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Numerous internationally known scientists in cerebrovascular disease will speak at the Annual Yatsu Day Symposium.

Students, faculty, and members of the public interested in learning about the transformative changes in healthcare delivery for stroke and cerebrovascular disease are invited to attend Friday’s 10th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium, sponsored by the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at McGovern Medical School.

The event will be held 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fayez Sarofim Research Building at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (1825 Pressler St.), and begins with a continental breakfast and registration. While online registration has closed, further registrations can be done onsite. The event is free to the public.

Speakers at the event will focus on how personalized medicine is used to design treatments for patients and discuss novel ways that imaging, pharmacogenetics, and monitoring is now being used to provide patients the best chance at preventing and recovering from stroke. Numerous internationally known scientists in cerebrovascular disease, including Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, others from across UTHealth as well as from Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Calgary, and University of Maryland School of Medicine will give lectures at the symposium. There will also be a debate on “Antiplatelets for personalized stroke prevention.”

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The event also provides 6.33 contact hours of Nursing Continuing Education.

A complete agenda for the event and more information can be found here.