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Brain Health and Stroke Prevention

Family Medicine

February 16, 2021 - 19:00 - 20:00

Topic Description :

Brain Health and Stroke Prevention
Learning Objectives:
  • Every two seconds, someone across the globe suffers a symptomatic stroke.
  • “Silent” cerebrovascular disease contributes to the worldwide disability by causing cognitive impairment in the elderly.
  • The last two decades have seen a major transformation in the stroke field with the emergence of evidence-based approaches to stroke prevention, acute stroke management and stroke recovery.
  • This lecture will provide the updated current knowledge on the approaches to primary and secondary stroke prevention and their implementations.

Speaker :

Speaker: Prof. Natan M. Bornstein
MD, Director and Head of the Brain Division Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Vice President of the World Stroke Organization (WSO)
Shaare Zedek Medical Center – Jerusalem, Israel

Moderator: Mr. Uri Schwarz

About the Speaker:

Dr. Bornstein is the Professor of Neurology at the Tel-Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
and Head of Stroke Unit at the Tel-has Aviv Medical Center. Dr. Bornstein has been Chairman of the Israeli Neurological Association since 2009 and Vice President of the World Stroke Organization since 2008. He has vast experience in the industry and is on the Advisory Board/Steering Committees of BrainsGate, CoAxia, Photo Thera and several pharmaceutical companies. A 1976 graduate of the Technion School of Medicine in Haifa, Dr. Bornstein did his residency in neurology at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (TASMC) and was certified as neurologist in Israel in 1983. In 1987, after a three years stroke fellowship in Toronto he established the first stroke unit in Israel, of which he is still the current director.

Chairman of the ESNCH
Chairman of the Israeli Neurological Association
Chairman of Neurology Department, Tel-Aviv Medical Center
Consulting Editor of Stroke
Consulting Editor of Neurological Sciences
Editorial Board of Stroke, CVD, EjoN, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, International Journal of Stroke, Neurosonology, Frontiers in Stroke, Journal of Annals of Medical Science.
Fellowship program in Vascular Neurology (stroke) in Toronto, Canada with Prf. John Norris
Main research interest are: Epidemiology of Stroke, Stroke Prevention, Vascular Dementia, Inflammation and Stroke, Neurosonology

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