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RUSH Conference 2017

RUSH 2017 Neurovascular Conference

As the region’s only Level 1 Comprehensive Stroke center, we take the responsibility of providing quality Stroke care and resources for our community very seriously. As part of these efforts, Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center, Brain and Spine Center and Upstate Neurological Groups are excited to announce Regional Upstate Stroke and Health Summit (RUSH) 2017: Stroke care without borders.

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This all-day educational summit will be held at Syracuse’s Oncenter and take each participant through a variety of current stroke recognition, treatment, and preventions topics. The timing of this event fits nicely into Stroke Awareness Month and we hope that you will consider attendance as part of this campaign. Online registration is now open! We hope to see you there. The program agenda and speaker information can be found by clicking here PDF Icon

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Tentative Schedule

7:00 - 8:00  Registration & Breakfast 

8:00 - 8:15   Welcome Address – Dr. Hesham Masoud

8:15 - 9:00 Pit Stop to Stroke Unit, or Foundation of Stroke Care? The Role of the Emergency Department in Acute CVA – Dr. Jeremy Joslin Stroke care begins in the field with quick recognition, communication and transfer to the appropriate facility.  ER providers are the front line and "time keepers" to ensure that brain cells are saved during an acute stroke. This section will explore how ER doctors work to streamline processes to allow no barriers to their main goal of rapid triage and imaging which are the critical pieces for treatment decisions.

9:00 - 9:45  Hyperacute therapy in ischemic stroke - Dr. Hesham Masoud Rapid diagnosis and thrombolytic therapy have become the gold standard of initial triage of acute ischemic stroke. High yield review of early management strategies in acute ischemic stroke with a focus on the frontier of current medical and endovascular therapy.

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 10:45 Neuro Imaging –  Dr. Kalliopi Petropoulou A detailed look at state-of-the-art neuro imaging as it relates to stroke. CT angiogram and perfusion studies examined to determine utilization of emergent endovascular rescue techniques versus medical management.

10:45 - 11:30 Rehabilitation of Neurologic Cases - Dr. Margaret Turk Post-acute treatment of acute ischemic stroke has changed as more evidence on neuroplasticity of the brain comes to the forefront of rehabilitation. This section will explore challenges and victories experienced in the rehabilitee phase of a stroke patient.

11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 - 13:15 Neurosurgical interventions - Dr. Satish KrishnamurthAside from neuro-interventional techniques, Dr Krishnamurthy will explore open procedure that are currently being utilized with acute ischemic stroke patient and the evidence that supports such techniques.   

13:15 - 14:00 Endovascular therapies for CV disease - Dr. Grahame Gould A series of available diagnostic and treatment options will be explored for the various types of stroke treated at our Stroke Center.   Additional endovascular treatment options, including endovascular trials, will be discussed as we as we continue to treat stroke despite geographical borders of the area.

14:00 - 14:15 Break

14:15 - 15:00 Addressing readiness for stroke center designation - Jennifer Schleier, RN At a time of EMS diversion protocol bypassing hospitals that lack stroke designation, it is time to examine our internal processes. Are you ready to become a stroke designated facility? This section will review the necessary components required for this designation and the challenges faced to get there.  

15:00 - 15:45 Telestroke - Dr. Gene Latorre In the event of all things digital, why not provide digital medical consults. This section will explore the Upstate Telestroke partnership and the successful patient outcomes that have resulted from these partnerships. You will get a change to interact with the telemedicine equipment, and may even speak to some friends from “without borders”.

15:45 - 16:15 Panel Discussion - All Presenters This Q & A section will include all presenters and give the audience a change to ask any questions that could not be addressed throughout the morning. Please walk to the microphones to present your questions

16:15 - 16:30 Closure 

Presenter Information and Credentials

Hesham Masoud, MD

Vascular and Interventional Neurologist

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Jeremy Joslin, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Program Director of Emergency Medicine

Director of Adult Emergency Department

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Kalliopi Petropoulou, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Margaret Turk, MD

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neurorehabilitation

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Grahame Gould, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Jennifer Schleier, RN, BSN, CCRN

Stroke Program Manager

Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Julius Gene S Latorre, MD MPH

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Chief, Cerebrovascular Division, Dept of Neurology

Director, Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Program

Program Director, Vascular and Neurocritical Care Fellowship

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY