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Media Advisory: National research conference puts spotlight on stroke recovery

Who: More than 200 of the top stroke recovery researchers from Canada.

  • Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Dobkin of UCLA School of Medicine will address misconceptions in stroke rehab and help point attendees in the direction of very promising new research.
  • A 47-year-old federal public servant from Ottawa, who had a sudden stroke in February, will talk for the first time about her powerful experience.
  • The conference is organized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, the only research organization in the world that focuses entirely on stroke recovery (and it’s headquartered at the University of Ottawa.)

What: A major national conference on stroke. There will be insight into new technologies (including robotics), new approaches to stimulate brain recovery, and innovations in the field.

Where: The EY Centre near the Ottawa airport.

When: Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Opening remarks at 9 am on June 9 include personal stories, new research directions and a call-to-action.

Why: Stroke is one of the leading public health issues in Canada. There are more than 315,000 people living with stroke, including thousands in the Ottawa area.

Media registration: Contact Cathy Campbell at or 613-852-2303.

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