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Stroke Certification Conference: June 20, 2019
Event Description

This annual one-day interactive solutions-based program, with practical strategies and implementation tips that stroke professionals who are responsible for achieving and maintaining Joint Commission Stroke Certification can adapt and apply in their program. 


Select one of the three tracks to delve deep into your specific area:
  • Primary Stroke Centers
  • Thrombectomy-Capable & Comprehensive Stroke Centers
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals

Our advanced stroke certifications are offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Who Should Attend:
This program will be of interest to health care professionals who work in Joint Commission accredited or non-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, or freestanding emergency centers who are involved in stroke care. This includes:
  • Program Coordinators
  • Neurologists
  • Neuro hospitalists, neuro-residents, neuro surgeons, and neuro physician assistants
  • Emergency Department staff
  • Emergency Medical Services staff
  • Advanced practice nurses, stroke unit nurses, and clinical nurse specialists
  • Rehabilitation staff
  • Quality directors and regulatory compliance officers
What Will You Learn:

Joint Commission faculty and reviewers will deliver a review of the 2019 standards, requirements and review process, as well as practical strategies and implementation tips that can be adapted and applied within your stroke program.

Additional topics include:

  • Eligibility requirements for Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Centers and Comprehensive Stroke Centers
  • New performance measurement requirements for Primary Stroke Centers that went into effect January 1, 2019
  • Most challenging standards from 2018
  • Emerging stroke care trends
  • Evaluation, treatment and management of stroke patients
  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • Learning how to function as a highly efficient team while planning and implementing a stroke program in an academic medical center, community hospital, critical access hospital or freestanding emergency center as part of an accredited, or non-accredited, organization
  • Q&A
Start and End Times
June 20th, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Please see program Agenda for specifics

One-on-one sessions & Networking Reception

Our business development team will be holding 20-minute one-on-one sessions on June 19 between 1:00 – 5:00 pm. If you are interested, please reserve a time by emailing:

A networking reception will be held June 19 between 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

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(Agenda and speakers are subject to change. Last updated May 8, 2019.)
For full Program Objectives for all three specific areas, CLICK HERE.
Come fully charged and ready to learn with Joint Commission Resources.
Thank you for supporting JCR’s paperless initiative for our education programs. Here are some tips for your learning success:
  • Bring your fully charged electronic device (laptop, tablet, etc.) with you to the program so that you can access the program materials and take notes.
  • Download/access program materials from the event app. Click here for instructions on how to download the event app and access these materials. 1-2 weeks before your program, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the program materials. And, those materials will continue to be available to you post-program, on both the event app and the JCR Learning Management System (LMS).
  • If you prefer hard-copy program materials, please print before the program and bring with you. There will be no hard-copy program materials provided on site, other than the agenda itself.
  • Full-text requirements books (with relevant Joint Commission standards for the program) will no longer be provided, either in hard copy or electronically. Please plan accordingly if you want to reference the standards during the program (for example, bring your own manual or plan to access E-dition).  
  • Come ready to learn, network with peers, and be prepared for compliance challenges.

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Location Details

DoubleTree Hotel Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Reservations: 866-812-3959
Room Rate: $139.00 Single / Double
Cut-Off Date: May 29, 2019
Make online reservations: Click here
For Reservations Call: 866-812-3959 and ask for the Joint Commission Resources conference rate

Airport Transporation Options:

A1 Limo  630-355-8824
My Chauffer Limo 630-920-8888
Approximate Limo Rates:
O’Hare: Private $56-66 Shared $36-44
Midway: Private $68-72 Shared $48-50

Suburban Taxi Services:
American Taxi 877-755-2227
Universal Taxi 630-617-5400
Approximate Taxi Rates:O’Hare:  $35-39
Midway: $41-43
Add $4-5 for each additional rider

Fares are subject to change, please confirm when you call to make your reservation. If you do not pre-arrange a taxi, but plan on taking a taxi from the airport, please make sure you do not use a City of Chicago Taxi–these will be much more expensive. Make sure you use a suburban taxi service.

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Exhibitor Info

Align your organization with some of the premier names in health care by supporting one of The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources conferences, seminars or distance learning events. You will increase your visibility, influence buying decisions, and connect with key decisions makers from health care organizations across the country.

Joint Commission Resources has many opportunities to support our mission to provide unparalleled training to help improve patient quality and safety. Please contact for more information.

