Don’t miss out on the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress

This newsletter contains details on unaccredited events taking place at the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress.

Join researchers and practitioners from across Canada this September 9 to 11 for the Canadian Stroke Congress in beautiful Calgary, Alberta.

Take advantage our Early Bird rate until August 7, 2017. Register now!

What to look forward to:

  • More than 100 speakers from Canada and around the world
  • 900+ delegates 
  • The latest Canadian research and top breakthroughs in stroke
  • Networking with stroke professionals from across Canada

What Congress co-chair Dr. Jeffrey Minuk is most looking forward to this year!

“For the Canadian stroke community, the Stroke Congress offers a unique opportunity to share with and learn from colleagues across Canada who represent the entire spectrum of clinical stroke care and stroke research.”      Dr. Jeffrey Minuk

Jeffrey’s top reasons to attend:

  • Networking! Connect with researchers, clinicians and administrators representing the entire spectrum of stroke research and stroke clinical care.
  • Best in class! We have top national and international faculty.
  • Experience Calgary! Immerse yourself in its world-renowned natural surroundings and western hospitality.
  • A once in a lifetime opportunity! This is a rare opportunity to see me sport a cowboy hat in public (I’ve worn plaid in public before so no big deal there!).

What not to miss in 2017: Lunch and Learns

Needles, plaster and therapist to the ready
Why early intervention in post-stroke spasticity is urgent.

What is considered normal and abnormal onset of spasticity? What are the consequences of not intervening early? Find out the answers to these and other questions, including how to develop a care pathway from therapist recognition to team intervention.

Who: Physiatrist Dr. Paul Winston, Victoria B.C.
When: Saturday, September 9 12:30 to 1:30 
Where: Exhibit Hall D, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

This session is sponsored by Allergan Canada. Lunch will be provided.

This session is not certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Visit the Bayer Scientific Booth

Come visit Bayer at their scientific booth in the exhibitor hall throughout the Congress to hear about the results of the COMPASS trial and learn about the NAVIGATE ESUS Trial.

Bayer medical affairs personnel will be on hand to answer questions.

Congress Accreditation

The Canadian Stroke Congress is accredited, defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been approved by the University of Calgary office of continuing medical education and professional development. Delegates may claim a maximum of 14 hours.


Congress hotels are filling UP! The host hotels for the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress include the Fairmont Palliser and the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel. Rates will be guaranteed until August 16, 2017, subject to availability. Book now to take advantage of our special rates!

Need help with your travel plans?

The official Travel Provider for the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress is Uniglobe Travel. Please contact Keena Bedley at Uniglobe toll-free at 800-254-7598 x217 or via email at She will be pleased to assist you with your Congress travel requirements. 

Calgary: Be part of the energy!

Star attractions 

Calgary is full of the best kinds of contradictions: Prairie collides with mountain, cowboy charm meets urban electricity, and the world comes to be swept off its feet by the sheer exhilaration of the Canadian Rockies. It is vibrant, sophisticated and fun. Your Calgary experience could involve bobsledding down an Olympic course or listening to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Find about Calgary’s main attractions here.

Some of the world’s most magnificent nature playgrounds are just a hop and a jump from Calgary. Consider extending your stay after the Congress and experiencing Alberta’s breathtaking beauty and thrilling adventures in places including these gems.

Join the conversation! 

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

The Heart & Stroke 2017 Stroke Report

Every stroke is unique, as is every stroke recovery journey. Age, stroke severity, the part of the brain affected and other factors play a role. Yet people of all ages who experience stroke and their families encounter personal triumphs and face common challenges as they navigate through the healthcare system and reintegrate back into their life roles and activities. Read the full Heart & Stroke 2017 Stroke Report here

World Stroke Organization Endorsement

The 2017 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.

Co-hosted by Heart & Stroke 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.

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This program was supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the following patrons: