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Neurocritical Care Conference

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Conference ID

D6431

Purpose/Overview

The purpose of this activity is to provide the participant current, evidenced-based information to assist them in meeting the complex needs of the neurocritical care patient.

Overall Objectives

  • Incorporate evidence-based guidelines in the care of the neurocritical care patient.
  • Discuss ethical and legal challenges specific to the care of the neurocritical care patient.
  • Describe the care of the patient with common neurological disease processes such as status epilepticus, encephalopathy and neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy.
  • Discuss how mechanical ventilation, administration of hypertonic saline and targeted temperature management can be incorporated to improve the outcomes of neurocritical care patients.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 6.5 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The ACPE logo, black vaguely Romanic text with "AC" stacked directly on top of "PE," surrounded by a black-box border.Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned the Universal Activity Number of 0322-0000-19-024-L01-P. It has been approved for 6.25 contact hours (0.625 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. The attendee list will be uploaded into CPE Monitor approximately one week after completion of the program. Statements of credit indicated in contact hours and CEUs will be available through CPE Monitor. Successful completion includes signing in at registration with personal NABP number and date of birth, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, and completing the activity evaluation. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Education.

Fees

  • Physician: $149
  • All others: $100

Fee includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

Registrations received after Sept. 30, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after Sept. 24, 2019, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Sept. 27, 2019.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Faculty

Ashley D. Alexander, MSN, RN, CRNP, AG-ACNP
Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Ephraim W. Church, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Neurology
Penn State College of Medicine
Director, Cerebral Revascularization Program
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Nora Elfiky, DO
PGY-3, Neurology Residency
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Frank J. Jareczek, MD
PGY-2, Neurosurgery Residency
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Terra Landis, PharmD
PGY-2, Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Justin Lowe, PA-C, MPAS
Neurology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Jina Patel, PharmD
PGY-2, Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Carrie Reichwein, MS, CCC-SLP
Department of Therapy Services/ALS Clinic
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

William H. Trescher, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Hershey, PA

Brad E. Zacharia, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Penn State College of Medicine
Director, Brain Tumor and Skull Base Surgery
Co-Director, Neuro-Oncology Program
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

J. Christopher Zacko, MS, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Penn State College of Medicine
Director of Neurocritical Care
Vice Chair of Quality
Surgical Director of Perioperative Medicine
Co-Director, Penn State Spinal Cord Injury Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Samer Zammar, MD
PGY-4, Neurosurgery Residency
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Agenda

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
  • 7:55 a.m. | Welcome
  • 8 a.m. | Cannabis and Epilepsy: Myths and Facts
    William H. Trescher, MD
  • 8:30 a.m. | CNS Infections and Antimicrobials
    Terra Landis, PharmD
    Jina Patel, PharmD
  • 9 a.m. | Break and Time to Visit Exhibitors
  • 9:15 a.m. | ALS Management in the ICU – A Whole New Ballgame
    Carrie Reichwein, MS, CCC-SLP
  • 9:45 a.m. | Neurocritical Care Considerations for the Postoperative Brain Tumor Patient
    Brad E. Zacharia, MD
  • 10:15 a.m. | Death by Neurologic Criteria
    J. Christopher Zacko, MS, MD, FAANS
  • 10:45 a.m. | Endovascular Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
    Ephraim W. Church, MD
  • 11:15 a.m. | Antithrombotic Use in Secondary Stroke Prevention
    Nora Elfiky, DO
  • 11:45 a.m. | Neuro-imaging in Acute Stroke
    Justin Lowe, PA-C, MPAS
  • 12:15 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1 p.m. | Spine Patients in the Neuro ICU
    Frank Jareczek, MD, PhD
  • 1:30 p.m. | Advanced Neurological Monitoring: What’s Hot and What’s Not
    Ashley D. Alexander, MSN, RN, CRNP, AG-ACNP
  • 2 p.m. | Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:15 p.m. | When Conflict Arises Between Nurses, Practitioners and Physicians
    Samer Zammar, MD
  • 2:45 p.m.| Case Study Presentations
    Alicia Richardson, Moderator
  • 3:45 p.m. | Adjournment

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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