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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM ON STROKE AND OCULAR ISCHEMIA

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    NW Virtual Symposium

    MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM ON STROKE AND OCULAR ISCHEMIA

    Brought to you by the American Academy of Optometry and Pacific Northwest Chapter, in collaboration with our educational partner, Northwest Eye Surgeons.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    3:30 pm PDT / 5:30 pm CDT / 6:30 pm EDT

    The American Heart Association estimates that there is a US stroke victim every 40 seconds.  As health care providers, we carry an obligation to recognize signs and symptoms of an impending stroke and act promptly according to the prevailing guidelines.  For acute ischemia of the retina or optic nerve, we share the identical immediacy to promptly diagnose and initiate management.

    This 4-hour online symposium* brings together a team of interprofessional specialists to share seminal and timely information on strokes in 2022.  The speakers will engage the audience with topics including the morbidity and mortality risk and developing a plan of action when presented with a stroke victim, retinal artery occlusions, and overarching parallel stroke threat, to better distinguish arteritic from non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy and the underlying pathophysiology, and analysis of neuroplasticity and prognosis for functional and visual recovery after stroke.

    Register now for just $39.00!
    *COPE approval pending 

    MODERATORS

    Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO
    Professor of Optometry
    Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Advancement, lllinois College of Optometry
    Past Chair Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease, AAO

     

    Stacey Keppol, OD, FAAO
    Optometric Physician at Northwest Eye Surgeons
    President of PNW Chapter of AAO

     

    SPEAKERS


    CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE AND STROKE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Ruth Thomson Treat, MD
    Neurologist, Swedish Neuroscience Institute 
    Telestroke Specialist, Neurohospitalist
            
    In this presentation, we will gain an understanding of the significance of stroke as a common cause of morbidity and mortality.  We will increase awareness of common and uncommon presentations of stroke in clinical practice, the broad demographic that is at risk, and leading risk factors.  To conclude, we pre-determine an action plan for managing stroke, or suspicions of stroke, when it occurs in unexpected settings.   
     
    STROKE REHABILITATION: CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMPAIRED VISION AND MOBILITY
    Ny-Ying Lam, MD
    Physiatrist, Assistant Professor 
    Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine
    University of Washington

    Functional recovery after stroke is enhanced by the impact of rehabilitation interventions on neuroplasticity.  This talk highlights vision impairments after stroke, other common stroke-related impairments and their impact on function, reviews rehabilitation principles and prognosis for neuro recovery, and recognition of the synergistic role of the rehabilitation and family teams.
     
    IT’S ABOUT TIME:  FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE RETINAL ISCHEMIA

    Andrew G. Lee, MD
    Herb and Jean Lyman Centennial Chair in Ophthalmology
    Professor and Chair, Blanton Eye Institute, Houston, Texas

    We appreciate that acute central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a neuro-ophthalmic emergency.  Similar as “Time is Brain” for intracranial stroke, “Time is Retina” for CRAO.  We will discuss the atherosclerotic risk factors that predispose to cardio, peripheral, and cerebrovascular disease that are present in CRAO, and must be thoroughly evaluated to prevent further medical comorbidities.  And, we always rule out GCA in the diagnostic algorithm.  In conclusion, we review the large, well-designed randomized controlled trials to establish the most effective treatment for acute CRAO.

     
    CURRENT CONCEPTS IN THE DIAGNOSIS, PATHOGENESIS, AND MANAGEMENT OF NONARTERITIC AND ARTERITIC ISCHEMIC OPTIC NEUROPATHY
    Steven R. Hamilton, MD
    Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Swedish Neuroscience Institute
    Clinical Professor of Ophthal, University of Washington

    This is an up-to-date review of the clinical features distinguishing arteritic from nonarteritic Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Key risk factors predisposing patients to NAION with emphasis on conditions that are treatable will be discussed.  A concise approach to the urgent work up and treatment for arteritic AION will be presented.