Spcialists Eye Cardiac Rehabilitation
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Socialists Eye Cardiac Rehabilitation 1 J /-3O--72- Dr. Joseph E. Acker Jr., chief of the Cardiac Work Evaluation Clinic, University of Tennessee Memorial Research Center and Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., will be the featured speaker at a Symposium for Vocational Re habilitation Wednesday and Thursday at Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge. Also speaking will be John Hagan, director of rehabilitation for the American Heart Associa-tion, New York, New York. Speakers will discuss rehabili-tation of the heart patient. Acker is considered a pioneer in work evaluation having been i-.volved in the field since the 1950s. He has developed a new concept of total cardiac rehabili-tation which begins as early as possible in the hospital and continues well after the patient returns to the community. The symposium is being spon-sored bv the Louisiana Heart Association, the Louisiana Re-gional Medical Program, the Shreveport F i r e Department, t h e Vocational-Rehabilitation Department and the Louisiana Department of Education. The meeting will be held Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Acker will speak Wednesday afternoon, discussing "Evalua-tion of C a r d i a c patient for Rehabilitation." Assciation and the American College of Cardiology. He has served as president of the Tennessee and East Tennes-see heart associations and as chairman of the Rehabilitation and the Public Education com-mittees of the American Heart Association. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, interned at the Kansas City Geneal Hospital, and did his residency in internal medicine at C l e v e l a n d City Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. Morning s p e a k e r s will be Hagan, "Extent of the Cardiov-ascular Problem," a n d Dr. Richard Barnett, director of the Cardiovascular Laboratory at Confederate Memorial Medical Center, "Normal and Abnormal Hearts." Also on the program Wednes-day will be Patricia Lucas, chairman of the Mended Hearts Chapter No. 43, " M e n d e d Hearts, and Thursday, a group of Shreveport firemen will dis-cuss "Cardiopulmonary Resus-citation." Also speaking Thursday will be Dr. Charles Schober, chair-m a n of t h e D epartment of Psychiatry at t h e Louisiana State University School of Medi-cine in Shreveport, "Psychologi-cal Factors in Heart Disease."
|Title||Spcialists Eye Cardiac Rehabilitation [sic]|
Acker, Joseph E., Jr.
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