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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 enviroment 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.

Schedule

Wednesday, August 19

Registration

11 am– 6:00 pm

Review Course

1:00– 5:30 pm

(001) SCRN Review Course

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

Thursday, August 20

Registration

6:30 am– 6:30 pm

Review Course

7:00– 11:30 am

(001) SCRN Review Course

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

Preconference Sessions

1:30- 3:30 pm

(002) Empowering our Neuroscience Nurses

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development 
Denice Greene, MSN RN
Jamie Henderson, MSN ACNP-BC

1:30- 5:30 pm

(003) 3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment

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

Opening Reception with Exhibits and Posters

5:30– 7:00 pm

Friday, August 21

Registration

6:30 am– 6:00 pm

Welcoming Keynote

8:30 am- 9:45 am

Young Stroke: Bridging the Continuum of Care

Amy Edmunds

Concurrent Sessions

10:00- 11:00 am

(100) Neurocritical Care of the Stroke Patient

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

(101) Unlocking the Diagnosis of the Basilar Artery Stroke: Lessons Learned from the Bedside

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

(102) 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

Concurrent Sessions

11:10 am- 12:10 pm

(103) Stroke and Obesity: The Stats, the Facts, the Plan

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

(104) AANN/ARN Rehab Collaboration Session

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

(105) 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

Box Lunch with Exhibits and Posters

12:10– 1:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:30- 2:30 pm

(106) Pregnancy-Associated Stroke

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

(107) What Is Stroke Certification and Why Does it Matter?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Program Management
Linda Bresette, DNP NP-C

(108) 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

Concurrent Sessions

2:40- 3:40 pm

(109) Strokes in Cancer Patients: The Deception of Brain Tumors

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

(110) 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

(111) Beyond Facial Droop and Hemiparesis: Understanding Neurological Symptoms with Stroke

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

Break with Exhibits and Posters

3:40– 4:10 pm

Concurrent Sessions

2:40- 3:40 pm

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

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

(113) Improving Door-to-Bed Times Using a Change Management Model

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

(114) Women and Stroke: There's a Difference?

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

Saturday, August 22

Registration

7:30 am– Noon

(SY1) Non CE Breakfast Symposium

6:30 – 8:00 am

Sponsored by Arbor

Concurrent Sessions

8:00- 9:00 am

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

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

(201) 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

(202) What Would You Do? Making Decisions at the Bedside

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

Concurrent Sessions

9:10- 10:10 am

(203) Are You Smarter than an SCRN?

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

(204) How Did We Get it Wrong? Understanding Stroke Mimics and Stroke Chameleons

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

(205) 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

Concurrent Sessions

10:25-11:25 am

(206) Lacunar Infarction and Small Vessel Disease: Less Common Syndromes in Stroke

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

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

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

(208) Stroke Prevention: What You Need to Know!

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

Concurrent Sessions

11:35 am- 12:35 pm

(209) Poststroke Seizures: What's the Connection?

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

(210) 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

(211) Double Jeopardy! Stroke After Traumatic Injury

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

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): 8 CE
• 3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment (extra-fee preconference event): 4 CE
• Empowering our Neuroscience Nurses (extra-fee preconference event): 2 CE
• AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference: 15.5 CE