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Stroke Update 2012

Stroke Prevention and Management in Primary Care: a free forum at the 2012 Accelerating Primary Care Conference

Sunday, 18 November 2012
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

Stroke Update 2012 was a free forum for primary care clinicians, held in conjunction with the annual Accelerating Primary Care conference in Banff, Alberta, November 18, 2012. The forum brought together 5 physician leaders to review the current “state of the art” in the rapidly advancing field of stroke prevention and care, with an emphasis on the role of primary care.

The forum was organized by the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Cardiovascular Health & Stroke Strategic Clinical Network (SCN), and the Institute of Health Economics. The forum was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada), which has also sponsored the innovative Integration of Care in Atrial Fibrillation (“I See AF”) project since inception, with additional support from Bayer Inc.

Stroke Update 2012: Stroke prevention and management in primary care – Final Program

  • Dr. Andrew Demchuk, Stroke Neurologist and Director, Calgary Stroke Program

    Andrew Demchuck profile picStroke update: Highlights from the Canadian Stroke Congress
    In this intensive 30-minute presentation, Dr. Demchuk highlights key points in current stroke science for primary care clinicians. He focuses on secondary prevention and treatment, including recent advances in the science around Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) and minor strokes, and progression from minor events to major ones.
    Vimeo Recording


  • Dr. Rick Ward, Family Physician, Calgary Foothills PCN, and
    Dr. Russell Quinn, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Foothills Medical Centre

    Rick Ward profile picRussell Quinn profile picA primary care team approach to preventing stroke: "Integrating Care for Atrial Fibrillation"
    In this co-presentation, Dr. Ward (far right) and Dr. Quinn (right) describe a paradigm shift for management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – and for primary care physicians working in multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).
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  • Dr. Naeem Dean, Stroke Physician/Internist, University of Alberta Hospital

    Naeem Dean profile picCutting through the noise: Current best practices for stroke prevention in primary care
    In this presentation, Dr. Dean surveys stroke prevention strategies, from primary and population-based measures to integrated stroke prevention clinics. He emphasizes the heavy overlap among vascular diseases that are usually diagnosed and treated separately: cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Most importantly, they share common risk factors, so patients need management to reduce their overall risk of vascular disease.
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  • Dr. Blair O'Neill, Senior Medical Director, Alberta Health Services Cardiovascular Health & Stroke Strategic Clinical Network; Immediate Past President, Canadian Cardiovascular Society

    Blair O'Neill profile picCV Health & Stroke Strategic Clinical Network: Provincial priorities
    Dr. O’Neill reviewed the evidence around heart and stroke care and prevention in Alberta, and outlined the structure and an ambitious agenda for the Cardiovascular Health & Stroke SCN.
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