CNS Acute Stroke Care Symposium to be held in Houston on June 24

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Congress of Neurological Surgeons Partners with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Schaumburg, Ill, May 17, 2017 — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is proud to announce the Houston CNS Acute Stroke Care Symposium, offered in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Hosted at the Houston Marriott Medical Center on June 24, the symposium is designed to bring the entire neurocritical care team together to provide the tools necessary to improve outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

This one-day course will discuss protocols, workflow impacting stroke care, novel diagnostic modalities, and the impact of telestroke in an effort to improve team efficiency and success. Break-out sessions will include deep-dives into administrative topics for stroke coordinators, updates and innovation in best practices for physicians, emergency medicine, and acute and after care for associated providers like APPs, nurses, and EMS.

"This course represents a new way to tackle an old problem—what is the best way to care for stroke patients? We are rapidly changing traditional stroke care from a chain of independent events with individual providers to a collaborative effort with a team of providers. In order for those teams to function well, they must share common knowledge and understand how they can work together to provide the best possible care. With this course, we intend to do just that," said Alan M. Scarrow, MD, JD, president of the CNS.

For more information about the CNS Acute Stroke Care Symposium, including curriculum, registration rates and learning objectives, visit cns.org/strokehouston.

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About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.

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