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Current News in Neurothrombectomy


Original Program Date: January 18, 2017
Estimated Program Time: 1 hour

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This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and the National Stroke Association.

Accreditation for this program has expired and this program is for informational purposes only.

Program Overview

The program provides an engaging discussion for healthcare professionals on the use of neurothrombectomy devices in acute stroke treatment, developments in the field in recent years, and the growing role of stroke systems of care and telemedicine in stroke.

Goals and Learning Objectives

Through participation in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe stroke systems of care and how it has evolved
  • Relate endovascular stroke trials and data results
  • Assess selection of patients for endovascular stroke therapy
  • Examine a case study and the approaches taken in the case
  • Define additional areas for consideration to provide best stroke care (ex: stroke severity screening)

Target Audience

Current News in Neurothrombectomy is for healthcare professionals in neurology and emergency medicine. This activity is also appropriate for other healthcare professionals who care for stroke patients and may have the opportunity to educate peers within their facilities. 


This activity is designed for individual participation and each individual must register for the event.

There are no fees for participation in this activity.

Content Developed and Presented By

Michael Chen, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Rush University Medical Center

James J. Conners, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Section Head, Cerebrovascular Disease
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Program and Telestroke
Rush University Medical Center

Edward C. Jauch, MD MS
Professor, Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Neurosciences
Professor, Department of Bioengineering (adjunct), Clemson University
Medical University of South Carolina

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Medical Education Resources (MER) ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity. 

Name of Faculty

Reported Financial Relationship

Michel Chen, MD

Grants/Research Support, Consulting Fees: Genentech, Medtronic, Stryker, Penumbra

James J. Conners, MD, MS

No financial relationship to disclose.

Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS

Grants/Research Support: Genentech – PRISIMS Study; Penumbra & Medtronic – POSITIVE Trial

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Managers

Reported Financial Relationship

Medical Education Resources 

No financial relationships to disclose

Aurora Quigley, National Stroke Association 

No financial relationships to disclose


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources (MER), National Stroke Association, and/or Stryker. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association and/or Stryker. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

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Current News in Neurothrombectomy is supported by an educational grant from Stryker. 

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