Back to the Basics: Improving Stroke Outcomes | Insights & Innovations 2019 

Treatment of stroke continues to change dramatically, resulting in increased survival rates and patient outcomes. This program will address the latest information and updates from leading experts in the continuum of care and changes in interventional treatment of patients with acute stroke.

A CME opportunity presented by Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California.

2019 Event Details 

Registration is now closed.

November 7, 2019

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621  

5:30 p.m. Registration and networking
6:00 p.m. Welcome, Featured Presentations
8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Our featured presentations will include:

Atrial Fibrillation: Advances in Detection and Stroke Prevention

Maheer Gandhavadi, MD, FACC, FHRS


Atypical Stroke Presentations and the Role of Disability in Stroke Management

Ben Usatch, MD


Current Management of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms

Lucian Maidan, MD, Vascular Neurology, Neuroendovascular surgery (CAST)


At the conclusion of our program, participants should be able to implement the following changes to their professional practice:

  • Identify which patients would benefit from non-medical therapies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and have an informed discussion with their patients about medical and non-medical treatments for atrial fibrillation
  • Consider disability in the evaluation of the stroke patient
  • The natural history of saccular intracranial aneurysms, annual risk of rupture, and best imaging techniques


Lucian Maidan, MD

Neurovascular Medical Director, Dignity Health Neurological Institute, Carmichael, CA


Maheer Gandhavadi, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Mercy Medical Group

Ben Usatch, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Attending Physician, University of Colorado Health


As a provider accredited by the California Medical Association, we must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored educational activities. We at Dignity Health Sacramento Office of Continuing Medical Education adhere to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

The following speakers have indicated an affiliation with organizations which have interests related to the content of this program. Per Dignity Health Sacramento CME office policy, these potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. 

  • Dr. Usatch is a speaker from the Genentech Speaker Bureau

The potential conflicts of interest have been resolved and determined the presentations are without bias.

  • Dr. Gandhavadi, Dr. Maidan, Dignity Health Sacramento CME committee members, and all other planners involved and able to influence the content of this presentation have reported no relevant financial relationships/interest with any commercial entities that may have ties to this presentation.

Accreditation Statement:

Dignity Health Sacramento is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Dignity Health Sacramento designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.