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Public Lecture
Public Lecture with Dr. Antoine Hakim
October 19, 2017
6:00 PM

“Do Not Let Your Brains Go Out!”

 A lecture by Dr. Antoine Hakim

Are hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, physical inactivity, social isolation or depression threatening our brain? What to do to protect yourself from stroke or dementia? Is this irreversible? Is physical activity more important than brain training?

Hear from 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman laureate Dr. Antoine Hakim, a neurologist who has spent his entire career as a researcher demonstrating the importance of maintaining his cognitive vitality.

Can’t make it in person? Watch the webcast here: http://webdiffusion.uqam.ca/coeurdessciences/.




Event Information

october, 2017

october, 2017

201719oct6:00 pmPublic Lecture with Dr. Antoine Hakim6:00 pm Université du Québec à Montréal, 200 Sherbrooke Street West, Place-des-Arts MetroEvent Type:Public Lecture

Event Details

“Do Not Let Your Brains Go Out!”

 A lecture by Dr. Antoine Hakim

Are hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, physical inactivity, social isolation or depression threatening our brain? What to do to protect yourself from stroke or dementia? Is this irreversible? Is physical activity more important than brain training?

Hear from 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman laureate Dr. Antoine Hakim, a neurologist who has spent his entire career as a researcher demonstrating the importance of maintaining his cognitive vitality.

Can’t make it in person? Watch the webcast here: http://webdiffusion.uqam.ca/coeurdessciences/.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm

Location

Université du Québec à Montréal

200 Sherbrooke Street West, Place-des-Arts Metro

Organizer

Université du Québec à Montréal, Gairdner Foundation, the Quebec Health Research Fund.

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Antoine Hakim

    Dr. Antoine Hakim

    Emeritus Professor, Neurology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    The Work: Dr. Hakim is one of Canada’s most distinguished scientists who has earned a world-renowned reputation for his leadership in neuroscience research with an emphasis on stroke research. In the early 1980's Dr. Hakim characterized a penumbral region around a stroke’s ischemic core — brain tissue with enough energy to survive for a short time after blood loss and with the potential to regain normal function if blood flow was restored. Dr. Hakim, who joined the University of Ottawa in 1992, led the charge to set up the Canadian Stroke Network, a network of centres of excellence; he then partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and other organizations to develop and apply a nation-wide Canadian Stroke Strategy. This work was critical to changing attitudes towards strokes, which went from being a devastating condition to one that is preventable, treatable and repairable. The Impact: In 2006, Dr. Hakim and colleagues published the first ‘Canadian Best Practice Recommendation for Stroke Care’ (updated in 2008, 2010 and 2012) and developed performance indicators and toolkits for healthcare providers to set up stroke units and improve emergency medical services. They also instituted a multi-layered national education program to enhance stroke prevention and the delivery of acute stroke care through the coordination of services and the implementation of best practices. Within five years of the Strategy’s implementation, Ontario alone saw referrals to stroke prevention clinics increase by 34% and stroke patient admissions decrease by 11%.

    Emeritus Professor, Neurology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

201719oct6:00 pmPublic Lecture with Dr. Antoine Hakim6:00 pm Université du Québec à Montréal, 200 Sherbrooke Street West, Place-des-Arts MetroEvent Type:Public Lecture

Event Details

“Do Not Let Your Brains Go Out!”

 A lecture by Dr. Antoine Hakim

Are hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, physical inactivity, social isolation or depression threatening our brain? What to do to protect yourself from stroke or dementia? Is this irreversible? Is physical activity more important than brain training?

Hear from 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman laureate Dr. Antoine Hakim, a neurologist who has spent his entire career as a researcher demonstrating the importance of maintaining his cognitive vitality.

Can’t make it in person? Watch the webcast here: http://webdiffusion.uqam.ca/coeurdessciences/.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm

Location

Université du Québec à Montréal

200 Sherbrooke Street West, Place-des-Arts Metro

Organizer

Université du Québec à Montréal, Gairdner Foundation, the Quebec Health Research Fund.

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Antoine Hakim

    Dr. Antoine Hakim

    Emeritus Professor, Neurology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    The Work: Dr. Hakim is one of Canada’s most distinguished scientists who has earned a world-renowned reputation for his leadership in neuroscience research with an emphasis on stroke research. In the early 1980's Dr. Hakim characterized a penumbral region around a stroke’s ischemic core — brain tissue with enough energy to survive for a short time after blood loss and with the potential to regain normal function if blood flow was restored. Dr. Hakim, who joined the University of Ottawa in 1992, led the charge to set up the Canadian Stroke Network, a network of centres of excellence; he then partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and other organizations to develop and apply a nation-wide Canadian Stroke Strategy. This work was critical to changing attitudes towards strokes, which went from being a devastating condition to one that is preventable, treatable and repairable. The Impact: In 2006, Dr. Hakim and colleagues published the first ‘Canadian Best Practice Recommendation for Stroke Care’ (updated in 2008, 2010 and 2012) and developed performance indicators and toolkits for healthcare providers to set up stroke units and improve emergency medical services. They also instituted a multi-layered national education program to enhance stroke prevention and the delivery of acute stroke care through the coordination of services and the implementation of best practices. Within five years of the Strategy’s implementation, Ontario alone saw referrals to stroke prevention clinics increase by 34% and stroke patient admissions decrease by 11%.

    Emeritus Professor, Neurology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada




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