Stroke and Neurovascular Clinical Update 2017 and Current Developments in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation

Early Bird rates extended until Friday, November 24th! 

 The conference will open with a discussion of stroke systems of care, describing specific clinical aspects of patient treatment and management within the various system components. This will be followed by a comprehensive review of pre-hospital and emergency department care. An update on recent advances in stroke care and the concept of secondary prevention of stroke will be covered. The rehabilitation of patients with stroke within the acute care hospital, including evaluating medical stability, neuropharmacological interventions; initiation of PT/OT, and readiness for other rehab services will be explored. The role of neuroimaging in evaluating patients with stroke and making decisions on their management and treatment will be examined. Pain management in the stroke patient will be discussed. The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Comprehensive Stroke Recovery Program will be extensively overviewed and preliminary results updated, demonstrating the critical role of cardiovascular conditioning. A highlight of this discussion will be the opportunity to view a video of this program in progress. The day will conclude with a discussion of nursing care within neurocritical care, acute care, and rehabilitation from the perspectives of nurses/managers on these units. Our nursing panel will also address conducting and organizing stroke trials, improving neurointerventional process and care, and a paradigm shift in TIA patient care.

The second day will start with an update on neurointerventional surgery, including evidence-based improvements in process and care. The components and rationale for neurocritical care services and the evolution to evidence-based, protocol driven guidelines for stroke patients within critical care will be examined. Neurosurgical procedures offered for patients with stroke and neurovascular problems will be presented. The conference will shift back to the concept of Stroke Recovery and rehabilitation. Topics will cover spasticity in stroke patients, the AM-PACc as a functional measurement tool; therapy-focused benefits of cardiovascular conditioning, swallowing; and challenging neuropsychological issues following stroke.


  • When

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017
    7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • JFK Conference Center
    70 James St.
    Edison, New Jersey 08820

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