Media Advisory - Get the 9-1-1 on Stroke! A Heart and Stroke Foundation and CIHR Café Scientifique in Ottawa

    Learn how to minimize your risks, why time is brain, and find out about
    stroke resources in Ottawa

    What:     HSFC and CIHR Café Scientifique on Stroke
    When:     Monday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Where:    Heart and Crown Preston Street
              353-B Preston Street, Ottawa

    OTTAWA, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Stroke affects more 50,000 Canadians each
year-that's one stroke every 10 minutes. How can you improve your chances of
preventing a stroke? What can you do to help someone who is living with mild,
moderate, or severe disability from stroke? Learn why stroke is often referred
to as a 'brain attack' and why, when it comes to stroke, time matters.
    This free event will be moderated by Sally Brown, the CEO of the Heart
and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

    June is Stroke Month.

    The experts include:

    Dr. Antoine Hakim
    Senior Scientist/Program Director, Neuroscience, Ottawa Health Research
    Scientific Director, CEO, Canadian Stroke Network

    Dr. Mike Sharma
    Deputy Director, Canadian Stroke Network
    Neurologist, Neuroscience, Ottawa Health Research Institute
    Medical Director, Regional Stroke Care Centre, Ottawa Hospital

    Dr. Nancy Mayo
    James McGill Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy,
    McGill University
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre

    What is a Café Scientifique?

    Remember when you used to spend untold hours sitting around a table over
a beer or coffee with your friends, solving all the problems of the world,
debating all the "big questions" of the day? Café Scientifique is, simply put,
a larger and slightly more organized version of those conversations. It's an
opportunity to bring together researchers with members of the public to spark
a discussion about some of the most interesting research currently underway in

    The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

    The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads
in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the
advancement of research and its application and the promotion of healthy
living through education and advocacy.

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview with our experts:
Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation, (613) 569-4361 x273,

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