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Saturday’s highlights from the Canadian Stroke Congress

Canada’s leading stroke experts meet in Quebec City today for the final day of the 2016 Stroke Congress. The unique and collaborative forum continues to highlight the latest research and best practices which will reduce the impact of stroke on Canadian families.

“The lectures, workshops, and research presented at this year’s Congress showcase the commitment to excellence and the collaboration within Canada’s world-class stroke community,” says Dr. Jeffrey Minuk, co-chair of the Canadian Stroke Congress. “We look forward to seeing their hard work come to life in our health system and have a real impact in people’s lives.”

Saturday Sept. 17 Conference Highlights:

Canadian Stroke Congress 2016’s top research breakthroughs: Highlights of this year’s top breakthroughs in Canadian stroke research will be presented today, including the Co-Chair Impact and Innovation Awards. (See the Congress program for full list)

Caring for caregivers: The 2016 Co-Chair Award for Impact Winner

A tremendous amount of research has gone into how to help survivors cope with stroke’s impact on their lives. But what about their families and caregivers? Family caregivers play one of the most important roles in the recovery and rehabilitation of stroke patients yet they can struggle in navigating this new role. Timing it Right Stroke Family Support Program addresses caregivers changing needs as people with stroke transition from acute care, through rehabilitation, and return to community living. (Jill Cameron, Toronto ON)

Putting stroke on ice: The 2016 Co-Chair Award for Innovation Winner
How does cooling the body help treat the brain? Research is still gaining insight into the benefits of therapeutic hypothermia in treating ischemic stroke and this study aims to better understand the treatment effectiveness and complications in hemorrhagic stroke. This “cool” therapy could help treat stroke. (Frederick Colbourne, Edmonton AB)

Stroke in the Young, Younger & Youngest: Stroke can happen at any age, including infants and children. It is important that the public know the stroke FAST warning signs and that healthcare professionals think of stroke early when determining a diagnosis and not lose valuable treatment time, even in children. The age where stroke starts to affect people is getting younger and this could potentially become a major health crisis. Canada’s stroke experts are leading the way in prevention and management of stroke in younger populations. In this presentation, stroke experts discuss the most common causes, recommended investigations and treatment approaches in children and young adults. (Tom Jeerakathil, Edmonton AB & Mahendra Moharir, Toronto ON)

Putting stroke prevention on the map: In a country as large and diverse as ours, new research finds that 90 per cent of all Canadians live within an hour’s drive of stroke prevention services. This study geo-mapped the access of patients who are a high-risk of stroke to prevention services. Unfortunately not all access is equal though, due to gaps such as geography, equipment availability, and hours of operation. While close to 90 per cent of Ontarians are within an hour of prevention services, only 70 per cent of those in Saskatchewan, 53.7 per cent of those in Newfoundland, and 39.3 per cent of those living in New Brunswick are within an hour drive. These maps will help identify the disparities in access and potential areas of need to help optimize stroke prevention service delivery and resource allocation planning across Canada. How can Canada address these gaps? Looking at the stroke prevention services criteria identified by this study, the Heart and Stroke Foundation will drive improvements and inform prevention services of the critically needed elements to close these gaps. (Patrice Lindsay, Toronto ON & Lauren Jewett, Calgary AB)

Life after stroke: Stroke experts look at some after-effects of stroke ─ depression, cognitive impairment, and sexuality ─ and how these challenges impact recovery and can, in fact, become more of an issue than the stroke itself. Information and resources to support the important role of healthcare providers in assessing and helping survivors work though these challenges are addressed in this presentation. (Michel Shamy, Ottawa ON & Leanne Casaubon, Toronto ON)

“Enhancements to this year’s program have resulted in increased participation, enthusiasm and greater networking opportunities,” says Dr. Patrice Lindsay, director of stroke for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Experts will return home to their labs and stroke clinical practices armed with new tools and knowledge that will improve the health of people in communities across Canada.”
She notes that more than half of Canadians have been directly touched by stroke. “There’s an urgent need to ease the burden for survivors and their families. Despite tremendous progress in prevention, treatment and recovery, strokes still occur once every nine minutes and are responsible for 13,000 deaths each year.”

STROKE FACTS:

  • 62,000 strokes occur in Canada each year – that is one stroke every nine minutes.
  • More than 400,000 Canadians are living with long-term disability from stroke.
  • In the next two decades, the number of people living with long-term stroke disability will increase by 80 per cent to 726,000.
  • Brain cells die at a rate of 1.9 million per minute after stroke.
  • Each year, more than 13,000 Canadians die from stroke.
  • Half of Canadians report having a close friend or family member who survived a stroke.
  • Stoke is a powerful predictor of dementia: Having a stroke more than doubles someone’s risk of developing dementia.

