We are pleased to present the May session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Mind Your RisksSM and Act FAST to Prevent and Treat Strokes.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
Every four minutes, an American dies from a stroke. Though we have come a long way in the prevention and treatment of stroke, it is still the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. Of the nearly 800,000 people in the United States who suffer from strokes each year, about 75% survive, and stroke care is estimated to cost over $33 billion annually. Risk factors like uncontrolled high blood pressure remain common, and rising obesity rates threaten progress. The good news is that many risks, including high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes, can be reduced with healthy lifestyle changes and medication. When a stroke occurs, knowing the signs and acting quickly can improve the chance of a full recovery.
To reduce treatment times and improve clinical outcomes for stroke, it is important to develop integrated systems for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Programs like the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program encourage the development of such systems statewide. CDC also works with national partners like the American Heart Association and the Joint Commission to implement guidelines that improve stroke prevention and care at healthcare facilities across the country.
In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds, you will hear how public health programs and healthcare providers are working together across the nation to identify and reduce stroke risks, and to improve the quality of stroke care and treatment.
Future Grand Rounds topics include overcoming the environmental health information gap and an encore of “Dengue and Chikungunya in Your Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases.”
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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Mind Your RisksSM and Act FAST to Prevent and Treat Strokes”
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Walter Koroshetz, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
“Mind Your RisksSM to Preserve Brain Health”
Cheryl Bushnell, MD, MHS
Professor of Neurology & Director
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
“Preventing Strokes in Women – Knowing the Difference Can Make a Difference”
Michael Frankel, MD
Professor & Director of Vascular Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief of Neurology & Director
Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center for the Grady Health System
Lead Neurologist, Georgia Coverdell Stroke Registry
“Ways to Bridge the Gap: Quality Improvement and Stroke Systems of Care”
Jennifer Foltz, MD, MPH
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Stroke Prevention: Improving Outcomes across Systems”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available via the Webcast Links section of our website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our archives 2-3 days after the presentation.
For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport). Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend in person should be submitted to theGrand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through theCDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2018. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.