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CEL Online - STAR 5th Regional Stroke Management Symposium

Date of Release
March 24, 2016

Period of Validity
March 24, 2016 - March 24, 2019

Educational Need

This activity is designed to increase providers knowledge surrounding the management of acute stroke patients and to enhance the care provided to these patients.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and describe key risk factors in the treatment of stroke and protocols specific to NYS Designated Stroke Centers
  • Describe different treatment options for stroke patients
  • Identify causes of stroke in young patients
  • Describe the indications and contradictions for dual antiplatelet therapy for secondary stroke prevention

Bibliographic Sources to Allow for Further Study:
Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack. Kernan et al. Stroke. 2014;45:2160-2236
Long-term outcomes after stenting versus endarterectomy for treatment of symptomatic carotid stenosis: the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS) randomised trial. Leo H Bonati, Joanna Dobson, Roland L Featherstone, Jorg Ederle, H Bart van der Worp, Gert J de Borst, Will em P Th M Mali, Jonathan D Beard, Trevor Cleveland, Stefan T Engelter, Philippe A Lyrer, Gary A Ford, Paul J Dorman, Martin M Brown, for the International Carotid Stenting Study investigators The Lancet Vol 385 February 7, 2015
Target stroke phase II manual. American Heart Association, American Stroke Association. 2014: 1-7.
Einhaupl KM et al. Heparin treatment in sinus venous thrombosis. Lancet 1991;338:597-600.
Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (Kernan et al, Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7):2160-236. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000024. Epub 2014 May 1.)
Dorsey ER, Venkataraman V, Grana MJ, Bull MT, George BP, Boyd CM, Beck CA, Rajan B, Seidmann A, Biglan KM. Randomized, controlled trial of “virtual housecalls” for Parkinson disease. JAMA Neurology 2013;70:565-70. [PMCID:PMC3791511]
Silva GS, Farrell S, Shandra E, Viswanathan A, et al. (2012 ). [The status of telestroke in the United States: a survey of currently active stroke telemedicine programs.]. Stroke 43(8):2078-85.
Daemerschalk BM et al.  Scientific rationale for the inclusion and exclusion criteria for intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke.  Stroke.  2016; 47:581-641.
Jauch EC et al.  Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke.  Stroke.  2013; 44:870-947.
de Bruijn SFTM et al. Randomised, placebo-controlled trial of anticoagulant treatment with low-molecular weight heparin for cerebral sinus thrombosis. Stroke 1999;30:484-8..
Saposnik G et al. Diagnosis and management of cerebral venous thrombosis: A statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke 2011;42:1158-1192.
Connolly ES, et al. AHA/ASA Guideline: Guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke. 2012; 43: 1711-1737.
Muhammad S, et al. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome as an overlooked complication of induced hypertension for cerebral vasospasm: systematic review and illustrative case. Stroke. 2016; 47(2): 519-522.
Wartenberg KE and Mayer SA. Medical complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2010; 21: 325-338.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations
The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose:

*Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary Ann Teeter, FNP-C
E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA
Susan Cowdery, MD
Adam Kelly, MD
Ania C. Busza, MD, PhD
Todd Holmquist, MD
Curtis Benesch, MD, MPH
Nicholas Bambakidis, MD
Amrendra Miranpuri, MD
Michael Stoner, MD
G. Edward Vates, MD, PhD
Bogachan Sahin, MD, PhD
Debra Roberts, MD, PhD
Olga Selioutski, DO

The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s).  Only the current arrangements/interests are included:

Tarun Bhalla, MD, PhD: Proctor for Penumbra

Contact Information
For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666

Registration Fees:



Criteria for Successful Completion of this Activity Include:

  • Register for the course
  • Review both the AM and PM webcasts
  • Completion of  the self-assessment / program evaluation*

*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.


  • Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
  • Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
  • Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.

Register for this Course

AM Session - Webcast

PM Session - Webcast

After viewing the Course Materials:

  • Click on the Self-Assessment – Program Evaluation link and sign in.
  • Registration Complete - You have already paid and registered for this event. To continue with your Online Activity, please click the "Continue" button below.
  • Thank you – Click Here to Begin the Activity and a new window opens to the activity home page.
  • Use the tab at the top to go back to the Thank You page and the Continue to the Post Test button appears.
  • Complete the Post Test and Evaluation.

Self-Assessment/Program Evaluation