2008-09-06 / Top News

Stroke Conference Provides Forum for Better Care

Improving care, best practices, and treatment options will be topics at a stroke conference Friday, September 12, at Grand Hotel. The conference is intended for family doctors, emergency department and internal medicine physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and emergency medical personnel looking to improve their understanding of caring for stroke patients. The daylong event also provides continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and EMS staff.

"Stroke: A Moment in Time," is hosted by Northern Michigan Regional Hospital and the American Stroke Association.

"We are offering this conference

to provide up-to-date knowledge in regard to evaluating

and treating patients with all stroke types," said Roger C. Gietzen, MD, neurologist and medical director of the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Certified Stroke Center.

Topics will include current care guidelines, emergency management of stroke, new drugs and treatments, clinical research trials, the Michigan Stroke Registry, acute stroke imaging, post-stroke seizures, and sleep apnea's relationship to stoke.

The conference fee is $40, which includes course materials, buffet lunch at Grand Hotel, and round-trip boat fare.

Registration is open through September 7 at www.northernhealthstroke. org/stroke.

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