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Education Course on Emerging Stroke Treatment for EMT's Rescheduled - Space Still Available Course Cancelled Due to Winter Storm is rescheduled for February 10th

(Clayton, NJ)- Gloucester County will host nationally renowned physician Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu to present at Continuing Education Course on Emerging Stroke Treatments to Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) and all EMT&'s and pre-hospital providers in Gloucester County. The course, originally scheduled for January 27th has been rescheduled for February 10, 2011 at 7 pm at the Gloucester County Government Services Building, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton.

Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu is Director of Neurosciences and Endovascular & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at Capital Health. He was formerly director of the Division of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery and director of the Cerebrovascular Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Following his fellowship training in cerebrovascular/neurointerventional neurosurgery and neuro-critical care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for Neuroscience, he became a nationally recognized endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgeon in the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, stroke and other potentially fatal conditions of the brain.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said that GCEMS holds a Continuing Education Course each month that provides CEUs to the GCEMS staff and to EMT's throughout the region.

"When the Freeholders created GCEMS one of the missions was to ensure our staff and the EMT community in the region had access to the latest technology, training and information on saving lives. Our EMT's are constantly receiving training and CEU's so they are learning the most up-to-date medical procedures," Director Damminger said.

Freeholder Giuseppe (Joe) Chila said, "This course on emerging stroke treatments will teach EMT's how interventional treatments have markedly changed over the last year. This may be a once in a career opportunity for EMT's to talk face-to-face with a physician who is on the cutting edge of his specialty." Freeholder Chila is the liaison to GCEMS.

Chila said that upcoming CEU Courses offered by Gloucester County include Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Case Studies in Trauma, and Induced Hypothermia post Return of Spontaneous Circulation."We have top names in the health industry coming in to teach this year from Hahnemann, Crozer, Our Lady of Lourdes, Robert Wood Johnson, Cooper Health and Jefferson University. We are building a system that attracts the best," Freeholder Chila said.

In 2010 Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) was the recipient of the 2010 New Jersey Public EMS Agency of the Year Award from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Council. GCEMS Chief Andy Lovell received the 2010 EMS Administrator of the Year Award.

Over 60 EMT's are signed up for the Emerging Stroke Treatment Course. There is no fee for the course and there is still space available. The course will be held on February 10 at 7 pm at the Gloucester County Government Services Building, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton. To register email bburke@co.gloucester.nj.us or call (856) 307-7120.