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CANSTROKE RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $100K TO STUDY VIRTUAL PROGRAM FOR WALKING, BALANCE

CanStroke Recovery Trials researchers were recently awarded $100K in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to conduct a one-year pilot study of their virtual rehabilitation program for walking and balance, called TRAIL. TRAIL – TeleRehab with Aims to Improve Lower extremity recovery after stroke – was developed by McMaster professor Ada Tang and UBC-Okanagan professor Brodie Sakakibara, both former trainees of CPSR research leader Dr. Janice Eng of the University of British Columbia. The idea for TRAIL began in 2019 when Dr. Eng and Dr. Mark Bayley of Toronto Rehab, both leaders of the CanStroke Recovery Trials platform, first suggested leveraging Dr. Tang’s expertise…

ACADEMIC ‘HORROR STORIES’, ‘IMPOSTER SYNDROME’ AMONG TOPICS AT CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENT ON MAY 7

The CPSR National Trainee Association is planning a career development event on May 7. The purpose is to discuss experiential challenges in academia, and to provide opportunities for networking and mentorship.The informal event will be divided into sections, including a discussion about academic horror stories, imposter syndrome, and a peer-mentoring roundtable discussion. Speakers include a slate of Ottawa research leaders: Baptiste Lacoste, Dale Corbett, Diane Lagace, Lisa Sheehy and Jodi Edwards. Sign up for the event HERE.If you are trainee interested in stroke recovery and you have not yet signed up to get on our mailing list, you can do so by…

Check out our April 2021 newsletter

ou can read our April 2021 newsletter her: https://mailchi.mp/4fdc0a17a75d/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-april-2021

Virtual GRASP program for post-stroke rehabilitation delivers results during pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has turned lives upside-down, there have been some unexpected upsides in the world of stroke rehabilitation. It was found that popular, research-proven programs and therapies could deliver results when they pivoted to online platforms. And, these virtual programs were able to involve participants and caregivers who would not otherwise be able to take part. A new publication that evaluates the made-in-Canada GRASP (Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program) as an online offering describes one such success story. Developed by Dr. Janice Eng at the University of British Columbia to help people regain use of their arms and…

PAN-CANADIAN RESEARCH PLATFORM PROBES WAYS TO REPAIR THE BRAIN, BOOST STROKE RECOVERY WITH NON-INVASIVE STIMULATION

MONTREAL_ A new national platform that aims to harness the potential of non-invasive stimulation to safely treat the stroke-affected brain has received a major grant from Brain Canada and the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR). Co-led by stroke neurologist Dr. Alexander Thiel of McGill University and neuroscientists Dr. Jodi Edwards of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and Dr. Numa Dancause of the Université de Montréal, the Canadian Platform for Research in Non-invasive Brain Stimulation (CanStim) will receive $1.9 million over 3.5 years through the Brain Canada Platform Support Grants program to accelerate discovery and move new research into clinical practice.…

Check out our March newsletter

Learn about new research at the University of Calgary into motor learning after stroke. Read the grant guidelines for the Brain-Heart Connection IMPACT award. Get the latest Trainee news. Find out about a special celebration of Dr. Sandra Black. Check out a new French-Language video on anxiety after stroke. Read the latest publications. And more.  https://mailchi.mp/4af9bd0a7ab4/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-march-2021

$6M HEART-BRAIN CONNECTION IMPACT AWARD TO ACCELERATE DISCOVERY AND TRANSFORM CARE

Brain Canada and Heart & Stroke have partnered to launch an innovative $6 million multi-disciplinary research competition in March 2021 called the Heart-Brain Connection IMPACT Award. This competition will enable breakthroughs in research to reduce risks, prevent heart disease, stroke and cognitive decline, improve treatment and support recovery. By supporting teams across disciplines, institutions and career phases, this research will generate powerful insight into the heart-brain connection and impact the entire scope of health research.  “Real change happens when experts from different backgrounds come together to innovate,” says Doug Roth, CEO of Heart & Stroke. “By taking this approach, we will…

Read our February 2021 newsletter

Learn about the CanStroke Recovery Trials platform and a new Kinarm robot at Memorial University, a special honour for CPSR research leader Dr. Janice Eng, new funding opportunities, new content on the Stroke Engine, events, publications and so much more. Read our February newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/c35b598e42fb/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-february-2021

Register now for these virtual events at two of our sites

Check out these upcoming virtual events at Baycrest/Rotman Research Institute and Toronto Rehab/UHN. Details about the topics, speakers, and programs are described here: https://mailchi.mp/742673addaf2/register-now-for-virtual-events-at-two-of-our-sites