FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2017
Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936
Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391
DPHHS announces Montana Rocky Mountain Stroke Conference scheduled for November
Advancing stroke care with state-of-the-art training for healthcare professionals is November 3 in Great Falls
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting the inaugural Montana Rocky Mountain Stroke Conference on Friday, November 3 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls.
Registration is now open. The cost to attend is $50 for health care professionals. A discounted registration fee of $25 is available for students.
“This year’s conference highlights the spectrum of stroke care, ranging from pre-hospital to emergency treatment to stroke rehabilitation,” said Mike McNamara, Secondary Prevention Specialist with the DPHHS Cardiovascular Health Program.
The conference features several aspects of the latest in stroke care along with challenges and barriers that rural health care professionals might be facing. Topics include:
- Stroke Patient Care and Rehabilitation
- Telestroke information
Noreen Kamal, PhD with the Alberta Stroke Program will discuss the importance of expediting acute stroke care along with other quality improvement and clinical research trial information.
The content is targeted toward healthcare professionals, especially nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, EMS, and therapists.
“We aim to target both public health priorities and clinical needs through professional education to continuously improve early recognition of signs and symptoms of stroke along with stroke prevention, education, and care in Montana,” McNamara said.
For more information and to register, please visit www.montanastroke.org