What: The Southern Medical Program presents MEDTalks: Innovations in Stroke Prevention and Management
Who: UBC Professor Dr. Janice Eng and UBC Assistant Professor Dr. Brodie Sakakibara
When: Tuesday, May 17, 7 to 8 pm
Venue: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, 1088 Discovery Avenue, UBC Okanagan. Virtual option also available.
Globally, one in four adults will experience the effects of a stroke. And over the next 15 years, the number of Canadians living with the effects of stroke is anticipated to increase by 78 per cent.
Technology—such as the internet, computers, tablets and wearable sensors—is providing even more treatment approaches for health care professionals.
UBC Okanagan is hosting an evening with stroke recovery experts where participants can learn how technology is helping transform rehabilitation for patients and can help support their long-term recovery.
Dr. Janice Eng is a world leader in stroke recovery research—from neurophysiology to novel clinical interventions and treatment programs—and has implemented these programs globally. Dr. Eng is the Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Neurological Rehabilitation, has been recognized for excellence in mentoring early-career faculty, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
She is one of six UBC faculty recently honoured as a University Killam Professor. Recognized for her outstanding research and teaching career, it is the highest honour UBC can bestow on its faculty.
Dr. Brodie Sakakibara is an Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and an investigator with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management based at UBC Okanagan. Dr. Sakakibara’s primary research focuses on telehealth and self-management of behavioural risk factors to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with stroke and cardiovascular disease.
MEDTalks is a health education lecture series exploring current and emerging trends in medicine. Hosted by the Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan, researchers and health professionals share their insights and expertise on how to enhance your overall health.
The event is free and open to the public with in-person and virtual options available.
To register, or find out more, visit: smp.med.ubc.ca/community-engagement/medtalks