Post-stroke Care Conference set for Oct 6-7

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Post-Stroke Care Conference

UTHealth Houston Neurosciences will host the Stroke Transitions of Care and Post-Stroke Care Conference, Oct. 6-7 at the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston (6901 Bertner Ave.).

The conference aims to be a dynamic, engaging, and inclusive meeting designed to bring together leaders in stroke care and research, patients with stroke and their caregivers, and community and industry stakeholders to establish best practices and define priorities to improve stroke transitions of care and post-stroke care.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in informative lectures from current and future leaders in stroke research and clinical care from multiple disciplines, including vascular neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work. Additionally, the conference will feature patient and caregiver engaged think tank sessions, which have been designed to be thought-provoking and to bring together various stakeholders to drive this work forward.

Each session begins at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast, followed by remarks from the conference chair Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Neurology and director of the Stroke Transitions, Education, and Prevention (STEP) Clinical Program. The Friday session concludes at 5:10 p.m., while Saturday ends shortly after noon. For a full agenda, including a list of speakers, click here.

The post-stroke care conference is designed for healthcare professionals, leaders from organizations that serve stroke survivors or that focus on post-stroke care or stroke systems of care, and industry leaders from companies looking to support improved risk factor control and health equity in stroke survivors. Stroke survivor and caregivers are also invited to attend. Registration for the event is available now.