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Stanford’s fifth annual stroke recovery symposium

stroke recovery symposium, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
October 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
LKSC-130 & Clark S360

Motor and cognitive outcomes

The Stanford Stroke Recovery Program was founded with a Big Ideas in Neuroscience Grant from the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. We are dedicated to improving the function and quality of life of stroke survivors. Based at Stanford University, the Program brings together basic, clinical, and engineering scientists to focus on problems that are important for stroke survivors. Annual symposia serve to share information between Stanford researchers and outstanding speakers from other Universities. With this year's symposium we will focus on approaches to understand and treat cognitive as well as motor outcomes after stroke.


Neurology Grand Rounds


8:00-9:00am  “Stroke & Women: The Importance of Age and Sex”
Louise McCullough, MD, PhD
Professor and Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair of Neurology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center
9:00-9:10am Coffee break / Move to Clark Center S360

"Making sense of 3D kinematics of reaching“
Ahmet Arac, MD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles


“Clonally expanded CD8 T cells patrol Alzheimer's cerebrospinal fluid”
David Gate, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Dept. of Neurology, Tony Wyss-Coray Lab

10:10-10:30am Coffee break
10:30-11am “Fluid Biomarkers of Cerebrovascular Degenerative Disease”
Fanny Elahi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
11-11:30am “How to Create Socially Inclusive Stroke Rehab Tech: The STORIES Project”
McKenzie Eakin
Stanford MD Student, Stanford Stroke Recovery Program
11:20am-12pm Lunch break
12-1pm “Stroke Recovery: The Emotional Journey and Rebuilding Identity”
Debra Meyerson
Adjunct Professor, Stanford Education School; Stroke Survivor; Author
Steve Zuckerman
Managing Director, Self-Help California; Debra’s Husband


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