November 2, 2007

Stroke symposium and screening set

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VU baseball coach Tim Corbin will talk about teamwork. (photo by Neil Brake)

Stroke symposium and screening set

The Vanderbilt Stroke Center will host the inaugural Harold Jobe Bernard Stroke Symposium and Screening at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Stroke Symposium on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 a.m. at the Vanderbilt Marriott.

Bernard was a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He suffered a stroke in the late '80s and died last December of cancer. The symposium has been endowed by the Bernard family to provide education on stroke to the public and to health care professionals.

The keynote speaker is Gregory Albers, M.D., director of the Stanford Stroke Center. He is a leader in the clinical care of stroke patients as well as cerebrovascular research and education. Michael Gooch, M.S.N., will discuss how LifeFlight helps stroke patients, and Howard Kirshner, M.D., professor of Neurology, will discuss the treatment of stroke patients.

CME and CNE hours will be available for attendees. Reservations are requested. Online registration is available at