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Continuing Education

Because regulations and guidelines do change, it is a good idea to check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis and always before registering for a specific course to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ACCME: 5.75 CME - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
  • ANCC: 5.75 CE
  • ACHE: 5.75 CE
  • CA Board of Registered Nursing: 5.75 CE

The Joint Commission is accredited to provide continuing education credit/hours by the following organizations:

The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Joint Commission is authorized to award X hours or pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

The Joint Commission is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

CA Board of Registered Nursing:
Joint Commission Resources is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.

CJCP® (Certified Joint Commission Professional®):
To obtain CJCP credit hours, individuals must first be certified before they may start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive. CJCP professionals are required to maintain 30 CJCP credit hours within their three-year certification period.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits
  • Completion of program evaluation form
  • NOTE: For Pharmacists, you will be required to provide your NAPB # and DOB (MM/DD)

Conflict of Interest:
The Joint Commission maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias.  All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and other involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. Joint Commission ensures the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact education content.

The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program.

Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Joint Commission takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity.

Privacy and Security of Learner’s Record:
All continuing education records, including personal information (PII) and learning accomplishments are secured. Records are released with the written permission and notification of the learner.

The Joint Commission is an authorized provider to provide continuing education units (CEUs) for select educational programs by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  CEUs are accepted by many companies, boards and organizations for specialty licenses and certifications.  For further information about IACET, check the website ( Participants are strongly encourages to check with their specific state regulatory boards, employers or other agencies to confirm that educational programs taken from the Joint Commission for IACET CEUs will be accepted.

What is a Continuing Education Unit?
Through the Continuing Education Unit System, you receive formal recognition for improving your knowledge and skills by completing Joint Commission seminars.

Under the CEU system, one unit is awarded for completion of 10 hours of participation in our seminars and conferences in an organized, continuing education experience that provides responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.

What does the CEU mean to you and your career?
You receive immediate recognition for your career development efforts. A CEU certificate suitable from framing will be sent to you upon satisfactory completion of the Joint Commission seminar you have attended.

The CEU system…

  • Allows you to build a permanent record of achievement as you take part in education or training to further your career.
  • Provides a means for showing supervisors, personnel officers and others an official document that shows you have completed a seminar as part of your preparation for wider responsibilities and higher-level positions.
  • Offers a means for giving official confirmation of your completion of continuing professional education seminars to certification bodies, licensing boards and professional societies.

How many CEUs will you earn for your seminars/conferences you attend and complete the evaluation?

Length of Seminar

CEU Awarded

Maximum Allowable Hours of Absence

5 days


5 hours

4.5 days


4.5 hours

4 days


4 hours

3 days


3 hours

2.5 days


2.5 hours

2 days


2 hours

1 day


1 hour

Note: The exact number of CEUs earned depends on the format and the number of hours in the program. Each program is evaluated separately and the CEU values of some will differ from the values listed above.

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Additional Details

Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process.  If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, please pay with a credit card or your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved.

Substitutions, Transfers, and Cancellation Policy
Registration is nontransferable between JCR education programs due to variability in program sponsors. If you find that you cannot attend, you may send an alternate in your place.  Please send us the alternate’s full name, title, credentials, address, phone and e-mail address.  In the event of a cancellation, your registration fee, less a $100 processing fee, is refundable, if written notice of cancellation is faxed no later than 30 days prior to the program date.  All alternate or cancellation information should be emailed to Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date or for any no shows. JCR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

Joint Commission Resources reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program must be cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded in full to each registrant. You may verify current program status on our website or by calling JCR Customer Service at 877-223-6866.  Neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for a registrant's travel expenses in the event a program is cancelled. Participants should also not depend on registering on site, as some programs may be sold out; in these instances, neither Joint Commission Resources nor The Joint Commission is responsible for travel expenses.  Participants are encouraged to purchase refundable tickets in case a program is cancelled or rescheduled. Participants should also be aware that most airline tickets, including nonrefundable or discounted tickets, can be reissued within one year from the date the original ticket was issued.

Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this Joint Commission Resources program, please call 630-792-5425 or write to the Department of Education, Joint Commission Resources, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Program Agendas and Faculty
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. Joint Commission Resources may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.

Suggested attire: business casual
Due to the variation in meeting room temperatures and personal preferences, we recommend that you dress in layers for your comfort.