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Ninth Annual

Pursuit of Neurovascular Excellence 2017

Program Agenda



7 – 7:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 – 8 AM Welcome and Introduction
Steven J. Barrer, MD
Lee J. Harris, MD
Qaisar A. Shah, MD

8 – 8:15 AM Patient Story
Ron Shaffer
Stroke Survivor

8:15 – 9 AM Update on Neurologic Emergencies
Karen Greenberg, DO, FACOEP
Director Neurologic Emergency Services Aria
Jefferson Health System
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician Virtua and Kennedy Health Systems

9 – 9:45 AM Acute Stroke Imaging: Pearls and Pitfalls
Adam Flanders, MD
Professor of Radiology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice Chair Imaging Informatics
Co-Division Director Neuroradiology

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
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

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

12:10 – 12:25 PM Awards

12:25 – 12:50 PM Lunch

12:50 – 1:50 PM Case Review

1:50 – 2:35 PM Applications of Stem Cell Therapy in Neuroscience
Douglas Kondziolka, MD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Director, Gamma Knife Program

2:35 – 3:20 PM Cerebral Aneurysm Vessel Wall Imaging: Attenuating Rupture Risk
David Hasan, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology
Department Neurosurgery
University of Iowa Health Care

3:20 – 3:45 PM Break

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

4:30 – 5 PM Margo Abramson, OTR/L, CSRS
Abington Jefferson Health
Senior Occupational Therapist
Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

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