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Neuro and Intensive Care: Review, Workshops and Controversies 2019 - General Session

Orlando, FL US
May 9, 2019 to May 11, 2019

Course Directors: W. David Freeman, M.D., Alejandro A. Rabinstein, M.D., Eelco F. Wijdicks, M.D., Ph.D.

Course Co-Directors: Suzanne M. Brown, B.S.N., C.N.R.N., S.C.R.N., Daniel A. Jackson, Pharm.D., BCPS, R.Ph., Lesia H. Mooney, M.S.N., R.N., A.C.N.S.-B.C., C.N.R.N., S.C.R.N., Christina C. Collins, A.R.N.P. Sukhwinder (Johnny) S. Sandhu, M.D. and Charles R. Watts, M.D., Ph.D. 

This course is designed for medical providers who care for patients with neurological/neurosurgical emergencies, acute stroke and brain hemorrhage, acute brain injury, coma and disorders that require hospital, emergency department, and intensive care unit (ICU) evaluation and management. The course will provide a mixture of didactic, case-based and evidence-based guideline review and hands on workshops including pharmacotherapy workshops. Hands on workshops include central line placement, critical care ultrasound including focused cardiac and lung ultrasound, optic nerve sheath diameter ultrasound for non-invasive intracranial pressure monitoring and hands on intracranial ICP monitor ventriculostomy placement in high-fidelity simulation. Pharmacotherapy workshops and ICU EEG workshops will utilize audience participation in on screen quizzes and share protocols regarding osmotherapy for raised intracranial pressure and antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy.

Registration Fees 

Physicians and Scientists

APRNs & PAs$495

Residents, Fellows, RNs, Allied Health and Retirees


Additional Workshops

$ 300 each

Additional Information
2019 Course Postcard
Course Brochure
2020 Save the Date Postcard

Exhibitor Information
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting during this course, please contact FLA Exhibits.

Call for Abstracts
An electronic poster session for presentation of original research dedicated to the field of Neuro Critical Care will be held at the meeting. Submitted abstracts may include: ongoing clinical trials in neuro critical care, outcome studies, quality improvement or practice innovations, and interesting, case series, case control studies or challenging case reports. Posters will be peer-reviewed. Accepted abstract recipients will be notified by email after the extended deadline, April 9, 2019. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference. Please email FLA CME Abstracts for additional details.

Target Audience

This course is designed for medical providers in neuro ICU, ICU, emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery and intensivists from pulmonary, anesthesia and neuro intensive care backgrounds as well as ARNPs, PAs, paramedics, EMS medical personnel and allied health providers including physical, occupational and speech therapists who care for patients with neurological emergencies. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define common neurological and neurosurgical emergencies such as stroke, seizures, respiratory failure, as well as provide updates in best practice for these topics
  • Review diagnosis of neurocritical care conditions and diseases, as well as pathophysiologic management of these conditions
  • Outline strategies for best practice and evidence-based medicine updates for medical providers caring for patients with neurological critical care and neurosurgical ICU disorders

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 ACPE
  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.50 ANCC
  • 15.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/09/2019 - 6:45am
Event ends: 
05/11/2019 - 12:45pm
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Waldorf Astoria Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln
Orlando, FL 32821
United States
+1 (888) 353-2009

Rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate starting at $269 per night plus applicable taxes. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block sells out or before the expiration date of April 18, 2019, whichever comes first. The resort has extended the group rate three days prior and three days after the course based on availability.

Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is before 11:00 a.m. Book online or call 1-(888) 353-2009 and reference the group code WNCC to identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Neuro and Intensive Care Course to receive a discounted rate. Rooms are limited so we do encourage early booking. No resort fee for guests staying at the hotel. 

An optional resort fee is available at a daily rate of $30; which includes: complimentary premium Wi-Fi access throughout the resort and public areas, two welcome drinks in Peacock Alley or Aquamarine, access to the spa and fitness center, bike rentals (based on availability), complimentary golf club rental after 2:00 p.m., 10 percent off spa treatments at the Waldorf Astoria spa, 10 percent off pool cabana rentals (reservations recommended) and unlimited access to in-room local and toll free calls. The self-parking rate is $27 per day/ per vehicle (tax not included) and the valet rate is $35 per day/ per vehicle (tax not included). 




Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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. 

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 15.50 AOA Category 2-A credits.

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

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 5.50 ACPE
  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.50 ANCC
  • 15.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 15.50 Attendance


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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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