YoungStroke 2015 Conference Registration is Open

YoungStroke 2015: Visible for Community Change” is a three day educational event scheduled June 27-29, 2015 at Omni Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. It aims to raise awareness, increase knowledge and share good practice about stroke in young adults. It will equip health care providers to distinguish needs of a young stroke patients from their geriatric counterparts, to describe emerging global rehabilitative therapies which benefit young adult patients and to describe international best practices to optimize care of young adult stroke patients. Through both didactic lectures and interactive workshops, the course will target the critical issues surrounding assessment and management of the young adult stroke patients under 65.
Each year, approximately thirty percent of people who suffer a stroke are under age 65. Among some Southeastern states, this number now exceeds 50 percent. Early detection is crucial to helping save the life of someone experiencing stroke, but ignorance about stroke symptoms means many young stroke patients experience misdiagnosis and delayed access to care. Stroke also poses particularly devastating financial and physical burdens for young survivors as they face overwhelming challenges to regain independence and return to their professional roles and family responsibilities.

For CE Credit, this program meets the requirements for up to 12.0 contact hours. For CME Credit, the Florida AHEC Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learn more at youngstroke.org

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