MEDTalks is a health education speaker series exploring current and emerging trends in medicine. Hosted by the Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan, join researchers and health professionals as they share their insights and expertise on how to enhance your overall health.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, UBC’s Drs. Janice Eng and Brodie Sakakibara present Innovations in Stroke Prevention and Management.

Dr. Eng 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 that UBC can bestow on its faculty. Learn more about the Killam Awards and Fellowships at UBC.

Innovations in Stroke Prevention and Management

May 17, 2022
7:00 to 8:00 pm
UBC Okanagan
Reichwald Health Sciences Centre
1088 Discovery Avenue

In-person and virtual options available. Event is free to attend.

Lecture overview

Globally, one in four adults will experience the effects of a stroke. Over the next 15 years, the number of Canadians living with the effects of stroke is anticipated to increase by 78%.

Technology, such as the Internet, computers, tablets and wearable sensors, is providing more treatment approaches for health care professionals.

Learn from stroke recovery experts how technology is helping transform stroke rehabilitation for patients and support their long-term recovery.

Speaker details and presentation information

Dr. Janice Eng

Dr. Janice Eng is a UBC University Killam Professor with the UBC Department of Physical Therapy. She is a world leader in stroke recovery research, from neurophysiology to novel clinical interventions and treatment programs, and has implemented these programs globally. Professor 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.

Dr. Brodie Sakakibara

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. 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.

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