This schedule is from the 2017 program. 2018 schedule not yet available.

Thursday, November 09, 2017
7:30am to 7:50am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50am to 8:00am Welcome and Introduction

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD and Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD

Keynote Presentation

8:00am to 9:00am Diagnosis of the Comatose Patient

Martin A. Samuels, MD, DSc (hon), FAAN, MACP, FRCP, FANA

9:00am to 9:15am Q&A

Evaluating Common Symptoms

9:15am to 10:00am Optimal Use of Neuroimaging to Answer Clinical Questions

William Copen, MD

10:00am to 10:15am Q&A
10:15am to 10:45am Determining Causes of Headache: Clinical Clues That Signal Uncommon and Serious

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

10:45am to 11:00am Q&A
11:00am to 11:15am Break

Refreshments provided

11:15am to 11:45am Back Pain: An Algorithmic Approach to Evaluation

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

11:45am to 12:00pm Q&A
12:00pm to 12:30pm Acute Management of Spinal Cord/Cauda Equina Injury

Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD

12:30pm to 12:45pm Q&A
12:45pm to 1:30pm Lunch break

Your Choice of Breakout Sessions

1:30pm to 2:00pm Delirium in the Elderly

Maura Kennedy, MD. MPH


Acute Manifestations of Chronic Neurological Diseases: MS, Parkinson’s and MG
Pushpa Narayanaswami, MD, FAAN

2:00pm to 2:15pm Q&A
2:15pm to 2:45pm Seizures, Status, and Basic EEG in the Emergency Department and ICU

Eric Rosenthal, MD


The Patient Stopped Seizing—Now What? Critical Steps to Take
K. Babu Krishnamurthy, MD, MBE

2:45pm to 3:00pm Q&A
3:00pm to 3:30pm CNS Infections

Imoigele Aisiku, MD


The Pain Consult: ESI, Intrathecal Pumps, Stimulators
Chris Gilligan, MD, MBA

3:30pm to 3:45pm Q&A
3:45pm to 4:00pm Break

Refreshments provided

Evaluating Common Symptoms - II

4:00pm to 4:30pm The Eyes Have It: Practical Bedside Neuro-opthalmology

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

4:30pm to 4:45pm Q&A
Friday, November 10, 2017
7:30am to 8:00am Breakfast

Keynote Presentation

8:00am to 8:45am History and Future Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms

Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

8:45am to 9:00am Q&A

Stroke and TBI

9:00am to 9:30am Updates for Diagnosing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

9:30am to 9:45am Q&A
9:45am to 10:15am TIA Work-Up: Where / When / What?

Matthew S. Siket, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Q&A
10:30am to 10:45am Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:15am How to Optimize Stroke Outcomes with IV tPA

Lauren M. Nentwich, MD

11:15am to 11:30am Q&A
11:30am to 12:00pm What's New with Intra-arterial Stroke Therapy

Ajith Thomas, MD

12:00pm to 12:15pm Q&A
12:15pm to 1:00pm Lunch break

Your Choice of Breakout Sessions

1:00pm to 1:30pm Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD


Current Approaches to Arterial Dissection
Sandeep Kumar, MD

1:30pm to 1:45pm Q&A
1:45pm to 2:15pm Updates for ICU Management of Stroke

Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD


Practical Management of PFOs
Sandeep Kumar, MD

2:15pm to 2:30pm Q&A
2:30pm to 3:00pm Updates for ICU Management of TBI

Brian L. Edlow, MD


Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets: What to Choose and When
M. Edip Gurol, MD, MSc

3:00pm to 3:15pm Q&A
3:15pm to 3:30pm Break

Refreshments provided

Stroke and TBI -II

3:30pm to 4:00pm Update on Concussion Management: How to Diagnose and How to Treat

Rebeka Mannix, MD, MPH

4:00pm to 4:15pm Q&A
4:15pm to 4:45pm Subdural Hematoma: State-of-the-Art Approaches to Emergency Management

Martina Stippler, MD, FAANS

4:45pm to 5:00pm Q&A
Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:30am to 8:00am Breakfast

Keynote Presentation, Avoiding Misdiagnosis, and Optimizing Patient Safety

8:00am to 9:00am Avoiding Misdiagnosis in Neurologic Emergencies

David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

9:00am to 9:15am Q&A
9:15am to 9:45am Stroke Chameleons: Strokes That Don't Look Like Strokes

MingMing Ning, MD, MMSc

9:45am to 10:00am Q&A
10:00am to 10:15am Break

Refreshments provided

10:15am to 11:00am Diagnosing Dizziness: A New, Improved Paradigm

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

11:00am to 11:15am Q&A
11:15am to 11:45am Functional (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders in the Acute Setting: Assessment and Early Management

David Perez, MD, MMSc

11:45am to 12:00pm Q&A
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm to 1:45pm Acute Neurological Emergencies in Pregnant and Postpartum Patients

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

1:45pm to 2:00pm Q&A

Risk Management

2:00pm to 2:30pm Documentation: How to Bulletproof Your Chart

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD

2:30pm to 2:45pm Q&A
2:45pm to 3:15pm What Lawyers Want: Malpractice and You

Suzanne Duni Briggs, JD, RN, BSN

3:15pm to 3:30pm Q&A
3:30pm to 4:15pm Case Discussions: Actual Closed Malpractice Cases

Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD; Jonathan A. Edlow, MD; Suzanne Duni Briggs, JD, RN, BSN

4:15pm to 4:30pm Closing Remarks