CALGARY, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ -
Media advisory: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 8 am EST
Who: The Canadian Stroke Network, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Stroke Consortium and more than 1,000 delegates from across Canada and around the world.
What: The Canadian Stroke Congress - the largest stroke meeting in Canada and one of the largest in the world.
Where: Calgary Telus Convention Centre, 120 Ninth Avenue SE
When: Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2012. Pre-conference workshops on Sept. 29.
Sunday, Sept. 30:
- Opening remarks and the Ramon J. Hnatyshyn Lecture by Senior Scientist Dr. Michael Tymianski of the Toronto Western Research Institute.
Monday, Oct. 1:
- Special announcement about the Calgary Stroke Program and remarks by Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne.
- Research shows hidden stroke impairment isolates thousands, yet few aware it exists.
- Canadians' unhealthy diet may lead to stroke at a younger age.
- Residents in emergency medicine aren't getting the stroke training they require, study finds.
- Exercise key to helping the brain recover.
- An innovative Calgary program sends stroke patients home to recover -- with terrific results.
Tuesday, Oct. 2:
- Sleep apnea is both a risk factor for stroke and a complication afterwards.
- Provincial efforts to improve stroke care in Alberta have led to better treatment and quicker diagnosis for patients.
- Stroke recovery and treatment studies win top honors at Canadian Stroke Congress.
- Major report calls for expansion of lifesaving telestroke to every province.
- Calgary stroke support programs help navigate life after stroke.
- Smoking clouds the brain after stroke.
The Canadian Stroke Network, www.canadianstrokenetwork.ca, is a national research network headquartered at the University of Ottawa. It includes scientists, clinicians and health-policy experts committed to reducing the impact of stroke.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke, reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.
SOURCE: Canadian Stroke Congress
For further information:
and/or interviews, contact
The CSC 2012 MEDIA OFFICE September 30 to October 2 at 403-218-7868
Cathy Campbell, Canadian Stroke Network, 613-562-5696 (office) 613-852-2303 (cell),
Holly Roy, Heart and Stroke Foundation, 780-991-2323
Congress information and media registration is at www.strokecongress.ca