Media Registration

Media Representatives

Welcome Media Representative!

Media registration opens on June 1, 2015.

The Canadian Stroke Congress offers a free registration to accredited journalists and bloggers.

Find out about the latest in breaking stroke research and from key experts on the latest in prevention, treatment, rehab, and recovery.

Why is stroke an important issue to your audience?
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability among adults. About 62,000 strokes occur in Canada every year – that’s about one every nine minutes. Currently, about 315,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke. Strokes are more common in older people, (after age 55, your risk doubles every 10 years), but they can strike at any age – even in infancy.

In order to have access to the Canadian Stroke Congress, you must obtain accreditation through the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For our media accreditation policy and to request media accreditation, please click here.

Once your accreditation is approved, you will be sent a registration link.


The media room includes:

  • Separate interview room
  • Media tip sheets and press releases
  • Media relations team to help identify topics of interest and coordinate interviews
  • Internet connections
  • Telephones
  • Printer
  • Coffee, tea and light snacks Thursday to Saturday

The media room is staffed during hours of operation to assist you in your work.

The media room will be open during the following hours (subject to change):

Thursday, September 17– 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 18– 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 19– 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Observing release times. Reporters, producers and editors agree to the embargoes and release times stated on the news releases and other materials.
  • Failure to abide by the Canadian Stroke Congress embargoes will result in suspension of credentials, which will affect access to the media room, attendance at future meetings and ability to receive advance materials.
  • Advance registration. Space will be limited in the media room. To avoid delays in registration, media should submit for accreditation at
  • Who can register. Any reporter, writer, producer and editor with credentials from a newspaper, magazine, journal, online news service, radio or TV network or station, wire service and syndicate.
  • Freelancers. Freelance representatives should provide an assignment letter from an appropriate media outlet.
  • Bloggers. Bloggers should submit an application with a link to their blog and a description of the blog’s subject matter and audience.
  • Individuals affiliated with other publications or broadcast programs that may not be known to the Canadian Stroke Congress staff are encouraged to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation communications representative immediately to verify if they qualify for media credentials by contacting Jane-Diane Fraser at

Who cannot register as media.  The following cannot be registered as media or have access to the media room:

  • book and magazine publishers
  • publication and broadcast outlets’ sales, advertising, or marketing department representatives
  • industry representatives, specialized in-house magazines and industry newsletters
  • public relations firms and advertising agencies representatives
  • corporate, university, or hospital public relations, advertising or marketing department representatives

The Canadian Stroke Congress media room may not be used to promote products, organizations, services, individuals, or other events occurring during or in association with the Canadian Stroke Congress.

  • Media room facilities. Telephones, Internet access, electrical outlets and printed media materials will be available to all who have been accredited. However, long-distance calls must be charged to the caller’s credit card.
  • Company representatives may provide literature, statements or news releases to the media room staff. Decisions about whether to display/provide these materials in the media room are at the discretion of the Canadian Stroke Congress communications team.

For further information, please contact:
Jane-Diane Fraser
Heart and Stroke Foundation


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