Stroke: The Full Spectrum

Saturday, November 10, 2012



This course is designed for primary care physicians, internists, APNs, PAs, RNs, EMTs, and allied health professionals with an interest in stroke.

Purpose & Content

This symposium will explain and explore novel approaches of acute clinical stroke care, including the role of glycemic management and the knowledge to date leading into the upcoming SHINE Phase III Trial; review of other recently completed trials; a detailed review of neuroimaging; current research and approaches in stroke recovery; pediatric stroke; and the importance of spiritual dynamics and community support.


At the conclusion of this educational symposium, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify the risk factors for pediatric stroke
  • Define common misidentification and the problems with care delay
  • Explore treatments for pediatric stroke
  • Explain current research and future trial questions
  • Analyze patient and family emotional and spiritual response to stroke
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the challenges faced by stroke survivors
  • Illustrate four basic questions of patients and/or caregivers
  • Examine new treatments for stroke recovery
  • Review of current evidence-based medicine for diabetes in acute stroke
  • Describe upcoming Phase III SHINE Trial: identifying more strategies of care
  • Report options for acute neuroimaging
  • Discuss the benefits of MRI imaging
  • List the risk and benefits of CT
  • Recognize the different risk factors for stroke in the pediatric population
  • Identify the sequences for multimodal imaging in acute stroke
  • Debate the rationale for different treatment protocols in children with stroke
  • Report the different presentations for stroke and stroke mimics in the pediatric population
  • Discuss the potential for improved outcomes for children with stroke compared to adults


UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UT Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics