The Brain Attack course is a yearly comprehensive review of the field of cerebrovascular disease. It covers epidemiology, diagnosis, acute management, secondary prevention, and rehabilitation. Our audience includes physicians and also nurses from the tri-state area as well as nationally. The course is held yearly with a series of core topics focusing on acute stroke management and is supplemented by new lectures each year to cover advances in the field.
The faculty for the course includes stroke specialists from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine as well as faculty from the departments of radiology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation medicine, and expert guest faculty from outside our institution. Our multidisciplinary team provides a broad-spectrum curriculum and a practical approach to the cerebrovascular field. The Brain Attack Course fulfills the 8-hour annual CME/CH requirement for Stroke Centers as per New York State Department of Health and certifying organizations such as The Joint Commission.
The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Nursing Professional Development, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the America Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.