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Seventh Annual Conference of the Oregon Stroke Network

Promoting Consistent Stroke Excellence in Oregon
September 26-27, 2013
St Charles Medical Center - Bend, OR

OSN Conference Agenda

September 26 (Thursday) – Nursing Symposium*
12:00-12:15 Registration & Networking
12:15-12:30 Intro & Welcome – Linda Brown
12:30-1:30 Are You Hungry? The Research and Rationale of a Nursing Swallow Screen – Kimberly Gilworth
1:30-2:30 Depression & Stroke: Are Dark Days Ahead? – Stephanie Casal
2:30-3:00 Break and Vendor Exhibits
3:00-4:00 From Bedside to Boardroom & Back: In-Hospital Stroke Alert Process Improvement – Eve Gray
4:00-5:00 Differences in Rural vs Urban Stroke Care: Panel Discussion –OHSU; Pioneer Memorial (Hermiston) & Emergency Air Lift - Moderator: Susie Fisher
5:00-5:15 Wrap up and Adjourn – Karen Ellmers
*Approximately 4 hours nursing CEU pending approval

OSN Conference Agenda

September 27 (Friday) – Interdisciplinary Conference
7:15-8:00 Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:10 Intro & Welcome – Ted Lowenkopf, MD
8:10-10:25 Controversies in Stroke Care: Point/Counterpoint Discussions
1. Guiding Acute Stroke Treatment with Advanced CT & MR Imaging – Bill Powers, MD
2. PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention – Jeffrey Saver, MD
10:25-10:50 Break and Vendor Exhibits
10:50-11:40 Latest Debate in Acute Stroke Management: Endovscular & t-PA Treatment – Elaine Skalabrin, MD
11:40-12:10 Oregon Stroke Bill: Now What? Senator Alan Bates, DO (pending confirmation)
12:10-12:40 Pick up Lunch, Break and Vendor Exhibits
12:40-1:20 Annual Review of OSN & Statewide Data: OSN Members Meeting Moderator: Susie Fisher, RN
1:20-2:10 The Art & Science of Antiplatelet Therapy – Gregory Del Zoppo, MD
2:10-3:00 Ask the Experts: Powers, Saver, Skalabrin, Del Zoppo. Bring your tough questions and cases for this expert panel Moderator: Ted Lowenkopf, MD
3:00-3:20 Break and Vendor Exhibits
3:20-4:10 Identifying Gaps in Urban Rural Stroke Care: A panel discussion on in-patient care hurdles & resources Moderator: Nicholas Okon, DO
4:10-5:00 Oregonians Improving Stroke Care: Quality Improvement projects from across our state.Abstracts from: Legacy, OHSU, Providence. Moderator: Ray Englander, MD
*Approximately 6 hours CME pending approval

OSN Posters

Previous Stroke and Carotid Stenting Predict Periprocedural Risk of Symptomatic Carotid Intervention Complications in a Large Community Hospital Vascular Registry
Does Age Play a Role in Providing Stroke Care to Ischemic Stroke Patients via Telestroke?
Implementing an Early Mobility Protocol on a Stroke Unit
A Safe Early Mobility Protocol for Stroke Patients
Why Registries Matter: Impact of a Comprehensive Telestroke Registry on Clinical Quality Improvement
Implementation of a Depression Screening Program for Post Stroke Patients Prior to Discharge from the Hospital
Concomitant IV tPA Does Not Increase Harm to Patients Who Receive Simultaneous Mechanical Thrombectomy and Emergant Carotid Artery Stenting
A Nurse-Led Initiative Improves Adherence Rates for Stroke Follow-up and Blood Pressure Management
Association of intraprocedural blood pressure and end tidal carbon dioxide with outcome after acute stroke intervention

Registration Pricing

Early (on or before 8/31/13) Nursing day only $60, Both days (TH/FR) $105, Friday only non-physicians $95, Friday only Physicians $130

Late (9/1/13 or after) Nursing day only (TH) $75, Both days (TH/FR) $125, Friday only non-physicians $110, Friday only physicians $150

We will accept cancellations until September 23rd, 2103. All cancellation requests must be in writing and will be subject to a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 23, 2013.


Sleep Inn Bend
600 N.E. Bellevue Drive Bend, OR, 97701
Phone: 541-330-0050
Sleep Inn Bend Website
5 room block for 9/26/13
$75.00 per night, single queen bed room

Phoenix Inn Bend
300 NW Franklin Ave Bend, OR 97701 Phone: 541-317-9292 Toll-free: 888-291-4764
Phoenix Inn Bend Website
$119.00 per night, mixture of single king bed or 2 queen bed rooms available

Hilton Garden Inn Bend
425 SW Bluff Drive, Bend, OR, 97702
Phone: 541-617-6111
Hilton Garden Inn bend Website
$179 per night, mixture of single king and double queen room


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please email questions to OSN@oregonstrokenetwork.org

Contact the Oregon Stroke Network at OSN@oregonstrokenetwork.org
Oregon Stroke Network, Inc. is a non-profit organization.