Pacific Stroke Association

EDUCATIONAL FORUMS

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 – SEPTEMBER 2020

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
GUEST SPEAKER: Elizabeth Wong, Field Operation Specialist II
California Telephone Access Program, a program of the
California Public Utilities Commission Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications
GUEST SPEAKER: Francesca Kim, Stanford University-leading Healing Strokes, an art therapy program for stroke survivors. 
To Participate, Click HERE

PROGRAM – OCTOBER 2020

EDUCATIONAL FORUM I
DATE: Friday, October 9
TIME:
10:30AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
TOPIC:  “Arm Care & Health after Stroke”
SPEAKER:
Carolyn Wilson, OT – Kaiser Permanente

EDUCATIONAL FORUM II
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, Simply Click on the registration link and you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation which includes Zoom link, password and phone numbers. 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, contact support@psastroke.org


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

TOPIC: “Brain-Computer Interface-Functional Electrical Stimulation for Post-Stroke Gait Impairment “
SPEAKER: An H. Do, MD Assistant Professor Department of Neurology

TOPIC: “Healthy Diet for Stroke Prevention”
SPEAKER: Sara Lam, RD – Kaiser Permanente

TOPIC: “Highs, Lows, and Plateaus: The Gradual Process of Stroke Recovery”
SPEAKER: Anne B. Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor Neurological

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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