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Read our August newsletter to get ready for autumn

Sure, it may be vacation season now...but there's a lot coming up in September! Check out our August newsletter to find out why you need to register right away for the year's most important stroke research meetings. Learn about our new research grants and trainee awards. Review our latest publications. Learn about the wonderful e-Aerobics course offered on Stroke Engine. Meet some of our stellar trainees. And so much more. Click the link:

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Time is running out to register for Calgary meetings

CPSR Annual Scientific Meeting: Sept. 8, 2017 Fairmont Palliser Canadian Stroke Congress: Sept. 9-11 Calgary Telus Convention Centre Each year, Canada's stroke research community gathers to review progress, share new ideas, celebrate promising advances and promote greater collaboration. 2017 is no exception. On Friday, Sept. 8, the CPSR will hold its Annual Scientific Meeting for members and funded researchers at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary,

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Check out our 2016-2017 Annual Report!!

Our Annual Report features our "Top-Ten List" of accomplishments for 2016-17 and our audited financial statements. Check out the progress we are making in science, networking, training, knowledge translation, clinical research, infrastructure development, patient engagement, and more.

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Add our July newsletter to your summer reading list!

Why should you read our July newsletter? Find out about how to register for our Annual Scientific Meeting and Advances in Stroke Recovery. Review our recent publications. Learn more about our cutting-edge scientific research. Meet a trainee. Get the lowdown on our upcoming webinar. And so much more!

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Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable publishes six major guideline papers

CPSR investigators are making major contributions to the international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR) whose goal is to develop consensus-based recommendations to guide stroke recovery research and rehabilitation efforts around the world. The International Journal of Stroke has just published six guideline papers arising from the inaugural SRRR meeting held in Philadelphia in May 2016. These same papers will be co-published by

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CPSR scientist wins major award for mental health research

Dr. Paul Albert recognized for groundbreaking discoveries in mental health Dr. Paul Albert of the OHRI and uOttawa has received the top research award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (the Heinz Lehmann Award) for his “outstanding and innovative research” in mental health. Nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Albert performed the first detailed studies on two genes that play a key role in how brain cells talk to each other (the serotonin

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CPSR researchers use light to restore function in brain circuits damaged by stroke

A University of Victoria neuroscientist and his team has discovered that stimulating brain circuits with light can improve recovery from a stroke. A major challenge in stroke research is to understand how stroke disrupts brain circuits that are crucial for sensation and movement. When these circuits are damaged by stroke, people experience profound difficulties in everyday life tasks such as lifting a fork, brushing their teeth, buttoning up a shirt

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Check out the latest CPSR news in our June newsletter

This month, the CPSR newsletter provides info on our 2017 SPiN course, Annual Scientific Meeting, Advances in Stroke Recovery meeting, upcoming webinar, recent publications, and more. Check it out here: Not on our mailing list? You can easily join by clicking the subscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter or by sending an email to  

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Half of stroke survivors require assistance with basic daily activities

OTTAWA, June 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Heart & Stroke 2017 Stroke Report reveals extensive gaps in recovery support and services for Canadians who experience stroke at any age. Half of stroke survivors need help with daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, going to the washroom and getting around. Many deficits are "hidden" such as memory issues, depression or fatigue, or behavior issues in kids. These are not well understood, and overall

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Save the dates! Annual meeting, SPiN course, Congress take place in Calgary in September

Three great reasons to go to Calgary this fall:  The SPiN (Stroke Program in Neurorecovery) course for trainees on Sept.  6 and 7 CPSR Annual Scientific Meeting and Advances in Stroke Recovery on Sept. 8 Canadian Stroke Congress from Sept. 9 to 11 The CPSR is planning a content-filled day on Sept. 8 at Calgary's historic Fairmont Palliser Hotel for the Annual Scientific Meeting (open to all researchers at CPSR partner institutions and trainees)

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