DescriptionStroke, heart attacks and other related health disparities are devastating to communities across our nation due to their broad impact. These disparities ultimately result in death, disability, or limited engagement that leads to negative consequences in terms of financial stability, work-force numbers, care-giving, availability of expertise and guidance, with disproportionately higher rates in the African American and other minority communities. Greater awareness of the major issues surrounding stroke, heart attack and other health disparities in these populations is needed, as awareness is the first step in bringing about positive change. This conference will provide the evidence underlying stroke and other health disparities and will include a discussion of solutions to overcome the obstacles through lectures, case presentations, expert panels, and patient panels led by a nationally renowned faculty.
Directors & Faculty
Gwendolyn Lynch, MDDirector, Minority Stroke Program
Linda Bradley, MDProfessor of Ob-Gyn & Reproductive Biology Todd Breaux, MDGlickman Urological & Kidney Institute Quinn Capers, IV, MDVice Chair, Internal Medicine Diversity and Inclusion, UT Southwestern Karen Cooper, DODirector, Women's Health Institute, Weight Management George Howard, DrPHChair, Biostatistics, University of Alabama Shazam Hussain, MD, FRCP(C), FAHADirector, Cerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic G. Abbas Kharal, MD, MPHCerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic Geoffrey Lake, MBA, MSWCare Coordination Manager, Cleveland Clinic Andrew Russman, DOCerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic Altaf Saadi, MD, MScDepartment of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Muhammad SamadCerebrovascular Center, Cleveland Clinic Dylan WintLou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic
•Critically assess the outcomes of local and national efforts to eliminate stroke and other health disparities in minorities and ethnic groups.
•List challenges clinicians and patients/communities face that contribute to health disparities.
•Describe the recent insights regarding social determinants of health and its impact on patient care.
•Critically assess the impact of optimizing the Doctor-Patient relationship on eliminating stroke and other health disparities.
•List the major areas where there are knowledge gaps in our understanding about stroke and other health disparities and identify interventions to mitigate these disparities.
Disclosures and Accreditation Statement
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Participants claiming CME credit from this internet live activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.