Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Stroke
Pre-registration requested

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[May 14, 2016]  SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on stroke prevention and treatment at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller Street, Springfield.

The 90-minute program, “Advanced Stroke Care: Prevention and Intervention,” will feature a brief presentation led by Dr. Tamer Abdelhak, a neurologist with SIU HealthCare. Topics covered will include types of stroke, advances in treatment and Memorial Medical Center’s designation as a comprehensive stroke center from The Joint Commission, the nation’s highest designation for stroke care.

The event will also include a panel discussion featuring stroke surgeons and rehab physicians: Dr. Sajjad Mueed, neurologist, SIU HealthCare; Dr. Devin Amin, neurosurgeon, SIU HealthCare; Dr. Robert Burke, interventional radiologist, Clinical Radiologists; and Dr. David Gelber, neurologist, Springfield Clinic. The panel will discuss stroke prevention as well as the medical interventions and rehab options for the best results.

Health screenings and light refreshments will be available for a half-hour before and after the event from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 to 8 p.m.

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The event will be held in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the first floor of the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

Free parking is available in the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter streets.

To register, visit or call (217) 788-3333.

[Michael Leather, Memorial Health Systems]


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