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Silver Cross to host stroke symposium for medical professionals

Updated: August 24, 2014 2:18AM



The Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute will host a free Stroke from the Heart symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge of the management and treatment of acute stroke, according to a release from Silver Cross Hospital.

The event will be at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Advance registration is required by Aug. 29, the release said.

Participants will learn about the latest medical, interventional options and clinical trials available to prevent and manage acute ischemic stroke and stroke caused by cardiac disease, the release said. They will also learn how to evaluate the causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage and the management of ruptured cerebral aneurysm.

Faculty will discuss the role of emergency professionals in triaging patients and also the role of nurses in the acute intervention and care of stroke patients, the release said.

In addition, the importance of rehabilitation intervention for early recovery of stroke patients will be addressed, it said.

The full-day conference will be led by Dr. Harish Shownkeen, medical director of the Neuro Interventional Surgery Program at Silver Cross Hospital; and Dr. Abdul Sankari, medical director of the Silver Cross Catheterization Lab and president of Heartland Cardiovascular Center, the release said.

The course is free. Participants will receive presentation materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and continuing education credits, according to the release.

For more information or to register, visit www.silvercross.org/neuro or call (888) 660-4325.

Staff report



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