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Timing is everything . . .or is it? Sept. 14 panel discussion not to be missed!

Researchers, local clinicians and the public are invited to a dynamic and interactive panel discussion on the timing and intensity of post-stroke rehabilitation therapy on Wednesday, Sept. 14, preceding the opening of the Canadian Stroke Congress (Sept. 15-17) in Quebec City.

The free dinnertime event, which runs from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Hotel Palace Royal, will unpack the lessons learned from a major clinical trial (AVERT).

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“Timing is Everything . . Or Is It?” a provocative discussion by an international panel of leading stroke neurologists, rehabilitation experts and basic scientists on the results of the AVERT Trial.

Results imply that timing of rehabilitation is of critical importance – either too early or too late may have negative consequences. Panellists will discuss the AVERT trial results from each of their unique perspectives .

Panellists include:

  • Dr. Tom Carmichael, MD, PhD: neurologist and neuroscientist at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Dr. Dale Corbett, PhD: neuroscientist at the University of Ottawa and Scientific Director/CEO of the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
  • Dr. Andrew Demchuk, MD: stroke neurologist and Director of the Calgary Stroke Program, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Janice Eng, PT/OT, PhD: Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation and clinical trialist at University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Gert Kwakkel, PT, PhD: rehabilitation expert at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Simultaneous translation will be provided.

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