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KDMC accepting registrations for May 20 & 21 Stroke Symposium

Registration is being accepted for the King’s Daughters Stroke Symposium, which includes a dinner program Thursday evening, May 20, and a day program on Friday, May 21. The symposium takes place at the King’s Daughters Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage). To register or for more information, please call (606) 408-6829, (606) 408-4619, or go online to and select the Stroke Symposium.

Target audience includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, speech, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, radiologic techs, social workers and other interested healthcare professionals. There is no charge for the program, and continuing education credit is available. The symposium focuses on emergent management of acute stroke patients, meeting stroke quality measures, psychological changes associated with stroke, post-stroke rehabilitation, and improving the care of stroke patients in the Tri-State region.

The Thursday dinner program, which begins at 5:30 p.m., features Jason Thurman, M.D., who serves as assistant professor of emergency medicine, associate director of the residency program and director of quality and patient safety for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. Thurman’s presentation is titled, “Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the Emergent Management of Acute Stroke and TIA.”

The Friday program, which takes place 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., features another presentation by Thurman on current standards and future directions of acute stroke care. Also speaking is Kari Moore from the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Ky., who serves on the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force Steering Committee, presenting “Meeting Stroke Quality Measures”; Andrea Evans, Psy-D, a local clinical psychologist, discusses “Bio-Psychosocial Changes Associated with Stroke”; Scott Akers, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with King’s Daughters presents “Post-Stroke Rehabilitation”; and Joseph Bajorek, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist who is medical director of the King’s Daughters stroke program, will present “Advancing Stroke Care in Eastern Kentucky.”

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