The Neurosciences Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) invites you to the Eighth Annual Regional Neurosciences Conference and State of the Art Stroke Summit. The conference will discuss advances and new technologies in comprehensive stroke and neurological and neurosurgical care. Covering seven specialty areas within the field of neurosciences, the two day regional conference provides an elaborate learning experience on topics ranging from neuro oncology, stroke neurology, spine, endovascular neurosurgery, tele-neurology, neurological critical care, and pediatric neurology. The program also includes a survivor story told by a neuro critical care advanced nurse practitioner who endured a life threatening neurological condition prior to working in the field. Improving patient outcomes for stroke requires a multifaceted approach across the continuum, from the pre-hospital setting up to and including rehabilitation. The summit is designed to improve the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers engaged in the daily care of patients who suffer from stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases, in order to prevent a gap in knowledge about existing information and technology.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, allied health providers, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, case managers, radiology technologists and first responders to improve the delivery of care in treating neurological and neurosurgical conditions including stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases.

Conference Objectives

  • At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:
  • Explain the updates to management of cryptogenic stroke and PFO.
  • Explain the evidence that exists for tPA usage and other potential treatment options.
  • Identify both surgical and endovascular treatment options for carotid disease.
  •  Explain the implications of the aging provider population and implications of mandatory cognitive testing.
  • Identify updates in triage and treatment of Emergency Large Vessel Occlusion (ELVO).
  • Identify the latest updates in the use of anticoagulants to prevent new and recurrent stroke.
  • Explain updates in the treatment of spinal cord injury patients.
  • Explain the interventions and resources available for stroke patients following discharge.
  • Explain importance of and reason for multiple neurologic scoring assessments.
  • Identify updates in the advancements in spinal surgery.
  • Identify updates in brain tumor therapy.
  • Identify potential neurologic complications in the post-partum patient.


Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke therapy is a complex and constantly changing field of medicine that incorporates specialists from many different backgrounds. State of the art management of stroke patients requires an efficient and coordinated team of EMS personnel, nurses and physicians using the latest treatment algorithms. The team of experts involved in stroke care includes specialists from neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, emergency medicine, primary care and critical care medicine. As neuroscientists develop safer and more effective treatments for stroke patients, it is crucial that all practitioners who see patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke be updated on the latest advancements in the field.

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