The Miriam Hospital to Hold 10th Annual Norman M. Fain Stroke Lecture

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Tuesday November 4, The Miriam Hospital will host its 10th Annual Norman M. Fain Stroke Lecture at The Providence Downtown Marriott (One Orms Street) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, with a focus on medical professionals interested in the management of stroke patients and emergency services personnel, and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This year’s lecture topic is EMS: First Step in the Stroke Continuum of Care, and will feature Dr. Matthew Siket, Co-Medical Director of The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospital Stroke Centers; Dr. Bryan Choi, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University; and John Potvin, Director of Emergency Medical Services for the East Providence Fire Department.

The lecture will provide participants a heightened awareness of the critical role of EMS personnel in the management of stroke patients, and will discuss how adherence to pre-hospital notification and stroke protocols can improve treatment time for patients.

This activity has been submitted to the Rhode Island State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Rhode Island State Nurses Association is an accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Pre-registration for the lecture is required by October 31. For more information, or to attend the lecture, please contact Nicole Purcell at (401) 793-2152 or

About the Norman M. Fain Memorial Stroke Lecture

The Fain family established this lecture through The Miriam Hospital in 2004 to honor the memory of Norman M. Fain by providing meaningful community education about the prevention and treatment of stroke. The Miriam Hospital is grateful for the opportunity to honor the memory of Norman M. Fain with a tribute most fitting — an annual lecture that will save lives through education.

About The Miriam Hospital

The Miriam Hospital ( is a 247-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. It offers expertise in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, men’s health, and minimally invasive surgery, and is home to the State’s first Joint Commission-certified Stroke Center and robotic surgery program. The hospital, which received more than $27 million in external research funding last year, is nationally known for its HIV/AIDS and behavioral and preventive medicine research, including weight control, physical activity and smoking cessation. The Miriam Hospital has been awarded Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services four times and is a founding member of the Lifespan health system. Follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@MiriamHospital) and Pinterest (

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