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2014 Conference Information

Conference Brochure (PDF: 186 KB/5 pages)

Date: Monday, June 2, 2014

CME/CE Availability: A maximum of 6.75 contact hours are available through the American Heart Association. For more information on continuing education offerings for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Dietetic Professional download file below.
CME Language for 2014 Stroke Conference (PDF: 54KB/1 page)


  • Educate attendees on the latest developments in acute stroke treatment and management
  • Learn to apply recent translation research in EMS and pre-hospital care, hospital care, and transitions in care post-acute stroke
  • Provide a networking opportunity for health care professionals, public health professionals, and stroke advocates in Minnesota


Welcome Presentation (PDF: 861 KB, 6 pages)
Albert Tsai, PhD, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul

Morning Plenary: Ischemic Stroke: Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment (PDF: 12.9 MB, 51 pages)
Debbie Summers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO (PDF: 12.9 MB, 51 pages)

Session 1A: Evidence-Based Nursing: Making a Difference in Stroke Patient Outcomes (PDF: 4.6 MB, 43 pages)
Debbie Summers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Session 1B: Low Stimulation Environment for Neurologically Affected Patients in the Acute Care Setting (PDF: 1.7 MB, 19 pages)
Katie Crothers, DPT, Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids

Session 1C: Endovascular Treatment of 346 Middle Cerebral Aneurysms: a 16-Year Single-Center Experience (PDF: 2.0 MB, 28 pages)
Yasha Kadkhodayan, MD, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis

Session 2A: Minnesota Stroke Hospital Designation (PDF: 1.4 MB, 18 pages)
Albert Tsai, PhD, MPH, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul

Session 2B: Abbott Northwestern ICU LOS-Operation Delirium (PDF: 1.1 MB, 20 pages)
Kelley Lockhart, MD, Stacy Jepson, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, Liz Rossini, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis

Session 2C: Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH): Present & Future (PDF: 4.5 MB, 25 pages)
Ellie Eun Ju Choi, DO, Regions Hospital, St. Paul

Noon Plenary: Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke: An update after IMS III, MR-RESCUE, and SYNTHESIS-EXPANSION trials (PDF: 3.4 MB, 39 pages)
Adnan Qureshi, MD, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud

Session 3A: Courage Kenny Combined Spasticity Treatment (CKcST) (PDF: 933 KB, 22 pages)
Diane Chappuis, MD, OT, Kate Brown, DPT, NCS, M. Tracy Morrison, OTD, R/L, Briget Ho, CCRC, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, St. Paul

Session 3B: Abbott Northwestern Hospital: Decreasing Door to Needle (tPA) Time (PDF: 2.8 MB, 11 pages)
Louise Anderson, BSN, RN, Tim Hehr, RN, MA, SCRN, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis

Session 3C: Impact of a Dedicated Stroke Team on Stroke Management in a Community Hospital (PDF: 292 KB, 14 pages)
M. Fareed K. Suri, MD, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud

Session 4A: Comprehensive Stroke Certification: The Unexpected Journey (PDF: 2.6 MB, 16 pages)
Carol Droegemueller, MS, ACNS-BC, CNRN, Kim Solbert-Johnson, Regions Hospital, St. Paul

Session 4B: Surgical Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (PDF: 2.0 MB, 16 pages)
Paul Gigante, MD, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina
Session 4B: Medical Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (PDF: 516 KB, 12 pages)
Alexander Zubkov, MD, PhD, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina

Session 5A: Hyperglycemia and Acute Ischemic Stroke: What is the Evidence Based Care? (PDF: 693 KB, 13 pages)

Rwoof Reshi, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Please contact Sueling at (651) 201-4051 or sueling.schardin@state.mn.us with any questions.


The Minnesota Stroke Partnership is coordinated by the Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Click here to visit the HDSP Unit website.


Updated Stroke Guidelines and Best Practices Resource Guide

Updated Stroke Awareness and Education Resource Toolkit

New PSAs - Minnesota Department of Health and AHA/The Ad Council (YouTube)

New Stroke Awareness Print Materials


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James Peacock, PhD, MPH
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