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Speaker Series


We have a new co-presented healthcare speaker series at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. During LVPAC’s 2019 – 2020 season, we will feature Stanford research professors and practitioners speaking on important and timely topics. 

ValleyCare Charitable Foundation is closely monitoring the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. At this time, VCCF and LVPAC have not made decisions about the May program. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we will take them, along with CDC and local health agency recommendations, into consideration when making our final decision.


The Rise of Superbugs and Vaccine-Preventable Infections – Jake Scott, MD

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Bay Area native, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor, and a physician specializing in infectious diseases Dr. Jake Scott will discuss the various reasons why the world is seeing an alarming increase in the number of antibiotic-resistant organisms causing infection. Join us to learn what doctors, patients, and society can do to stem the rising tide of these superbugs. Dr. Scott, Co-Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, will also touch upon the growing number of vaccine-preventable illnesses and try to shed light on common misconceptions and issues related to vaccines and infectious diseases.

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Previous Events:

The Aftermath of Stroke: Improving What Goes Right and Preventing What Goes Wrong – Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD -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.