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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Mark Michaud
Providers from across upstate New York are gathering tomorrow for UR Medicine’s 7h annual Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester – New York (STAR-NY) Stroke Management Symposium. The meeting – which attracts more than 400 participants annually – will highlight pre-hospital care, new medical and surgical advances, a regional approach to stroke care, and recovery and prevention.
Participants in the conference, held at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, attracts over 400 clinicians annually, include primary care physicians, internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency physicians, family physicians, radiologists, cardiologists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and EMS personnel who care for patients with cerebrovascular disorders.
Topics that will be discussed include the challenges of stroke care in community and rural hospital settings, protocols to identify and transfer acute stroke patients, developing a regional approach to stroke care, advances in medical and surgical treatment technology, medical management of at-risk patients, and rehabilitation, with a focus on the adoption of new mobile technologies that can help physicians and EMS personnel diagnose start treatment for stroke patients before they reach the hospital.
The sessions will be led by neurology, and neurosurgery, and cardiothoracic surgery faculty from UR Medicine and Cayuga Medical Center, with a guest speaker from Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center who will describe efforts to improve pre-hospital stroke care through the use of advanced technologies.
For more information, visit: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/stroke-treatment-alliance-rochester.aspx
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John Markman Elected to American Pain Society Board
Friday, March 16, 2018
John Markman, M.D.
John Markman, M.D., professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology, was elected to the board of the American Pain Society in March of 2018.
The American Pain Society is the nation’s leading organization of scientists, physicians, and allied professionals focused on increasing knowledge of pain and transforming clinical practice and policy to reduce pain-related suffering. Markman founded and directs the University’s Neuromedicine Pain Management Center and Translational Pain Research Program. Together these programs were previously recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society.
Congratulations Dr. Markman!