This course will provide attendees with an update of all major areas of clinical interest in vascular neurology. Lectures will cover management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis. The course will also cover the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to stroke. Lectures will be supplemented with highlights of images in clinical vascular neurology and group discussions of clinical vignettes.
As part of the Mayo Clinic 10th Annual Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review 2018, an electronic poster session for presentation of original research dedicated to the field of Neurology will be held. Challenging Stroke Cases are welcome. These may include challenging stroke cases (i.e., case reports) of those encountered in clinical practice. The conference will also review stroke randomized trials, outcome studies, potential practice innovations, stroke monitoring, and stroke center systems-based practice innovation or improvements. Posters will be chosen from all abstracts received by the Friday, September 14, 2018 submission deadline.
Abstract Eligibility: Original abstracts that either have or have not been presented at other meetings will be considered for the conference. Abstracts based upon published papers based on stroke will also be considered. Research Competition: Outstanding abstracts will be selected for electronic poster presentations at the 2018 Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Review course.
Number of Entries: A participant may be the primary author on no more than two abstracts; however, he or she may be a contributing author on any number of abstracts. Deadline: Abstract submission deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018.
Notification of Results: Accepted abstracts will be notified by email. All primary authors will be notified by email no later than Friday, September 21, 2018 if their submission has been selected for the electronic poster session, and details regarding poster set-up will follow. Accepted abstract recipients must still register for the meeting to attend.
Description of Challenging Stroke Case: No more than 300 words are allowed for the text within the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Suggested format is provided below.
This course is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, primary care physicians, emergency department physicians, neurology residents, vascular neurology fellows and stroke center team members including nurse practitioners, nurses, PAs, physical and occupational therapists and speech therapists.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
Recognize the eligibility for intravenous TPA in acute ischemic stroke, and endovascular therapy candidates with large vessel occlusion (LVO)
Identify modifiable stroke risk factors and interventions (e.g., blood pressure control)
Recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke that prompt emergency evaluation and earlier evidence-based treatment
Evaluate the data and outcomes of clinical trials and the impact on treatment options for stroke patients
Describe recent developments in stroke prevention strategies
Discuss standard and new treatment options for cerebrovascular diseases
Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.