Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke || COVID-19 Neurologic Clinical and Imaging Manifestations

The Miami Neuroscience Symposium Online will cover topics related to surgical management, stroke management, neurocritical care, neuro-imaging and neuro-oncology. The expert faculty will engage participants through complex cases and novel treatment strategies. Our goal is to share the most innovative and evidence-based clinical practices available in order to optimize patient outcomes in these areas of neuroscience.

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Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke 

Many patients with acute ischemic stroke are not eligible for thrombolysis or mechanical reperfusion therapies due to contraindications, inaccessible vascular occlusions, late presentation or large infarct core. This lecture will examine the evidence of a new neuroprotection therapy possible for stroke protection.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the need for neuroprotection in stroke therapy.
  • Identify strategies and predictors for stroke protection.

COVID-19 Neurologic Clinical and Imaging Manifestations

While there is abounding literature on virus-induced pathology in general and coronavirus in particular, recent evidence shows neurological disorders may be caused by complications of COVID-19. This lecture will address the array of neurological imaging manifestations of SARS-CoV2 and when to properly apply MRI in a COVID-19 patient.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the array of neurological imaging manifestations of SARS-CoV2.
  • Recognize the imaging manifestations of stroke in COVID-19 patients and in non-COVID-19 patients.
  • Implement proper guidance for when to apply MRI in a COVID-19 patient.

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Physician Assistants, Critical Care and Neuroscience Nurses, Neurosurgery Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists (Personal Growth) and Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, as well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Hill, M. D., Goyal, M., Menon, B. K., Nogueira, R. G., McTaggart, R. A., Demchuk, A. M., ... & van Adel, B. A. (2020). Efficacy and safety of nerinetide for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke (ESCAPE-NA1): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 395(10227), 878-887.
  • Bornstein, N. M., Saver, J. L., Diener, H. C., Gorelick, P. B., Shuaib, A., Solberg, Y., ... & ImpACT-24A Investigators†. (2019). Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation to augment cerebral blood flow: a randomized, sham-controlled trial. Stroke, 50(8), 2108-2117.
  • Chougar, L., Shor, N., Weiss, N., Galanaud, D., Leclercq, D., Mathon, B., ... & Demoule, A. (2020). Retrospective observational study of brain magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection and neurological manifestations. Radiology, 202422.
  • Hanafi, R., Roger, P. A., Perin, B., Kuchcinski, G., Deleval, N., Dallery, F., ... & Constans, J. M. (2020). COVID-19 neurologic complication with CNS vasculitis-like pattern. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 41(8), 1384-1387.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
11/12/2020
Course expires: 
11/11/2021

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA 
Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery 
Miami Neuroscience Institute and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida 

Kevin Abrams, M.D.
Chief, Radiology
Medical Director, Neuroradiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA, disclosed that he is a consultant and member of the speakers’ bureau for Cerenovus, Medtronic and Stryker, a proctor for Medtronic and a shareholder of Prolong Pharmaceuticals, InNeuroCo, Three Rivers, Deinde Medical and Prometheus. Dr. Linfante also disclosed that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Kevin Abrams, M.D., disclosed that he is a consultant for Keystone Heart and Viz.AI, and a shareholder of Keystone Heart, Viz.AI and Cleerly and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.  

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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