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November 1, 2005

Source: University of Calgary:

Calgary Stroke Program leads clinical stroke research for Canada

Brain attack team oversees NIH-funded treatment trials

Media are invited to attend a news announcement of two new major clinical research studies, offering people in the Calgary area access to the latest treatments for stroke. The studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health in the United States.

The news conference also includes announcement of the appointee to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, Professorship in Stroke Research.

The news conference, hosted by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute of the U of C and the Calgary Health Region, takes place Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 9:15 a.m. in the Libin Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW.

This news event includes interviews with the clinical scientists heading up the Canadian arm of the new clinical research studies in stroke, the new Heart and Stroke Foundation Professor, the CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and a Calgarian sharing his personal experience of stroke. It also includes one-on-one interviews in the MR imaging facilities of the Seaman Family MR Research Centre.

Calgary stroke team leaders in Canada

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 9:15 11 a.m.

University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
Libin Lecture Theatre
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Please park in Lot 6

For more information contact:

Karen Thomas,
U of C Faculty of Medicine,

Sheila Rougeau,
Communications Advisor, Calgary Health Region,



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