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Monthly Archives: Wednesday September 27th, 2017

Former CPSR Director named Canada’s chief scientist

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced Dr. Mona Nemer, who served as a Director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery until her term ended this month, as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor.   "Mona’s strategic thinking, strength of character, and deep knowledge and appreciation of the research community will be a tremendous asset to this government as it shapes its future research agenda," says

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Unable to attend the stroke meetings in Calgary? Our September newsletter describes the buzz

Stroke recovery researchers, clinicians and trainees from across Canada and around the world converged on Calgary from Sept. 5 to 11 for a series of impactful meetings to share research and practice ideas, network and develop new collaborations. Meetings included the Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN), CPSR Annual Scientific Meeting, Advances in Stroke Recovery, and the Canadian Stroke Congress. If you missed the meetings, check out some of the

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Stroke in pregnant women three times higher than in non-pregnant women: study

Experts to release consensus statement to guide healthcare professionals in preventing and treating stroke during pregnancy   EMBARGOED until Friday September 8, 2017 12:01 a.m. ET (Toronto)  Stroke in women during pregnancy is three times higher than stroke in non-pregnant woman of the same age, according to a Canadian study published today in the International Journal of Stroke, which reveals that roughly 30 out of 100,000 women will experience

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FAME post-stroke exercise launches in Vancouver — Get Involved

Professor Janice Eng and her team from the University of British Columbia and GF Strong Rehab Centre worked closely with stakeholders (people living with stroke, caregivers, stroke support groups, community centers, health authority) to move established exercise-based research into the community centers.   They are launching the Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) Program for Stroke at the West Vancouver Recreation Centre, with a second site targeted

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