The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) and West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital/Select Medical are co-sponsoring the 6th annual Miami Stroke Symposium on February 16, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Douglas Entrance Ballroom, 800 S. Douglas Road, Coral Gables, FL (adjacent to USAHS campus).
For more information and to register use this link.
The Miami Stroke Symposium is a one-day continuing education event focused on sharing best practices in stroke rehabilitation across the continuum of care. The symposium was initiated in 2013 and has hosted some of the best speakers in the field, organizers said.
Dr. Steven Wolf will be the Keynote Speaker this year. He is a professor and the Director of Research/Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf has authored or co-authored several books in physical and occupational therapy and has published over 130 articles.
The event will also feature other speakers with a variety of medical backgrounds all focused on the area of stroke rehabilitation, including Dr. Miguel Garcia, and Dr. Anne Boddy from the USAHS faculty. The topics will range from medical management of stroke in the acute care setting to various therapy assessments and approaches for patients with stroke.
“The curriculum features six well-respected speakers who are experts in the field of stroke rehabilitation. The talks will add great value to the clinical skills that each of us should use when treating individuals with stroke,” said Dr. Garcia. “It will also feature a talk from a stroke survivor who will share his personal journey immediately after his clinical case study is presented from a PT’s perspective.”
Stroke rehabilitation is Dr. Garcia’s primary area of clinical practice.
“I will be presenting a case study type presentation on a patient who I have been seeing at home. The focus of the talk will be on providing the audience with examples of how to incorporate evidence based physical therapy practice, such as the use of treadmill training and strength-based training, into a patient’s home as part of home health therapy or a home exercise program. This case will provide a strong foundation on how to incorporate such practice into a plan of care,” Dr. Garcia said.
“The feeling of helping someone go from taking their first steps after a stroke to attaining full recovery is second to none in this field. It is what keeps me motivated to become better every day and have the capacity to compete with my patients’ expectations to recover,” Dr. Garcia added.
For more information and to register for the 2019 Miami Stroke Symposium use this link.