The Congress is being held in Quebec City from September 15 to 17, 2016. Follow us on Twitter @strokecongress, #CanadianStrokeCongress.

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Statements and conclusions of study authors are solely those of the study authors and do not necessarily reflect Foundation or CSC policy or position. The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Congress make no representation or warranty as to their accuracy or reliability.

Co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Consortium, the Canadian Stroke Congress is a uniquely Canadian forum for experts to share the latest research findings, exchange ideas, and make the connections which will change the future of stroke. It brings together researchers, neurologists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, policy makers, health system decision makers – and many others – in an unprecedented opportunity to improve the brain health of Canadians.

The Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC) is the professional organization for stroke neurologists, leading continuing education, advocacy and research for health care professionals. The CSC has several membership categories allowing a broad spectrum of health care professionals to benefit from its educational programs, clinical research, and advocacy efforts.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. heartandstroke.ca

For media interviews, please contact:
Diane Hargrave
dhprbks@interlog.com
416-467-9954, ext. 104

After September 17, 2016, contact:
Jane-Diane Fraser
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
jfraser@hsf.ca (613) 691-4020
Cell from Sept 15-17: 613-406-3282

Friday’s highlights from the Canadian Stroke Congress

The Canadian Stroke Congress continues today in Quebec City, with over 100 speakers who will share their research discoveries with 800 delegates. The Congress is a catalyst for partnerships, collaboration, and new ideas, which are all aimed at improving the health of Canadians.

“The passion and innovation of Canada’s stroke researchers and practitioners make a true difference to the lives of families,” says Dr. Jeffrey Minuk, co-chair of the Canadian Stroke Congress. “Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are living with the effects of stroke. The research discoveries shared at the Congress will fuel the ideas and inspire the people driving advances in prevention, care, and recovery.”

Friday Sept. 16 Conference Highlights

The Great Debate: Wake-Up Stroke: The revolutionary clot buster tPA can diminish or reverse the devastating effects of stroke if given within a few hours of the onset of stroke. And the new endovascular therapy cuts the overall death rate in half for people with major ischemic strokes. But it too must be given within the first hours following stoke. When someone wakes up with stroke symptoms, how does one know when the stroke occurred– and if they are eligible for these time-sensitive treatments? Two of Canada’s leading neurologists debate the pros and cons of treating wake-up ischemic stroke with these therapies, and look at the controversies surrounding the acute management of these patients. (Michael Hill and Mike Sharma, chaired by Gord Gubitz)

The Great Debate: Does Rehabilitation Really Matter? Yesterday Dr. Robert Teasell opened the Congress with a call for the need for earlier stroke rehabilitation and innovative new models of care. Today, leading specialists take a deeper dive into the debate on how to provide the best rehab to promote recovery. Can long-term recovery be predicted from the initial post-stroke level of impairment? How important are biological recovery processes in spontaneous post-stroke recovery? Does the extent to which people with stroke reengage within the community relate to their long-term outcomes? Chaired by Sean Dukelow, this debate squares off international experts with team members from Canada, the U.S., and the Netherlands.

Breaking down the barriers to recovery in rural Quebec: It’s essential to minimize the urban-rural discrepancies in access to stroke care. In a country the size of Canada, we have to be creative in finding ways to extend the best care to smaller communities, and provide consistent services and the best outcomes. What happens to stroke survivors who live outside city cores? Telestroke uses technology to connect referring and consulting healthcare sites for real-time assessment and management, providing stroke patients with extended access to treatments and services. The unfortunate reality: telestroke is underused. This Quebec research explores creative ways to bring the best care to smaller communities using telerehab. (Helene Corriveau, Sherbrooke, QC)

The stroke continuum of care in the province of Quebec: A health system leader gives her perspective on the stroke continuum of care – from prevention to assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation – in the province of Quebec (Josée Simoneau, Victoriaville QC)

A culture-based approach to blood pressure screening for Indigenous communities: Indigenous people in Canada have experienced poor health outcomes and a substandard state of health and well-being as a result of inadequate medical diagnosis and treatment of preventable diseases. Up to 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented by reducing risk factors, including managing blood pressure, the leading cause of stroke. The Deseronto Blood Pressure Screening Project in Southeastern Ontario adapted their screening process based on Mohawk teachings. Study results found that culturally safe care provided in a manner in which Indigenous identity and personhood is acknowledged and valued is effective. These culturally inspired strategies will result in increased participation and could ultimately help to reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke in this community and many others. (Maureen Buchanan & Kathy Brant (Kingston ON)

