Nursing students participate in first-ever brain attack conference

By Christina Singh

Sacramento State held its first-ever Brain Attack Conference in the University Union on Sept. 14.

The two-day interdisciplinary conference, which focused on detection, effects and prevention of strokes, was put together by Carolyn Van Couwenberghe, Sac State professor of Pharmacology, Sac State students, and numerous volunteers. Students from fields such as nursing, social work and physical therapy worked hard to put the event together.

“The students did a wonderful job,” Van Couwenberghe said. “They worked very well together.”

Carol McCall, a Sac State nursing major, was one of five students who helped put on the Brain Attack Conference.

“Working in a hospital with stroke patients made me realize the need for this conference,” McCall said.

Communication was McCall