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Iredell Health System Partners with Wake Forest to Host the 10th Annual Neuroscience Conference: Stroke Care Across the Continuum


Iredell Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will host the 10th annual Neuroscience Conference: Stroke Care Across the Continuum on November 18, 2015, from 8:55 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

“This conference is for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, pharmacists and EMTs,” explained Celeste Stevens, RN and stroke coordinator for Iredell Health System.

“We are happy to be a part of this education for medical professionals in the area. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability.”

Participants who complete the educational program will receive 6 contact hours from Northwest AHEC; .6 CEUs from Wake Forest School of Medicine and 6 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours from the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC). Participants must attend the entire activity to complete the online evaluation to receive credit.

The course will discuss current issues in optimizing patient care through exposure to innovative research and evidence based practice in stroke medicine. It will compare new treatment interventions and pharmacologic options for management of stroke patients. It will also describe emergency endovascular therapies for treatment and management of large vessel and complex strokes.

The conference fee is $65 if postmarked by November 4 and $70 after that date. EMTs are offered a special price of $40. The program will be held at the Statesville Civic Center located at 301 South Center Street in Statesville. To view the full agenda, register or pay, go to

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