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Virtual SPiN workshop a resounding success

CPSR’s annual SPiN (Stroke Program in Neurorecovery) went virtual again this year, involving more than 70 trainees from Canada, the US, Northern Ireland, Mexico and Australia. Over four days, trainees heard from people living with stroke (see story below), were updated on the latest research developments, tools and techniques and visited labs from across Canada and around the world.”One advantage of a virtual SPiN workshop is that it allowed us to take the trainees into the labs of geographically distant research institutions within a short timespan, something that could not have been easily done in person,” said Farrell Leibovitch, CPSR Director of…

Tele-rehab program receives $354K in grants to begin national trial

CPSR researchers have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Canadian Medical Association (CMA) to conduct a three-year, six-site randomized controlled trial (RCT) into the effectiveness of a telerehabilitation program to improve walking, balance and self-management after stroke. TRAIL (TeleRehabilitation with Aims to Improve Lower extremity recovery poststroke) will recruit 96 people in Halifax, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Kelowna. CIHR is contributing $279K to the trial and $75K is coming from the CMA as part of an effort to advance virtual care. The trial is expected to roll out this fall on the CanStroke Recovery Trials platform.  CanStroke is the only clinical trials…

SPiN starts today!

Here’s the link to our SPiN itinerary! Can’t wait to see all registrants gather online beginning at 11 am Eastern Time. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gjfoqnxwgwpup8s/SPiN%20Agenda%202021.pdf?dl=0

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…