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Course Director

Kevin D. Call, MD


The purpose of this conference is to increase the knowledge of physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other clinicians and healthcare providers concerning acute stroke care and secondary stroke prevention in Utah.

Our goal is to improve patient outcomes in the area of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke through improved understanding of best practices and improved implementation of new and emerging science in the area of stroke care. 


Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Identify the best method for bedside swallow screen
  • Discuss the reasons a swallow screen is important in stroke patients
  • Discuss the top 5 new things in Stroke Rehab
  • Identify 3 best practices for reducing Door to Needle time in the ED
  • Discuss some ways to improve telestroke performance
  • Discuss the diagnosis of brain death in regards to stroke patients
  • Identify difficult stroke presentations of patients
  • Identify an ischemic stroke on MRI and a hemorrhagic stroke on head CT
  • Discuss the pros and cons of CT verses MR perfusion protocols
  • Discuss the new updated data on endovascular therapy

Target Audience

Physicians, including Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Pharmacists, students, EMS personnel​



​Time Title and Speaker
7:00 AM ​Registration and Light Breakfast
​7:45 AM Welcome
Megan Donohue, MD
8:00 AM Updates on Endovascular Therapy
Shazam Hussain, MD – Keynote Speaker
9:00 AM ​Pros and Cons of Different Advanced Imaging Protocols/Techniques
Jeremy Hopkin, MD
9:45 AM ​Break & Vendors
​Breakout Sessions
10:00 AM Track A ​Track B
​Bedside Swallow Evaluation in Stroke Patients 
Angela McKinney, MS, CC-SLP, BSC-S
​Brain Death/Organ Donation in the Setting of Stroke 
Kevin D. Call, MD
10:45 AM Break, Refreshments, Vendor
​11:00 AM Community Outreach for Stroke
Natalie Ashby, RN, BSN, MBA-HM 
Karilee Fuailetolo, RN, MSN

Best Practice TeleStroke – Door to Needle
Anne Anderson, RN
11:45 AM​ ​Break
12:00 PM​ The Basics of Neuro Imaging and Stroke for Nurses
Jeremy Hopkin, MD
Difficult/Unusual Stroke Presentations – A Case Based Discussion
Ayumi Ludwig, MD
​12:45 PM ​Break, Vendors & Pick up Lunch
​1:15 PM
The Top 5 New Things in Stroke Rehab
Cara Camiolo Reddy, MD
​2:00 ​PM
Top 5 Big Things in Stroke (non-endovascular)
Ray Grams, DO
​2:45 PM Raffle Drawing and Clos​ing​
​3:00 PM ​Adjourn



Registration fees are $75 per physician participant and $35 per non-physician participantTo register for the course, click on the Register Now button below.


Note: Payment in full is required at time of registration. If you have difficultly with our online payment system, please call the CME office at 801-442-3930 for assistance.

Cancellation and Reimbursement Policy
  • Full (100%) registration reimbursement for cancellation more than 14 days prior to the beginning of the activity.
  • Half (50%) registration reimbursement for cancellation between four (4) and fourteen (14) days prior to the beginning of the activity.  
  • No reimbursement for cancellation three (3) days or less prior to the beginning of the activity.
​Exceptions may be allowed only under extenuating circumstances and with approval from the CME Director, CME Medical Director, and AVP for CME. ​​

Intermountain CME
801.442.3930 (office)
800.842.5498 (toll-free)
801.442.0480 (fax)
Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education is accredited by Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Intermountain Healthcare CME is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

This educational activity offers 5.50 Nursing Contact Hours. Successful completion is attendance at each day’s presentations. Credit is awarded for the number of sessions fully attended.

Intermountain Healthcare CME adheres to ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education and disclosure of faculty and commercial sponsor relationships (if any) will be made known at the activity.
Intermountain Healthcare CME fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant of this program is in need of accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or write to the CME office in order to receive service. A request for accommodation can be made by calling (801) 442-3930. Reasonable prior notice is required.
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