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Canadian Stroke Congress 2012

September 26, 2012

Researchers from across Canada and around the world are gathering in Calgary for the largest-ever Canadian Stroke Congress, drawing much-needed attention to one of society's leading health issues. The Canadian Stroke Congress runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre.

A joint initiative of the Canadian Stroke Network, Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Stroke Consortium, the congress brings together leading experts from basic research, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and health promotion.
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Media registration is open now at strokecongress.ca.

Contact:

Cathy Campbell
Canadian Stroke Network
613-852-2303
cathy@canadianstrokenetwork.ca

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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