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2009 Chinese Symposium videos

How doctors keep fit?

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How does a doctor actually keep fit and maintain a healthy weight? In this interactive session, Dr. Chi-Ming Chow shares his personal experience with the audience. Co–hosted by radio program hosts Jenny Hong.

Jenny Hong
Ms. Jenny Hong is a famous radio program host of the Fairchild Radio and possesses a great wealth of knowledge related to health and wellness with an expertise in healthy eating and nutrition.

Chi-Ming Chow MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC, FACC - Cardiologist
Dr. Chi-Ming Chow is an attending staff cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is also a key member of the Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Cantonese          Mandarin

Healthy Eating for the Family

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There is now strong evidence to indicate that diet has a significant impact on cardiovascular disease. In this presentation, you will learn how to create a healthy balanced meal and learn quick and easy tips to help you and your family develop healthy eating habits for life.

Dr. Gordon Moe MD, FRCP(C), FACC - Cardiologist
Dr. Moe holds positions as Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and as Cardiologist and Director of the Heart Failure Program at St. Michael's Hospital. In addition he serves as current President of the Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Sosan Hua RD, CDE
Sosan Hua is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator.

Cantonese          Mandarin

Recent advances in Secondary Stroke Prevention in Chinese Canadians

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For the past decade, there have been many advances in the care for stroke patients. This presentation will discuss stroke prevention strategies and focus on the various aspects of early recognition of stroke symptoms, the timely request for emergency care, and the usual medical care of acute stroke patients who are hospitalized.

Joseph Y. Chu MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHA Neurologist
Dr. Joseph Y. Chu is a consultant Neurologist at William Osler Health Center Centre in Toronto and is an associate staff Neurologist at Toronto Western Hospital-UHN, a teaching hospital of University of Toronto. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Cardiac rehab services
Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to prevent, stabilize, or possibly reverse cardiovascular disease and is recommended to a wide group of patients. The objectives of this presentation are to:
1) Introduce cardiac rehabilitation to the audience
2) Describe what kind of patients will find this program useful
3) Familiarize the audience with the local community program available for them

Dr. Gilbert Wu BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC Cardiologist
Dr. Gilbert Wu is a cardiologist currently pursuing his echocardiography fellowship at the St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He will be joining the York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill as a staff cardiologist in August 2009.

Cantonese          Mandarin

HSFO Online Health Resources

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario recognizes that individual and social risk factors affect the life-long heart health of Canadians. Did you know that the Foundation has a set of culturally adapted online resources that is in your language? This presentation will introduce HSFO’s online resources.

Helen Lai-man Poon, Ed.D Community Mission Specialist, HSFO
Dr. Poon received her Doctor of Education degree from Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) at University of Toronto in 2004. Currently, Dr. Poon is the Community Mission Specialist at the Heart and Stroke of Ontario, helping to implement the Foundation’s missions in the Chinese community.

Cantonese          Mandarin