Washington University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine and Neurology
Dr. Panagos is currently Vice-Chair of Faculty and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at Washington University in St Louis. He is a 1987 graduate of Dartmouth College. He completed his medical education at Emory University. Following a year of surgical training at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he graduated and received his wings as a Naval Flight Surgeon in Pensacola, Florida. From 1996-1999, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan from with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. In 2002, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and subsequently completed a Neurovascular Emergencies/Stroke Fellowship at the same institution in 2003. At Washington University, he has served as PI for multiple NIH and Industry funded clinical trials including current NINDS StrokeNet. He is the Director of Neurovascular Emergencies in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Co-Director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Stroke Network. He has severed as AHA Co-Chair of Mission: Lifeline Stroke, Chair of the Emergency Neurovascular Care Committee (ENCC) and is the recent past Chair of the ASA Stroke Council Leadership Committee. He is Associate Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and an Emergency Medicine Oral Board Examiner.

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American Stroke Association 2030 Goals

Session Type
Main Theme Symposium
28.10.2021, Thursday
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Lecture Time
10:17 - 10:34


Abstract Body

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has developed the 2024 impact goal focused about removing barriers to health that are standing in the way of our ability to achieve health equity. We’re focusing on three major barriers to prevention and treatment of stroke and cardiac disease:

1. Structural racism is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity.

2. The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born and live. The AHA is dedicated to improving the effects of the social determinants of health. The determinants are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources, and are mostly responsible for avoidable differences in health status. The social determinants include race bias, income instability, education level and access, access to healthy foods, transportation options, clean, healthy environments, social support, employment opportunities and job training and safety concerns. Social determinants of health are often the result of structural racism.

3. Rural communities face unique health challenges, including higher individual risk factors for chronic disease, social influences that impact health such as lack of access to a quality education and fewer economic opportunities, and the challenge of not having affordable health care services regionally and in the community.

As an organizational goal, the AHA/ASA has determined that every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. By 2024, we will advance cardiovascular and stroke health for all.