2017 Sleep and Stroke, Mayo Clinic

November 4, 2017 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
7am-7pm (central time)

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Conference Chairs

Melissa Lipford, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Karl Doghramji, MD Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Antonio Culebras, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


7:00 – 8:00 AM On-site registration; Continental Breakfast and Coffee

7:50 – 8:00 AM Welcome and Introductions from Program Co-Chairs

Session 1: Acute stroke and post stroke; pathophysiology
Session Chair: Antonio Culebras, M.D.

8:00 – 8:20: Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular burden associated with untreated sleep apnea.
Virend Somers, MD, PhD

8:20-8:40: Cerebral blood flow pathophysiology in acute stroke patients with sleep apnea.
Andrei Alexandrov, MD

8:40-9:00: Clinical intersection between sleep disordered breathing and vascular dementia.
Antonio Culebras, M.D.

9:00-9:20: Changes in sleep-disordered breathing with the evolution of stroke.
Devin L. Brown, MD

9:20-9:40: Sleep apnea and wake-up stroke.
Carolina Lombardi, MD

9:40-10:00: Early nocturnal detection of wake-up stroke using EEG methodology.
Sameer Sharma, MD

10:00-10:20:  Question and Answer Session / Roundtable Discussion. Panel

10:20-10:40: AM Break – Coffee and View Posters 

Session 2: Sleep apnea and cardiac arrhythmias
Session Chair: Sean Caples, DO; Melissa Lipford, MD

10:40-11:00: Sleep, stroke, and atrial fibrillation.
Apoor Gami, MD; Melissa Lipford, MD

11:00 – 11:20.  Long-Term cardiac monitoring in cryptogenic stroke patients.
Paul Friedman, MD; Jonathan Graf-Radford, MD

11:20-11:30:  Question and Answer Session. Panel


Session 3: Screening and Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea in the Stroke Patient
Session Chair: Bernardo Selim, M.D.

11:30-11:50: Sleep related screening tools in the acute stroke setting.
Devin L. Brown, MD; Jason Sico, MD

11:50-12:10: Diagnostic methods for, and challenges in the evaluation of, OSA in the acute stroke setting.
Dr. Boulos or Dr. Keplinger

12:10 – 12:20:  Question and Answer Session / Roundtable Discussion. Panel

12:20 – 1:20 Poster Viewing and LUNCH BREAK


Session 4: Acute and long-term treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in the stroke patient
Session Chair: Karl Doghramji, M.D.

Treating sleep apnea in the acute setting

1:20 – 1:40 Acute and long-term treatment sleep apnea in stroke patients.
Henry Klar Yaggi, MD

1:40 – 2:00:  Treatment adherence challenges in the stroke population.
Dawn Bravata, MD

2:00 – 2:20.  Alternative therapies – MRA, positional therapy, surgery, implantable devices (upper airway stimulation therapy).
Karl Doghramji, MD

2:20 – 2:40:  Question and Answer Session / Roundtable Discussion. Panel


Session  5 :  Emerging Research and Future Research Agenda in Stroke and Sleep Apnea
Chair: Mike Howell, MD

2:40-2:50:  Session Chairs to provide 5 minute discussions re: important areas of future research

2:50-3:10:  Summary of research needs.
Mike Howell, MD

3:10-3:30:  Poster Session / Poster Summary. Young Investigator Award Presentations.
Ellyn Riley, PhD

3:30- 3:50 :  Question and Answer Session / Roundtable Discussion.
Ann Augustine, MD and Sameer Sharma, MD

3:50-4:00:  General Conference Wrap-up & Adjourn: CME and SA credit details
Karl Doghramji, MD and Melissa Lipford, MD

4:00 – 7:00 PM Evening Post-Conference Session. Stroke and Sleep Work Group
Review conference data, formulate outline for position paper