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Neuroscience Update 2022: Insights & Innovations

Timely treatment options for acute stroke care are at clinicians finger tips for use in practice today. If you are a part of the emergency medicine, cardiology, or neurology healthcare teams including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurses, this education is for you.

This virtual conference will provide learners the opportunity to listen to internationally renowned clinicians from Stanford, Medical University of South Carolina, and CommonSpirit Health, and engage in a panel discussion with the faculty.

Upon completion of this education, you will be able to consider the best alternative according to the most current evidence when choosing a thrombolytic to administer to acute stroke patients; identify and administer current best therapy for patients with symptomatic intracranial stenosis, and appraise endovascular therapy and other trials to lower the risk of secondary stroke; and evaluate their current standards of care and determine how a fully functioning TeleStroke service would impact their ability to provide high quality care.

Please join the Dignity Health Neuroscience Institute of Northern California's annual Stroke Update as we all work together to find the best treatment alternatives for acute stroke patients.

2022 Event Details 


May 12, 2022
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom  

5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall
6:00 p.m. Welcome, Featured Presentations
9:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Our featured presentations will include:

Optimal Treatment of Atherosclerotic Artery Disease
March Chimowitz, MBChB | Professor of Neurology, Medical Unitversity of South Carolina

The Future of Telestroke
John Mackenzie, DNP, MAOL, RN | Telemedicine Netweok, Clinic Program Manager | Telebehavioral Health Specialist, CommonSpirit Health

Getting Ahead of the Guidelines: Acute Stroke Therapy and Prevention Update 2022
Nirali Vora, MD | Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences | Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Stroke Center | Director, Neurology Residency Program | Director, Global Health Neurology

Conference Chair
Lucian Maidan, MD

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Dignity Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider Number: 4004043

Provider Designee/Verification: Monica Bourke, MSN, RN


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 3 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change. 

Physicians - Dignity Health designates this activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been awarded 3 ANCC contact hours by Dignity Health. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved for 3 contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing – Provider Number 17375

Physician Assistants - Dignity Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 


Pharmacy - Dignity Health designates this knowledge-based activity for 4 ACPE credit. This is not a valid statement of credit. Credit for pharmacists and technicians will be uploaded into CPE Monitor and will be available within 60 days post activity pending submission of individual NAPB (EPID) number and DOB (Mo/Day)