Course Chairs

Laura E. Heitsch, MD
Joshua W. Osbun, MD

CME Provided By

Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education

Course Co-Chair

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD

Presented By

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center
The Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Emergency Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Guest Speaker

Tudor G. Jovin, MD

Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director of UPMC Stroke Institute
Director of UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy


“Rapid Fire Update” from the International Stroke Conference

Target Audience

This activity is designed for emergency medicine physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians, internists, pharmacists, neuroscience and emergency medicine nurses, EMS providers, hospital administrators and other health professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of the management of patients with cerebrovascular diseases.

Learning and Performance Objectives

The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge, competence and performance in the identification, evaluation and treatment of all stroke patients. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss available and emerging treatment options for cerebrovascular disease.
  • List the risks, benefits, and controversies of evolving therapeutic techniques in the treatment and management of cerebrovascular disorders.
  • Determine patient eligibility for evolving acute therapeutic techniques as well as preventative strategies for cerebrovascular disorders.
  • Describe and implement the recent developments in stroke prevention strategies.
  • Describe updates in the management of AIS and SAH.
  • State the importance of organized stroke networks of care.

Credit Provided By

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Continuing Medical Education


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Mid-America Transplant and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Awarded for this Activity:

American Medical Association (AMA)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 ANCC contact hours.

Emergency Medical Services

8 Continuing Education Units awarded, as approved by Barnes-Jewish Hospital accredited Training Entity #51007C, Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Douglas Schuerer, MD, Medical Director


Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, that planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order for CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made in activity handout materials.

This activity is supported in part by various commercial organizations. A complete list of commercial supporters and
contributors will be available at the time of the conference. Some companies may also exhibit.