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Friday, October 2, 2015
7:00 am to 4:30 pm



Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Comprehensive Stroke Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US, the leading cause of brain injury in adults, and the leading cause of major disability. Stroke care at a Comprehensive Center is intended to facilitate the use of our best resources to minimize or prevent, when possible, the complications of a stroke through rapid identification of symptoms and appropriate interventions. This symposium will provide a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of organized stroke care in reducing mortality, institutionalization, and dependency in activities of daily living.

To view the full conference agenda, click here


This activity is designed for neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, general practitioners, radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, technologists and program administrators involved in the management of acute stroke patients.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss current diagnostic and management strategies for treatment of arterial dissection.
  • Compare clinical and neuroimaging techniques in the selection of stroke patients for reperfusion therapy.
  • Review recent trials regarding the use of endovascular methods for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
  • Assess surgical versus endovascular treatment options for patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • Discuss available data on the minimally invasive neurosurgery for the evacuation of intracerebral hemorrhage and compared to hemicraniecomy/hematoma evacuation employed in prior trials.
  • Describe the current standard of care for decompressive craniectomy in patients with acute large anterior circulation ischemic infarctions resulting in malignant cerebral edema as well as promising medical treatment for this condition.
  • Recognize the current application of telemedicine in the evaluation and treatment of acute stroke patients.
  • Summarize current diagnostic and management strategies for treatment cryptogenic stroke and review upcoming trials.
  • Review the standard of care for the management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis.
  • Discuss transcranial doppler with embolic detection as a tool for risk stratification as well as emerging research for revascularization and intensive medical management versus medical management alone in patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis.



Igor Rybinnik, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


Rohan Arora, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

Mark Gorman, MD
Professor, Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine

W. Taylor Kimberley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Steve Messe, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Charlie Prestagiacomo, MD
Professor of Surgery, Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Center, The University Hospital, Newark, NJ


Gaurav Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Deviyani Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Khanjan Nagarsheth, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Interim Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Sudipta Roychowdhury, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk, attend the program and complete the credit request and evaluation forms at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be mailed to participants within 4 weeks.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education activities and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product(s).

This offering is giving 7 contact hours. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider Number P133-4/13-16.


$175 - Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants
$125 - Other Healthcare Proessionals

Program fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch, continuing education credits, and course material. Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon completion of registration.

Pre-registration is recommended. On-site registration will be accommodated on a space available basis.


For additional program information or if you have special needs, please contact 732-253-FAST (3287).

If you need to cancel, please email stroke@rwjuh.edu by Tuesday, September 29th to receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after this date. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows.”

Rutgers and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital reserve the right to modify the program contents, faculty and program activities. It also reserves the right to cancel the activity if necessary. If the conference or any part of the conference is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.



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