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Take time to read our December newsletter

Our December newsletter includes news on some exciting awards for our researchers, the Annual Scientific Meeting, our self-management videos, new features in Stroke Engine, and more. Check it out! https://mailchi.mp/769e42644c4a/canadian-stroke-recovery-news-december-2020

Today is the final day of the CPSR Annual Scientific Meeting

Don’t forget to tune in for the third and final day of the CPSR Annual Scientific Meeting, which gets underway at 2 pm EST. Yesterday, participants received updates on CPSR projects, joined workshops, poster presentations and heard from speakers in the plenary session on new research efforts into the impact of COVID-19 on the brain. The first session at 2 pm EST today kicks off with Dr. Keith Muir of the University of Glasgow, who will describe the PISCES-2 Trial (stem cells for stroke recovery).Other highlights include a description of the CanStroke Recovery Trials platform and Canadian trials, such as: DOSE to determine optimal…

CPSR Annual Scientific underway Dec, 2, 3 and 4

The first day of the CPSR’s first Annual Scientific Meeting on Wed., Dec. 2 was a huge success with almost 400 registrants and another 600 who joined a joint webinar on virtual rehabilitation, developed in partnership with Heart & Stroke and embedded in the meeting. Other highlights on Day 1 included a presentation on brain stimulation for stroke recovery by Prof Charlotte Stagg of Oxford University in the UK, a coffeehouse/workshop on virtual care with Patrice Lindsay, PhD, of Heart & Stroke and Dr. Anita Mountain of Dalhousie University, and a presentation on 3-D kinematics featuring Dr. Ahmet Arac of UCLA. The…

HEART & STROKE WELLNESS PROGRAM BEATS HYPERTENSION

November 27, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Almost 4,600 individuals at risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) participated in an innovative Heart & Stroke wellness program centered on physical activity, healthy eating and stress management. Follow up with a robust sample of more than 1,000 participants revealed that the program exceeded its goal of stopping blood pressure from increasing and instead saw on average a 4.4-point drop – a significant decrease. Without intervention as many as half of those with pre-hypertension (blood pressure between 121 – 139 systolic) may develop high blood pressure within five years. High blood pressure is…