Pacific Stroke Association

EDUCATIONAL FORUMS

Virtual Post-Stroke Programs

Starting in late March, through close collaboration with our health care volunteers, Pacific Stroke Association started offering educational programs for our stroke community virtually. These FREE programs are open to stroke survivors and their caregivers. Presentations are followed by Q & A and group discussions.

PROGRAMS – AUGUST 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM I
DATE: Friday, August 14
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: “Brain-Computer Interface-Functional Electrical Stimulation for Post-Stroke Gait Impairment “
SPEAKER: An H. Do, MD Assistant Professor Department of Neurology School of Medicine, UC Irvine
To register for this talk, click HERE!

EDUCATIONAL FORUM II
DATE: Friday, August 21
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: “Healthy Diet for Stroke Prevention”
SPEAKER: Sara Lam, RD – Kaiser Permanente
To register for this talk, click HERE!

PROGRAMS – SEPTEMBER 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM I
DATE: Friday, September 11
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: ” To Be Finalized”
SPEAKER: Anne B. Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor Neurological Rehabilitation, LLC

EDUCATIONAL FORUM II
DATE: Friday, September 18
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: “Go, Go Gadget! Gadget to Help with Everyday Life”
SPEAKER: Jeanette Nakamura, OT – Kaiser Permanente

PROGRAM – OCTOBER 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM I
DATE: Friday, October 23
TIME:
10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC:  “Managing Stroke Related Pain”
SPEAKER:
Meagan Lynch, MD – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation –  Kaiser Permanente

PROGRAM – NOVEMBER 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM I
DATE: Friday, November 20
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: “Post-Stroke Spasticity and Spasticity Management”
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Heilman, MD – Kaiser Permanente

PROGRAMS – DECEMBER 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM I
DATE: Friday, December 11
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: Aphasia Research and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Information Session
SPEAKER:  Michelle Gravier, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences– California State University East Bay

EDUCATIONAL FORUM II
DATE: Friday, December 18
TIME: 10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC: “Post-Stroke Depression”
SPEAKER: Taylor Damiani  – Kaiser Permanente

If you like to attend any of these Educational Forum, please email us: support@psastroke.org indicating the Name of the Program that you would like to attend. You can list more than one group if needs be. Thank you!

Additionally, there are monthly post-stroke support groups offered at various locations. Please see our Support Groups page. For more information about PSA programs and to register to attend, contact support@psastroke.org


TOPICS & SPEAKERS – January, February, March, April, May, June & July 2020

TOPIC: “Fact or Fiction: the Principles of Recovery Post Stroke”
SPEAKER: 
Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD/SensoMotor Neurological Rehabilitation, LLC

TOPIC: “Post Stroke Sexual Health Considerations for You & Your Partner”
SPEAKER:
Katie Parafinczuk, PT, Kaiser Permanente

TOPIC: “How Neuro Rehab Works for Stroke Patients – An Update”
SPEAKER:
Meagan M. Littlepage, MD – El Camino Hospital

TOPIC: “Falls Prevention after Stroke”
SPEAKER:
Mona Badr, PT, Kaiser Permanente

TOPIC: “Supporting Attention and Memory after Stroke”
SPEAKER: 
Amanda Duquette, SLP, Kaiser Permanente

TOPIC: “The Benefits of Exercise Post-Stroke”
SPEAKER: Amy Millan, PT, DPT, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

TOPIC: “Blood Pressure, the Silent Danger”
SPEAKER: Ursula Kelly-Tolley, RN / Good Samaritan Hospital

TOPIC: “An Inspirational Session”
SPEAKER: Dr. Naz in collaboration with actor, director, writer and drama professor Eric Barr

TOPIC: “Secondary Stroke Prevention – The Importance of Lowering Cholesterol”
SPEAKER: Sherril Hopper, RN, El Camino Hospital

TOPIC: “Compensatory Speaking & Listening Strategies for Dysarthria
SPEAKER: Debbie Cohen, M.S. CCC-SLP / El Camino Hospital

TOPIC: “Communication Strategies Post-Stroke
SPEAKER: Katherine Seto, SLP

TOPIC: “Speaking from Experience – A Caregiver Panel”
SPEAKERS: Wen Eng, Marcia McNamara, Steve Zuckerman,  Jenny Simpson
MODERATOR:  Christina Irving – Family Caregivers Alliance

TOPIC: “Maintaining Physical Strength with Exercises after Stroke
SPEAKER: Katie Kempkey, PT – Kaiser Permanente
SPECIAL GUEST: Caitlin Hebb, MT-BC – MedRhythms, Inc

If you are interested in participating, please contact support@psastroke.org for more information & to register. 


Speechless

Speechless“, portrays the life of three stroke survivors who suffer from aphasia.



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