Stroke seminar focuses on whole process

Medical discussions aimed at the general public

Every stage of a stroke, from hospital admittance to rehabilitation, will be highlighted June 23 at the University of Victoria’s Cafe Scientifique, an informal speaker series focused on emerging medical research.

Vancouver Island Health Authority neurologist Andrew Penn will speak about the urgency in getting treatment, while brain specialists Paul Zehr and Craig Brown from UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research will talk about the timeline of brain damage and new options for rehabilitation.

The talks are meant to be easily understood by the general public. The previous seminar on the topic was so popular that people had to be turned away.

In response, this week’s cafe will be held at UVic’s 300-seat David Lam Auditorium, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 250-472-4067 or emailing cfbr@uvic.ca.

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