What:Oregon Health & Science University has teamed up with the American Stroke Association, Legacy Health System and Providence Health System for the Stroke Awareness Forum, an educational seminar designed to promote a better understanding of stroke, a leading cause of disability and the nation's third leading killer. The forum features speakers who will discuss stroke warning signs, risk factors, treatment, care and the latest medical breakthroughs. Each participant will receive a voucher for a free stroke screening by HealthCheck Screening, Inc.
Who:The forum is free and open to the public.
Scheduled to speak are:
- Helmi Lutsep, M.D., associate director of the Oregon Stroke Center at OHSU
- Paul Ash, M.D., medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
- Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., medical director of the Providence Stroke Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
- Roger Simon, M.D., director of the Robert S. Dow Neurobiology Research Laboratories, located in the Legacy Clinical Research and Technology Center
When:Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. - noon
Where:OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland, Ore.
Why:Your speech. Your vision. Your ability to move. Which of these can you afford to lose? Someone experiences a stroke every 53 seconds in America, making stroke a leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. But stroke is often treatable and preventable. The American Stroke Association and three major hospitals have designed a forum intended to prevent death and disability by helping the public understand the best defenses against strok1e - early recognition of symptoms, immediate treatment and control of risk factors.
How:To register for this free event, call the American Stroke Association at 503 233-0100 or 800 452-9445. Seating is limited. Please register by Tuesday, April 9.
Sponsors:• Boehringer Ingelheim Â HealthCheck Screening, Inc. • Legacy Comprehensive Stroke Program, Legacy Health System • Oregon Stroke Center at OHSU • Providence Stroke Center, Providence Health System • Sanofi~Synthelabo • American Stroke Association •