Can Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented?
Vladimir Hachinski, MD
Professor, University of Western Ontario
June 6, 2006
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Davis Centre 1304, University of Waterloo
View Video of Presentation in HI Alive Archive: Research Seminars Archive 2005-2006
One of 3 of us is destined to suffer dementia or stroke. For each person over 65 who has suffered a stroke or is demented, there are two who have some cognitive impairment short of dementia. This is a promising area for investigation because the risk factors that make individuals prone to stroke also put them at risk for developing dementia. Dr. Hachinski will discuss his research and raise opportunities for collaboration.
About the Speaker:
Vladimir Hachinski graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1966 and graduated in epidemiology and biostatistics from the McMaster University in 1987. He trained at the University of Toronto, the McGill University, the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, England and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He obtained a FRCPC in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1973. Vladimir Hachinski was Lecturer and Associate Professor, Neurology, at the University of Toronto, Associate Professor, Neurology, at the University of Western Ontario and was appointed Professor of Neurology at this University in 1983, the position he currently holds. Vladimir Hachinski has held several leadership positions during his career. Among others, he has chaired the Scientific Programme Committee of the International Stroke Conference from 1984 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Steering Committee of the World Federation of Neurology from 1989 to 2001, Vice President for North America World Federation of Neurology from 1997 to 2001 and currently is Leader, Prevention Theme, of the Canadian Stroke Network. Since 2001 he is Editor-in Chief of STROKE (American Heart Association) – the leading publication in the field.
Vladimir Hachinski has published 13 books and over 500 book chapters, scientific papers, editorials and other publications in peer reviewed journals. His research is dedicated to understanding the interactions of the brain, its blood supply and the heart and its implications for cognition, ischaemia, stroke and sudden death.