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Doctors Community Hospital Holds Daylong Stroke Symposium

Doctors Community Hospital and Prince George's Community College in partnership with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will hold a daylong Stroke Symposium for health care providers, stroke survivors and caregivers Tuesday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Largo Student Center at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD.

The symposium, which includes breakfast and lunch, will cover a wide range of stroke-related topics. Physicians, nurses, therapists, stroke survivors and other experts will speak at the event. In addition, the symposium will feature exhibitors and free health screenings.

Symposium sessions for the community include 'Stroke 101,' 'Medication Management,' 'Healthy Nutrition,' and 'Employing Faith into Recovery' as well as a panel discussion with stroke survivors. Sessions for professionals include 'Managing Stroke-related Seizures,' 'Depression after Stroke,' 'Treating Post-stroke Vision Disorders,' 'Advances in Stroke Rehab' and 'Stroke Research: Where Are We?'

Paul Grenaldo, chief operating officer of Doctors Community Hospital, and Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George's Community College, will provide opening remarks. Dr. Paul Rao, vice president of operations for National Rehabilitation Hospital, will present the keynote address, 'The Stroke Dilemma: Where Do We Go from Here?'

The symposium costs $25 for the general public and $50 for students. Professionals cost $100 each with discounts for additional professionals from the same organization. Parking is free. Register online at after Feb. 15. For more information, contact Anna Godfrey at 301-552-8072 or

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