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Virtual Stroke Conference Schedule

AANN's Advances in Stroke Care Conference will inspire you to optimize patient care through exposure to innovative research and leading evidence-based practice in stroke nursing. Our conference is an environment built to meet your needs whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional. This is an opportunity to meet your colleagues from around the country and foster relationships. View the virtual conference tech requirements here.

Schedule

All times are in the Central time zone (CDT). Live sessions marked with an asterisk (*) will be available only as a live session. There will not be recordings of these sessions available.

Wednesday, August 19

Review Course

8:00 am – 3:30 pm CDT

*SCRN Review Course (6 contact hours)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN ACNS-BC CCNS CNRN SCRN FNCS

Thursday, August 20

Pre-Conference Session

9:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT

*3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment (4 contact hours)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Anatomy
Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAAN

Exhibitor Hours

1:00 – 1:45 pm CDT

Educational Session

1:50 – 2:50 pm CDT

Unlocking the Diagnosis of the Basilar Artery Stroke: Lessons Learned from the Bedside (1 contact hour)

Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Serafin Snare, MSN RN CCRN CNRN SCRN

Opening Reception with Exhibits and Posters

2:55 – 3:45 pm CDT

Educational Session

3:50 – 4:50 pm CDT

*Stroke Prevention: What You Need to Know! (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA

Friday, August 21

Non-CE Morning Symposium

7:30 - 8:15 am CDT

A review of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) new practice advisory supporting PFO closure after cryptogenic stroke

John J. Volpi, MD
Supported by: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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Welcoming Keynote

8:30 am- 9:45 am CDT

*Young Stroke: Bridging the Continuum of Care (1 contact hour)

Amy Edmunds

Educational Sessions

10:00- 11:00 am CDT

*Neurocritical Care of the Stroke Patient (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA

11:10 am - 12:10 pm CDT

Rehabilitation Nurses Panel: Demystifying Stroke Care Across the Continuum (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Rehab
Barbara Lutz, PhD RN PHNA-BC CRRN FAAN FAHA
Michelle Camicia, PhD RN NEA-BC CCM FAHA FARN
Lynn Klassman, MSN APN CCRN CCNS CNRN
Debbie Summers, MSN RN ACNS-BC SCRN CNRN FAHA

Exhibitor Hours and Posters

12:10 – 12:55 pm CDT

Educational Session

1:00 - 2:00 pm CDT

*Stroke and Obesity: The Stats, the Facts, the Plan (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA

Exhibitor Hours and Networking

2:10- 3:00 pm CDT

Educational Session

3:10- 4:10 pm CDT

Time Is Still Ticking: Identifying LVO and Goals of Thrombectomy in a 24-Hour Window (1 contact hour)

Level: Expert
Track: Clinical
Kiffon Keigher, MSN RN ACNP-BC SCRN

Saturday, August 22

Educational Sessions

8:00 - 9:00 am CDT

What Would You Do? Making Decisions at the Bedside (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Mary McKenna Guanci, MSN RN CNRN SCRN
Rachel Malloy, MSN RN CNRN SCRN

9:10- 10:10 am CDT

How Did We Get it Wrong? Understanding Stroke Mimics and Stroke Chameleons (1 contact hour)

Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Kathryn Funk, MSN RN SCRN CNRN

Break

10:10 - 10:25 am CDT

Educational Sessions

10:25 -11:25 am CDT

Watch Your Language! Improving Our Understanding of Terminology and Assessment of Language Deficits in Stroke Patients (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Samuel Melada, MA BSN RN CNRN SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

11:35 am- 12:35 pm CDT

Double Jeopardy! Stroke After Traumatic Injury (1 contact hour)

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Michelle Dedeo, DNP RN CNS

 

Sessions Available as Recordings Only

Are You Smarter than an SCRN?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN CNRN SCRN CCNS ACNS-BC FNCS

A Stroke of Genius: Developing and Implementing A Preceptor Bootcamp

Level: Beginner
Track: Other
Tiffani Lee, MSN RN PCCN SCRN
Tara Miles, MSN MSM RN CCRN SCRN

Best Practices in Stroke Rehabilitation: Lessons learned from a Patient Family Advisory Council

Level: Intermediate
Track: Rehab
Lauren Schwabish, MS CCC-SLP

Beyond Facial Droop and Hemiparesis: Understanding Neurological Symptoms with Stroke

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Arlene Boudreaux, MSN RN ACNS-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN

Caring for the Cryptogenic Stroke Patient: An Overview of the 2019 Recommendations from the American Stroke Association

Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Kathryn Funk, MSN RN SCRN CNRN
Kiffon Keigher, MSN RN ACNP-BC SCRN

Decreasing Our Door-to-Transfer Times: LEAN Project Overview from a Certified Stroke Center

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Kathryn Funk, MSN RN SCRN CNRN
Valerie Sommer, MSN RN CEN

Electronic Cigarettes: What Do You Need to Know?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Mixed Neuro (Special Topics)
Mary Willard, PhD(c) MBA MA BSN RNP CNRN CCRN

Help! My Neurosurgery Patient is Awake!

Level: Intermediate
Track: Mixed Neuro (Neuro-oncology)
Daphny Grace Masocol Peneza, MSN RN CNOR CSSM TNCC

Impact of Reducing Door-to-Needle in Stroke to Thirty Minutes or Less

Level: Expert
Track: Quality
Susan Fuhrman, MS MSN RN-BC CCNS APNP FAHA

Improving Door-to-Bed Times Using a Change Management Model

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Maureen Lall, PhD APRN FNP-BC COHN-S SCRN

Mental Status Changes in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Level: Intermediate
Track: Mixed Neuro (Craniocerebral Trauma)
Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN CCRN SCRN CCNS ACNS-BC FNCS

Paving the Road to Becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) When Routing Protocols Change

Level: Expert
Track: Program Management
Minna Masor, MSN-ED RN CCRN
Haley Robinson, BSN RN PCCN

Poststroke Seizures: What's the Connection?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Grace Potter, BSN RN SCRN

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Lynn Klassman, MSN APN CCRN CCNS CNRN

Strokes in Cancer Patients: The Deception of Brain Tumors

Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Sandra Brettler, MSN RN CNRN

Thinking Outside of the Comprehensive Stroke Center Box: Tips for Growing Your Rural Hospital into an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

Level: Intermediate
Track: Program Management
Tina Johnson, MSN RN SCRN CFRN CPEN CEN CMTE

Wake Me Up So I Can Go Go: Neurostimulation in the ICU

Level: Intermediate
Track: Mixed Neuro (Neurocritical Care)
Kimberly Meyer, PhD ACNP-BC CNRN

Which Way Did We Go? Where Should I Take My Acute Stroke Patient? Navigating Stroke Systems of Care

Level: Beginner
Track: Other
Stacie Stevens, PhD FNP RN

 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP: 13331).

Successful completion: Participants must be registered for the conference and attend the sessions(s). Attendees can be awarded 1 nursing contact hour for every 60-minute educational session they attend and evaluate. Each participant will receive a username and password to complete an online evaluation. Participants must complete a form for each session they attend and an overall conference evaluation to receive contact hours.

Contact hours available for each component of the event are as follows:

  • SCRN Review Course (extra-fee preconference event): 6 CE
  • 3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment (extra-fee preconference event): 4 CE
  • AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference: 33.75 CE