Northwestern Ontario will be well represented in Quebec City at the 2016 Canadian Stroke Congress

The Canadian Stroke Congress is a yearly scientific event that brings leading stroke experts and stroke care providers from across the care continuum together.   This educational forum enhances knowledge, advances best practice and sparks innovation.  Registrants learn about the latest clinical trials, implementation of best practice strategies and have an opportunity to network with their peers and make new contacts.

This year’s Congress will be held September 15 to 17 in Quebec City and will include an oral-poster presentation and two poster presentations by stroke care providers from Northwestern Ontario.

Laura Swancar and Esmé French’s abstract, Screening for Depression in an Acute Regional Stroke Unit: Adherence Rates after Protocol Implementation, was selected as a highlighted oral-poster presentation.

Abstracts that were selected for poster presentation include: Using Technology to Facilitate Peer Support for Stroke Survivors in Northwwestern Ontario, authored by Keli Cristofaro, Esmé French, Denise Taylor and Todd Kennedy, and Implementation of a New Evidence-Based Triage Toolkit for Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Non-Disabling Stroke (TIA/MNDS) in Northwestern Ontario, authored by Elaine Edwards, Sharon Jaspers, Dr. Margaret Sweet and Caterina Kmill.

These presentations represent the challenges in implementing best practice in daily care as well as innovative achievements in implementing best practice care in a sparsely populated vast geographical area.

As well, a number of Ontario Stroke Network Provincial Integrated Working Group projects will be highlighted and a number of Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network staff contributed to these initiatives.

Congratulations to all of our dedicated care providers whose abstracts were selected.

Posters will be available on this website in late September.

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