2020 John Scholz Stroke Education Conference

Activity Chair

Lee Dresser, MD
Delaware Stroke Initiative

Kate W. Smith, MD, MPH
Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association and the Delaware Stroke Initiative 

and Timothy E. Gibbs, MPH


Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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This is an online event. Registrants will recieve additional information via email regarding how to connect prior to the event.

John P. Scholz, PT, PhD
December 20, 1949 - October 19, 2013

The John Scholz Stroke Education Conference is dedicated to the memory of John P. Scholz, PT, PhD, a highly regarded movement scientist renowned for his ability to take complex theoretical concepts of motor control and apply them to the understanding and treatment of neurologic problems.

Dr. Scholz was professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, and, for many years, a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Stroke Initiative.


If you are a health care provider, the $20 cost of your admission includes the cost of continuing education credits. Non-health care providers will only be invoiced $10 if they register but do not attend and/or do not cancel 7 days before the beginning of the conference.

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund minus applicable fees. Cancellations made less than 7 days from the event will not receive a refund, and may be blocked from attending future events if invoices are ignored.

The John Scholz Stroke Education Conference is co-sponsored by the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association, and the Delaware Stroke Initiative.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

AGENDA (Subject to Change)

8:00 - 8:05 am
Lee Dresser, MD

8:05 - 8:35 am
Treating Tobacco Dependance

Sarah Mullins, MD

8:35 - 9:05 am
Safe Driving After Stroke

Jeff Vari, PT

9:05 - 9:35 am
Patient Interview

Bill Funk, MD (interviewed by Mahnia McMullen, RN)

9:35 - 9:45 am
Bio Break

9:45 - 10:15 am
Extended Window for Stroke Treatment: Endovascular Intervention

Sudhakar Satti, MD

10:15 - 11:00 am
PA Optics
Ashley Boller, PA-C; Ron Dohanish, PA-C; Kelsey Hay, PA-C; Elizabeth Masten, PA-C; ToriAnne Yetter, PA-C

11:00 - 12:00 pm
Keynote: Understanding Racial Disparities in Stroke Affecting Black Americans
Mary Cushman, MD

Continuing Medical Education


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

 Joint providership of CME by MSD in no way implies endorsement of any product or service. 

 This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

Continuing education for this activity has been applied for from the State of Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers, Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, and the Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers. The following requests for continuing education have been submitted:

  • 3.75 Clinical Skills Hours (SLP) requested
  • 3.75 Hours (OT) requested
  • 3.75 Hours (PT) requested

 Check back for updates to this request. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.