October 30, 2020

The Program Committee for CPSR's Annual Scientific Meeting has put the va-va-voom into VIRTUAL with three content-filled half-days of scientific meetings -- chock-full of terrific speakers, timely topics, poster sessions, breakouts and the latest research developments in stroke recovery.

Among highlights:

  • a presentation by Dr. Charlotte Stagg of Oxford University on brain stimulation for stroke recovery;
  • results from the PISCES-2 Trial on stem cells for stroke recovery by Dr. Keith Muir of the University of Glasgow;
  • a first glimpse at the CAMAROS (Canadian Maraviroc Randomized Controlled Trial to Augment Rehabilitation Outcomes After Stroke) trial with Dr. Bruce Dobkin of UCLA and Dr. Sean Dukelow of the University of Calgary;
  • Dr. Julie Bernhardt at the University of Melbourne describes an exciting new alliance for international collaboration in stroke recovery that will fast-track discovery and improve clinical practice; 
  • updates on COVID-19 projects, CPSR clinical trials, new research findings, trainee poster presentations, breakout groups, and more!


REGISTER: While there is no conference fee for this meeting, registration is required. And participants are asked to register early. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPSRASM2020

ONLINE POSTER SUBMISSION – Submit your abstracts to participate in the online poster session. Top submissions will be given the opportunity to present their abstracts at the ASM meeting. ASM ABSTRACT SUBMISSION LINK


Trainees! Sign up for a special pre-ASM meeting designed just for you!


CPSR National Trainee Association is holding a one-day virtual meeting dedicated to trainees on Dec. 1. The agenda is filled with talks, discussions and networking activities for young researchers interested in basic science and clinical stroke research.  Timing for the meeting will be approximately 11am - 4pm EST. There is no cost to attend.

Objectives of the meeting:

• Attend a keynote lecture on Cortical Plasticity & Motor Recovery after Stroke by Dr. Numa Dancause from the Université de Montréal;
• Engage in discussions on specific research topics, such as clinical trial design, stroke modelling, upper limb training or brain imaging in stroke, in coffee-house-style breakout rooms;
• Participate in getting-to-know-your-peers breakout room rotations;
• Provide trainees the opportunity to present their research and obtain feedback from peers; and,
• Listen and provide feedback for NTA Grant Writing Group presentations


If you are not yet a trainee in the NTA – you need to sign up (no cost) - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPSRNTA
READ THE AGENDA HERE:  CPSR 2020 Trainee Day Agenda