established, and we reserve the right to substitute speakers/topics, or cancel if necessary. Register early.

Cancellation Policy
Full refund, minus $15 processing fee for written cancellations postmarked by Friday, May 4, 2018. No refunds will be given for cancellations postmarked after this date.



Objectives

At the conclusion of the program learners will be better able to:
  1. Apply the newest acute ischemic stroke guidelines and temperature management guidelines in their practice
  2. Appropriately assess patients with challenging neuro exams for acute ischemic stroke
  3. Describe the unique stroke risk factors and management for women
  4. Summarize the management of carotid artery disease
  5. Recognize the impact of stroke on the young stroke survivor
  6. Recommend recreational therapy and community resources to enhance recovery
  7. Prepare stroke patients for anticipated challenges after discharge
  8. Understand the ischemic stroke and temperature management guidelines when caring for stroke patients.
  9. Correctly assess their patients for acute ischemic stroke.
  10. Understand the risk factors associated with stroke in women.
  11. Have an awareness of how best to manage carotid artery disease.
  12. Recognize the impact of stroke on the young patient survivor.
  13. Understand recreational therapy and community resources to enhance recovery.
  14. Better prepare stroke patients for some of the challenges post discharge.

Registration

The registration fee includes continuing education credit, all day meals and refreshments. Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this conference have been established. We reserve the right to substitute speakers or topics, or cancel if necessary. Please register early.

Cancellation Policy
Full refund minus $15 processing fee
for written cancellations postmarked by May 4, 2018. No refunds will be given for cancellations postmarked after this date.

Accreditation

VCU Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Americans with Disabilities Act
VCU Health System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. If special accommodation is needed, please contact us at (804) 828-0418. Every attempt will be made to facilitate your participation in this conference.