Providence Saint John’s will host a free educational forum will feature preeminent physicians of Providence Saint John’s Health Center. The forums will be presented in two sessions on Feb. 14 and 16. Discussion topics include: Heart disease and stroke prevention, atrial fibrillation, ischemic stroke, brain aneurysms, cardiovascular medications and a nutrition heart-to-heart on salt. The event, held at Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium (601 Santa Monica Blvd.), will be Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2-4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The community may attend one or both sessions.

Studies have shown what helps your heart can also help your brain. Focusing on a heart-healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of stroke. It also can positively affect mental abilities in later years. This program will include presentations by clinical experts and a panel discussion/question-and-answer session.

Speakers include Richard Wright, M.D., (Feb. 14 only) chairman, Pacific Heart Institute, an affiliate of Providence Health & Services. Jason Tarpley, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Stroke Center PSJHC. Shephal Doshi, M.D. (Feb. 14 only) medical director, Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing PSJHC. Carly McLean, MSN, ACNP, RN, (Feb. 14 only) Acute care nurse practitioner, Pacific Heart Institute, an affiliate of Providence Health & Services. Daniel Wohlgelernter, M.D., (Feb. 16 only) interventional cardiologist, PSJHC. Jane Cook, RD, nutrition director, PSJHC (Feb. 16 only). Margaux Permutt, MPH, RD, (Feb. 16 only) nutrition education program manager, PSJHC

Seating is limited. Please call (310) 829-8453 for reservations or further information.

  • Submitted by Patricia F Aidem