7th Annual Practical Management of Acute Stroke: A Global Perspective

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Event Date: 

Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day)

About the Event: 

More than 795,000 strokes occur each year in the US, either new or recurrent, and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Improvements in acute stroke management, especially early recognition, assessment, and treatment, along with updated evidence-based guidelines to help direct decision making, have led to significant improvements in outcomes during the past decade. Actual outcomes, however, have not reached those achievable, owing to a variety to factors that include gaps in knowledge, competence, and practice among health care providers. Given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with strokes, education aimed at improving the knowledge and competence of practitioners to prevent and treat this disorder has the potential to substantially improve outcomes in this large patient population.