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Prof. Jonathan Edlow, MD

Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-Course Director, Neurological Emergencies 2019
Co-Director, The Institute for ED Clinical Quality Improvement

Prof. Edlow is an internationally renowned expert in the diagnosis of patients with acute neurological emergencies. He has spoken widely on these topics in many venues and has planned or taught a portion of the neurological emergencies section at ACEP Scientific Assembly for 12 years. He has written extensively. Not only has his work appeared in every major emergency medicine journal and also in most major neurology journals, but also in NEJM, JAMA, and Lancet. He is best known for his work on diagnosis of patients with headache and dizziness, especially avoiding misdiagnosis of cerebrovascular conditions


Prof. Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Neurologic Emergencies
Department of Emergency Medicine,Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-Course Director, Neurological Emergencies 2019

Dr. Goldstein has dedicated his career to multidisciplinary work integrating neurology, neurocritical care, and emergency medicine. A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the Neurocritical Care Society, and the American Heart Association, he is heavily involved in stroke quality of care at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also works with the American Heart Association on stroke care nationally, serving on the AHA Get-With-The Guidelines Stroke Workgroup, and has served on both the Program Committee for the International Stroke Conference and various AHA writing groups. He has worked with the Neurocritical Care Society and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He currently runs an extramurally funded clinical research program studying the acute clinical care of neurologic emergencies such as stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.


Prof. Domenico Inzitari, MD

Professor Emeritus, Neurology, University of Florence

Prof. Domenico Inzitari is an esteemed Italian neurologist known for advancing stroke care in Italy and throughout Europe. Currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Florence and a practicing clinical neurologist, Prof. Inzitari has served in a number of leadership roles throughout his career. Past roles at the University of Florence and Careggi University Hospital include Full Professor of Neurology, Chairman of the Neurology Residency Program, Chairman of the Neuroscience Doctoral Program, and Director of the Careggi Stoke Unit. His international work includes active membership in the American Stroke Council and the European Stroke Organization, serving as an Editorial Board member for Stroke (American Heart Association), Cerebrovascular Diseases (European Stroke Society), and the European Stroke Conference. Prof. Inzitari served as a member of the WHO commission of European stroke management guidelines, as well as a member of OSCE research commission for the comparative transnational study of treatment methods in neuro-geriatrics. On a national level, Prof. Inzitari served as a board member for the Italian Society of Neurology, the President of the Italian Society of Neuro-Geriatrics, President of the Scientific Committee of ALICe (Italian Association for Stroke Patients), and Director of the Italian Ministry of Health's Stroke Prevention Commission. He was the director of the Italian multi-center research study 'MAGIC" regarding bio markers for stroke, as well as Director of the European study LADIS (Leukoaroaiosis and Disability). Author of over 300 publications in major medical journals, Prof. Inzitari's main areas of research focuses on cerebrovascular diseases, vascular dementia, and neurological disease in geriatric patients.

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Kiersten Gurley, MD

Assistant Director of ED Quality, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Gurley is the Assistant QI Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gurley works as an attending physician at BIDMC and at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Gurley is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and received her MD Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Gurley completed residency at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at BIDMC where she served as chief resident and was awarded both the MACEP and HAEMR/BIDMC graduating senior resident of the year awards as well as the HAEMR/BIDMC junior and senior resident research awards. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physician, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gurley has published and has interest and expertise on the topic of neurologic emergencies with a focus on misdiagnoses and has contributed to textbooks and review articles in this milieu. A developing scholar, teacher, clinician and administrator, Dr. Gurley has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to quality improvement, diagnostic error, medical malpractice and patient safety.


Andrea Morotti, MD

Clinical Neurologist, National Neurological Institute C. Mondino, Pavia, Italy

Dr. Andrea Morotti started the residency program in Neurology at the University of Brescia, Italy in 2011. He was involved in the development of the Multicenter Study on Cerebral Hemorrhage in Italy (MUCH-Italy). Dr. Morotti was awarded a Stroke Research Fellowship at J.P. Kistler Stroke Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA in 2015. During the 2-year research fellowship, he worked under the supervision of Prof. J. Rosand and Prof. J Goldstein focusing his research activity on intracerebral hemorrhage expansion. Dr. Morotti is currently working as a clinical neurologist at the National Neurological Institute C. Mondino in Pavia, Italy. He is currently coordinating the International NCCT ICH Study Group, a multicenter collaborating network dedicated to the prediction of intracerebral hemorrhage expansion.