Pacific Stroke Association

EDUCATIONAL FORUMS

Virtual Post-Stroke Programs 2021

Pacific Stroke Association continues to offer post-stroke programs virtually. Stroke survivors, family caregivers and clinicians working with stroke patients can attend these FREE programs. Presentations are followed by Q & A.

TRC, an online Rehab Portal, generously provides a live exercise session at this program every month. For more information about the Home Exercise Program visit www.trcare.net/portal

Please Note: If you have attended PSA Programs in the past, going forward we plan to send you the Zoom link to ALL programs automatically the day before each event. If you are NEW to PSA please contact us at groups@psastroke.org

EDUCATIONAL FORUM – NOVEMBER

DATE: Friday, November 12
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
Team LLAMA (Life-Long Activity through Movement for Aphasia) – Michelle Gravier, PhD, CCC-SLP, Albert R. Mendoza, PhD & Jennifer Sherwood, PhD – Department of Kinesiology – California State University, East Bay
TOPIC: Moving Forward: the Continuum of Recovery Post Stroke
SPEAKER: Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor

DATE: Friday, November 19
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare
TOPIC: “Communication Strategies Post-Stroke”
SPEAKER: Katherine Seto, SLP –  Kaiser Permanente – Redwood City

EDUCATIONAL FORUM – DECEMBER

DATE: Friday, December 10
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare
TOPIC: High Blood Pressure & Stroke:  Are YOU at Risk?”
SPEAKER: Sandy Mobley, DNP, ACNP-BC, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN – Stroke Program Manager, Advanced Practice Provider Department of Neurosciences – Stanford Healthcare

DATE: Friday, December 17
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12PM – VIRTUALLY
Team LLAMA (Life-Long Activity through Movement for Aphasia) – Michelle Gravier, PhD, CCC-SLP, Albert R. Mendoza, PhD & Jennifer Sherwood, PhD – Department of Kinesiology – California State University, East Bay
TOPIC: “Holiday Meal Planning for Better Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Control”
SPEAKER: Swarna Subramanian, RD –  Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara

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Topics & Speakers – January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September –  2021

TOPIC: Can we make immediate stroke detection a reality?”
SPEAKER: Orestis Vardoulis, CEO & Urs Naber COO/CMO – Zeit Medical
TOPIC: Telecommunications assistance to individuals with difficulty hearing
GUEST SPEAKER: Jhaynehl Fortaleza – California Relay Service/Hamilton Relay

 

TOPIC: “Optimizing Post-Stroke Nutrition: Navigating Digestive Challenges”
SPEAKER:  Jodi Bjurman, RD, CDE and Clinical Dietitian, Outpatient – El Camino Health
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: “Stroke and vision”
SPEAKER: Dr. Lee Q. Vien – Optometry Polytrauma, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
GUEST SPEAKER: Shari Bookstaff, PhD – Stroke Survivor

TOPIC: “Stroke & Self-Care
SPEAKER: Dr. Saviour Achilike, MD – Neurology – Kaiser Permanente
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: Can Acupuncture Help You Recover Better from Stroke”
SPEAKER: James C. Lu, DPT – Hope Neuro-Acupuncture Rehab
TOPIC: “Emerging Platform Technology in Electrical Stimulation”  
GUEST SPEAKER: Jeremiah Robison, Founder and CEO of Cionic 

TOPIC: Improving Memory and Attention After Stroke
SPEAKER: Carolyn Wilson, OT – Kaiser Permanente
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: “ Tech Tools Family Caregivers”
SPEAKER: Christina Irving, LCSW – Client Services Director Family Caregiver Alliance & National Center on Caregiving
GUEST SPEAKER: Sabrina Belen & Helen Chan – occupational therapy graduate students at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) – Graduate Research Inquiry: Request to Recruit Asian American Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

TOPIC: “ Home Safety After Stroke”
SPEAKER: Barry Wong, PT – Kaiser Permanente
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: “Coping With Emotions After Stroke”
SPEAKER: Naz Motayar, PhD, Neuropsychologist – Good Samaritan Hospital

TOPIC: “Cardiovascular Risk Management for Stroke”
SPEAKER: Andy Chan, PharmD – Kaiser Permanente

TOPIC: “Tech Talk”
SPEAKER: Michelle Gravier, PhD, CCC-SLP – California State University, East Bay
TOPIC: “Brain-Computer Interface-Functional Electrical Stimulation for Post-Stroke Gait Impairment”
GUEST SPEAKER: An H Do, MD – Associate Professor – Department of Neurology – University of California, Irvine

TOPIC: “ Healthy Diet for Stroke Prevention”
SPEAKER: Connie Liang, RD – Kaiser Permanente
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: “Positive Mood Swings: Real-Time Online Exercise for Adults with Chronic Aphasia”
SPEAKER: Albert R. Mendoza, Ph.D – Department of Kinesiology- California State University, East Bay
GUEST SPEAKER: Elizabeth Danielle Vasquez – Graduate student – Stanford University. 

