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WSA Webinar - Stroke in the very elderly


Dec 8, 2021 03:44 PM

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Janika Kõrv
Professor in Clinical Neurology @Department of Neurology and Neurosurger, University of Tartu
Janika Kõrv is a Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Tartu, Estonia and Consultant Neurologist at Tartu University Hospital. She is the chair of the Estonian Stroke Initiative Group, board member of the Estonian L. Puusepp Society of Neurologists and Neurosurgeons, institutional delegate at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), former chairperson of the Nordic Stroke Society (2015-2019). Janika Kõrv is a Fellow of European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and member of scientific panels of stroke and neuroepidemiology at the EAN. Her main research interests are epidemiology of stroke, stroke in young adults, and clinical projects, including acute stroke management and secondary prevention. She has been a national coordinator in various academic multicenter clinical trials of stroke.
Arijana Lovrencic Huzjan
Professor in Neurology @UHC Sestre milosrdnice, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Professor Arijana Lovrencic-Huzjan is professor in clinical neurology. She is neurologist, with subspecialisation in cerebrovascular neurology. She finished her postgraduate education in clinical pharmacology. She served in Central Ethic Committee of the Republic of Croatia. She is a member of the working group of the Ministry of Health in drafting the Strategy for Stroke of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia. She is the initiator of the public health campaign Red Dress Day in Croatia, whose goal is to raise awareness of the importance of stroke in women.
Gary Ford (Moderator)
Professor of Stroke Medicine @Oxford AHSN
Professor Gary Ford is Professor of Stroke Medicine at Oxford University, Consultant Stroke Physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Academic Health Science Network. He has been involved in many service innovations in UK stroke care in the last 20 years including developing the first rapid ambulance and thrombolysis protocols for acute stroke in England and the Face Arm Speech Test (FAST). Gary was Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Stroke Research Network from 2005-2014. He was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to research in stroke medicine. In 2018 Gary was identified as one of seven NIHR research legends whose work has transformed care in the NHS.