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Release: Oct. 21, 2002

Leading stroke expert to give third annual A.L. Sahs lecture Nov. 1

The public and health care professionals are invited to attend the third annual A.L. Sahs Lecture at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 in the Ziffren Conference Room in the John Colloton Pavilion at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The lecture is hosted by the UI department of neurology and will be preceded by a reception at 10 a.m. in the lobby outside the conference room.

Vladimir Hachinski, M.D., (left) professor of neurology in the department of clinical neurological sciences at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, will deliver this year's lecture, titled "Cognitive Impairment: The Need for a New Approach".

Hachinski is an internationally recognized expert in cerebrovascular disease and stroke, and currently is editor-in-chief of the journal Stroke.

The Adolph L. Sahs Memorial Visiting Lectureship Fund was established by Mrs. M. Alice Sahs in memory of her late husband, A. L. Sahs, M.D., with a $50, 000 gift from the Sahs family to the UI Foundation. The Adolph L. Sahs Memorial Visiting Lectureship Fund is designed to bring renowned lecturers in the field of neurology to the UI each year.

Sahs was internationally recognized as an expert in cerebrovascular disease. He was also a renowned teacher and diagnostician who authored 185 publications and had many affiliations with prominent medical organizations. Sahs was a founding member and president of the American Academy of Neurology and president of the American Neurological Association and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Sahs received both his undergraduate (1927) and medical (1931) degrees at the UI and spent almost his entire career on the UI neurology faculty. He was department head from 1948 to 1974 and was professor emeritus from 1974 until his death in 1986.

For more information, contact Harold Adams, M.D., at (319) 356-4110.

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