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Media Advisory: National research conference puts spotlight on stroke recovery

Who: More than 200 of the top stroke recovery researchers from Canada. Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Dobkin of UCLA School of Medicine will address misconceptions in stroke rehab and help point attendees in the direction of very promising new research. A 47-year-old federal public servant from Ottawa, who had a sudden stroke in February, will talk for the first time about her powerful experience. The conference is organized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation

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Catalyst grants and trainee awards announced!

Following a rigorous competition and external review, the following individuals have been awarded funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery for 2014-15. Catalyst grants are valued at $50,000 each. Trainee awards, named in honour of CPSR's former Board chair and vice-chair, support young researchers doing valuable work to advance stroke recovery. The recipients are: CATALYST GRANT WINNERS: 1)      Jean-Claude

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Join us for the CPSR Pub Night on June 9

Attendees to the Advances in Stroke Recovery meeting in Ottawa on June 9 and 10 are invited to gather with fellow conference-goers at a Pub Night at the Heart & Crown in Ottawa's historic Byward Market on June 9, beginning at 7 pm. The evening will provide a great opportunity to meet others in the stroke recovery research community and to enjoy munchies and conversation. Hope to see you there!

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Virtual reality games improve walking, balance in people recovering from stroke, CPSR study finds

OTTAWA _ Virtual reality games, such as soccer and snowboarding, improve balance and walking in patients recovering from stroke, according to an Ottawa clinical trial just published ahead of print in the journal Stroke. Funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR), the study examined the effect of virtual-reality games as a supplement to conventional inpatient rehabilitation in 59 patients at Elisabeth

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