St. Vincent’s hosts stroke symposium


St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting the inaugural Stroke Symposium & Health Assessment Screening Wednesday, April 23, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. The free event will took place in the Hawley Conference room, located in the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care.

The Stroke Symposium will include programs for both professionals and for the public and will provide insights into Stroke Basics, Life after Stroke and Stroke Prevention. The public program will take place in the morning from 10 a.m., to noon, followed by a free health screening from noon to 2 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The professional program will take place in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include a dinner buffet.

The Stroke Symposium Public Program will feature several speakers from St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Srinath Kadimi will address basic elements on stroke education, Executive Chef Lance Johnson will speak to healthy diets with a talk and taste and nurse Deb Del Vecchio-Sculley will speak to living your life after stroke. After the lectures, there will be a free Health Assessment screening and physicians on hand to answer questions.

St. Vincent’s Department of Medicine Chairman Mitchell A. Fogel, MD, FACP, and Stroke Director Srinath Kadimi, MD, FRCS, will give the welcome and introduction.

There will be a question and answer sessions.  Parking is free.

Seating is limited. For the professional program, please call the Department of Medicine at 203-576-5440.  For the public program, please register by calling the St. Vincent’s Care Line at 877-255-7847.


Amanda Cuda