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Silver Cross Hosts Free Stroke Symposium for Physicians, Nurses & Paramedics

New Lenox, IL (July 29, 2014)—The Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute will host a free Stroke from the Heart symposium on Saturday, Sept. 6 for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge of the management and treatment of acute stroke.  The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center.    Advanced registration is required by Aug, 29, 2014.  More information is available at www.silvercross.org/neuro or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Participants will learn about the latest medical, interventional options, and clinical trials available to prevent and manage acute ischemic stroke and stroke caused by cardiac disease. They will also learn how to evaluate the causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage and the management of ruptured cerebral aneurysm.  Faculty will discuss the role of emergency professionals in triaging patients and also the role of nurses in the acute intervention and care of stroke patients.  In addition, the importance of rehabilitation intervention for early recovery of stroke patients will be addressed. 

The full-day conference will be led by Dr. Harish Shownkeen, Medical Director of the Neuro Interventional Surgery Program at Silver Cross Hospital and Dr. Abdul Sankari, Medical Director of the Silver Cross Catheterization Lab and President of Heartland Cardiovascular Center.  Course faculty includes Ashley Budden, RN, BSN, Intensive Care Unit at Silver Cross Hospital; Dr. Richard Burgess, Interventional Neuro Radiologist at Silver Cross Hospital and Cadence Health; Abbigayle Doerr, Advanced Practice Nurse at Silver Cross Hospital and Cadence Health; Dr. Georgios Filiadis, Emergency Medicine physician at Silver Cross Hospital; Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Neurologist at Cadence Health; Dr. Andrew Hendrix, Medical Director or The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital; Dr. Thomas Hurley, Neurosurgeon at Silver Cross Hospital and Cadence Health; Kathryn Lubben, Advanced Practice Nurse at Silver Cross Hospital and Cadence Health; Rebecca Oliphant, RN, Intensive Care Unit at Silver Cross Hospital; Dr. M. Kamran Khan, Neurosurgeon at Silver Cross Hospital and Cadence Health; Dr. Avi Mazumdar, Interventional Radiologist at Silver Cross Hospital and Cadence Health; Dr. Sunil Shroff, Cardiologist at Silver Cross Hospital; and Dr. Dominick Stella, Cardiologist at Silver Cross Hospital. 

The course is free. Participants will receive presentation materials, continental breakfast, lunch and continuing education credits.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org/neuro or call l 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.