Presentation to stroke survivors, their families, concerned citizens, media and health professionals
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and affects every aspect of living. Stroke survivors and families want to get better and need to know what treatments and practices work best.
“Best practices” is a medical term used to evaluate quality of care and can also be adapted to describe what stroke survivors can do for themselves to aid in their own recoveries. The UCLA Stroke Center and the Stroke Association of Southern California will make a presentation and lead a discussion on how to achieve optimal recovery from stroke.
1. Jeffrey Saver, M.D., Professor of Neurology, will discuss life-saving emergency treatments that reduce and reverse the injury of acute stroke and the role of the public in that success. Dr. Saver is the director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center.
2. S. Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, will discuss how valid research creates safe and effective treatments. Dr. Carmichael is Vice Chair for Research and Programs at UCLA and Co-Principal Investigator, Stanford-UCLA Stroke Stem Cell project.
3. Bruce Dobkin, M.D., Professor of Neurology, will discuss how plasticity, practice and recurrent therapy improve
functioning. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.” Dr. Dobkin is Director of the UCLA Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research Unit.
4. David Merrill, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, will discuss how to improve mood, thinking and experience of life after stroke. He is an Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist at the UCLA Semel Institute.
5. Reams Freedman, M.F.T., stroke survivor and director of the Stroke Association of So. CA, will discuss how survivors and families can support their own recoveries. Even with advancing technology, there are steps of recovery that survivors must do for themselves.
January 29, 2013, 1 PM to 3 PM
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Level B - Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
For more information visit http://strokesocal.org/