St. Mary's Medical Education

2018 St. Mary's Neurology Conference

Once and Future Stroke Care: Statins, Stents and Stem Cells

Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center • 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, Ga. 30602

Registration is Required


This conference will provide updates on new and developing concepts and technologies related to stroke. Topics have been selected to expand knowledge and offer strategies to assist clinicians and future clinicians in the management of stroke. Participants will learn practical information that they can implement in their practice and gain knowledge about cutting-edge research that will shape the future of stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery in the future.


This conference will provide education for physicians, residents, nurses, EMS providers, Coverdell stroke program members, neurology researchers, nurses, rehab professionals, medical students, other health professions students, and interested members of the general public. Up to 6.5 hours of CME credit will be available for physicians.


Click here to view the 2018 St. Mary's Neurology Conference Program Schedule.


Click here to register for the 2018 St. Mary's Neurology Conference.

Registration is Required







Carl Bergmann, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President Research-Facilities
Associate Director, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Executive Director, Animal Health Research Center
Senior Research Scientist
University of Georgia






McCord Smith, M.D.
Neurologist, Vascular Neurologist & Neurohospitalist (retired)
St. Mary's Health Care System






Michael Tiemeyer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Director
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia


H. McCord Smith, M.D.
Neurologist, Vascular Neurologist & Neurohospitalist (retired)
St. Mary's Health Care System

David C. Hess, M.D.
Dean, Medical College of Georgia Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Integration
Augusta University, Augusta

Nadja Zeltner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Molecular Medicine
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Cellular Biology
University of Georgia, Athens

James D. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology
University of Georgia, Athens

Diogo Haussen, M.D.
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiologist
Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, Atlanta

Franklin D. West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia, Athens

Jeff Switzer, DO, MCTS, FAHA, FAAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Director, Telestroke and Teleneurology
Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University

Lohitash Karumbaiah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia, Athens

Steven L. Stice, Ph.D.
Director of Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia, Athens


As a provider accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia, St. Mary's Hospital must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its education activities. Course directors, planning committee, faculty and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant relationship with an commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in course materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.


St. Mary's Hospital is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to offer continuing education to physicians. St. Mary's Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The office of EMS and Trauma designates 6.5 EMS credit hours for this conference based on the content and actual time.

St. Mary's Hospital takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.


  • The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center provides provides ample free parking for conference participants. The center is fully ADA compliant.
  • Presentations will be in the Auditorium. Breaks and exhibitors will be in the atrium. Lunch will be served in the dining area.
  • If you have special dietary needs or restrictions, please be sure to indicate them on your registration form.
  • If you wish to stay overnight in Athens, numerous hotels are available within a few minutes' drive of the center. The closest is the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Go to for complete listings.


The address is 315 Riverbend Road, Athens, Georgia, 30602.

Take city streets or Ga. Loop 10 to College Station Road (Exit 7 on the Loop). If coming from the north (inner loop) turn left onto College Station and go 0.4 miles. If coming from the south (outer loop), turn right onto College Station and go 0.1 miles. Turn right on Riverbend Road and go 0.4 miles. The CCRC will be on your left. Note: bike lanes extend along College Station and Riverbend Road to the center. UGA buses do not serve the center on weekends.



Through the generosity of our sponsors, there is no charge to attend the conference; however, registration is required for planning purposes.


While there is no charge to attend the conference, please let us know if you must cancel by contacting Chrys Moore at 706.389.3848 or emailing her at


Joanne Lockamy, MSN, RN, SCRN
Coordinator, Stroke Program
St. Mary's Health Care System

Beth Melvin, RN, BSN, RD, LD, CDE, CHES
Manager, Education and Training
St. Mary's Health Care System

Chrys Moore
Medical Education Coordinator
St. Mary's Health Care System

Shelley Nichols, MSN, RN-BC, SCRN
Marcus Stroke Network Quality Consultant
American Stroke Association

Cathryn Quinn
Administrative Manager
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia

Mark Ralston
Manager, Public Relations
St. Mary's Health Care System

Stephen Terry
Coordinator, Graphic Design and Digital Marketing
St. Mary's Health Care System

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