Calgary Stroke Team
This award recognizes the research achievements of neurologists and neuroscientists in the prevention, treatment and cure of brain diseases. This year’s recipients, Doctors Michael Hill, Andrew Demchuk and Mayank Goyal of the Calgary Stroke Team coordinated the large, multi-center ESCAPE trial, which is the only trial to demonstrate the superiority of mechanical thrombectomy therapy to reduce disability and death in ischemic stroke patients compared to the traditional method.
“We are very honored to receive this Scientific Breakthrough Award on behalf of the Calgary Stroke Program. Our program is determined to change the present and future of stroke care through a culture of rigorous scientific inquiry in partnership with a terrific network of stroke trial sites around the world. Thank you!” – Calgary Stroke Team