TOPIC: Sexual Health After Stroke”
SPEAKER: Katie Parafinczuk, PT –  Kaiser Permanente
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: Demystifying Post-Stroke Pain
SPEAKER: Priya Varma, MD, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

TOPIC: “Food, Mood, and Cognition” 
SPEAKER: Vishakha Khanna, RD–  Kaiser Permanente
Aphasia Exercise Program – Albert R. Mendoza, Ph.D & Jennifer Sherwood – Department of Department of Kinesiology – California State University, East Bay

TOPIC: “Physical Therapy intervention after Stroke”
SPEAKER: Pamela Triano, PT, NCS – Outpatient Rehabilitation – Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare

Group Exercise Session for Stroke Survivors – Renee Augsburger, OT, TRCare
TOPIC: “Uncover the 3 P’s of Stroke Recovery Success” 
GUEST SPEAKER: Deb Shaw – Champion the Challenges
TOPIC: “Post-Stroke Dizziness & Disequilibrium: How Vestibular Therapy Can Help
SPEAKER: Nidhi Seth, PT – NeuroBloom Physical Therapy & Wellness PC

Team LLAMA (Life-Long Activity through Movement for Aphasia) – Michelle Gravier, PhD, CCC-SLP, Albert R. Mendoza, Ph.D & Jennifer Sherwood – Department of Kinesiology – California State University, East Bay
TOPIC: “Research Opportunity at UCSF: BCI Restoration of Arm and Voice (BRAVO) Clinical Trial”
GUEST SPEAKER: Margaret Seaton – Clinical Research coordinator – UCSF
TOPIC: “Pathophysiology of Stroke”
SPEAKER:
Doanh Ly, RN, Stroke Coordinator – Kaiser South San Francisco

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Last year, over 30 speakers presented various topics at the PSA’s Virtual Post-Stroke Programs including:

An Inspirational Session
Arm Care & Health after Stroke; Telehealth & Home-Based Rehab Solution for Stroke
Aphasia Research and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Information Session; TRCare group exercise class for stroke survivors
Blood Pressure, the Silent Danger
Brain-Computer Interface-Functional Electrical Stimulation for Post-Stroke Gait Impairment
Communication Strategies Post-Stroke
Compensatory Speaking & Listening Strategies for Dysarthria
Fact or Fiction: the Principles of Recovery Post Stroke
Falls Prevention after Stroke
Go, Go Gadget! Gadget to Help with Everyday Life
Healthy Diet for Stroke Prevention
Highs, Lows, and Plateaus: The Gradual Process of Stroke Recovery
How Neuro Rehab Works for Stroke Patients – An Update
Maintaining Physical Strength with Exercises after Stroke
Managing Stroke Related Pain; Post-Stroke Book Project
Post Stroke Sexual Health Considerations for You & Your Partner
Post-Stroke Depression; Virtual Reality & Stroke Rehab
Secondary Stroke Prevention – The Importance of Lowering Cholesterol
Speaking from Experience – A Caregiver Panel
Supporting Attention and Memory after Stroke
The Benefits of Exercise Post-Stroke

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to speakers and panelists who presented a talk in 2020: Eric Barr – UC Riverside Mona Badr, PT – Kaiser Permanente, Steven C. Cramer, MD – TR Care,
Debbie Cohen, M.S. CCC-SLP – El Camino Hospital, Amanda Duquette, SLP – Kaiser Permanente,
Taylor Damiani  – Kaiser Permanente, An H. Do, MD – UC Irvine, Elizabeth Heilman, MD – Kaiser Permanente,
Sherril Hopper, RN –  El Camino Hospital, Michelle Gravier, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – California State University East Bay, 
Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD – SensoMotor Neurological, Katie Kempkey, PT – Kaiser Permanente, 
Sara Lam, RD – Kaiser Permanente, Meagan Lynch, MD – Kaiser Permanente,
Meagan M. Littlepage, MD – El Camino Hospital, Amy Millan, PT, DPT – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center,
Naz Motayar, Ph.D, Neuropsychologist – Good Samaritan Hospital, Jeanette Nakamura, OT – Kaiser Permanente, 
Tom Olsen – Stroke Association of Oregon, Katie Parafinczuk, PT –  Kaiser Permanente, 
Jill See, PT, Katherine Seto, SLP, – Kaiser Permanente, June Srisethnil, PT, DPT, OCS, 
Ursula Kelly-Tolley, RN – Marian Regional Medical Center, Carolyn Wilson, OT – Kaiser Permanente, 
Wen Eng, Marcia McNamara, Steve Zuckerman,  Jenny Simpson, Christina Irving – Family Caregivers Alliance.

We sincerely thank PSA Program Sponsors & Funders among them:
  
              

           
Many Thank to PSA Community Partners: 

                      


Speechless

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



 

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