October 27, 2010; Karachi: Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged between 15 to 59 years. Stroke also attacks children, including newborns. Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. The “One in Six” theme is selected by leaders of the World Stroke Organisation to highlight the fact that in today’s world, one in every six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime.
Aga Khan University will commemorate World Stroke Day (WSD) on Friday, October 29, 2010; The WSD programme will include lectures by specialists on the following topics: ‘Stroke Neurology at AKU’ by Dr Saad Shafqat; ‘Nature and burden of stroke’ by Dr Ayeesha Kamran Kamal; ‘How to prevent strokes?’ by Dr Bhojo Asumal Khealani; ‘Diet and lifestyle for stroke patients’ by Dr Romaina Iqbal; ‘Diagnosis and treatment on stroke’ by Dr Mohammad Wasay; ‘Role of surgery in stroke’ by Dr Gohar Javed; and ‘Stroke rehabilitation’ by Dr Nabila Soomro. This will be followed by lectures by experts, a panel discussion and question and answer session.
Date: October 29, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Venue: AKU Auditorium, Stadium Road Campus, Karachi
For more information, please contact: The Aga Khan University, Pakistan