Providence Brain and Spine Institute EMS, Stroke and Heart Conference

Providence Brain and Spine Institute - Portland

This course is designed for EMTs, paramedics and RN's. This one day conference combines neurovascular and cardiology experts to provide current information for pre-hospital and emergency care of patients with stroke and heart conditions. Attendees will also learn about post emergency care guidelines and the outcomes of these conditions.

For questions about this conference please email Desirae Burkley.

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Dates offered:

February 22, 2019 Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
See below for videoconferencing information.

Parking will be available at no charge at Providence Portland Medical Center parking garages

Providence Portland Medical Center - Cancer Center Auditorium
4805 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97213


Registration required

Register and pay online using the link above. Confirmations will be emailed; registration is first-come, first-served. Debit/Credit Cards accepted on-line; payment by check is optional (follow the instructions when you register). Deadline to register is February 15. No refunds after February 15.


  • EMS Providers: Free
  • RNs $40/person

Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch and course materials.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, please email Desirae Burkley to allow others on the wait list an opportunity to register.

Accreditation/Certificate notes

EMS providers

This course meets the requirements for 6.0 CE contact hours for Emergency Medical Service professionals. An EMS education certificate will be emailed to you after completion of the course survey.


This conference will provide 7.2 nursing education credit hours. In order to receive nursing education credits, please register as an RN, with associated tuition fee. A nursing CE certificate will be emailed to you after completion of the course evaluation.


Subject to change; please check back for updates.

7:30 a.m.


8 a.m.

A System Based Approach to Provider Wellbeing

Todd Caulfield, M.D. FACC
8:45 a.m.

Code Stroke - IV Alteplase, Extended time window, LVO/thrombectomy

Amit Kansara, M.D.
9:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m.

Code Stoke - Hemorrhage!

Lisa Yanase, M.D.
10:25 a.m.

Transfer Care of Stroke Patients

Kailey Cox BSN, SCRN
10:55 a.m.

Stroke Outcomes

Natalie Swearingen, MSN SCRN
11:25 a.m.

Lunch & Vendors

12:15 a.m.

Advances in Complex Coronary Revascularization

Jason Wollmuth, M.D.
1 p.m.

ECMO: A Bridge for the Cardiogenic Shock Patient

Dan Westerdahl, M.D.
1:45 p.m.


2 p.m.

Trans-Catheter Valve Replacement: Not your great grandmother’s Valve Replacement!

Newest developments in this innovative treatment option

Marla Craft MSN, Brenda Riccardi, BSN, RN

2:45 p.m.

Patient scenarios; Ischemic, Hemorrhagic or Seizure

3:30 p.m.

Conference Wrap Up