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Speaker Series


Thank you to everyone who attended our healthcare speaker series in partnership with Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. 


Previous Events:

Major Infectious Disease Threats: COVID-19 and the Rise of Superbugs - May 7, 2020

Bay Area native, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor, and a physician specializing in infectious diseases, Dr. Jake Scott will discuss COVID-19 and the various reasons why the world is seeing an alarming increase in the number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms. Join us for an up-to-date review of COVID-19 from the perspective of an infectious diseases physician on the front line, and to learn what doctors, patients, and society can do to stem the rising tide of superbugs. This will be a virtual online event.


The Aftermath of Stroke: Improving What Goes Right and Preventing What Goes Wrong - January 9, 2020

Stanford neurointensivist and basic scientist Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD, will discuss our understanding of the brain following a stroke. Since completing her medical training, she has worked as an ICU neurologist at Stanford, caring for stroke patients and serving as a co-Investigator on over 50 clinical stroke studies. Drawing on her decades of experience as a neurologist and her research on neuroinflammation and recovery from stroke, she will discuss what we know about what happens after a stroke, and go over the studies that are ongoing at Stanford’s Stroke Recovery Program.


The Cutting-Edge Management of Concussion – September 12, 2019

Download the slides here from our event with Dr. Paulomi Kadakia Bhalla, Neurologist, and Shelby McGinnis, Physical Therapist specializing in concussions, discussing cutting-edge research on the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of concussion.

For more information on this topic, download and read these interesting opinion articles from Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare Hospitalists: 

Concussion and Seniors: What Patients and Providers Need to Know by Dr. Jeffrey Ketchersid.

Stay Current on Traumatic Brain Injury for Children and Teens by Dr. Alice Cha.