POSTPONED: CNS Stroke Symposium 2020

Western University, in consultation with the local Middlesex-London Health Unit, has announced that all discretionary events on campus and in the community with more than 50 people currently scheduled until April 30, 2020 must be cancelled, postponed or offered virtually. This is due to the changing nature and spread of COVID-19, and in an effort to minimize the potential risk to our faculty, staff and learners as well as community members. This means that the CNS Stroke Symposium on Tuesday April 19, 2020 at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club has been postponed. We will identify a new date for the event in the fall and communicate it out to you once operations return to normal. This is one of many events in the coming weeks that the School now has to postpone or cancel. While it is disappointing to make this change, it is important that we minimize the risk for our people and the greater community.


Draft Agenda

7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Debate #1: Decompressive Craniectomy in malignant MCA stroke
8:15-8:35 a.m. Decompressive Craniectomy for malignant MCA is benign and should be offered to any large stroke
8:35-8:55 a.m. No stroke should have their cranium opened
8:55-9:10 a.m. Rebuttal and discussion
Debate #2: Surgical management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage
9:15-9:35 a.m. Intracerebral hemorrhage is destined to resorb and intervention is unwarranted
9:35-9:55 a.m. Modern strategies for clot evacuation should prompt clot evacuation in almost all cases
9:55-10:10 a.m. Rebuttal and discussion
10:10-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
Debate #3: Cerebellar Stroke: Caught in a tight space
10:30-10:50 a.m. EVD is appropriate first management
10:50-11:10 a.m. Posterior Fossa decompression must be done early
11:10-11:25 a.m. Rebuttal and discussion
11:25 a.m. -12:25 p.m.

"Current questions and controversies for EVT" - Dr. Shelagh Coutts

12:25-1:25 p.m. Lunch
1:25-1:45 p.m. "Stroke Distinction Update" - Michelle Pierce
1:45-2:45 p.m. Break-out sessions to aiming at quality improvement
2:45-3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break & Discussion
3:00 p.m. Wrap up & Concluding Remarks