The Utah Stroke Symposium was conceived and organized by the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Task Force, a group of local professionals and volunteers committed to reducing the incidence and disabling effects of stroke in Utah.
Our curriculum is based on current evidence-based research, practice guidelines, and quality improvement initiatives. In addition, recommendations from past Symposium participants are included in the development of the program.
Our target audience reflects our multidisciplinary approach: community and hospital-based physicians (internists, neurologists, physiatrists, emergency medicine, primary care), physician assistants, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, public health specialists and educators, speech and language pathologists, administrators, and allied health professionals throughout the Intermountain West.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Differentiate effective stroke-management methods across the continuum of care and outline when a patient needs a higher level of care.
- Describe methods to advocate for the specific needs of our stroke patients.
- Summarize the signs of subarachnoid hemorrhage and outline treatment approaches.
- Recognize that stroke can occur in children and define signs, symptoms, and treatment options.