World Thrombosis Day

The Centre for Blood Research has partnered up with with World Thrombosis Day and organizations across the globe to raise awareness on Thrombosis and Stroke.

Thrombosis (blood clot) is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Once formed, a clot can slow or block normal blood flow, and even break loose and travel to an organ. A clot that travels to the circulation is called an embolism. Thrombosis is the often preventable underlying pathology of heart attack, thromboembolic stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE), the top three cardiovascular killers. Thrombosis is preventable and treatable!

CBR World Thrombosis Day

October 13, 2016 | 6:30-9:00 PM

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  • Talks by experts in the field of Thrombosis and Stroke:
    Dr. Agnes Lee, Physician and Clinical Thrombosis Program Head, Vancouver General Hospital
    Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Scientist and Associate Director, Centre for Blood Research
    Dr. Wesley Pue, Patient and a Professor of Law at UBC
  • A health fair:
    Dunbar Community Centre, Gold’s Gym, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Iridia Medical, Kerrisdale Community Centre, LEO Pharma, Love Your Age, North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre, Medtronic, Pfizer, Stroke Recovery Assoication of BC, UBC Land and Food Systems, Vancouver Ultrasound, Vancouer Coastal Health Research Institute, West Point Grey Community Centre



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