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Health professionals invited to learn about stroke care innovations


The care of stroke patients is constantly evolving, offering new hope to patients and families. Helping healthcare providers stay on top of the latest developments is the focus of the annual Stroke Symposium sponsored by King’s Daughters Medical Center.

The symposium will take place Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 in KDMC’s Health Education Center, lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage.

The program is designed to meet the learning needs of physicians; physician assistants and nurse practitioners; nurses; physical and occupational therapists; and radiation operators and is jointly sponsored by the Kentucky Heart Foundation.

Thursday evening’s program begins with registration and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Opeolu M. Adeoye, M.D., neuro-intensivist at the University of Cincinnati’s Neurosciences Institute, will give the keynote, Complexities of Ischemic Stroke Management.

The Friday program begins with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by presentations on:

  •  Stroke Syndromes, KDMC inpatient neurologist Jill Kimm, M.D.
  •  Stroke Guidelines, neurosurgery nurse practitioner Lynn Hundley of Baptist Hospital East, Louisville
  •  The Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Patients with Stroke: The Evidence, KDMC neurosurgeon Ondrej Choutka, M.D.
  •  Applying Evidence-Based Nursing to Stroke Unit Care, neurosurgery nurse practitioner Robin Saiki of the University of Colorado
  •  The Role of Palliative Care in Stroke, also presented by Saiki

The Symposium has been approved for both continuing medical education and continuing nursing education. Cost for the program is $25, which includes the Thursday evening and Friday programs, course materials, and meals.

Registration may be completed online at; by email to; or by phone to (606) 408-6829. Fees are payable at the door on the day of the event. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Oct. 3.

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