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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 2, 2003

UI Will Host Jan. 30 Conference On Elderly And Stroke

Stroke prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the elderly will be the focus of the 26th Annual Midwestern Conference on Health Care in the Elderly. The event, "Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation," will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in Room 2117 of the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF), located on Newton Road on the University of Iowa health sciences campus.

The program is intended for physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists and other health professionals involved in caring for the elderly.

The conference is sponsored by the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, the UI Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine and the UI Center on Aging. The keynote address, "Overview of Stroke," will be delivered by Harold Adams, M.D., professor of neurology in the UI Carver College of Medicine and a neurologist at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Other talks will help participants assess different types of strokes; manage acute stroke; respond to the unique needs of older stroke survivors and their caregivers; learn about current approaches to stroke prevention; and create care plans for post-stroke rehabilitation.

Individuals may register at the conference; however, participants are encouraged to pre-enroll. Registration fees are $125 for physicians; $60 for nurses, physician assistants and allied health care professionals; and $40 for residents in training. All fees include registration, materials and breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Parking is available for a $12 all-day fee in the Newton Road Parking Ramp, located directly across from MERF.

The conference brochure and a registration form are available online at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/cme/pdfs/Health%20Care%20in%20Elderly%2004.pdf

For more information or to register, contact the UI Continuing Medical Education Division at 319-335-8599 or e-mail Susan Zollo, program coordinator, at susan-zollo@uiowa.edu.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Conference Registration: UI Continuing Medical Education Division 319-335-8599 or e-mail Susan Zollo, program coordinator, susan-zollo@uiowa.edu; Media Only: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660, becky-soglin@uiowa.edu