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July newsletter includes latest publications, events, and more

The virtual SPiN starts tomorrow, nominations are open for two prestigious stroke lectures, ISRRA is inviting suggestions for roundtable topics, and CPSR-funded research is making headlines. These topics and more are covered in our July newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/9fafed736544/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-july-2021

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR TWO PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL STROKE LECTURES

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: HNATYSHYN LECTURE 2021 Heart & Stroke in collaboration with the Canadian Stroke Consortium and Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is excited to announce nominations are open for the 2021 Hnatyshyn Lecture. This prestigious lectureship recognizes a healthcare professional who has made a significant and positive impact in the field of stroke and brain health. It is open to experts working in any discipline across stroke research, practice, and health systems in Canada whose contribution has taken place over a period of time or is a significant innovation in clinical management, systems, technologies, products, programs, or policies.  The 2021…

PEOPLE WITH STROKE, HEART CONDITIONS WANT VIRTUAL CARE TO CONTINUE POST-PANDEMIC

June 15, 2021 – Virtual healthcare has potential to reduce the burden on the healthcare system and provide benefits to patients and caregivers long after COVID-19 related public health measures roll back. Heart & Stroke spoke with experts, reviewed current evidence, surveyed people living with stroke or a heart condition, and funded a telephone poll of Canadians, revealing great promise and a continued desire for virtual healthcare opportunities. Access to virtual healthcare has accelerated over the past 14 months as the pandemic disrupted the healthcare system, allowing patients to stay in touch with healthcare providers and continue progress on their…

Check out our June newsletter

Want to know what’s happening at CPSR? Our monthly newsletter provides information on upcoming events, publications, trainees, resources, tools, news and more. Check out the June newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/bcb28950fd08/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-june-2021?e=1c55122542

DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR AMAZING SPIN: REGISTRATION DEADLINE JULY 2

https://mailchi.mp/951e99478691/reminder-cpsr-nta-update-webinar-series-may-4931921?e=9487a1efe9 Stroke Program in NeuroRecovery (SPiN) The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the world to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. This four-day workshop is targeted for trainees (primarily, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) and will be an excellent opportunity to network with other trainees and faculty in the field from within and outside of Canada. All trainees are welcome to apply; however, despite being online this year, we will only be able to accommodate a limited number of spots to be able to keep the breakout groups reasonably small, so apply…

CANSTROKE RECOVERY TRIALS COORDINATORS FOCUS ON INDIVIDUALS, TARGET THE GREATER GOOD

Pictured from left: Evan Foster, Mitch Longval and Maria Williams. CanStroke Recovery Trials is a platform to test, scale up and fast-track new ideas. Research leaders bring their expertise to advance the field and, at each of the eight sites, coordinators pull the pieces together to get the trials underway.  What does the job of a CanStroke Recovery Trials coordinator entail? They follow a rigorous approval process for safety and ethics at their sites. They stickhandle subsite and legal agreements. They help identify people to participate in trials (sometimes cold-calling patients to ask them to get involved). Coordinators ensure people…

Check out our May 2021 newsletter

There is a lot happening at CPSR! Read our May newsletter to find out more about the TRAIL trial, meet CanStroke Recovery coordinators, learn about a new virtual care toolkit, upcoming events, a new partnership, e-learning modules, a new book, publications and so much more.  https://mailchi.mp/84ede34e1a45/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-may-2021

MARCH OF DIMES CANADA AND HEART & STROKE COLLABORATE TO ENHANCE SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH STROKE

May 10, 2021 – Toronto – March of Dimes Canada and Heart & Stroke announced today a new collaboration, drawing on the complementary strengths, expertise and resources of each organization to optimize recovery after stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of disability in Canada.  “This collaboration will significantly enhance the wellbeing of people living with stroke and their families by combining March of Dimes Canada’s extensive experience serving people with disabilities with the vast knowledge of Heart & Stroke regarding stroke best practices,” says Len Baker, president and CEO of March of Dimes Canada. “Together, we will create a new, comprehensive…