Driving a car post-stroke: Keys to independence. Only one in two stroke survivors return to driving after a stroke. This lowers their independence and quality of life, and increases costs to the health system. Yet only six per cent of people who have had a stroke in the Canada have access to driving rehabilitation ─ and those who do have to wait months to be seen. An early training driving program piloted by The Villa Medica hospital in Montreal promotes the safe resumption of driving for stroke patients. Based on scientific evidence and the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, the program breaks new ground by working with an occupational therapist and using an innovative technique to guide driving rehabilitation. The program reduced waiting times by more than 50 per cent and received a 98 per cent satisfaction rate from its 300 participants. (Bruno Ollivry, Montreal QC)

Finding life after stroke: Challenges and opportunities. For people who experience stroke, survival is the first hurdle many face. But what happens after the patient leaves the hospital? Stroke recovery is a journey that can continue for years or a lifetime. And how does the stroke impact families and loved ones, who often take on the new – and often daunting – role of caregiver? The role that relatives or close friends of stroke survivors carry out is essential to the recovery journey. While stroke changes lives, it is important to know that there is life after stroke. From relearning routine activities and regaining abilities, to coping with frustrations and learning to be independent again, stroke shouldn’t have to prevent people from living their lives to their fullest capacities. Rehabilitation allows patients and their families to reach their full potential and accomplish meaningful activities and roles. For stroke survivors and their loved ones, continued advances in rehabilitation and recovery can mean real hope for a better future. (Annie Rochette, Montreal QC)

“From investing in high-impact stroke research, to delivering vital public education such as the FAST signs of stroke, Heart & Stroke is committed to saving lives and reducing disability,” says Dr. Patrice Lindsay, director of stroke for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Despite progress, there is still much to be done. The evolving scientific evidence shared at Congress will inform and continue to shape health information and policy ─ and save lives.”

STROKE FACTS:

  • 62,000 strokes occur in Canada each year – that is one stroke every nine minutes.
  • More than 400,000 Canadians are living with long-term disability from stroke.
  • In the next two decades, the number of people living with long-term stroke disability will increase by 80 per cent to 726,000.
  • Brain cells die at a rate of 1.9 million per minute after stroke.
  • Each year, more than 13,000 Canadians die from stroke.
  • Half of Canadians report having a close friend or family member who survived a stroke.
  • Stoke is a powerful predictor of dementia: Having a stroke more than doubles someone’s risk of developing dementia.

The Congress is being held in Quebec City from September 15 to 17, 2016. Follow us on Twitter @strokecongress, #CanadianStrokeCongress.

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Statements and conclusions of study authors are solely those of the study authors and do not necessarily reflect Foundation or CSC policy or position. The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Congress make no representation or warranty as to their accuracy or reliability.

Co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Consortium, the Canadian Stroke Congress is a uniquely Canadian forum for experts to share the latest research findings, exchange ideas, and make the connections which will change the future of stroke. It brings together researchers, neurologists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, policy makers, health system decision makers – and many others – in an unprecedented opportunity to improve the brain health of Canadians.

The Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC) is the professional organization for stroke neurologists, leading continuing education, advocacy and research for health care professionals. The CSC has several membership categories allowing a broad spectrum of health care professionals to benefit from its educational programs, clinical research, and advocacy efforts.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. heartandstroke.ca

For media interviews, please contact:
Diane Hargrave
dhprbks@interlog.com
416-467-9954, ext. 104

After September 17, 2016, contact:
Jane-Diane Fraser
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
jfraser@hsf.ca
(613) 691-4020
Cell from Sept 15-17: 613-406-3282

Here is the latest news from the Canadian Stroke Congress 2016

More than 800 of Canada’s experts in stroke are meeting in Quebec City today to open the seventh annual Canadian Stroke Congress and showcase the latest in stroke practice and research innovations.

“The Canadian Stroke Congress is the premier stroke conference in the country,” says Dr. Jeffrey Minuk, co-chair of the Canadian Stroke Congress. “It is an unprecedented opportunity for experts to exchange ideas and make the connections which will change the future of stroke.”

“We are honoured to welcome the Canadian Stroke Congress back to Quebec City,” says Gaétan Barrette, the Quebec minister of health and social services. “Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada and a leading cause of disability. The Congress is unique opportunity for Canadian experts to get together to identify research priorities and share best practices which will change these statistics and improve the health of Canadians.”

Thursday Sept. 15 Conference Highlights

Hot topic in stroke: Rehabilitation

Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability. Recovery from a stroke can continue for years or a lifetime. Most people who have a stroke report that they need some degree of help afterwards and 80 per cent experience some limitations which can be small, or severe enough to interfere with daily activities. At least 60 per cent of survivors require some rehabilitation. As the population continues to age, more Canadians will be living with the effects of stroke.

