World Stroke Congress

The 11th World Stroke Congress will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Quebec from Oct. 17-20, 2018. The Congress provides a state-of-the-art experience for stroke professionals, researchers and policy makers. Organizers have designed an educational and scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care and stroke recovery. Learn more and register here:



"Canadian stroke research has long been at the forefront worldwide. The National Trainee Association (NTA) is a tremendous resource for trainees in all phases of their research careers providing valuable opportunities for networking, collaboration, and mentorship. The SPiN conference and NTA Webinar Series are excellent examples of these opportunities."

Timothy Faw, PhD, The Ohio State University


Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery was held in Gatineau, Quebec, from June 11-12. A summary of the meeting highlights is coming soon.


Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop

This year’s CPSR Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) was held on June 12-14, 2018 in Ottawa, immediately following CPSR’s Annual Scientific Meeting. 

The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the country to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. This two-day workshop is targeted for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and provides an excellent networking opportunity. 

Stay tuned for details about the 2019 SPiN coming to a city near you!


"A program such as the NTA mentorship program offers trainees the advantage to network and receive guidance on their research and career paths from more senior scientists outside of their current training environment. Involvement in the CPSR and the NTA also facilitates the translation of preclinical research to the clinic due to the close working relationship between pre-clinical and clinical researchers."

Matthew McDonald, PhD, University of Ottawa


2018 Trainee Webinar Series   

This webinar series enables trainees working in stroke recovery research the opportunity to present to other trainees in an informal online presentation series. All trainees are invited to attend the webinars. There is a full list of speakers scheduled for the year. 

To view the complete schedule, please click Trainee Webinar Schedule. Make sure to add upcoming dates to your calendars. 

  • CPSR NTA Webinar Series is held on the last Monday of the month between 12-1PM EST. 
  • Each webinar will be approximately 30 minutes in length (15 minute presentations and 15 minutes for Questions & Answers). 
  • 2 speakers will present per session (one from 12:00PM – 12:30PM and the other from 12:30PM – 1:00PM).


Calling All Trainees – Are we going to the same conference? Let us know!

CPSR would like to take an active role in facilitating get-togethers for NTA trainees who may be attending the same conference. Send us a quick email ( with the name and date of the conference you are attending. Depending on the number of trainees present, CPSR will organize a small social event or get-together.