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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…


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.


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:

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:

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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