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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. All times are in the Central time zone (CDT).

Thursday, August 1

Pre-Conference Sessions

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

(001) SCRN Review Course

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

This session requires an additional fee to attend.

(002) Stroke Coordinator Boot Camp

Level: Intermediate
Track: Program Management

This session requires an additional fee to attend.

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

(003) 3D Stroke Anatomy and Assessment

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

This session requires an additional fee to attend.

Opening Reception

5:00 – 6:30 pm CDT

Friday, August 2

AANN/ABNN/AMWF Update & Keynote Speaker

8:00 – 9:15 am CDT (1 CE contact hour)

How Gratitude & Play Can Help You Rediscover Your Why
Jeff Harry

Find more information on the keynote presentation here.

Break with Exhibitors & Posters

9:15 – 10:00 am CDT

Educational Sessions

10:00 – 11:00 am CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(100) Preparing Nurses for a Major Practice Change in Stroke Care: A Multi-Site Transition to Tenecteplase
Level: Expert
Track: Program Management
Mary Broadway, MSN RN CNRN SCRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.33

(101) Post-Stroke Aphasia: We Should Talk About It
Level: Intermediate
Track: Other
Samantha Orr, MSN RN SCRN
Ginny Wiley, MA CCC-SLP

Educational Sessions

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

(102) Let's Draw! Expanding the Understanding and Teaching of the Circle of Willis
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Melissa Moreda, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CDCES CNRN SCRN

(103) Stroke Nurse Navigators Reduce Readmissions and Improve Patient Outcomes
Level: Beginner
Track: Quality
Leslie Pope, MSN RN

Lunch with Exhibitors & Posters

12:10 – 1:00 pm CDT

Educational Session

1:00 – 2:00 pm CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(104) The Celebrations and Challenges of Using Glucagon-Like Peptide-1Receptor Agonists (GLP-1RAs) Beyond Diabetes Mellitus for Stroke Reduction
Level: Expert
Track: Clinical
Melissa Moreda, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CDCES CNRN SCRN

(105) Improving Stroke Awareness Outreach by Partnering with Community, Regional, and State Stakeholders
Level: Beginner
Track: Community Education
Kathryn Funk, AGACNP-BC MSN-RN SCRN CNRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.1

Educational Sessions

2:10 – 3:10 pm CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(106) Back So Soon?: Risk Factors in 90-Day Ischemic Stroke Readmissions
Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Lauren Sheehan, OTD OTR/L

(107) Code TNK: A Primary Stroke Center's Approach to Improve Door to Monitored Bed
Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Cassandra Moore, MS RN CCRN-K SCRN

Break with Exhibitors & Posters

3:10 – 3:40 pm CDT

Educational Sessions

3:40 – 4:40 pm CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(108) Is It a Stroke or Not? Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Kathryn Funk, AGACNP-BC MSN-RN SCRN CNRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.25

(109) Utilizing the Stroke Rehab DREAM TEAM!
Level: Intermediate
Track: Rehabilitation
Heather Meyn Sudduth, OTR/L CCM CEAS
Bayley Sanders, OTR/L

Educational Sessions

4:50 – 5:50 pm CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(110) Multidisciplinary Rounding in an Acute Stroke Unit
Level: Beginner
Track: Quality
Marie Cuffee, BSN RN
Kaitlyn Dupriest, BSN RN CCRN

(111) Who's Delirious? Let's Talk About Delirium in the ICU
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Katherine Archer, MSN APRN FNP-C CNRN

Saturday, August 3

Breakfast with Exhibitors & Posters

7:30 – 8:00 am CDT

Educational Sessions

8:00 – 9:00 am CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(200) I've Had a Stroke, I'm Going Home, Now What?
Level: Intermediate
Track: Other
Chelsea Dunston, BSN RN SCRN ASC-BC

(201) Poststroke Fatigue: Why Am I So Tired?
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN CNRN SCRN CCNS ACNS-BC FNCS FCNS

Educational Sessions

9:10 – 10:10 am CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(202) All In the Family: A Team Based Approach to Design of a Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Stroke Clinic
Level: Expert
Track: Program Management
Kiffon Keigher, DNP MSN ACNP-BC SCRN FAHA

(203) American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) Session
Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Larry Georgiana, MSN RN CCRN SCRN
Carey Heck, PhD CRNP AGACNP-BC CCRN CNRN
Cindy Guede, MSN APRN AGCNS-BC CNRN

Break with Exhibitors & Posters

10:10 – 10:40 am CDT

Educational Sessions

10:40 – 11:40 am CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(204) Innovations in Stroke Transitions of Care: Podcasts for Patient Education
Level: Intermediate
Track: Community Education
Rosa Hart, BSN RN SCRN

(205) Neuro Clue: Solving the Mystery of Stroke
Level: Beginner
Track: Clinical
Nicole Westensee, MSN RN ATC SCRN
Danielle Hagedorn, MBA BSN RN CPHQ
Sara Leiter, BSN RN CCRN
Nicole Johnson, BSN RN
Rachel Longseth, BSN RN SCRN
Kimberly Roth, RN SCRN

Educational Sessions

11:50 am – 12:50 pm CDT (1 CE contact hour)

(206) Pilot of an Acute Stroke Alert Nurse to Enhance Patient Care and Outcomes
Level: Expert
Track: Program Management
Riley Silco, BSN RN CCRN SCRN
Jessica Tambe, MS RN

(207) NIHSS Class Evolution: Videos, Virtual and Classroom Victories
Level: Intermediate
Track: Clinical
Heather Bina, MSN RN SCRN MSC
Kerri Jeppson, BSN RN SCRN ACS-BC