2019 Annual Stroke Conference


Make plans now to join us for ARSAVES Annual Conference on Stroke Prevention, Management, and Successful Outcomes.




Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Schedule of Events:

September 24th: Pre-Conference Hall B
September 25th and 26th:  Conference Horner Hall Ballroom


Vendors and Refreshments set up outside Horner Hall
Registration EVENTBRITE



Lodging:      Embassy Suites Hot Springs – 400 Convention Blvd.  Hot Springs, AR 71901


ARSAVES Sites are responsible for submitting expenses to be reimbursed from your contracted travel allotment.  The reimbursement form will be in your packet at registration, as in previous years.

Conference Agenda


11th Anniversary – AR SAVES

Pre-Conference Agenda

September 24, 2019 – Hall B

Invitation Only

AR SAVES Nurse Facilitators and their invitees!


To Improve patient safety by identifying ways to improve communication during consults.


  • To display a higher level of comfort during a consult
  • to communicate effectively during a consult
  • To articulate/describe each care team member’s needs/perspective during a consult
1:00-1:30Conference Registration
1:30-1:45AR SAVES Program Update – Renee Joiner
1:45-3:45 AR SAVES Skits/Skills Stations
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30Skills Station
4:30-5:00Game of Strokes, Effective Communication, Alteplase Race
5:00 Adjourn and Hotel Check-in
6:00Dinner - Optimizing Stroke Care for the AIS Patients

11th Anniversary – AR SAVES


September 25, 2019 – Horner Hall Ballroom

Breakfast provided at the hotel for hotel guests

8:00-8:30Welcome/Roll-Call/Housekeeping - Renee Joiner
AR SAVEs Program Update - Sanjeeva Onteddu, MD
8:30-9:15Motivational Speaker - Jason Curry, Founder Finish Empty
9:15-10:00Ahoy! Ahoy! Be That a Large Vessel or Small Vessel Stroke in My ER? - Margaret Tremwel, MD
10:30-11:00Pediatric Stroke - Sarah Cobb, MD
11:00-12:00Treating Stroke in the ED - Tony Seupaul, MD
1:15-2:00Survivor Case Studies - Olivia Wilson
2:00-3:00What Happens When Your Patient is Transferred? - Martin Radvany, MD
3:30-4:25Ask the Experts
4:15-4:30Wrap up
4:30AR SAVES 2019 Awards Ceremony

September 26, 2019 – Horner Hall Ballroom

Breakfast provided at the hotel for hotel guests

8:00-8:30Motivational Speaker - Jo Thompson
8:30-9:15Neurological Assessment - Edna Feingold
9:15-10:15Rabid Fire - Stroke
10:15-10:30Break/Hotel Check-Out
10:30-11:15Rapid Fire - EMS
11:15-11:45Community Outreach Done Right! - Olivia Wilson
11:45-12:00Evaluation and Wrap Up - Renee Joiner