The first-ever Canadian Stroke Congress

FREE MEDIA REGISTRATION OPEN!

    
    -   Close to 1,000 delegates
    -   The latest in stroke research and practice
    

OTTAWA, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    Who:      The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Stroke Network
              and the Canadian Stroke Consortium present

    What:     THE FIRST-EVER CANADIAN STROKE CONGRESS

    WHERE:    QUEBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE

    When:     June 7 to 8, 2010. Pre-conference workshops on June 6

    Conference Highlights

    -   Experts warn: Public health will be new stroke battlefield: Leading
        stroke international expert predicts surprising changes in how we'll
        prevent stroke in the future.

    -   When parents become children - the topsy-turvy world of stroke care
        - Do daughters caring for parents recovering from stroke suffer from
        more depression than sons? Study examines influence of the adult
        child caregiver to parent relationship.

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Vacuum cleaner sucks up strokes: innovative procedure reverses the damage of stroke and could fundamentally change how we treat massive stroke.

Video games bring stroke rehab to the next level: Montreal researchers tap into the power of brain plasticity to increases patients' success.

First nations rise to stroke challenge: The First Nation community of Sandy Lake finds itself at the centre of new developments in delivering effective care.

    
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Cost of caring for stroke patients double that of earlier estimates: Care in first six months post stroke soars to more than $2.5 billion annually. Study tallies the enormous healthcare costs of post-stroke care in Canada. Aging boomers will put unprecedented strain on healthcare system.

Denied! - the gender gap in stroke care puts women last: Stroke treatment and prevention in men and women is not the same when it comes to a safe and effective stenting procedure.

Also: Simple solutions, big results: Health promotion program delivered by volunteers in pharmacies significantly reduces heart disease and stroke in Ontario seniors.

Under 50? Silent duo could put you at risk for recurrent stroke. Silent or covert strokes in young adults with first-ever ischemic stroke are associated with recurrent stroke.

Plus: Virtual visits shrink the distance in stroke rehab.

The Canadian Stroke Congress brings together leading stroke experts from Canada and around the world to exchange ideas and present the latest breaking research in prevention, treatment, rehab, and recovery.

SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation

For further information: For further information: INFORMATION AND FREE MEDIA REGISTRATION AT www.strokecongress.ca; Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation, (613) 569-4361 x273, jfraser@hsf.ca; To book interviews, please contact: Hémisphère Relations Publiques: Marie-José Bégin, (514) 994-0802, mj_begin@videotron.ca


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