Trainings & Conferences – 2016 Minnesota Stroke Conference

About the 2016 Minnesota Stroke Conference

The Minnesota Stroke Conference brings together over 200 staff and other partners to share best practice strategies and tools for improving stroke care in Minnesota. The conference provides a networking opportunity for health care professionals, public health professionals, and stroke advocates.

Conference Objectives

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

Call for Presentation Proposals PDF

Posting Date: December 21, 2015
Presentation Proposal Submission Deadline:
Friday, January 22, 2016, 5 P.M. CT
Selection notification will be emailed by March 11, 2016

Presentation proposals submission is now open for the 2016 Minnesota Stroke Conference to be held June 6, 2016 in the St. Paul – Minneapolis metropolitan area. The conference schedule is not finalized, but it is anticipated that each oral presentation will be allotted 50 minutes. 

Presentation Proposal Topics

The 2016 Minnesota Stroke Conference planning committee is seeking presentation proposals in one or more of the following topics related to stroke care.

  • Quality
    Such as but not limited to: performance improvement, quality measurement tools, utilizing data for performance improvement
  • Reducing readmissions / Transitions of Care
    Such as but not limited to: care coordination, discharge planning, post-stroke complications, secondary prevention
  • Patient/public education and engagement
    Such as but not limited to: educating communities of color, signs and symptoms campaigns
  • Research and technologies in stroke care
    Such as but not limited to: neurosurgical, endovascular, telestroke, devices
  • EMS and pre-hospital care
    Such as but not limited to: stroke recognition, protocol development, feedback to EMS 
  • Acute hospital care
    Such as but not limited to: TIA, nursing care, ICU/critical care, evidence-based care
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
    Such as but not limited to: nursing care, ICU/critical care, evidence-based care
  • Rehabilitation
    Such as but not limited to: rehab continuum of care, communication disorders after stroke, depression, new technologies
  • Pharmacy
    Rural Health / public health

Evaluation Criteria

  • Presentations should relate to one or more of the conference objectives
  • Presentations should relate to one or more of the presentation proposal topics
  • Presentations should be innovative and have clear implications for improving stroke care

Presentation Proposal Submission Instructions

  1. Download the
    2016 Minnesota Stroke Conference Presentation Proposal Submission Form (MSWord)
  2. Complete the form
    • Do not include tables, graphs, or illustrations
    • Please spell out abbreviations and acronyms when first used
    • One form per presentation
  3. Save and email the completed form to Eileen White at eileen.white@state.mn.us

Confirmation

Not every proposal can be accepted for presentation. If your proposal is accepted, we will ask you to confirm availability to attend the conference and make the presentation. Our correspondence will also include a conflict of interest form and other documents for signature, deadlines for submitting presentations, as well as information about presentation format and time.

Responsibilities

  • We will waive the registration fee and complete the registration process for up to two presenters.
  • We encourage slides for all oral presentations. We have gone paperless and will post your presentation and handouts online for attendees to download or view prior to the conference.

CME/CE Disclosure

All faculty (presenters) participating in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will disclose to the audience (1) significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in their presentation and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.

For submission questions, contact Eileen White at eileen.white@state.mn.us or 651-201-4095.