The Hawaii Division hosted the 2017 Hawaii Cardiovascular & Stroke Summit in Honolulu on April 24-25 drawing nearly 300 physicians, nurses, emergency medical services (EMS) representatives, pharmacists, and other health professionals from throughout the state for opportunities to learn the latest best practices for patient treatment and care.
The two-day training was sponsored through educational grants from the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) Foundation, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, and The Queen’s Medical Center, and offered over 3,500 education credits for Hawaii’s medical professionals.
Presenters included local and national experts from the fields of EMS, cardiology, electrophysiology, radiology, neurology, neuro interventional surgery, stroke telehealth, information technology, and quality management.
AHA Hawaii Division stroke survivor and You’re The Cure Advocate, Chris McLachlin provided an outstanding passion speech to share how the guests’ work will save the lives of people like him, thanking them for their commitment to learn and continue to improve patient care in Hawaii. In addition, 95 Summit guests were recruited to serve as new You’re the Cure advocates!