Dear Friends and Colleagues
Stroke is a leading global health problem and predicted to grow.
It is the second most common cause of death and major disability
world-wide. Advances in medical and surgical management are accelerating
at a rapid pace. We believe that this forum is relevant for all
- including neurologists, geriatricians, internists, physiatrists,
radiologists, primary care physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists
and all stroke care givers.
In addition to the comprehensive and innovative scientific sessions,
a number of additional activities will take place: The Canadian
Stroke Network, an organization that links and supports diverse
research expertise with industry, health-care practitioners, public
stroke organizations and policy makers will also hold their Annual
Meeting within the program.
The National Stroke Association, an organization that provides
education, services and community based activities in stroke prevention,
treatment, rehabilitation and recovery will hold their Annual Meeting
within the program.
We look forward to your participation in the World Focus on
Stroke, June 23-26, 2004 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
|Vladimir Hachinski , MD
||John W. Norris, MD
||Philip A. Teal, MD
||Chairman, Local Organizing Committee