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The 14th Annual Cerebrovascular Update has been specially designed for practicing neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, hospitalists, neuroradiologists, primary care physicians, internists, gerentologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers and rehabilitation therapists who treat a myriad of stroke related conditions and diseases in their practice. The course directors, Rodney D. Bell, MD, Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FACS, FAHA, Carissa C. Pineda, MD and
Pascal Jabbour, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Departments of Neurology, and Neurosurgical Surgery, have developed an agenda that includes in-depth presentations on epidemiology and management of risk factors in stroke prevention; emergency management of acute stroke; anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy; diagnosis and management of intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage; and intracranial aneurysms. The ultimate goal of the 14th Annual Cerebrovascular Update is to improve the delivery of care for the stroke patients by improving the performance of practicing physicians and other health care professionals as they care for patients with stroke related medical complications. This conference will allow participants to observe and question the expert faculty as they discuss real patient cases, and demonstrate how to apply new information and clinical guidelines into their practices. In addition, the use of an audience response system will further engage the participants and allow them to assess their knowledge and skill levels with their peers.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ABOUT JEFFERSON ACUTE STROKE CENTER
The Jefferson Acute Stroke Center is one of the most advanced and acclaimed centers in the U.S. for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of stroke. It's also the largest facility dedicated to the care of acute stroke in the Delaware Valley, and has received the Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award given by the American Stroke Association (ASA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) and received Advanced Certification by the Joint Commission in Stroke (Primary Stroke Center).
The Department of Neurology - Established in 1934 has a full-service department where leading neurologists deliver comprehensive care for a wide variety of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other dementia and movement disorders, epilepsy and headache. Subspecialty centers of note include the Stroke Center at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience. This center is one of the most advanced centers in the United States for the diagnosis, management, prevention and research of stroke and is the largest facility dedicated to the care of acute stroke in the greater Delaware Valley. The Stroke Center's approach to care is also multidisciplinary, incorporating, as the needs of each individual patient demand, the expertise of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's extensive medical staff of leading specialists in various disciplines, and accounting, in large part, for our recognition as a center of excellence. One current example of the advantages of this approach is the center's ongoing collaboration with the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory within the Division of Cardiology of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Department of Medicine to test the safety and effectiveness of a minimally invasive procedure to seal a flap that can be present between the two upper chambers of the heart. The procedure could prove helpful in preventing recurrence of stroke in certain patients between the ages of 20 and 55. In addition, the researchers at the Jefferson Stroke Center are focused on investigating additional prevention strategies, as well as new treatments for acute stroke.
The Department of Neurological Surgery - is comprised of several divisions including Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery which offers a comprehensive array of treatments for cerebrovascular disease. Some of these procedures are minimally invasive or non-invasive, which reduces risk for all patients and, in particular, provides options to those patients who cannot withstand the rigors of open surgery.
In addition to clinical treatments, Jefferson's Division of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery engages in research to determine the mechanisms of stroke and to investigate possible therapies aimed at reducing stroke-associated injury.