Saturday, March 26, 2022

Take Charge of Your Health: Preventing and Managing Stroke

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This page is also available in Punjabi!

iCON South Asian Health Forum: “Take Charge of Your Health: Preventing and Managing Stroke”. This FREE in-person and online, interactive forum took place on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 , 2022.


Delivered in Punjabi, Hindi and English, the South Asian health forum is designed to help patients, their families and caregivers optimize their quality of life by empowering them with knowledge and resources to prevent and manage stroke. Through a series of presentations and discussions, health experts from the community discussed health topics including:

  • Stroke – early detection and when to seek help
  • Tips – prevent and manage stroke, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol
  • Post stroke management – nutrition and mental health, home safety
  • Where and how to find help in the community – navigation of health services, treatments and medications

In-person Locations to attend:

  • Lakshmi Narayan Mandir: 8321 140 Street, Surrey, BC
  • Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara: 7050 120 Street, Surrey, BC


Click here for Program-at-a Glance
Expert Speakers and Sessions:

Introduction to stroke and self-management
Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Family Physician


Tips for reducing risk factors for stroke

Dr. Sajal Jain, General Internist


A healthy and balanced diet at home

Priti Suri, Registered Dietitian


Managing health emergencies at home

Dr. Kendall Ho, Emergency Physician Specialist, Lead of UBC Digital Emergency Medicine Unit


What is stroke and how is it managed?

Dr. Preet Chahal, Neurologist


The link between stroke and mental health

Dr. Leena Jain, Geriatrician


How you can achieve your functional goals?

Dr. Rajiv Reebye, Physiatrist


Optimizing self-management and family support

Family Caregivers of BC

Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon



Saturday, March 26, 2022


Sunday, March 27, 2022


2:00 - 4:00 PM PT


In-person and Online


Free to attend


Punjabi with simultaneous translations to Hindi and English

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