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Just published! TRAIL, a lower extremity stroke rehabilitation program using video-conferencing technology, shows promising results

The TRAIL trial, which was run on the CanStroke platform, studied the feasibility of a progressive virtual exercise and self-management intervention in individuals with stroke. Check out the results that show this approach is feasible and appears to have positive influences on mobility, lower extremity impairment, strength, and goal attainment. Community-based telerehabilitation programs, such as… Read MoreEn savoir plus

Global TV features CanStroke’s Arm Boot Camp trial

The Arm Boot Camp (ABC) trial, led by Dr. Janice Eng on the CanStroke Recovery Trials Platform, has been featured by Global TV in British Columbia. ABC examines the feasibility and effect of a program that combines exercise and feedback from a wearable device on upper limb movement practice and function in individuals with stroke.… Read MoreEn savoir plus

Dr. Jodi Edwards co-chaired the international panelCanStim research makes front-page news in the Ottawa Citizen

The front page of the Ottawa Citizen (Nov. 21, 2023) features the important work of the CanStim group in an extensive feature on the potential of non-invasive brain stimulation to promote recovery from stroke. The story, by staff writer Elizabeth Payne, features a patient involved in a clinical trial at Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa,… Read MoreEn savoir plus

Guidelines on use of brain stimulation for stroke recovery released at World Stroke Congress in Toronto

Two Canadian research leaders chaired international roundtable that developed recommendations for preclinical and clinical research OTTAWA, Oct. 12 _ Five innovative recommendations and a checklist will improve preclinical and clinical stroke research using non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (NIBS), according to a global study published today in the International Journal of Stroke. Presented for the first… Read MoreEn savoir plus

Don’t miss out! StrokeCog funds clinical research practicums

New, one-year clinical trials practicums are being launched today byStrokeCog in partnership with  CANTRAIN and CAN-TAP-TALENT. This competition has a rolling deadline, to be reviewed each month, until there is no longer available funding. There will be approximately four awards per year, valued at up to $5,000 each. Don’t miss out! Visit guidelines applications here… Read MoreEn savoir plus

NTA co-chair wins prize at Heart-Brain Connection Summer School

What an exciting three days at the Heart-Brain Connection Summer School! So much was learned from bringing people from across Canada together in the first – but definitely not last – event of this kind. Organizers met and exceeded the goal of starting a movement of interdisciplinary inter-organ system science and clinical translation. And, participating… Read MoreEn savoir plus

Registration for SPiN is now open. And it’s free!

SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the country to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. The theme of this year’s workshop will be stroke clinical trials & rehabilitation technologies in research studies. This multi-day workshop is targeted for trainees (primarily, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) and will be… Read MoreEn savoir plus