City-Wide Medical Grand Rounds: Rick Swartz

City-Wide Medical Grand Rounds
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00 - 13:00

Stroke treatment in 2017: It’s about time.Rick Swartz portrait

Rick H. Swartz, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine,
University of Toronto

Learning objectives:

At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Be aware of the major changes in hyperacute stroke treatment over the last 20 years (i.e. why 1994, 2004 and 2014 are all ancient history);
  2. Summarize the importance of timely assessments and interventions for ischemic stroke, TIA, hemorrhagic stroke and the implications of these time factors both for individuals, health systems and the general public (i.e. the need for speed – what to do if your patient, neighbor, relative or friend has symptoms); and
  3. Appreciate the long-term impact of stroke (i.e. why “good” is not yet “good enough”) and how research across UofT (and beyond) is addressing these issues.

Hosted at:

  • Women’s College Hospital – Auditorium, Rm. 2501

Interactive videoconference:

  • Baycrest – Telehealth Boardroom
  • Sinai Health – Bridgepoint – G.001
  • Sinai Health – MSH – Main Auditorium, 18th floor
  • St. Michael’s Hospital – LKSKI - Keenan Research Centre Auditorium - 2nd fl.
  • Sunnybrook – Bayview – McLaughlin Lecture Theatre, EG 61
  • Sunnybrook – St. John’s Rehab – S3 Room 332
  • UHN – Toronto General – Eaton Ground 025/026
  • UHN – Toronto Western – Main Auditorium, 2W 401
  • West Park – R3 Sunroom

Questions will be accepted via email at and 

Twitter hashtag #CWMGRLive and archived webcast available.

Dr. Rick Swartz
Arno Kumagai
Women’s College – Auditorium, Rm. 2501
76 Grenville St.
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