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VIRTUAL COURSE: Brain Attack and Cerebrovascular Disease Update 2020

This event will take place online. 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!
June 3, 2020
Event Date:
July 17, 2020 - 7:45am

The Brain Attack course is a yearly comprehensive review of the field of cerebrovascular diseases and stroke. The course will cover epidemiology, diagnosis, acute management, secondary prevention, and rehabilitation. It is open to physicians, nurses, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians, and other clinicians from the tri-state area and nationally. The course is given yearly with a series of core topics focusing on acute stroke management, secondary prevention, and is supplemented by lectures each year covering the latest advances in the field.

The faculty for the course includes stroke specialists from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College as well as faculty from the departments of radiology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, 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 set by the State of New York for Primary Stroke Center designation and is an important vehicle for practitioners to obtain this vital education.

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.

It is intended that this CME/CH activity will lead to improved patient care by updating health care professionals on the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of brain attack and stroke.

1. Identify the optimal imaging strategy to evaluate and treat acute ischemic stroke with thrombolytics and thrombectomy.

2. Analyze the results of the most recent clinical trials on the approaches to the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, including the use of induced hypertension and neuroprotectants.

3. Review the evidence supporting the use of surgical and medical therapy for the treatment of acute intracerebral hemorrhage.

4. Understand the different treatment options for cerebral vein thrombosis, particularly treatment with warfarin versus direct oral anticoagulants.

5. Comprehend the epidemiology, mechanisms, and optimal treatments for vascular cognitive impairment.


The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been submitted to New Jersey State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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