ASP Hosts Stroke Care Transformation Conference

Guests and attendees pose for a photo at an international scientific conference on transforming stroke care in Sylhet recently. – Photo of the press release

Planetary Health Academia recently held an international scientific conference on transforming stroke care at a hotel in Sylhet.

The main themes of this conference were “Transformation of Stroke Care in Bangladesh”, “Rapid Response to Stroke Care” and “Time is Brain and Door to Needle Approach: save lives and prevent disabilities”.

The Secretary of the Health Services Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Md Anwar Hossain Howlader was the chief guest.

Prof. Quazi Deen Mohammad, Director of the National Institute of Neuroscience and Hospital, and Prof. AKM Amirul Morshed, President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bangladesh, were the special guest.

Director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Md Moynul Haque chaired the event.

This day of scientific events brought together nearly 150 eminent professionals in the field of neurology and was covered by three round tables welcoming sixteen groups of experts and sixteen national and foreign speakers.

After finishing each session, there was a Q&A session from guests and panelists.

In the welcome speech, PHA President Tasbirul Islam said, “As a knowledge sharing platform, PHA always believes in collaboration and cooperation to spread up-to-date knowledge among Bangladeshi doctors. Acute stroke care continues to advance, and acute stroke care and research have been impacted both directly and indirectly.

Events have also highlighted that the key challenges are how best to develop integrated treatment pathways for the best outcomes for our patients. National and international experts who are leaders in this field have shared their experiences and helped PHA develop evidence-based integrated stroke services for our country.

The main guest said: “Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Bangladesh and it is a leading cause of severe disability in adults. Nevertheless, it is also preventable and treatable. Treating stroke early with medications and procedures can minimize brain damage.

Professor Quazi Deen Mohammad described “Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide”. The impacts of strokes in Bangladesh are enormous and devastating. Knowing about up-to-date treatment is critically important to reducing morbidity.

Conference Secretary and Head of Planetary Health Academia Faculty Amin Islam believes this conference will build a bridge between the developing and developed worlds to create modern stroke care and pathways.

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