Stroke Continuum of Care

for Health Care Providers

Public Awareness

Public Awareness

Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.

Prevention

Prevention

Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

Hyperacute

Hyperacute

Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Acute

Acute

Acute stroke care refers to the key interventions involved in the assessment, treatment or management, and early recovery in the first days after stroke onset.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Time is Function: Stroke rehabilitation can be provided in all care settings and assists people to reach their optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative, and/or social functioning.

Community & Long Term Care

Community and Long Term Care

Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.

Stroke News

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Education and Events

Please click on an event listing below for more information.

For a full listing of all events, go to the Education and Events page.
30Mar

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

The NWO Regional Stroke Network
Invites you to attend
Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Topic:
Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
(Kennedy's Disease)

Speaker:
Anthony Pianosi
PGY1 – Psychiatry
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided
Place: TBRHSC Medical Centre – 2nd Floor Room 202 A & B
RSVP: Kathy Bulloch  Email: bullochk@tbh.net

Poster

12Apr

Palliative & End of Life Care for Stroke Patients

13:00 - 14:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

13:00 - 14:00 (Eastern)
12:00 - 13:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Canadian Stoke Best Practice Recommendations Webinar Invitation
Join us for an upcoming webinar on April 12, 2017. Please see below for event details
April Webinar
Palliative and end of life care for stroke patients with Dr. Jeff Myers MD, MSEd, CCFP(PC), and Julie Wilding OT
April 12, 2017 at 10:00amPST/1:00pmEST
This webinar will provide Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations information on palliative and end of life care.
At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. Define palliative and end of life care.

2. Discuss the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for palliative and end of life care.
3. Describe the different roles interprofessional team members play, along with their knowledge and skills, in the management of palliative and end of life care situations.
4. Identify strategies to work with patients and families who are dealing with palliative and end of life care.
24Apr

Post-Stroke Depression: mood, behavior and management - Webinar

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

This webinar is being offered by The Aphasia Institute

Please see the link for more information and registration details: 

http://www.aphasia.ca/home-page/health-care-professionals/knowledge-exchange/

Course Code:  F2
Course Title:   Post-Stroke Depression: mood, behavior and management  
Presenters:
      Abe Snaiderman, MD.
Date & Time:   Monday, April 24, 12-1pm(EST)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
This presentation will review the basic anatomical and physiological underpinnings of the behavioural dysregulation often seen after stroke, traumatic brain injuries and other pathologies. The specific types of behavioural problems and their management will be reviewed.

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Snaiderman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Neuro-rehabilitation Program where he has worked for the past 21 years. He is an instructor in the undergraduate program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and resident and fellowship supervisor in the Consultation Liaison program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. His expertise is in the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of neurological problems such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, severe traumatic brain injury and seizure disorders

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Dr. Snaiderman is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. 
Non-Financial – Dr. Snaiderman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

15May

Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes - Webinar

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

This webinar is being offered by The Aphasia Institute

Please see the link for more information and registration details: 

http://www.aphasia.ca/home-page/health-care-professionals/knowledge-exchange/

Course Code:  F3
Course Title:   Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes 
Presenters:
      Rick Swartz, MD, Ph.D.
Date & Time:   Monday, May 15, 12-1pm(EDT)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
Stroke in young adults conveys a significant impact on individuals and society. The incidence is rising and the causes are more complex. This presentation will review stroke in young adults and present new Canadian data about stroke in the young including: the incidence and risk factors, EMS use, early survival outcomes, long-term functional outcomes and long-term risk for recurrent vascular events. 

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Swartz is a stroke neurologist and researcher at Sunnybrook and University of Toronto. His clinical focus is on rare stroke causes, with clinics for stroke in young adults/pregnancy and CNS vasculitis. His research is focused on long-term outcomes after stroke and on developing pragmatic interventions to improve these outcomes. He chairs Stroke in Pregnancy, Stroke in the Young and Mood/Cognition/Fatigue chapters of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations. 

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Dr. Swartz is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. Dr. Swartz’s research is funded by HSF, CIHR and the Ontario Brain Institute 
Non-Financial – Dr. Swartz has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

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