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First Annual Rutgers University Stroke Symposium (18MN03)


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7:30 am - 4:30 pm



Eisenhower Conference Center
290 West Mount Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039

GPS Address: 80 Beaufort Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
Complimentary parking is available on Eisenhower Corporate Campus. 
For more information visit: http://www.conferencenj.com/index.html


Provided by Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital


The activity will highlight the latest diagnostic techniques and management strategies that impact the care of stroke patients. This symposium will include presentations given by both national and regional speakers in stroke.  Learners will able to interact with leaders in the field to learn how to deliver the best care for their patients while learning about cutting-edge technologies in the treatment of various neurovascular conditions.

View the full conference agenda.


This activity is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses involved in the management of the stroke patient.


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

  • Review the latest epidemiologic approaches and evidence related to the distribution, risk factors, prognosis, and treatment of stroke
  • Discuss elements of the 2017 federally-mandated stroke systems of care in addressing all aspects of the continuum of stroke, including health disparities, stroke surveillance and quality of care
  • Describe current invention protocols for managing patients for acute ischemic stroke in the emergency room through the intensive care unit
  • Examine the evolving role perfusion imaging in evaluating stroke patients
  • Discuss endovascular treatment approaches for unruptured intracranial aneurysms
  • Review the latest evidence of patent foramen ovale closure in stroke patients
  • Assess the latest scientific evidence on the safety, efficacy and appropriate use of novel oral anticoagulants in stroke patients
  • Summarize recent advances and emerging technologies in stroke recovery and neurorehabilitation



I. Paul Singh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology, Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Associate Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital; Co-Director, Primary Stroke Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Adriana Faria
Administrative Stroke Coordinator, Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital


Gregory W. Albers, MD
Coyote Foundation Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford School of Medicine; Director, Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Johanna T. Fifi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Endovascular Stroke, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

David Thaler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chairman, Department of Neurology, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, The Comprehensive Stroke Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA


Uri S. Adler, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Director of Stroke Rehabilitation Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Saddle Brook, NJ

Chirag D. Gandhi, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology, Director, Neurosurgery Residency and Endovascular Fellowship, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Andrea Hidalgo, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital

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

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


Helen Horng, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital; Clinical Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Molly Jacob, RN, MSN, CCRN, APN-C
Stroke Coordinator, Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospital

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 credit for this activity, participants are required to check in at the registration desk, attend the activity, and complete the online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 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.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is awarded 7.16 contact hours. (60 minute CH)  Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 7.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

  Through 6/18/2017 After 6/18/2017
(Payable On-site**)
Physician $140 $155
Other Healthcare Professional $100 $115
RBHS/UH Faculty/Staff $ 75 $ 90
Resident/Fellow* $ 75 $ 90
RBHS/UH Resident/Fellow* Complimentary $ 25

*Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming resident/fellow status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371.

Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for a reduced rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment break, lunch, and continuing education credits.   Registration can only be accepted through our secure on-line website through June 18, 2017.  Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa cards.  American Express is not accepted.  Pre-registration is recommended. 

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on June 18, 2017or earlier if seating capacity is reached. **Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Westminster Hotel
550 West Mount Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039

For hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at 800-388-2741/973-533-0600 or visit their web site. https://westminsterhotel.net/


Course Information: Contact Adriana Faria at 973-972-7852 or fariaar@uhnj.org

Registration: Contact CCOE at 973-972-4267/855-482-1843 or ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.

A full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received up to the date of the program. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows” or cancellations received once the program has started. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

Program Agenda

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