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Friday Apr. 27, 2018
Broward Health North to Host Sixth Annual Florida Stroke Symposium

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Broward Health North (BHN) will host its sixth annual Florida Stroke Symposium on May 4-5, 2018, at the Embassy Suites, located at 950 South Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach, Florida. The conference is dedicated to improving stroke prevention, recognition and management and is sponsored in part by the American Heart/American Stroke Association and the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund benefiting BHN.

"We are excited to host the sixth annual Florida Stroke Symposium and bring together leading experts to share knowledge and best practices regarding the prevention and treatment of stroke," said Broward Health President/CEO Beverly Capasso. "Stroke education is so important for our caregivers as they provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment for our patients. At Broward Health, we are proud to be a leader in stroke care and we are dedicated to achieving positive patient outcomes and providing live-saving care."

The two-day conference will provide physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals with an overview of the latest treatments and care of stroke.  Leading stroke experts from Baptist Health, University of Cincinnati, University of Miami and representatives from the nation’s top medical schools will convene to discuss the latest information on identification, evaluation and treatment for stroke patients.

The moderator will be Ridwan Lin, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Broward Health North. BHN’s Comprehensive Stroke Center is accredited by the Agency of Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission.

Also in attendance will be Rishi Gupta, M.D., MBA, FANA, director of Telestroke Network Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery WellStar Health System, and Felipe de los Rios La Rosa, M.D., medical director of Baptist Health’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The symposium will be of value to primary care practitioners, emergency medicine, neurology, cardiology, social workers, nursing, stroke coordinators, stroke medical directors, EMS personnel and neurointerventionalists.

For more information, please call 954-786-7302 or email [email protected]. To register online visit
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