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Events and Programs

4th Annual Stroke Survivors Symposium

Meet stroke survivors and hear their inspirational and heartwarming stories.

When: October 27, 2022
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Virtual


  • Stroke is preventable and treatable
  • Discover and manage your stroke risk factors including what to discuss with your primary care provider
  • Latest available treatment for acute stroke
  • Stroke education on signs and symptoms of acute stroke
  • How to recognize stroke and what actions you can take as a first responder in our community


  • Sanjay Mittal, M.D., Medical Director, Stroke Center
  • Parvathy Madhavan, M.D., Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Kerry Cipriani, APRN, Calhoun Cardiology Center
  • Various UConn Health stroke survivors

Questions and Answers Session

  • Jennifer Sposito, M.S.N., R.N., Stroke Coordinator
  • Brooke Medel, B.S.N., R.N., Stroke Nurse Navigator

Advanced Registration Recommended

Register Today!

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Spring Stroke Seminar

Stop a Stroke: Emerging Concepts in Secondary Prevention of Stroke

When: April 21, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Keller Auditorium and Virtual

Free Academic Conference

In the United States, stroke kills someone every 3 minutes and 30 seconds and remains a leading cause of acquired adult disability. However, 80% of strokes are preventable. Suffering a stroke is devastating to patients and their loved ones and can take a significant economic toll on stroke survivors. By understanding basic and most current rules of stroke prevention, a health care provider can greatly influence a patient’s future and have a positive impact on society as a whole.

This symposium seeks to integrate the most advanced research and medical knowledge in stroke prevention and best practices in risk factor management.

This event is free and open to all health care providers who are in a position to intervene and influence outcomes in patients with cerebrovascular disease risk factors.

Register Today!

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Emergency Stroke Care Symposium

Emergency Medical Services: A Critical Link in Stroke Care

When: June 15, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Virtual and In-Person

Free Academic Conference

The most current advances and techniques in endovascular therapy and neurocritical care for the management of stroke and other complex neurological disorders are taught by UConn Health’s world-renowned and experienced faculty.

Learn how the multidisciplinary team at UConn Health’s Stroke Center provides collaborative and personalized care for complex stroke patients to optimize their outcomes.

The Emergency Stroke Care Symposium is free and open to health care providers and first responders involved at any point in acute stroke patient care.

Register Today!

Stroke Survivor Group

UConn Health’s Stroke Center invites stroke survivors, families, and caregivers to a monthly group meeting to discuss issues surrounding life after having a stroke.

Date: Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Location: UConn Health, Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Large Conference Room (Directions)

Discussion Topics

  • Stroke Prevention
  • Coping Methods
  • Support Systems
  • Rehab Tips
  • Resources
  • Promoting Independence

For further information, contact Brooke Medel, B.S.N., R.N., UConn Health Stroke Nurse Navigator, at 860-558-5840.

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