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Stroke Treatment Webinar

Current News in Neurothrombectomy

Original Program Date: Jan. 18, 2017

Estimated Program Time: 1 hour


This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and the National Stroke Association.

Program Overview

The program will provide an engaging discussion for healthcare professionals on the use of neurothrombectomy devices in acute stroke treatment, developments in the field in recent years, and the growing role of stroke systems of care and telemedicine in stroke.

Goals and Learning Objectives

Through participation in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe stroke systems of care and how it has evolved
  • Relate endovascular stroke trials and data results
  • Assess selection of patients for endovascular stroke therapy
  • Examine a case studies and the approaches taken the each case
  • Define additional areas for consideration to provide best stroke care (ex: stroke severity screening)

Target Audience

Current News in Neurothrombectomy is for healthcare professionals in neurology and emergency medicine. This activity is also appropriate for other healthcare professionals who care for stroke patients and may have the opportunity to educate peers within their facilities.

Credit Designation

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 1 contact hour.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact National Stroke Association.


This activity is designed for individual participation and each individual must register for the event. For those seeking continuing education credit, both the post-assessment and evaluation forms must be completed in order to receive credit.

There are no fees for participation or receiving credit for this activity.

Content Developed and Presented By

Michael Chen, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology

Rush University Medical Center

James J. Conners MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences

Section Head, Cerebrovascular Disease

Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Program and Telestroke

Rush University Medical Center

Edward C. Jauch, MD MS

Professor, Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, Department of Neurosciences

Professor, Department of Bioengineering (adjunct), Clemson University

Medical University of South Carolina

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity.

Name of Faculty - Reported Financial Relationship

Michael Chen, MD - Grants/Research Support, Consulting Fees: Genentech, Medtronic, Stryker, Penumbra

James J. Conners, MD, MS - No financial relationships to disclose

Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS - Grants/Research Support: Genentech – PRISIMS Study; Penumbra & Medtronic – POSITIVE Trial

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Managers - Reported Financial Relationship

Medical Education Resources - No financial relationships to disclose

Aurora Quigley, National Stroke Association - No financial relationships to disclose


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources (MER), National Stroke Association, and/or Stryker. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association and/or Stryker. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

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Current News in Neurothrombectomy is supported by an educational grant from Stryker.