  • Helping recovery find its rhythm: We’ve all heard that music is good for the soul. But is it good for the brain? The use of music as an intervention has the potential to help stroke patients recover ─ faster. Research has found that rhythmical music can help with movement and improve muscle control. Music therapy can also improve the mood of stroke survivors by increasing relaxation, overall motivation, and helping to distract from pain. It’s been linked to improved cognition, including attention span, memory, organization, speech and communication, and the ability to solve problems. (Deirdre Dawson, Toronto ON)
  • Brain repair in rehab: Eighty-five per cent of people survive a stroke and 60 per cent end up with disabilities. A new wave of technology, with a great potential to enhance recovery, is sweeping the medical research field. The use of exoskeletons and electrical stimulation is being investigated for their ability to help stroke patients partially or fully regain motor performance. These – along with new drugs aimed at brain repair after stroke – could impact stroke survivors’ quality of life and have the potential to reduce long term use of healthcare services. (S. Thomas Carmichael, Los Angeles, California)
  • Stroke rehabilitation at a crossroads: This year’s 2016 Ramon J. Hnatyshyn Lecture focuses on the future of stroke rehabilitation. Over the past decade there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of rehabilitation as part of the continuum of stroke care. Stroke rehab has significantly advanced in Canada through a recent emphasis on earlier, more intensive, and task-focused interdisciplinary rehabilitation ─ helped by an impressive volume of new research. While rehabilitation has improved, changing demographics and advances in acute stroke care have led to a greater demand, increasing the need for innovative new models of care to maximize use of limited resources, including a greater shift to community-based rehabilitation. There is a need for large multi-centered clinical trials to inform innovative rehabilitation approaches, as well as greater use of new technologies to maximize stroke patients’ recovery. (Robert Teasell, London ON)

Hot topic in stroke: Women

When it comes to stroke Canadian women are facing a life and death health issue but most don’t know it. Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men. Unfortunately, when it comes to heart disease and stroke, women in Canada are under-researched, under-diagnosed, and under-supported post discharge.

  • Participation of women in stroke prevention trials: What are the implications of inadequate representation of women in clinical trials? How are regulatory bodies improving representation of women in research studies? And should the healthcare community design more studies devoted to prevention of stroke in women? (Seemant Chaturvedi, Miami, Florida)
  • Hormone replacement therapy, contraception, and the risk for stroke:  Is it really that scary? Both menopause hormone therapy and contraception are considered safe and effective for most women. Ariane Mackey looks at the risks and benefits of each – and how physicians should work with their patients to assess and help women weigh their individualized risks and benefits. (Ariane Mackey, Quebec City QC)

“Currently 400,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke,” says Dr. Patrice Lindsay, director of stroke for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Heart & Stroke is committed to fostering a vibrant stroke community and supporting innovative stroke research to prevent and treat stroke.”

Dr. Lindsay notes that the Heart & Stroke Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations also provide healthcare professionals with the most current evidence and expert guidance allowing them to provide the best care and contribute to the best possible outcomes for people who have had a stroke.

STROKE FACTS:

  • 62,000 strokes occur in Canada each year – that is one stroke every nine minutes.
  • More than 400,000 Canadians are living with long-term disability from stroke.
  • In the next two decades, the number of people living with long-term stroke disability will increase by 80 per cent to 726,000.
  • Brain cells die at a rate of 1.9 million per minute after stroke.
  • Each year, more than 13,000 Canadians die from stroke.
  • Half of Canadians report having a close friend or family member who survived a stroke.
  • Stoke is a powerful predictor of dementia: Having a stroke more than doubles someone’s risk of developing dementia.

The Congress is being held in Quebec City from September 15 to 17, 2016. Follow us on Twitter @strokecongress, #CanadianStrokeCongress.

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Statements and conclusions of study authors are solely those of the study authors and do not necessarily reflect Foundation or CSC policy or position. The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Congress make no representation or warranty as to their accuracy or reliability.

Co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Consortium, the Canadian Stroke Congress is a uniquely Canadian forum for experts to share the latest research findings, exchange ideas, and make the connections which will change the future of stroke. It brings together researchers, neurologists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, policy makers, health system decision makers – and many others – in an unprecedented opportunity to improve the brain health of Canadians.

The Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC) is the professional organization for stroke neurologists, leading continuing education, advocacy and research for health care professionals. The CSC has several membership categories allowing a broad spectrum of health care professionals to benefit from its educational programs, clinical research, and advocacy efforts.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. heartandstroke.ca

For media interviews, please contact:
Diane Hargrave
dhprbks@interlog.com
416-467-9954, ext. 104

After September 17, 2016, contact:
Jane-Diane Fraser
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
jfraser@hsf.ca
(613) 691-4020
Cell from Sept 15-17: 613-406-3282

Accreditation Approved!

This event is approved for up to 15.5 credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development. The Office for CPD, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for MAINPRO-M1 credits. Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians are eligible to receive credit hours for attendance at this meeting due to a reciprocal agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

This event is an accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

Join us in Quebec for the 2016 Canadian Stroke Congress

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Join us in Québec City from September 15-17!

d2162c8e-3380-439d-9d7f-c4866e218503We look forward to welcoming Canada’s best and brightest minds in stroke to the seventh Canadian Stroke Congress. This year we’re excited to be returning to the city that hosted the first ever Canadian Stroke Congress: Quebec City.

The Canadian Stroke Congress is Canada’s primary event in Canadian stroke research and clinical applications. A uniquely Canadian forum, this is your opportunity to share ideas, collaborate, and learn about innovation in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Join us this year from September 15 to 17!  Learn from leading experts through presentations, interactive workshops, lively debates, and more.

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The 2016 Canadian Stroke Congress has been endorsed by the World Stroke Organization.

Hnatyshyn Lecture –  Dr. Robert Teasell

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Stroke Rehabilitation at a Crossroads

This year’s Hnatyshyn Lecturer, Dr. Robert Teasel from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine, will be sharing new, innovative advances in stroke rehabilitation. Hear about challenges in stroke rehabilitation research and its application to clinical practice ─ and the future directions of the field.

Don’t miss out on these great presentations:

  • New Technologies and their Impact on Neurorecovery & Rehabilitation –  S.Thomas Carmichael
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Vascular Risk – Walter Kernan
  • Participation of Women in Stroke Prevention Trials – Seemant Chaturvedi

Find out about other presentations of note in our program at strokecongress.ca.

Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration Rates

Take advantage of early bird registration rates until July 15th!

My Canadian Stroke Congress – Q&A with Dr. Mark Bayley

The Canadian Stroke Congress gathers approximately 900 delegates from Canada and around the world. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to share the latest research findings, exchange ideas and make the connections which will change the future of stroke.

We see many familiar faces – leaders in the stroke community – year after year. What keeps them coming back? What does the Stroke Congress mean to them? To find out, we sat down with Dr. Mark Bayley, co-chair of the Congress from 2012-2015, to find out what Congress means to him.

How has the Congress evolved since its first year?
The Canadian Stroke Congress has been a catalyst. The level of quality of the scientific work that’s going on in Canada is increasing ─ and the amount of engagement and change that’s happening in the system is really exciting.

What makes the Canadian Stroke Congress unique?
The Canadian Stroke Congress mixes people from across the continuum of care. I find that we have the best representation of people working in basic science, interested in hyper-acute care in the emergency room, people interested in in-patient care, and people working in the community.

What the Congress does well is to bring people from the areas of prevention of stroke together with people who actually do acute care, and people who care for people living with the effects of stroke in the community and in rehabilitation.

What are your top three reasons to attend the Congress?
My top three reasons for attending the congress are:

  1. It’s a great networking opportunity to meet with other people interested in stroke
  2. It’s an opportunity to hear from researchers not just from Canada, but from around the world, on the latest in research
  3. It’s an opportunity hear about and steal some really good ideas from other health professionals who’ve thought about how to improve care for people living with stroke

Parlez vous en Français?

Simultaneous translation will be available onsite for all plenary sessions, and many of the breakout sessions.

Accommodation

The host hotels for the 2016 Canadian Stroke Congress include the Hilton Québec, the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, the Marriott Quebec City Downtown, and the Hotel Palace Royal. Rates are guaranteed until August 15, 2016, subject to availability. Book now to take advantage of our special rates!

Join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter @strokecongress and let us know what you are looking forward to most at this year’s #CanadianStrokeCongress.

Stroke and Dementia: It’s all in our heads

Stroke is a powerful predictor of dementia: one-third of dementia risk can be attributed to stroke.   New data finds the link is stronger than originally thought. Having a stroke more than doubles the risk of developing dementia.

Read the HSF 2016 Stroke Report, investigating the link between stroke and dementia, including covert strokes.

WSO Endorsement

The 2016 Canadian Stroke Congress has received endorsement from the World Stroke Organization. The Congress has been recognized as a leading conference which brings stroke experts from around the world together to advance stroke prevention, management and recovery.