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5th Saudi Stroke Awareness Day

Scientific Sessions

In Accordance with the World Stroke Day

This Day is under the patron of his Excellency, the Minister of Health, Dr Hamad Al-Mane

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The Saudi Advisory Group Against Stroke organized The 5th Saudi Stroke Awareness Day. This day is endorsed by the World Stroke Federation and received 4 hour accreditation by the Saudi Council for Health Specialties. The day was under the patron of his Excellency the Minster of Health. Dr. Othman Al-Rabeah addressed the day on behalf of the minister.

Location: Lecture Hall - King Abdulaziz Historic Center, Riyadh

Time: Thursday, May 11, 2006 


08:00 – 8:45 am


  09:00 – 09:45 am         Opening Ceremony        

Session I: Stroke Prevention and Management: 

Chair: Professor Saad Al-Rajih and Dr. Zuhair Al-Kawi 

09:45 – 10:10

Optimizing Therapy to Reduce Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Risk. - Dr Mohammed Balghaith, Consultant Cardiologist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh

10:10 – 10:35

Update on Secondary Prevention of Stroke. - Dr. Shireen Al-Qurashi, Consultant Neurologist, ARAMCO Hospital, Dhahran

10:35 – 11:00

Stroke Management Systems. – Dr. Fahmi Al-Senani, Consultant and Head of Neurology, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh

11:00 – 11:25

Endovascular Treatment in Stroke. Dr. Ahmed Andijani, Consultant Neuro-interventionalist / Neuro-radiologist, Riyadh Military Hospital.

11:25 – 12:00

Open Discussion

12:00 – 12:30


Break and Prayer

Session II: Care for Stroke Patients: 

Chair: Dr. Maher Al-Jadid and Dr. Mohammed Al-Shamrani 

12:30 – 12:50

Rehabilitation in Stroke. Dr. Nasar Shahid, Cheif of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, King Fahad Medical City


12:50 – 13:05

Physiotherapy in Stroke. Miss Noura Al-Omawi, Stroke Physiotherapist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh

13:05 – 13:20

Occupational Therapist’s Role in Stroke Management. Ms. Adele Wyngaard, OT, Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City


13:20 – 13:35

Swallowing Assessment in Patients with Stroke. Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Akeel, Consultant Speech Therapist, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh.

13:35 – 13:50

Psychological and Cognitive Care for Stroke Patients. Dr. Saeed Kadasah, Consultant Psychologist, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital.

13:50 – 14:10

Current Practice and consensus. Dr. Waleed Khoja, Consultant and Head of Neurology, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital – Chair, SAGAS

14:10 – 14:30


Open Discussion and Adjourn

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