Trainings & Conferences – Minnesota Stroke Conference

Save the date Minnesota Stroke Conference June 6, 2016 St. Paul, MN


  • 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

2015 Breakout Presentations

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  • Concurrent Session 1A (Acute Track)

    • Mr. Clean and 3 Other Trials Supporting the Efficacy of Interarterial Stroke Intervention
    • Michael T. Madison, St. Paul Radiology, St. Paul, MN and Alexander Y. Zubkov, MD, PhD, FAHA, Fairview Southdale Hospital Stroke Program and Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, Edina, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 1B (Pre-Hospital Track)

    • Should I Call a Stroke Code? Catching Subtle Strokes at Triage
    • Donna Lindsay, MN, RN, CNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN and Joan Somes, MSN, PhD, RNC, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, NREMT-P, Minnesota Emergency Nurses Association and Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 1C (Rehabilitation Track)

    • Partners in Optimal Stroke Recovery
    • Charlotte Brenteson, DPT and Karen Freeberg, OTR/L, North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 2A (Acute Track)

    • Redesigning TIA Management for Quality and Efficiency: A Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center and Allina Health Project Partnership
    • Sandra K. Hanson, MD, United Hospital, St. Paul, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 2B (Pre-Hospital Track)

    • The Essentia Health-Fargo Stroke Education Project
    • Ahren Dosch, MS, RN, Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.
  • Concurrent Session 2C (Rehabilitation Track)

    • We Are the Bridge: Community Reintegration Begins at the Clinical Level
    • Robyn Wheeler, LPN, BIS, Minnesota Stroke Association and Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, Roseville, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 3A (Acute Track)

    • Multidisciplinary Management of Complex Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders: The University of Minnesota Experience
    • Bharathi D. Jagadeesan, MD and Daniel Guillaume, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 3B (Rehabilitation Track)

    • Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning for Stroke Patients
    • Victor Sandler, MD, Fairview Home Care & Hospice, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 4A (Acute Track)

    • Aggressive Medical and Interventional Management of Vasospasm in SAH Patients
    • Divyajot Sandhu, MBBS, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 4B (Rehabilitation Track)

    • Technologies for Treating Communication and Cognitive Deficits after Stroke
    • Abby Carhill, MA, CCC-SLP, and Jennifer Golobich, North Memorial Helath Care, Robbinsdale, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 5A (Acute Track)

    • Are Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms Almost Exclusively a Female Disease?
    • Archie Defillo, MD, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Concurrent Session 5B (Acute Track)

    • Management of Patients Presenting with Carotid Artery Pseudo-Occlusion and Acute Occlusion: A Systematic Review
    • Jae Hong Kim, MD and Ramachandra Tummala, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.