Scientific Program Committee and Working Groups

Scientific Program Committee
Acute/Prevention/Primary Care
Basic Biomedical
Health Systems
Nursing
Rehabilitation


Scientific Program Committee
2017 Canadian Stroke Congress


Co-chairs:

  • Jeffrey Minuk, Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Sean Dukelow, Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Calgary

Members:

  • Fred Colbourne, Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Calgary and the Mental Health Institute
  • James Eisner, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Thalia S. Field, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Gordon Gubitz, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Dalhousie University
  • Jeffrey Habert, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Antoine Hakim, Director of Neuroscience, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Kimberley Hesser, RN, Research Coordinator, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Michael Kelly, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical Imaging, and Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan
  • Eddy Lang, Professor and Department Head for Emergency Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Farrell Leibovitch, Director, Research & Training Programs, HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
  • Susan MacMillan, Research Coordinator, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Balraj Mann, Executive Director, Cardiovascular Health &Stroke SCN, Alberta Health Services
  • Anita Mountain, Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dalhousie University
  • Nancy Newcommon, Nurse Practitioner, Foothills Medical Centre
  • Kanjana Sashi Perera, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), McMaster University
  • Alexandre Poppe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
  • Alexander Thiel, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University

Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Stroke Consortium Staff:

  • Laurie Cameron, Manager, Congress & Meeting Services, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Kate Chidester, Vice-President, Advocacy, Health & Research, Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Karen Earl, Operations Director, Research & Education, Canadian Stroke Consortium
  • Mary Elizabeth Harriman, Director, Research and Knowledge Exchange, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Patrice Lindsay, Director, Stroke, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Beverley Powell-Vinden, Sr. Manager, Professional Development & Knowledge Exchange, Heart and Stroke Foundation

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Congress 2017
Working Groups


Acute/Prevention/Primary Care


  • Leanne Casaubon, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Andrew Demchuk, Associate Professor of Neurology and Director Calgary Stroke Program, University of Calgary
  • Thalia S. Field, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Gord Gubitz, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Dalhousie University
  • Jeffrey Habert, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Thomas Jeerakathil, Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, University of Alberta
  • Eddy Lang, Professor and Department Head for Emergency Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Sylvain Lanthier, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal
  • Jeffrey Minuk, Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Kanjana Sashi Perera, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), McMaster University
  • Alexandre Poppe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
  • Mike Sharma, Chair, Canadian Stroke Consortium , Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Neurology), McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Ashfaq Shuaib, Professor, Department of Medicine and Director of Neurology, University of Alberta


Basic Biomedical


  • Fred Colbourne, Co-Chair, Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Calgary and the Mental Health Institute
  • Alexander Thiel, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Craig Brown, Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria
  • Numa Dancause, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal
  • Antoine Hakim, Director of Neuroscience, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Phyllis Paterson, Professor, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan
  • Lyanne Schlichter, Professor, Neuroscience Platform, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
  • Andrew Tasker, Professor, Neuropharmacology, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Ian Winship, Associate Professor, Director for the Centre of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta

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Health Systems


  • Kate Chidester, Co-Chair, Vice President, Advocacy, Health & Research, Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Balraj Mann, Co-Chair, Executive Director, Cardiovascular Health &Stroke SCN, Alberta Health Services
  • Shy Amlani, Program Manager, Stroke Program, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services
  • Terry Blackmore, Director, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Acute Emergency Services Branch, Saskatchewan Department of Health
  • Francine Forget Marin, Director, Health Promotion and Research, Québec, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Neala Gill, Program Manager, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Noreen Kamal, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary
  • Beth Linkewich, Regional Director, North &East GTA Stroke Network, Director, Regional Stroke Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Katie White, Manager, Stroke Services, BC

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Nursing


  • Samantha Arnott, Co-Chair, Unit Manager, Registered Nurse, Calgary Stroke Program, Alberta Health Services
  • Nancy Newcommon, Co-Chair, Nurse Practitioner, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services
  • Patricia Gallagher, Nurse Manager, Neurosciences, Horizon Health Network
  • Rhonda McNicoll Whiteman, Regional Stroke Best Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurosciences and Regional Stroke Program, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Melanie Penn, Stroke Nurse, IH, Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Rosa Sourial, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stroke Program, McGill University Health Centre
  • Colleen Taralson, Stroke Services Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
  • Trudy Taylor, Nurse Clinician, Carewest, Alberta Health Services
  • Ruth Whelan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Saskatchewan

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Rehabilitation


  • Anita Mountain, Co-Chair, Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Dalhousie University
  • Farrell Leibovitch, Co-Chair, Director, Research & Training Programs, HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
  • Jackie Bosch, Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Institute of Applied Health Science
  • Lara Boyd, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
  • Andrea Cole-Haskayne, Instructor, Tertiary Neuro Rehabilitation – Unit 58, Foothills Medical Centre
  • Sean Dukelow, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Calgary
  • Mary-Lou Halabi, Stroke Service Coordinator, Occupational Therapist II, Alberta Health Services, Stroke Program Edmonton Zone
  • Wieslaw (Wes) Oczkowski, Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine McMaster University
  • Sepideh Pooyania, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Michelle Ploughman, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Memorial University
  • Elizabeth Reimer, Client Service Manager – Neuro-Rehab, Carewest, Alberta Health Services