Memorial to host free seminar on stroke treatment and recovery

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[October 31, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- A free seminar on stroke treatment and recovery will be presented Monday at 6 p.m. in the Wedeberg Conference Center at Memorial Medical Center. The event is open to the public.

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, about 895,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke.

During the 90-minute session, "Advances in Stroke Treatment and Recovery," three medical experts in stroke will discuss how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke, evaluation and management, neurointerventional treatment options, and rehabilitation and recovery.

The participating physicians are Drs. Sajjad Mueed with SIU HealthCare and medical director of the Memorial Stroke Center; Augusto Elias, a neurointerventional radiologist with Clinical Radiologists; and David Gelber with Springfield Clinic Neurology and medical director of inpatient rehabilitation at Memorial Medical Center.

The event will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

To register, visit or call Memorial's Healthline at 217-788-3333.

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Memorial Medical Center is at 701 N. First St. in Springfield. The Wedeberg Conference Center is on the hospital's lower level, near its main entrance. Free parking is available in the hospital's visitor parking lots across from the main entrance, at Miller and First streets.

[Text from file received from Memorial Medical Center]

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