• The Brain-Heart Team Approach: Secondary Prevention After a Presumed PFO-Mediated Stroke

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    JW Marriott Hotel, Diamond Ballroom 5, Tower Side, Level 3
    Los Angeles, CA

    Join the expert faculty for a CME certified dinner symposium held in conjunction with the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference, February 19–21, 2020.

    Doors open at 6:30 pm
    Registration 6:45 pm
    Dinner 7 pm




    John D. Carroll, MD, FACC, MSCAI (Chair), University of Colorado Health Center

    Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA (Chair), Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Scott E. Kasner, MD, MSCE, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

    Steven R. Messe, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

    David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA, Tufts Medical Center

    Jonathan M. Tobis, MD, MSCAI, UCLA Medical Center


    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the epidemiology and burden of cryptogenic ischemic stroke
    • List competencies and resources necessary to constitute a Brain-Heart team
    • Perform the complete evaluation of ischemic stroke patients to determine stroke mechanism
    • Describe key clinical trial data regarding the safety and efficacy of FDA-approved devices for PFO closure to prevent secondary stroke
    • Suspect PFO in patients with cryptogenic stroke and ensure appropriate team-based  evaluation
    • Deploy shared decision-making principles with cryptogenic stroke patients with PFO to determine the patients preferred secondary stroke prevention strategies


    This event is not part of the official International Stroke Conference 2019 as planned by the International Stroke Conference Program Committee.


    SCAI Accreditation Statement

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    SCAI designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.