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Heart & Stroke H.J.M. Barnett Lectureship and Visiting Professorship

Since 1983, Heart & Stroke has supported the annual H.J.M. Barnett Lectureship and Visiting Professorship, which provides a forum where a distinguished clinician or researcher in the field of neurology addresses and discusses with physicians, scientists, and other healthcare providers the clinical and/or research aspects of their particular endeavours. 

The lecture is presented on a rotating schedule at each of the six medical schools in Ontario and available for all to view via webcast or archive.

2018 Barnett Lectureship

Should there be a time window for endovascular therapy in stroke?

A man wearing a blue shirt and a blue tie. Tudor G. Jovin, MD

Professor of neurology and neurosurgery; Director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Stroke Institute; Director, UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy; Immediate past president, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).

Friday March 9, 2018
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus Auditorium
Webcast link 


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Past lectures

2017: Henry Barnett – The invention of precision stroke medicine

Dr. Alastair M. Buchan, Professor of stroke medicine

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Co-presented by Heart & Stroke and Queen’s University

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2016: Acute stroke treatment and decreasing door-to-needle time

Dr. Adnan Qureshi, Professor of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology, University of Manitoba

Co-presented by Heart & Stroke and Northern Ontario School of Medicine

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About Dr. Barnett

A man wearing a suit with his face towards camera. He is mid-laugh.Dr. Henry J.M. Barnett (1922-2016) was an internationally renowned leader in neuroscience research. He authored hundreds of original publications and is best known for directing many of the most important large, multi-centered clinical trials in stroke, including the first randomized trial to show that Aspirin prevents stroke.

Dr. Barnett was a Companion of the Order of Canada and a member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

As his Hall of Fame citation says, “He saved and improved the health of countless stroke patients and contributed immensely to the field of neuroscience at a time when few treatments existed for neurological disorders.” 

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