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Stroke Conference

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