Cerebrovascular care is undergoing a transformation. New discoveries and treatments present a range of options for providers and patients alike. New and proven therapies are currently available, but access to advanced therapeutics, and identification and evaluation of clinical syndromes presents a practice gap. Increasing awareness of available resources to ensure the best outcomes for patients is needed. The goal of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cerebrovascular Future Care Symposium is to inform about these exciting changes and their impact, now and to come.

The symposium presents the opportunity to interact with renowned experts in the field, covering the entire breath of specialty cerebrovascular services. Short and focused didactic sessions will provide updated content and perspective. Exciting case presentations will track patients from the time of presentation through definitive diagnosis and treatment, providing practical and insightful discussion and commentary from a panel of specialists. Audience response tools will allow you to assess your colleagues’ responses and ask questions of the speaker and panels. All presentation slides will be available on our website in PDF form during the symposium and for future reference as a syllabus. Finally, our single day format at our beautiful new facility at Assembly Row in Somerville, MA allows you to explore the latest in the field while minimizing the disruption on your clinical and personal time.

Massachusetts General Hospital is the first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Massachusetts, providing cutting edge treatments in acute cerebrovascular care. We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you, and sharing with you an innovative learning experience that focuses on the latest evidence-based developments in cerebrovascular care. We are confident that the course content and subsequent discussions will directly and positively impact your practice.


Lee Schwamm, Jonathan Rosand, and Aman Patel
Course Directors

target audience

This course is targeted to:

  • Emergency Department, Neurology, and Internal Medicine practitioners (physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants)
  • Emergency department and critical care nursing
  • Emergency medical service and flight crew personnel
  • Hospital and facility administrators and quality-control managers

The content is of broad interest but will be of particular interest to those to deal with adult cerebrovascular disease in daily practice.

acgme competencies

The course is designed to meet the following Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • System-based practice

learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe new and proven therapies recently available, for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Identify pertinent clinical syndromes and understand the required evaluation and triage
  • Develop awareness of techniques and resources available to ensure the best outcomes for patients


CME activities sponsored by Partners Healthcare are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

disclosure policy

Partners Healthcare adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is Partners policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Partners may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


Partners Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC®s) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC®), therefore up to 35.25 ECMEC®s are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

*Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

Nursing: 5 CEU credits will be awarded on completion.

Note:* Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-239, 10/1/2020).Criteria for successful completion include: electronic check-in (attendance) at the beginning of the program, attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation.