Title: Neurorehabilitation for Stroke Survivors...Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

Dr. Steven L. Wolf is a professor at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. There are multiple efforts to improve the functional outcomes among individuals who have sustained strokes. These initiatives are important because after cancer and heart disease, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. With these facts in mind, considerable effort has been directed toward novel interventions designed to improve upper extremity functional capability amongst stroke survivors. This talk highlights some of the present efforts and directs attention toward future initiatives. Several of these directives include the development or modification of existing biotechnology. An overview of some approaches as well as speculation about the extent to which future initiatives mandated by progressively changing health care policy will impact the role of caregivers and the utilization of emerging technologies will be provided.

Parking in the underground garage at the Collier Center will be validated through Jennings Strouss.

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Registration deadline is 12:00 p.m. on November 5, 2007.