One of the goals of this educational activity is to provide information and review of guidelines to help limit the morbidity and mortality associated with stroke.  The guidelines support the overarching concept of stroke systems of care and detail aspects of stroke care from patient recognition; emergency medical services activation, transport, and triage, through the initial hours in the emergency department and stroke unit.  The guideline discusses early stroke evaluation and general medical care, as well as ischemic stroke, specific interventions such as reperfusion strategies, and general physiological optimization for cerebral resuscitation.
  • Discuss key decision points in Emergency Department Stroke Triage
  • Review the current concepts in endovascular acute stroke treatment
  • Recognize the emerging role of minimally invasive neurosurgery in acute intracranial hemorrhage
  • Differentiate ICU care of acute hemorrhage and ischemic stroke
  • Apply the Steps of Recovery post-stroke
  • Review the changing landscape in Stroke Accreditation
Saturday, September 20, 2014


EMS, ED Staff, Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Nursing, Rehabilitation Specialists, Radiology Technicians, and Pharmacists.



SLU, Tenet, Des Peres (Must have associated slu or tenet email address)


Non-Affiliated MD, PA, NP, Pharm


Non-Affiliated Allied Health (Nursing, OT, PT, Radiology Tech)


Non-Affiliated Resident, Fellow, EMS

Cancellations received on or before September 12, 2014, will be refunded in full minus a $15.00 Administrative Fee.
Ani B. Acharya, MD
- St. Louis University Hospital - University City, MO
Richard D. Bucholz, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery - Saint Louis University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO
Jeroen R. Coppens, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery - Saint Louis University Hospital - USA, MO
Randall C Edgell, MD
Associate Professor, Vascular Nd Interventional Neurology, Director of Neuorintervention - Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Lisa Erlinger, RN, MSN
Stroke Coordinator - St. Louis, MO
Abhay Kumar, MD
Assistant Professor - St. Louis, MO
Maheen Malik, MD
- St. Louis, MO
Bryan Piotrowski, MD
- St. Louis, MO
Adnan Qureshi, MD
Chair and Medical Director, Dept of Cerebrovascular Diseases/Interventional Neurology - University of Minnesota - St. Cloud, MI
Karna Sherwood, MD
- St. Louis, MO
Bhargava Trivedi, MD
DIRECTOR - Makinda, IL
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and Coffee & Danish 8:30AM - 9:00AM  
Welcome 9:00AM - 9:15AM  
Pedal to the Metal-Accelerating Endovascular Stroke Thrombectomy 9:15AM - 10:15AM Adnan Qureshi, MD
Break 11:15AM - 11:30AM  
Lunch 12:30PM - 1:15PM  
Move to Breakout Rooms 1:15PM - 1:30PM  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and MidAmerica Stroke Network.  Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians.


Saint Louis University designates this live activity for a maximum of   6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
License #216-000085 Expiration Date:  9/30/2014
CE Contact hours:  7.0             

State of Illinois Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
License #224-000052 Expiration Date:  12/31/2015
CE Contact hours:  7.0


Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Missouri Nurses Association Provider #115-III

Nursing Contact Hours:  6.0


The R.R.A. must complete 50 CE credits within a biennium period. Up to 25 of the credits may be earned through activities intended for the radiologist/physician extender or the radiologist/physician. Activities meeting this radiologist/physician extender or the radiologist/physician requirement can be approved for Category A+ credits or by ACCME for AMA PRA CategoryTM credit, as specified on the American Society of Radiologic Technologists website.  

Attendees will be issued a Certificate of Attendance stating that this live activity was accredited for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


Additional accreditations will be added as they are approved.

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  • Compliance issues will automatically be moved up to the Accrediting Director for immediate review.

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