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Opening Minds: OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute Comprehensive Stroke Summit

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Registration Details

Cost: $30.00
Tix: 360
Available: Jun 1
Close: Sep 28

Actual number of available places may be less than displayed due to other registrations in progress.

Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
7601 N. Orange Prairie Road
Peoria, IL 61614
Map & Directions

Address questions about this event to
Jennifer Rusk at (309) 624-4091.

October 28, 2020

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Peoria, IL 61614

Join OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute for the 2020 Comprehensive Stroke Summit!

Breakfast and lunch will be included in this event. 


The cost for this event is $30.

Online registration is available.

Please include your name, address, email, facility or hospital, and credentials in the follow-up questionnaire after your registration payment. 


A block of rooms at the Holiday Inn & Suites will be available under Comprehensive Stroke Summit at a discounted rate


7:00– 8:00 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast


8:00 – 8:10  a.m. | Welcome

Arun Talkad, MD


8:10 – 8:50  a.m. | “They’re Here – Stroke Updates and AHA 7 Healthy Habits”      

Arun Talkad, MD


8:50 – 9:20  a.m. | “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”  

Life Flight role in acute stroke care.

Rob Jones, RN


9:20 – 9:50  a.m. | “I Feel The Need -- The Need For Speed”

Video and presentation of patient throughput EMS->ED->IR  

Ann Stein, RN, BSN

Andrea Norton, RN, BSN

Michelle Flowers, RN, BSN

Elizabeth Shaffer, RTR


9:50 – 10:20  a.m. | “Wait a Minute. You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet!”

Managing intracranial atherosclerosis

Kendrick Johnson, MD


10:20 – 10:35  a.m. | Morning Break


10:35 – 11:05  a.m.“You Sit Around Here and You Spin Your Little Webs”

The WEB device for cerebral aneurysm treatment

Jessica Mitchell, APRN


11:05 – 11:35  a.m.| “Houston, We Have a Problem”

Assessing and intervening for stroke emergencies

Shelly Cusack, APRN


11:35 – 12:20 p.m. | “Just Because Something Works Doesn’t Mean it Can’t Be Improved”

AHA Get with the Guidelines®

Renee Sednew, MPH


12:20 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. | “Toto, I’ve Got a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”

Stroke caregiver stories

Marylee Nunley & Chrissy Arnold


2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | “Just Keep Swimming. Just Keep Swimming”  

Optimal timing and interventions in therapy for best outcomes

Katie Willerton, OT

Carey Donlan, PT

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | “Here’s Looking at You, Kid”

Correlating stroke signs and symptoms with neuroanatomy

Deepak Reddy, MD


3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | “Keep Your Friends Close, but Your Enemies Closer”

How to build a process and obtain buy-in when there are no specific guidelines

Deepak Nair, MD


3:30 – 4:00 p.m.“Do, or Do Not. There is No ‘Try’”  

Interactive demonstration of ICP and EVD management

Julie Bronson, RN, BSN


4:00 p.m. | Turn in evaluations


This activity is jointly provided by The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute.  The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria designates this live activity of a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.