Stroke is a critical medical emergency that requires urgent attention and specialized knowledge to minimize its devastating effects. Efficient systems of care, including rapid recognition, diagnosis, and treatment, are essential for optimal patient outcomes. However, there are practice and knowledge gaps in stroke care, such as delays in symptom recognition, limited access to specialized stroke centers, and variations in treatment protocols among healthcare providers. Addressing these gaps through education can significantly enhance stroke management (ensure timely and effective stroke care), reduce long-term disability and mortality rates. 

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Bryan Eckerle, MD, M.Sc

Cerebrovascular Neurologist Norton Healthcare Louisville, Kentucky
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Shelly Zielke, BSN, RN

Quality Specialist Stroke Care Network UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Lisa Bellamy, RN, BHS, CPHQ

Managing Director Stroke Care Network Lexington, Kentucky
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David Dornbos, III, MD

Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Pamela Duncan, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA

Adjunct Professor Internal Medicine Retired Professor Department of Neurology Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Lacy Shumway, BA

Program Manager, Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Kentucky Regional Extension Center UK Healthcare Lexington, Kentucky
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Misty Lewis, RN

Stroke and Trauma Coordinator Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Hazard, Kentucky
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Jessica Lee, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA

Jessica D Lee, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA Director, UK HealthCare Comprehensive Stroke Program Departmental Quality and Safety Program Officer Professor and Vice Chair for Quality Department of Neurology University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Emily Merritt-Lawless, MSPAS, PA-C

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Nadeem Talpur, MD

Stroke Medical Director Norton Healthcare Louisville, Kentucky
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Kelley Elkins, RN, BSN

Stroke Program Coordinator Stroke Care Network University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Casey Okong'o, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN

Nurse Educator Stroke Care Network Louisville, Kentucky
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Christine Cosby-Gaither, Ed. D

Founder and Executive Director: A Stroke of Grace
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Larry Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA

Ruth L. Works Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Medicine Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Co-Director, UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area Interim Director, UK-Norton Stroke Care Network Lexington, Kentucky
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In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This live activity is designated for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This knowledge-based activity will award 10.5 contact hours (1.050 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 10.5 hours of participation.


The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 10.5 nursing contact hours.


Virtual Attendees: Please note the Falling for Interactive Education sessions will NOT be offered virtually. Virtual attendees may receive up to 8.25 CEU hours for attending both days. 


In collaboration with UK HealthCare/Norton HealthCare - Stroke Care Network.

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Deadline to claim credit: November 26, 2023