University of Chicago Annual Stroke Symposium

Chicago, IL US
June 7, 2024

Experience a transformative journey into the realm of cutting-edge stroke care!
Join us for an unparalleled educational opportunity where we unravel the intricacies of optimal stroke care through a dynamic exploration of the latest evidence. Delivered by distinguished experts in the field, this immersive activity isn't just about information—it's about fostering a collaborative environment where clinicians like you can actively engage with faculty.

Prepare to delve into the core of evidence-based practices, navigate intriguing controversies, and uncover the latest treatment advancements for patients with cerebrovascular disease. This isn't just a seminar; it's a unique chance to elevate your expertise and stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of stroke care.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to the future of cerebrovascular medicine. Secure your spot now and be part of a transformative experience that goes beyond the ordinary—because exceptional care starts with exceptional education.
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for healthcare professionals, including nurses, family medicine physicians, internists, emergency department physicians, neurologists, and others who care for patients with acute and chronic cerebrovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall when and how to transfer patients to a thrombectomy-capable center;
  • Recognize symptoms of large vessel occlusion;
  • Identify patients at risk of intracranial vascular malformations and when to refer them to a neurosurgical or endovascular subspecialist for further management;
  • Categorize the indications for endovascular care of patients with acute stroke;
  • State guidelines and indications for antithrombotics in secondary stroke prevention;
  • Describe current recommendations for the acute management of patients with signs or symptoms of acute ischemic stroke;
  • Discuss occult mechanisms of cardioembolic stroke and how this knowledge can be used in patient care;
  • Compare the benefits and risks of endovascular intervention for large vessel occlusion.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jacqueline Morales
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Symposium Brochure1.55 MB
PDF icon Symposium Flyer912.24 KB
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 Paramedic
  • 4.75 Participation
Event starts: 
06/07/2024 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
06/07/2024 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
8:30 AM-9:00 AM
9:00 AM-9:15 AM
DEBATE: Acute Constant Dizziness: The History and Exam Trump Imaging
James E. Siegler, MD 
9:15 AM-9:30 AM
DEBATE: Acute Constant Dizziness: MRI Is Inevitable
Neena Cherayil, MD
9:30 AM-9:45 AM
DEBATE: Is Thrombolysis Dead?-Pro
Thanh Nguyen, MD, FRCP, FSVIN, FAHA
9:45 AM-10:00 AM
DEBATE: Is Thrombolysis Dead?-Con
Elisheva Coleman, MD
10:00 AM-10:15 AM
10:15 AM-10:30 AM
Which Antithrombotic Is Best for My Stroke Patient?
James R. Brorson, MD
10:30 AM-10:45 AM
The Hunt for Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke (How Much Should We Look for Afib? How Much Is Too Much?)
Srinath Yeshwant, MD
10:45 AM-11:00 AM
Complications of Aneurysm Rupture
William Roth, MD
11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Medical Management of ICH and Risk of Seizure
Ali Mansour, MD
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-12:45 PM
Surgical Management of ICH: State of the Field
Sean Polster, MD
12:45 PM-1:00 PM
Neuroimaging and Vascular Malformations
Issam Awad, MD
1:00 PM-1:15 PM
Hemicraniectomy for Malignant Edema
Jehad Zakaria, MD
1:15 PM-1:24 PM
Large Core, Distal Occlusion, Low NIH Stroke: Are We Ready Yet?
Colin Derdeyn, MD
1:24 PM-1:33 PM
Is Endovascular Surgery Indicated for Subdural Hematoma?
Sameer Ansari, MD, PhD
1:33 PM-1:42 PM
Intra-Sacular Aneurysm Embolization: Sexy Toys or a Must Have?
Guilherme Dabus, MD
1:42 PM-1:51 PM
IIH Is a Surgical Disease Now?
Michael Chen, MD
1:51 PM-2:00 PM
2:00 PM-2:15 PM
DEBATE: Rescue Stenting for ICAD LVO-Pro
Tareq Kass-Hout, MD
2:15 PM-2:30 PM
DEBATE: Rescue Stenting for ICAD LVO-Con
Shadi Yaghi, MD
2:30 PM-2:45 PM
DEBATE: Carotid Revascularization: Case Selection for Open CEA
Sean Polster, MD
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
DEBATE: Carotid Revascularization: Case Selection for Endovascular Therapy
Michael Hurley, MBBCh
3:00 PM-3:15 PM
Is There a Role of Endovascular Procedures in Neuro-Trauma?
Tareq Kass-Hout, MD
3:15 PM

*The agenda is subject to change.

David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
1201 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Learners can attend this activity in person or virtually. For questions about the program, contact Jacqueline Morales via e-mail.

The David Rubenstein Forum combines a variety of spaces, both formal and informal, large and small, calm and animated, focused and diffuse, scheduled and spontaneous. The ten-story tower features vibrant and distinct “neighborhoods”. For example, the third and fourth floors are home to Friedman Hall, a 285-seat auditorium optimized for spoken word, including keynote speeches, invited-speaker addresses, and select performances; these floors and other neighborhoods are connected by a two-story lounge. Meeting rooms on the eighth and ninth floors feature premium furnishings, finishes, and equipment, such as the Peter May Boardroom, a tiered meeting space that seats over 70.
The Rubenstein Forum’s unique position on the Midway allows for expansive views toward the campus and surrounding communities as well as downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. The City View Room on the 10th floor offers a strong visual connection between the university and the city, and it is an exquisite setting for hosting spectacular special events.

Want to know more? Visit the David Rubenstein Forum's website!
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Fernando Goldenberg, MD
  Professor of Neurology
  Director, Neuroscience Critical Care
  Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center


  Michael Hurley, MBBCh
  Professor of Radiology


  Tareq Kass-Hout, MD
  Assistant Professor of Neurology
  Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery

  Sean Polster, MD
  Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  Associate Director, Neurovascular Surgery Program
  Director, Skull Base and Neurovascular Laboratory

  James Siegler, MD
  Assistant Professor of Neurology
  Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
  Inpatient Medical Director, Department of Neurology


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Paramedic Credit
This course has been approved by Region 11 EMS and the Illinois Department of Public Health for 4.75 hours of continuing education for paramedics.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the activity ends. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
Enhance your company's presence and showcase your brand at the forefront of stroke care innovation! Our upcoming symposium offers a valuable platform for you to spotlight your products, services, and achievements directly to a diverse audience of influential decision-makers shaping the future of cerebrovascular medicine.

As an exhibitor at this event, you'll have the opportunity to present your offerings in our dedicated exhibit space. Engage in meaningful conversations with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals during breaks and meals, fostering connections that can propel your business forward.

Additionally, take advantage of the chance to increase your brand recognition through program acknowledgments, ensuring your message resonates with our esteemed audience beyond the symposium.

Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your company's profile in the area of stroke care. Reserve your space today!

Download the prospectus PDF icon here or contact Jacqueline Morales at or 847-708-5397. We hope to see you there!

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Advanced Practice Provider$50
Other Healthcare Professionals$25
Administrative Staff$25
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