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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…

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