Brain Attack & Cerebrovascular Disease UPDATE 2023

The Brain Attack course is a yearly comprehensive review of the field of cerebrovascular disease. It covers epidemiology, diagnosis, acute management, secondary prevention, and rehabilitation. Our audience includes physicians and also nurses from the tri-state area as well as nationally. The course is held yearly with a series of core topics focusing on acute stroke management and is supplemented by new lectures each year to cover advances in the field. The faculty for the course includes stroke specialists from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine as well as faculty from the departments of radiology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation medicine, and expert guest faculty from outside our institution. Our multidisciplinary team provides a broad-spectrum curriculum and a practical approach to the cerebrovascular field. The Brain Attack course fulfills the 8-hour annual CME/CH requirement for Stroke Centers as per New York State Department of Health and certifying organizations such as The Joint Commission. 

Babak B. Navi, MD, MS
Joshua Z. Willey, MD, MS

Crismely Perdomo, MSN-Ed, RN

Friday, July 14, 2023
8:05 a.m.- 5:10 p.m.

Weill Cornell Medicine 1300 York Avenue, Uris Auditorium
New York, NY 10065

This course is also offered virtually. All times listed on the agenda are in Eastern Time.
Please make sure you adjust for your time zone so that you don't miss any of your sessions!

Lectures, Q&A

New advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cerebrovascular disease have been documented in recently published peer-review journals and are the subject of ongoing studies. 

Evidence-based guideline statements have been updated to reflect these changes, while other studies have become available since these guidelines have been published. Practicing physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals need to be educated about the state-of-the-art approaches to patients with cerebrovascular disease, including the diagnosis and management of acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and other cerebrovascular conditions. Requirements for the development of Joint Commission Stroke Certified Centers and the guidelines for Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers established by the Brain Attack Coalition requires ongoing medical education of members of stroke teams. Finally, results from previous Brain Attack conferences have yielded requests for more information regarding advances in the emergency treatment of stroke and pharmacological therapies for acute stroke.

This educational activity is primarily targeted to neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, and emergency department physicians. Stroke team members, including nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other providers treating stroke patients will also benefit from this conference.

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

1. Recognize modern advances in atrial fibrillation detection and management after ischemic stroke.

2. Examine the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and optimal diagnostic studies and treatments for cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

3. Analyze recent research advances for the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage with a focus on novel medical treatments, targeted anticoagulant reversal agents, and minimally invasive surgery.

4. Describe different treatment options for stroke prevention in patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis, particularly dual antiplatelet therapy and combined antiplatelet-anticoagulant therapy.

5. Discuss the various subgroups of cryptogenic stroke/embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) as well as emerging data for their optimal secondary prevention.

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New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6575