The Third Annual Stroke and Neurocritical Care Symposium

Extending the Windows and Saving Lives Beyond Expectation

Friday, October 8, 2021
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Live Virtual CME/CE Activity

2021 Highlights

  • Wake up stroke: TPA is no longer for just 4.5 hour
  • Use the newer and better thrombolytic therapy: How we switched from alteplase to tenecteplase
  • Renal replacement therapy: We understand early makes no sense but how late is too late?
  • Hypothermia and temperature management: Is it dead?
  • Hot topics and controversies: How to make decisions on complex cases when there are no class I recommendations available

Course Description

The 3rd Annual Stroke and Neurocritical Care (SNCC) Symposium is designed to provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals a comprehensive overview on the cutting-edge management for cerebrovascular diseases and neurocritical care. Topics to be covered include neurovascular surgery, cerebrovascular emergencies and neurocritical care. In addition, medical crossfire debates, consisting of experts in the field, will provide spirited discussions and debates on a particular clinical issue.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Assess the latest evidence-based medical literature in acute neurological and neurosurgical emergencies including strategies for resuscitating patients with injured brains due to various etiologies.
  2. Discuss latest evidence on acute stroke therapeutics including the use of thrombolysis for patients with unknown onset of stroke and new TNK as alternative to alteplase
  3. Describe the emerging research in neurological and neurosurgical emergencies.
  4. Recognize key methods for treating multiple end organ system failures that occur in patients with acute brain injury.
  5. Review the latest international guidelines on ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke, neurotrauma and neuro-intensive care medicine.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, surgeons, advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants, residents and fellows, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians working in the fields of anesthesiology, critical care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, hospital medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, physical and rehabilitation medicine, and trauma whose practice focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with neurological emergencies.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is awarded 6.5 contact hours. (60 minute CH) Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Physician Assistants: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Method of Participation

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit, participants are excepted to formally register for the activity, watch the webinar and complete the on-line evaluation at the conclusion of the activity. A CE certificate will be emailed to participants upon completion of the on-line evaluation.

Additional Information

Course Material: In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communication.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (6.75 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (6.75 hours), AAPA Category 1 CME (6.75 hours), ANCC Contact Hours (6.75 hours)