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Ninth Annual

Pursuit of Neurovascular Excellence 2017

Program Agenda

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AGENDA

7 – 7:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 – 8 AM Welcome and Introduction

Steven J. Barrer, MD
Director, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Abington

Lee J. Harris, MD
Chief, Neurology Division
Associate Director, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Abington

Qaisar A. Shah, MD
Director, Neurointerventional and Neurocritical Care

8 – 8:15 AM Patient Story

Ron Shaffer
Stroke Survivor

8:15 – 9 AM Update on Neurologic Emergencies

Karen Greenberg, DO, FACOEP
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician
Virtua and Kennedy Health Systems

Director Neurologic Emergency Services
Aria –
Jefferson Health System


9 – 9:45 AM Acute Stroke Imaging: Pearls and Pitfalls

Adam Flanders, MD
Professor of Radiology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice Chair Imaging Informatics
Co-Director Neuroradiology
Thomas Jefferson University

9:45 – 10:10 AM Coffee Break in Exhibitor Hall

10:10 – 10:55 AM DAWN: The Breaking of a New Era of Acute Stroke Intervention

Tudor G. Jovin, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, UPMC Stroke Institute
Director, UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy

10:55 – 11:25 AM The Legal Implications of Thrombolytse Therapy and Endovascular Interventions for Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS)

Dan Martz, Esq
Defense Attourney
Christie & Young PC

11:25 – 12:10 PM To Close or Not to Close: Updates on the Management of PFO

Bruce Klugherz, MD
Director Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Interventional Cardiology
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

12:10 – 12:25 PM Award Presentations:
Diamond Neurosciences Nursing Award

Steven J. Barrer Award for Distinction
in the Neurosciences

12:25 – 12:50 PM Lunch

12:50 – 1:50 PM Case Review

Tudor G. Jovin, MD, David Hasan, MD, Osman Kozak, MD, Douglas Kondziolka, MD

1:50 – 2:35 PM Applications of Stem Cell Therapy in Neuroscience

Douglas Kondziolka, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology
Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Director, Gamma Knife Program
NYU Langone Medical Center

2:35 – 3:20 PM Cerebral Aneurysm Vessel Wall Imaging: Attenuating Rupture Risk

David Hasan, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology
University of Iowa Health Care

3:20 – 3:45 PM Coffee Break in Exhibitor Hall

3:45 – 4:30 PM The Importance of Neurorehabilitation in the Pursuit of Neurovascular Excellence

Samir Belagaje, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Stroke Rehabilitation
Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center

Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Emory University School of Medicine


4:30 – 5 PM Innovations in Post-Stroke Therapies

Margo Abramson, OTR/L, CSRS
Senior Occupational Therapist
Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist
Abington – Jefferson Health

Nicole Schultz, PT, DPT, CSRS, Vestibular Certified Senior Physical Therapist
Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist
Abington – Jefferson Health

Erica Jovanovic, PT, DPT, CSRS
Physical Therapist
Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist
Abington – Jefferson Health

5 – 5:05 PM Closing Remarks
Qaisar Shah, MD