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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 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 brochure for more information. 

2022 Schedule

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

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Pre-Conference Sessions

8:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT (7 CE contact hours)

*(001) SCRN Review Course

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Michelle Dedeo, DNP RN ARNP-CNS ACCNS-AG CCRN SCRN

8:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT (4 CE contact hours)

*(002) 3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment

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

Opening Reception

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

Friday, August 19, 2022

AANN/ABNN/AMWF Update

8:30 am – 8:45 am EDT

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B

Welcoming Keynote

8:45 am – 9:45 am EDT (1 CE contact hour)

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B

Opening Virtual Reception

9:45 am – 10:00 am EDT

Break with Exhibitors

9:45 am – 10:30 am EDT

Educational Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

(100) Let's Talk About Sex!

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Heather Sudduth, OTR/L CCM CEAS

(101) Sustaining Excellence in Stroke Care: Beyond the Stroke Coordinator

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Beginner
Track: Program Management
Minna Masor, MSN Ed RN CCRN SCRN
Haley Robinson, MSN RN PCCN

Educational Sessions

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

(102) Updates in Surgical Treatment for Hemorrhagic Stroke

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Tina Resser, MSN ACNP-BC FNP-BC CNRN

(103) We Found Out Where Stroke Patients Went During COVID…Here’s What We Did About It

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Expert
Track: Community Education
Amanda Werner, BSN RN ONC RN-BC SCRN

Lunch with Exhibitors

12:40 pm – 1:20 pm EDT

Cosmopolitan Foyer

Poster Session

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm EDT

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B

Educational Sessions

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

*(104) Complex Clinical Challenges of the ICU Stroke Patient: The Details

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS

(105) Does Early Intervention Equal Stroke Prevention in Children with COVID-19 or MIS-C

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Intermediate
Track: Other
Rebecca Kahler, MSN APRN FNP-BC

Break with Exhibitors

3:30 pm  – 4:00 pm EDT

Cosmopolitan Foyer

Virtual Exhibitor Session: UT Southwestern

3:40 pm  – 3:50 pm EDT

Educational Sessions

4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

(106) When Pregnancy Is Not the Only Diagnosis: Recognizing Stroke in Women During the Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Periods

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Fiona Smith, MS BSN RN-BC SCRN CPAN CAPM

*(107) Stroke and Obesity: Let's Talk About It!

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS

Educational Sessions

5:10 – 6:10 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

(108) Safety Timeouts for Stroke Patients: Can We Implement Safer Care Borrowing Ideas from Other Areas?

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Tina Johnson, MSN-RN SCRN CFRN CEN CPEN CMTE

(109) Introduction of a Post Stroke Depression (PSD) Screening in an Acute Care Setting

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Sarah Beth Thomas, DNP RN CCRN SCRN CNRN

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 8:30 am EDT

Cosmopolitan Foyer

Educational Session

8:30 am – 9:30 am EDT (1 CE contact hour)

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

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Sam Melada, MA BSN RN CNRN SCRN

*(201) Test Yourself: The "Escape" Home Challenge

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Mary Guanci, MSN RN SCRN CNRN

Educational Sessions

9:40 – 10:40 am EDT (1 CE contact hour)

(202) The Care of the Patient with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
L. Douglas Smith, Jr., MSN APRN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN
Christian Guzman, MS APRN CCRN ACNPC-AG

(203) Navigating Murky Waters: Development of Pediatric Stroke Diagnostic and Management Protocols

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Intermediate
Track: Program Management
Nora Raynor, MSN APRN CNS CPN
Lauren Macko, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN SCRN
Anna Maria Helms, MSN RN SCRN CCRN-E ASC-BC

Break with Exhibitors

10:40 am – 11:10 am EDT

Cosmopolitan Foyer

Educational Sessions

11:10 am – 12:10 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

*(204) Stroke Prevention 2021 Guidelines: What You Need To Know!

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS

(205) Addressing Bias in Stroke Care: Making the Implicit Explicit

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Michelle Dedeo, DNP ARNP-CNS ACCNS-AG CCRN CNRN SCRN

Educational Sessions

12:20 pm – 1:20 pm EDT (1 CE contact hour)

(206) Caring for the Impulsive Stroke Patient: How to Keep Them Safe?

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom B
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Arlene Boudreaux, MSN RN CNS-BC CNRN SCRN

(207) Hard to Swallow: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Dysphagia Fallouts in Stroke Patients

Room: Cosmopolitan Ballroom A
Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Stacy Serber, PhD RN CNS SCRN

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 CE contact hour for every 60 minutes of educational content they attend or view 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. Credits for this conference will be awarded through September 30, 2022.

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

  • SCRN Review Course (extra fee pre-conference event): 7 CE contact hours
  • 3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment (extra fee pre-conference event): 4 CE contact hours
  • Concurrent educational sessions: 18 CE contact hours
  • Posters: 3 CE contact hours