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World Stroke Day High Level Panel Event

Oct 29, 2021 02:39 PM

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Rageh Omaar
International Affairs Editor for ITV, World Renowned Correspondent & TV Presenter
Rageh Omaar is International Affairs Editor of ITV News in the UK and one of the most recognised TV foreign correspondents in the country. He has one of the biggest international profiles of British TV journalists, having been a prominent reporter and presenter for the BBC and Al Jazeera English, where his eyewitness reports and documentaries have been shown in over 180 countries. Rageh has covered some of the biggest stories of the last 15 years, from the Balkan Wars, to the impeachment of President Clinton and the Arab Spring Uprisings. However, he came to international prominence when he led BBC television’s coverage of the Iraq Invasion from Baghdad in 2003, which led to numerous international awards. Rageh is a well-established speaker at many national and international events for such clients as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, The Department of Health, The Economist Emerging Markets Awards and many others.
Marc Fisher
World Stroke Organization, President
Dr. Fisher has had a long career as a translational and clinical researcher in the stroke field. He was at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for 36 years, retiring in 2014. While there, he led a stroke modeling lab for 25 years that focused on using MRI technology to evaluate the ischemic penumbra and the effects of many types of therapies on the evolution of ischemic injury. He trained more than 25 research fellows from around the world, many of whom currently hold prestigious positions. He participated in many clinical trials as a principal investigator or steering committee member. Dr. Fisher was also an active clinician and teacher. He has published more than 330 peer reviewed papers with an h-index of 80. Currently, Dr. Fisher is a part time member of the neurology faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and is a Professor of Neurology (part time) at Harvard Medical School. He continues to see patients and teach residents and stroke fellows.
Michael Johnson
Gold Medal Olympian, Stroke Survivor
The best 200/400 metre sprinter in the history of the sport of track & field. The first man ever to be ranked number one in the world at both 200 and 400 metres, and to win both events at an Olympic Games, he retired with four Olympic gold medals and nine World Championship golds to his name. He credits his achievements to a consistent philosophy of success based on the principle that to achieve anything an individual must start with a goal. His was to be the fastest he could possibly be, and it was this that drove him to train every day, to commit to the sacrifices involved. Post athletics he has applied this philosophy to the Michael Johnson Performance brand, a sports performance training company that provides training to professional athletes and sports teams across the world.
Sheila Martins
World Stroke Organization President-elect
Stroke neurologist and founder of the Brazilian Stroke Network (NGO created to improve education, assistance and stroke research in Brazil). As an active WSO Board Member, Sheila is a strong advocate for evidence-based stroke care, stroke research and for people with stroke. She strives every day, to improve stroke care worldwide. Founder of the National Stroke Policy of the Ministry of Health, published in 2012 and, since then has established several stroke units and local stroke networks around Brazil. Creator of a tele-stroke network, she has also organized a free online stroke course in Brazil to train the stroke network and has implemented the first tele-stroke pilot with a mobile smartphone app. Currently the app is active in fourteen new hospitals - treating acute stroke patients under the Brazilian Stroke Network guidance.
Slim Slama
Unit Head NCD Management, WHO
Dr Slama is an Internal Medicine specialist with an interest in NCD management. Prior to joining WHO headquarters, Dr Slama started at WHO in 2014, at the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, based in Cairo, Egypt. Successively, assuming the positions of Medical Officer and then of Regional Adviser, he spent 7.5 years in charge of NCD Prevention and Management Units, in the NCD and Mental Health Division (NMH). During his tenure at WHO EMRO, Dr. Slama provided strategic and technical support to the 22 Member States of the region, supporting them in scaling up their efforts to better prevent and control NCD. From the development of multisectoral NCD action plans to the integration of NCD in primary health care, he covered a very large portfolio and progressively contributed in building the NCD team at EMRO. Dedicated to strengthening WHO normative and technical support to countries affected by humanitarian crises with the aim to improve NCD inclusion across the various phases
Padma Srivastava
Professor, HOD, Department of Neurology, Chief, Neurosciences Center, AIIMS, New Delhi, Hon. Professor, UCLAN, UK
Special interest in Stroke, and Multiple Sclerosis. Conferred Padmashree by Govt. of India for the year 2016. She is the National Co-ordinator for SITS-NEW, SITS-SEARS registries and had initiated and is in-charge of the thrombolysis program in AIIMS. She has over 200 publications and several projects on Stroke including acute treatment strategies, restorative therapies such as stem cells in stroke and cerebral palsy, post stroke epilepsy, stroke-in- young and Functional Imaging in Stroke. She is on board for the National Stroke Surveillance Program, Nodal officer for Stroke program for Govt. of India, the HP, Rajasthan, UP, Telangana, AP, stroke mentor, The National Stroke Preventative Program and is the Past President of the Indian Stroke Association.