September 25 - 27, 2014 - Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL

Course Directors: Barrett, Kevin M., M.D.  | Flemming, Kelly D., M.D.  | Freeman, William D., M.D.  | Lanzino, Giuseppe, M.D.

This course will provide attendees with an update across all major areas of clinical interest in vascular neurology. Lectures will cover management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms, and carotid stenosis. The course will also cover the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to brain attack. Lectures will be supplemented with highlights of images in clinical vascular neurology, and group discussions of clinical vignettes. A neurovascular ultrasound hands-on workshop will also be available for attendees.

This course is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, emergency department physicians, neurology residents, vascular neurology fellows and stroke center team members, including nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, and speech therapists.

Registration Fee

Registration on or after: 07/26/2014$775.00
Residents, RNs, NPs, PAs, Allied Health, Retiree$375.00
Registration on or after: 07/26/2014$450.00

The registration fee includes tuition, a comprehensive electronic course syllabus, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and reception.


Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the eligibility for intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in acute ischemic stroke
  • Identify modifiable stroke risk factors and interventions (e.g., blood pressure control)
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke that prompt emergency evaluation and earlier treatment
  • Evaluate the data and outcomes of clinical trials and the impact on treatment options for stroke patients
  • Describe recent developments in stroke prevention strategies
  • Discuss standard and new treatment options for cerebrovascular diseases

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 19.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Self-Assessment Activity

This course offers optional continuing medical education (CME) and self-assessment credits.  Registrants are able to earn credits for the self-assessment in addition to the live event. A 25-question self-assessment must be completed prior to the course activity (ABPN requirement).

You will receive log-in information sent to the e-mail provided in your registration.  If you have problems with the log-in, contact the CPD office prior to the course start date.

Each participant receives a report with their selected answers, the correct answers and comparative performance of all participants on each question. The report includes recommended literature resources for each question.

The ABPN has reviewed the "Stroke and Cerebrovascular Review Course and Self-assessment" (awarding 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Core Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Practice based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based Practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 19.75 Credits


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