Free stroke program to take place March 28

March 19, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Shannon Wermer

“Stroke Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery: What You Need to Know” will be presented by the UT Outreach Department Saturday, March 28, from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Dana Conference Center Williams Room on the University’s Health Science Campus.

According to Susan Arbaugh, senior regional outreach liaison in the UT Outreach Department, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, preceded only by heart disease and cancer, and every year there are approximately 750,000 new strokes in the country.

She said this program will provide awareness and educate the public about these alarming statistics. The goal is to prevent strokes from occurring, but if and when they do, it’s vital for patients to know the symptoms and best treatment and recovery available.

Speakers for the event will include:

• Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, UT professor and chair of neurology, will speak at 10:15  a.m. on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke.”

• Dr. Steven Farrell, Division chief and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, will speak at 11:10 a.m. on “Recovery for the Stroke Patient.”

The program is free; however, seating is limited. To make your reservation, call UTMC Physician Referral and Resources at 419.383.4444 by Wednesday, March 25.

No continuing medical education will be offered.

For more information, contact Arbaugh at 419.383.5032.

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