Quebec Health Minister opens first Canadian Stroke Congress

Close to 1,000 stroke experts from across Canada and around the world in Quebec City on June 7 and 8

OTTAWA, June 3 /CNW Telbec/ -

    WHAT:     Canadian Stroke Congress opening ceremony and keynote lecture
              and Stroke announcement by Quebec Health and Social Services
              Minister Dr. Yves Bolduc

    WHEN:     Monday, June 7, 2010
              8:03 a.m.  Video address by stroke survivor and Montreal
                         Canadiens great Jean Beliveau
              8:06 a.m.  Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social
                         Services, Quebec
              8:30 a.m.  Keynote lecture by Dr. Vladimir Hachinski

              Interview opps with Minister Bolduc and Dr. Hachinski following
              the presentations

    WHERE:    Quebec City Convention Centre
              1000 Blvd. Rene Levesque Est
              Room 200 C, Quebec City Convention Centre
              Parking is available on site

About the speaker: Leading Canadian Heart and Stroke funded stroke researcher Dr. Vladimir Hachinski is professor of neurology at the University of Western Ontario. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Stroke, the leading publication of the field and president of the World Federation of Neurology He was recently named to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Hachinski warns public health will be the new stroke battlefield and predicts surprising changes in how we'll prevent stroke in the future. To cope with the projected growth in the incidence of strokes in Canada, he predicts the public may need to take on roles traditionally performed by healthcare specialists.

Journalists are invited to visit the Congress media room across from registration following the presentation to find out about other noteworthy studies and presentations taking place during Congress.

The Canadian Stroke Congress is co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Stroke Network, and the Canadian Stroke Consortium.

It is estimated that the overall economic impact of the Congress will be in the range of $1.5 million in direct spending for Quebec City.

SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation

For further information: For further information: Hémisphère Relations Publiques, Marie-José Bégin, T: (514) 994-0802,; France Gaignard, T: (514) 616-7705,; Or the Media Room during the Canadian Stroke Congress, T: (418) 649-5232; Congress information is at

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