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Clinical trial of CPSR-funded RecoverNow to roll out in three cities

Novel rehab approach receives Heart & Stroke funding Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi and researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have received three years of funding from Heart & Stroke to study the efficacy of an innovative tablet-based approach to promote language recovery after stroke. RecoverNow, which has been funded by CPSR catalyst grants, will receive $291K from Heart & Stroke to test the new technology in Ottawa, Toronto

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CPSR-funded ViaTherapy named one of Top 5 apps at U.K. rehab conference

The CPSR-funded ViaTherapy app (learn more at was recently named one of the Top 5 rehab apps at the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) meeting held in Manchester, U.K. So far, 6,700 people have downloaded the app on the iTunes and Google Play stores. The free app provides best practice and evidence-based recovery interventions for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation. Led by Dr. Mark Bayley at Toronto

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CPSR-funded Evidence-based Review gets major update

The 18th edition of the Stroke Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Review has been completed.  The SREBR, which is funded by the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, is available on its own active and free website The website was recently fully updated, and you are invited to check it out! The Stroke Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Review, led by Dr. Robert Teasell at Western University, has been the most comprehensive regularly

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Call for Letters of Intent for NCE Research Proposals

BACKGROUND The Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR; is a not-for-profit corporation supported by Heart & Stroke and eight partner research institutions. Overall, CPSR brings together more than 150 basic and clinical researchers from universities, research institutes and rehabilitation hospitals across Canada and is the leading research partnership in the world focused exclusively on

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Video highlights potential of brain stimulation to help kids recover from stroke

Think strokes only happen to adults? Think again! There are 10,000 Canadian children living with long-term stroke disability. In this talk, graduate student Brandon Craig discusses the potential of using brain stimulation to help kids rehabilitate from the injuries caused from perinatal stroke. Brandon works with CPSR research leader Dr. Adam Kirton at Alberta Children's Hospital.

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Abstract submissions now open for CPSR Annual Scientific Meeting on June 11 and 12

Submission deadline: April 30 The Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is now accepting abstract submissions for poster presentations during its 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 11 and 12 in Gatineau, Quebec. (Gatineau is across the river from downtown Ottawa.) During the afternoon of Monday, June 11, there will be a dedicated poster session. Traditional paper posters will be presented. Presenters are expected

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Congratulations to Dr. Teasell and the team!

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Teasell, director of the CPSR-funded Evidence-based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation He has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Award of Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke. This international award is co-sponsored by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Stroke Association and recognizes outstanding clinical, intellectual, and service contributions in the area of

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Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable to meet in Quebec

CPSR's Dale Corbett and Lara Boyd are helping to organize the second international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR2). The meeting takes place in Saint Sauveur, Quebec from October 20 to 22. The first roundtable, which involved about 60 researchers from Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, U.K. and Japan, was held in Philadelphia in May 2016 and resulted in six major guidelines papers. "The purpose of the

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Free CPSR-funded app puts rehab evidence at your fingertips

Check out to find out more about a terrific app that provides best practice and evidence-based recovery interventions for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation on your smart phone. More than 6,000 users cannot be wrong.

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Wait until you see what’s up at SPiN

2018 Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) – Now Accepting Applications! The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the country to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. This two-day workshop is targeted for trainees (primarily, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) and will be an excellent opportunity to network with other trainees and faculty from across the country. This year,

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