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Register now for free special symposium on Neural Repair and Functional Recovery after Stroke

RRI Special Rounds:Toni Balatinecz Symposium Mechanisms of neural repair and functional recovery after stroke Tuesday, February 9, 20219:30 am – 12:30 pm ESTVirtual Stroke affects the brain’s normal function in various domains, including motor, perceptual, and cognitive functions, and it interferes with patients’ quality of life. The Rotman Research Institute is pleased to welcome three world-leading scientists who are conducting groundbreaking work in stroke recovery. Dr. Maurizio Corbetta is a world expert in attention and its interaction with other cognitive functions. He investigates how localized brain lesions perturb brain-wide physiological functional networks that interfere with task performance, as well as what neural mechanisms…

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Canadian group establishes recommendations for use of repetitive brain stimulation in clinical trials to boost stroke recovery

OTTAWA, Jan. 8 2021 _ Canadian experts have produced the first set of recommendations on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as an adjunct treatment to standard rehabilitation in clinical trials to help restore hand and arm use after stroke. The recommendations are in the latest issue of the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Used in combination with physical therapy, TMS is a safe, noninvasive method to prime the brain by delivering short magnetic pulses on the outside of the skull. Repetitive TMS (rTMS) has the potential to enhance recovery and reduce the amount of standard therapy required to regain use…

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…