Desert Regional Medical Center will host a conference on stroke for physicians, nurses, paramedics, therapists and other clinical professionals from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 in the Sinatra Education Center on the campus of Desert Regional Medical Center, 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.
Lectures will be provided by physicians and clinical professionals affiliated with the hospital’s stroke program and its Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences. The symposium is being conducted in partnership with the Arrowhead Neurosciences Foundation.
Desert Regional Medical Center, home to the Coachella Valley's only designated trauma center, has been certified an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The hospital has a dedicated intensive care unit for neurology, and has installed a new biplane angiography suite where interventional neurologists are providing some of the latest treatments for stroke patients. The hospital hosts a fellowship in interventional neurology in partnership with the Arrowhead Neuroscience Foundation to train the next generation of physician sub-specialists. The fellowship was supported by a grant from the Desert Healthcare District.
"Desert Regional has dedicated a significant amount of manpower, technology and other resources in order to provide one of the most comprehensive stroke programs in Riverside County," said Javed Siddiqi, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon and medical director of Desert Regional’s Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences. "Our goal with this symposium is to help train emergency medical providers and other clinicians in the latest methods of stroke care. We want to ensure that our community has the best possible care for those who have suffered a stroke."
Cost of the event is $150 and continuing education credits may be available, depending on your area of specialization. For more information, click here or contact Larry Fortier of the Arrowhead Neuroscience Foundation at 951-486-4460.