On Saturday, September 10, 2011, the National CCSVI Society (NCS) hosted a Canadian CCSVI Forum at the Mary Winspear Centre (http://www.marywinspear.ca/) in Sidney, BC. Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a condition named by Italian vascular surgeon Dr. Paolo Zamboni, is more prevalent in those who have been diagnosed with MS. With CCSVI, the veins in the neck and chest are narrowed and therefore fail to allow blood to drain properly from the brain and spinal cord. A Canadian society formed in 2010, NCS put Victoria on centre stage with New Discoveries, New Beginnings – its premiere CCSVI research and education event for the MS and CCSVI patient communities and the community at large. Leading Canadian researchers and physicians presented over four hours of medical research and patient education on how CCSVI is emerging as new vascular disorder linked to many poorly understood diseases, followed by a banquet dinner and silent auction.
Dr. Mark Haacke gave the keynote address. Other presenters included Dr. Bill Code, Dr. David Williams, Dr. Joseph Hewett, Dr. Diana Driscoll, Dr. Raj Attariwala, Dr. Bernhard Juurlink, and Dr. Michael Arata. Prominent CCSVI federal advocate and Canadian MP, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, was one of our featured dinner speakers.
Simple venous angioplasty treatment for CCSVI has shown promising results to treat symptoms for some major neurodegenerative disorders. MS is just one on a large and growing list of conditions showing association with CCSVI, including Parkinson's, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia.
With awareness of CCSVI growing exponentially in Canada, the public’s need for accurate and current information regarding research is paramount.
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Canadian Neurovascular Health Society
The Canadian Neurovascular Health Society is a registered volunteer driven, non-profit charitable society dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians affected by neurovascular conditions and diseases primarily through support, research and education. Our mandate is to serve as a resource for education and research for individuals with and at risk for neurovascular symptoms, their families and caregivers, government, the public at large, and medical and research communities.
We provide services through three primary methods: Providing Information and Support – to advance the awareness of neurovascular health to health care professionals and to champion neurovascular treatment; Research – to gather knowledge of neurovascular conditions; and Education – delivering educational forums.
We will provide Canadian Charitable receipts for amounts $20.00 and higher.
For further information, please visit us at http://cnhs.ca