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Sun Valley Stroke Conference 2020

  • Next Date & Time

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    Thursday, Jan 09, 2020 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Venue & Location

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    Sun Valley Resort
    1 Sun Valley Road
    Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Fee & Registration

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    TBD, Registration Required


Join us January 9-12 for the second annual Sun Valley Stroke Conference

A conference for medical providers involved in stroke treatment and research

A partnership of St. Luke's Neurosciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

This exciting four-day event will include:

  • Discussions regarding the historical context of current stroke treatments and devices
  • Emerging therapies
  • Refining systems of care in stroke treatment
  • Technologies for treating hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke

We will also emphasize how to handle patients who don't necessarily fit trial criteria.

Conference Details

  • Morning and evening sessions with free time for family-friendly recreation
  • World-class skiing at the country's first destination ski resort
  • Nationally recognized experts in hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
  • Dynamic scientific programming with round table discussions, head-to-head debates, and interactive case presentations
  • Seventeen hours of informative content

Highlighted Topics

Our program is designed to be dynamic, with short lectures and round-table discussions in the morning, followed by case presentations and head-to-head debates in the evening.

Featured Speakers

  • Andrei Alexandrov, MD
    • Semmes-Murphey Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Medical Director, Mobile Stroke Unit and Citywide Stroke Team, Memphis, TN
  • Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN, NVRN-BC, ANVP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
    • Professor and NET SMART Program Director
    • Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Chief Nurse Practitioner, UT Mobile Stroke Unit
  • Adam Arthur, MD, MPH, FACS
    • Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery, University of Tennessee
    • President, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
  • Brian Dolan, PhD
    • Professor of Medical Humanities, UCSF School of Medicine
    • Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Edward Duckworth, MD, MS
    • System Director of Neurosurgery, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID
  • Lucas Elijovich, MD
    • Associate Professor in Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Director of Neurocritical and Neurointerventional Surgery, Lebonheur Children's Hospital
    • Co-director of Lebonheur Vascular Anomalies Center
  • Andrew W. Grande, MD
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota
    • Co-director, Earl Grande Stroke and Stem Cell Laboratory
  • Nick Hopkins, MD, FACS
    • Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry 
    • Director, Neurosurgery, Toshiba Stroke Research Center 
    • Chairman of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo 
    • Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo 
    • Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo 
    • Chief of Service, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Kaleida Health 
  • Brian Jankowitz, MD
    • Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Cooper University Health Care
    • Director of Cerebrovascular Program Neurosurgery, Cooper University Health Care
  • David Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA
    • Professor of Neurology, UCLA
    • Director, Neurovascular Imaging Research Core, UCLA
    • President-elect, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
    • President, American Society of Neuroimaging
  • J. Mocco, MD
    • Professor and System Vice Chair, Mount Sinai Health System
    • Director, Cerebrovascular Center, Mount Sinai Health System
    • Residency Program Director, Department of Neurological Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System
  • John Perl, MD
    • Neuroradiology, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID
  • Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD
    • Vice-chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery
    • Director, Neuroendovascular Fellowship Program, State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Director, Neurosurgical Stroke Service, Kaleida Health
    • Director, Training and Education, Jacobs Institute
    • Director, Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center
  • St. Luke's reserves exclusive rights to record (audio and video) and photograph all conference proceedings for use in marketing materials, presentations, and course content sales.


Registration Instructions

Early-bird registration ends November 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Late registration starts November 16, 2019 and prices will increase.

Please select your ticket type based on your credentials.

Registration Fees:

By November 15, 2019:

  • Physicians: $250
  • Non-physicians: $150
  • Students: $100

After November 15, 2019:

  • Physicians: $350
  • Non-physicians: $250
  • Students: $150

For information, call the number below or email us at

Our audience is neurologists, neurosurgeons, primary care providers, emergency physicians, hospitalists, interventional neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, EMS providers, nurses, stroke coordinators, and allied health professionals associated with stroke care.

Register Online | Call to register or for more information: (208) 381-4217

Cancellation Information

If you need to cancel your registration, please email us by December 9, 2019. Cancellation requests will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee.

Cancellations after December 9, 2019 or conference no-shows are not eligible for a refund.

Special Instructions


The conference is being held at the world-class Sun Valley Resort. You'll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of winter recreational activities in your free time.

Ski Lift Tickets

Ski lift tickets may be purchased on an individual basis from any resort lift ticket retail outlet. Receive discounted rates by mentioning the Sun Valley Stroke Conference.

  • One day: $92
  • 2 of 3 days: $177
  • 3 of 5 days: $260
  • 4 of 6 days: $338
  • 5 of 7 days: $422
  • 6 of 8 days: $479

Lodging and Travel

You are responsible for lodging and travel arrangements. A block of rooms has been reserved at the resort. Mention the conference when making reservations to take advantage of negotiated rates.

The resort will fill up quickly. Please make your reservations as soon as you confirm your conference registration.

Call 1-800-786-8259 or go online to reserve a room.

*Many thanks to the Sun Valley Resort for providing some of the photos on this page.

Why You'll Love This Conference

  • National and International Speakers

    Our speakers are nationally recognized experts and thought leaders in stroke care and research.

  • Networking Opportunities

    We've reserved plenty of time for you to connect and network with conference attendees, faculty, and exhibitors.

  • Family-Friendly Schedule

    We'll meet in the mornings and evenings, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy Sun Valley with your family.

A Destination That Delivers

  • Sun Valley Resort

    Enjoy the legendary Sun Valley Lodge, newly renovated with a luxurious spa, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and re-imagined restaurants and lounges.

  • Winter Playground

    Enjoy snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and world-class downhill and cross-country skiing at the country's first destination ski resort.

  • Village Station

    Enjoy a meal with your family, watch your favorite game, or meet up with colleagues at Village Station.

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