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8th Annual Yatsu Day

9th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium

Transforming the Delivery of Stroke Care

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Cooley Conference Center
7440 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX 77030

Join us for the 9th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium, covering the transformative changes that are occurring in the delivery of health care for stroke patients.

This symposium will cover the transformative changes that are occurring in the delivery of health care for stroke patients. Talks will be given on bringing the emergency care team to the patients in the field with the Mobile Stroke Unit. Speakers will discuss novel ways that telemedicine is now being used to provide access to neurologists remotely for patients in the ambulance, at community hospitals, and in clinics in underserved areas. The symposium will provide participants with a maximal learning experience through lectures and debates, interspersed with question and answer sessions. Evaluations will be available to the participants online at the conclusion of the course.

Symposium Overview

Friday, July 22, 2015 | 7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Cooley Conference Center
7440 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX 77030

Registration

Registration for this symposium is at no cost for all attendees. You must pre-register to attend. You may register online or contacting the UTMB Office of Continuing Education by email at continuing.ed@utmb.edu or by phone at (409) 772-9300. A continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and break refreshments are included with this symposium. Please inform us if you need to cancel your registration.

If you require special assistance, please provide a written description of needs and submit to the UTMB Office of Continuing Education at least 30 days prior to the start of the symposium.

Objectives

  1. Update attendees on rehabilitation options for stroke patients.
  2. Learn latest techniques developed to promote recovery after stroke.
  3. Understand controversies about treatment options in the area of stroke recovery.
  4. Learn advances in stroke rehabilitation research.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Students
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Occupational therapists treating patients with stroke during their recovery and rehabilitation

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 6.33 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education.

    Schedule

    7 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
       
    8 a.m. Welcome - Sean Savitz, M.D., and Jim Grotta, M.D.
       
    SESSION 1:   The Rise of a New Subspecialty – Pre-Hospital Stroke Care
    Moderator: Sean Savitz, M.D.
       
    8:15 a.m. Bringing the stroke team into the field to treat the patient – Jim Grotta, M.D.
       
    8:45 a.m. Practical issues on implementing telemedicine in the field and ambulance
    Stephanie Parker, B.S.N., RN
       
    9:15 a.m. The future of stroke emergency medical services
    David Persse
       
    9:45 a.m. Break
       
    SESSION 2:   Expanding Applications of Telemedicine
    Moderator: Jim Grotta, M.D.
       
    10 a.m. Telemedicine to deliver stroke care in community hospitals
    Teddy Wu, M.D.
       
    10:30 a.m. Telemedicine for inpatient and ambulatory neurology care
    Larry Wechsler, M.D.
       
    11 a.m. Training the next generation of teleneurologists
    Amanda Jagolino, M.D.
       
    11:30 a.m. Lunch Break
       
    SESSION 3: Changing Healthcare Delivery of Stroke Patients
    Moderator: Sean Savitz, M.D.
       
    12:30 p.m. Early supported discharge of stroke patients
    Cheryl Bushnell, M.D.
       
    1 p.m. Multidisciplinary clinics for stroke patients
    Anjail Sharrief, M.D.
       
    SESSION 4:   Bringing Research Opportunities to Patients in Rural/Community Settings
    Moderator: James Grotta, M.D.
       
    1:30 p.m. The Lone Star Stroke Consortium
    Steve Warach, M.D.
       
    1:45 p.m. Research in community hospital ERs
    Donna Biscamp, RN
       
    2:05 p.m. Using telemedicine to conduct clinical trials in stroke prevention
    Tom Kent, M.D., and Jane Anderson, Ph.D., F.N.P.-C
       
    2:35 p.m. Break
       
    SESSION 5: DEBATE - Moderator: Sean Savitz, M.D.
       
    3 p.m. Telemedicine will become the dominant healthcare delivery model for stroke patients globally
    Larry Wechsler, M.D.
       
    3:20 p.m. In-person treatment should remain the model of health care in the future
    Jim Grotta, M.D.
       
    4 p.m. Questions
       
    4:15 p.m. Adjourn

    Speakers

     

    Jim Grotta, M.D.

    Neurologist, Memorial Hermann Medical Group
    Director of Stroke Research, Clinical Institute for Research and Innovation,
    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
    Director, Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium

    Sean Savitz, M.D.

    Professor, Department of Neurology
    Frank M. Yatsu, M.D. Chair in Neurology
    Director, Vascular Neurology Program
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

    Jane Anderson, Ph.D., F.N.P.-C

    Associate Chief for Nursing Research, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

    Donna Biscamp, RN

    Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

     

    Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.
    Professor, Neurology
    Wake Forest Baptist Health

    Amanda Jagolino, M.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

    Tom Kent, M.D.

    Professor, Neurology-Neurosciences
    Director of Stroke Research and Education
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Stephanie Parker, B.S.N., RN

    Project Manager, Mobile Stroke Unit
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

    David Persse

    Physician Director, Emergency Medical Services
    Public Health Authority, Department of Health and Human Services

    Anjail Sharrief, M.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

    Steve Warach, M.D.

    Executive Director, Stroke Institute
    Seton Dell Medical School

    Larry Wechsler, M.D.

    Henry B. Higman Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
    University of Pittsburgh
    Vice President for Telemedicine, UPMC

    Tzu-Ching Wu, M.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Director, Telemedicine Program
    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

    Location

    The Cooley Conference Center is located on Cambridge Street, just south of Old Spanish Trail.

    Cooley Center

    Parking

    Parking will be validated for the symposium in the UT RPC parking lot at the corner of Cambridge and East Road. The entrance to the parking lot is on East Road. Please pull a ticket and bring it with you to the conference for validation.

    Registration

    Registration for this symposium is at no cost for all attendees. You must pre-register to attend. You may register online or contacting the UTMB Office of Continuing Education by email at continuing.ed@utmb.edu or by phone at (409) 772-9300.