Jun 22 2004
More than 2,000 of the leading researchers, neurologists, cardiologists and others specialists will explore the advancements in research and treatment of Stroke at the 5th World Stroke Congress, June 23 - 26 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.
According to Dr. Philip Teal, a neurologist at the University of British Columbia, “Stroke is the second most common cause of death and major disability worldwide and is a leading global health problem that is predicted to grow. As advances in medical and surgical management accelerate, it is timely that the largest global stroke forum to date will start June 23rd during Stroke Month.”
“Canada is delighted to host this influential and important congress,” says Dr. Teal,“ This is the largest international gathering of Stroke research and will feature the substantial advancements in Stroke from diagnosis, therapies and intervention, rehabilitation and prevention perspectives.”
“ We all know someone who has been touched by this prevalent and preventable disease and this Congress will serve to organize the battle plan for the next decade,” he says.
The 5the World Stroke Congress features over 60 individual sessions including special discussions about Stroke in Children & Young Adults (June 23rd – 8:30am), Stroke in Women (June 23 – 1:30pm), Stroke in Developing Countries (June 24 -7:00 am), National Strategies for Stroke (June 25 - 4:00pm), and the latest acute Stroke treatments as well as major announcements that will have world-wide impact.
About the 5th World Stroke Congress:
Attracting 2,000 delegates from around the world, the fifth quadrennial World Stroke Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, features the brightest medical minds, research and advancements in the study of stroke, the second leading cause of death and the first leading cause of disability worldwide. www.kenes.com/stroke2004/wel.htm.