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MGH Cerebrovascular Future Care Symposium

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Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology

June 16, 2018


Partners HealthCare
399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145


Cerebrovascular care is undergoing a transformation. New discoveries and treatments present a range of options for providers and patients alike. New and proven therapies are currently available, but access to advanced therapeutics, and identification and evaluation of clinical syndromes presents a practice gap. Increasing awareness of available resources to ensure the best outcomes for patients is needed. The goal of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cerebrovascular Future Care Symposium is to inform about these exciting changes and their impact, now and to come.

The symposium presents the opportunity to interact with renowned experts in the field, covering the entire breath of specialty cerebrovascular services. Short and focused didactic sessions will provide updated content and perspective. Exciting case presentations will track patients from the time of presentation through definitive diagnosis and treatment, providing practical and insightful discussion and commentary from a panel of specialists. Audience response tools will allow you to assess your colleagues' responses and ask questions of the speaker and panels. All presentation slides will be available on our website in PDF form during the symposium and for future reference as a syllabus. Finally, our single day format at our beautiful new facility at Assembly Row in Somerville, MA allows you to explore the latest in the field while minimizing the disruption on your clinical and personal time. Massachusetts General Hospital is the first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Massachusetts, providing cutting edge treatments in acute cerebrovascular care. We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you, and sharing with you an innovative learning experience that focuses on the latest evidence-based developments in cerebrovascular care. We are confident that the course content and subsequent discussions will directly and positively impact your practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Describe new and proven therapies currently available, for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
2. Identify clinical syndromes and understand the required evaluation and triage.
3. Develop awareness of the resources available to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Emergency Department, Neurology, and Internal Medicine practitioners (physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants), emergency department and critical care nursing, emergency medical service and flight crew personnel, hospital and facility administrators and quality-control managers.


9:00AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
Lee Schwamm, MD

Logistics & Introduction
Sahar Zafar, MD
9:05Ischemic Stroke

Wake up Strokes, Late Presentations and a New Endovascular Age
Bay Leslie-Mazwi, MD


Acute Stroke Evaluation: the Paradigm Changes
Michael Lev, MD


Beam me Up: Telestroke in 2018 and Beyond
Anand Viswanathan, MD


Malignant MCA Strokes: Room to Grow
Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD


Pseudo Live Case Forum: Ischemic Stroke: Cardiac Surgery, LVO treatment, Tandem occlusion, Paradoxical emboli and PFO closure/pAF monitor, Hemicraniectomy case, etc.
Lee Shwamm, MD

Scott Silverman, MD
Pamela Schaefer, MD
Chris Anderson, MD
Mark Etherton, MD
Lee Schwamm, MD
11:00Hemorrhagic Stroke

Acute Reversal of Warfarin and NOACs associated hemorrhage
Edip Gurol, MD


Ups and Downs: Acute Management in ICH
Sahar Zafar, MD


Surgical evacuation for ICH: Should it stay or should it go?
Aman Patel, MD


Pseudo Live Case Forum: Hemorrhagic Stroke Recurrent CAA Hemorrhage, Mass effect and clot evac/hemicraniectomy, IVH with EVD, Management of anticoag after ICH in context of mechanical valve, etc.
Jonathan Rosand, MD

Steve Greenberg, MD
Brian Edlow, MD
Patricia Musolino, MD
Javier Romero, MD
1:30Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

After the Storm: Immediate Management of SAH Patients
Eric Rosenthal, MD


Operative Management of a SAH in the Era of Endovascular Treatment
Aman Patel, MD


Endovascular Management of aSAH: What's the Pipeline?
James Rabinov, MD


Psuedo Live Case Forum: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Pipeline, Stent coiling, Coiling versus Clipping, Monitoring case and vasospasm, etc.
Aman Patel, MD

Leigh Hochberg, MD
Guy Rordorf, MD
James Rabinov, MD
Bay Leslie-Mazwi, MD
3:15Regionalization of Cerebrovascular Care

The Near Horizon for Regional Stroke Care
Lee Schwamm, MD


Neurosurgical Services in a Regional Care Model
Bob Carter, MD

Panel Discussion: Priorities in Regional Cerebrovascular Care
Lee Schwamm, MD

Lee Schwamm, MD
Amen Patel, MD
Michael Lev, MD
Jonathan Rosand, MD
4:00Concluding Remarks
Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD
4:00 PMAdjournment of Educational Activity

Massachusetts General Hospital Faculty

Course Co-Director
Lee Schwamm, MD, Chief, Stroke Service

Course Co-Director
Jonathan Rosand, MD, Chief, Division Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology

Course Co-Director
Amen Patel, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

Chris Anderson, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Bob Carter, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Brian Edlow, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Mark Etherton, MD, Stroke Neurology

Steve Greenberg, MD, PhD, Stroke Neurology

Mary Guanci, MSN, RN, CNRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurocritical Care

Edip Gurol, MD, Stroke Neurology


Lee Hochberg, MD, PhD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology
Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD, Neuroendovascular, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Michael Lev, MD, Neuroradiology

Patricia Musolino, MD, PhD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology, Pediatric Stroke Neurology

James Rabinov, MD, Neuroendovascular Neurology

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Javier Romero, MD, Director of Ultrasound Services and R.H. Ackerman Neurovascluar Lab

Guy Rordorf, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Eric Rosenthal, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Natalia Rost, MD, Stroke Neurology

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Pamela Schaefer, MD, Associate Director of Neuroradiology

Scott Silverman, MD, Stroke Neurology

Chris Stapleton, MD, Neurosurgery

Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD, Stroke Neurology

Sahar Zafar, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Registration Information

Physicians: $250.00
Trainees (non-MGH Residents/Fellows): $50.00
Scientists: $150.00
Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals: $150.00

Early Bird Special (Before May 15, 2018)
Physicians: $200.00
Scientists and Other Health Care Professionals: $100.00
Trainees: $25.00

Scholarship options will be available for a limited number of deserving residents, fellows and nurses. To enquire about scholarship please contact Laetitia Mpoutou at

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before June 2, 2018 will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after June 2, 2018 will not be refunded.

Contactpartnerscpd@partners.orgif you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Laetitia Mpoutou at from Massachusetts General Hospital at (617) 726-1287.

For questions regarding the registration, please contact the Partners CPD Office atPartnersCPD@partners.orgor (857) 282-2514.

Provided by:

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology and Partners HealthCare System
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CME Information


Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-239, 10/1/2020).

Criteria for successful completion include: electronic check-in (attendance) at the beginning of the program, attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation.

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