Pacific Stroke Association


In September, Pacific Stroke Association proudly celebrated the Stroke Community through offering and presenting multiple events and programs:

A B I L I T I E S  R E S O U R C E  F O R U M 2019

The two-day program was held on September 17 in Redwood City & September 20 in SanJose with over 135 attendees who enjoyed visiting exhibitors, music, participating at fun activities such as laugh circle, hand and neck massage as well as inspirational and educational presentations. These programs provided CEs for RNs, PTs, OTs & SLPs.

We thank Sobrato Conference Center & Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for hosting Ability Resource Forum 2019.

List of topics & speakers who presented at this year’s program:

Post-Stroke Dementia and Ongoing Stroke Studies at Stanford
Marion Buckwalter, MD – Stanford Medical Center 

Cognitive Fundamentals & Brain Injury
Kathy Bermejo, MA, CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST – Center for Neuro Skills

The Role of Older Adults and People with Disabilities in the Design Process for Stanford’s Assistive Technology Course
David  L. Jaffe, MS – Stanford University

A Therapy Technique for Neurogenic Stuttering Secondary to Conduction Aphasia
Arlene Kasprisin, CCC-SLP, PhD – Palo Alto VA Health Care System

Post-Stroke Mood Disorders
Nerissa Ko, MD – University of California San Francisco

Lifestyle Medicine Interventions for Stroke Rehabilitation
Jeffrey Krauss, MD – Palo Alto VA Health Care System

Latest Trends in Rehabilitation
Maarten Lansberg, MD–  Stanford Medical Center

Can Acupuncture Help You Recover Better From a Stroke?
James Lu, DPT, LAc  –Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Hospital & Zhu’s Acupuncture Center 

CreateAbility & Neuroplasticity
Naz Motayar, PhD, Neuropsychologist  –  Good Samaritan Hospital 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Planning for Recovery from the Moment of ICU Admission
Kathryn Snow, RN, MS,CNRN – Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City

Community Reintegration After Stroke
Roberta Wang, MD–  Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Plus Inspirational presentations by two stroke survivors

The moderator for the program: Jenelle Jindal, MD – El Camino Hospital


G O L F – 4 – L I F E – Balancing Life after Stroke

Held on Wednesday, September 11, 9:30AM – 1:30PM, this event was made possible through collaboration with dedicated clinicians from El Camino Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital & Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and generous support from Los Lagos Golf Course & City of San Jose

A free golf clinic was provide stroke survivors with an opportunity to improve their strength and flexibility by adding golf to their rehabilitation activities. Over 100 attendees enjoyed visiting exhibitors with valuable information for post-stroke recovery plus a great lunch.


P A I N T  &  W I N E  N I G H T

Paint and Wine night held on August 24th was a great success with over 30 attendees. We thank
Los Lagos Golf Course for hosting this event.


Celebrating Our Stroke Community 2019 has been made possible by generous support from our Sponsors & Exhibitors:

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