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Stroke best practice updates you need to know!

A new Consensus Statement on Secondary Stroke Prevention During Pregnancy and the 2017 Update of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke are now available. Follow these links to learn more:

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Our November newsletter provides the buzz on research news, upcoming events and more

Check out the CPSR's November newsletter and learn about new research papers, the World Stroke Congress, new members of the External Scientific Advisory Committee, our Trainee Webinar series, and much more. Follow the link:

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Help evaluate two great websites with stroke recovery tools and resources

An online survey is now in place to evaluate the popular Stroke Engine website. The survey, developed by Prof Annie Rochette at the Université de Montréal, seeks to understand who is visiting the site and to measure the quality and value of the content throughout. It takes less than two minutes to provide feedback. The survey is available in English and French. Please visit to help improve this CPSR-funded website and prioritize

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Fatigue a major barrier to physical, cognitive recovery after stroke, new study finds

(Pictured above: Dr. Bradley MacIntosh, left, and Dr. Walter Swardfager.) For immediate release: Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 12:00 p.m. EDT Better diagnosis, more research needed to counteract debilitating condition TORONTO _ Fatigue is closely related to poorer physical recovery after stroke, according to a study of 335 stroke patients at four rehabilitation centres in Ontario published today in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. A third of the people

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CPSR Virtual Reality project highlighted at NeuroTech Ontario Showcase

Dr. Lisa Sheehy, who is co-chair of the CPSR's National Trainee Association, showcased her CPSR Virtual Reality Study at the NeuroTech Ontario Showcase on October 26 in Ottawa. She participated in a similar event at Queen's Park in Toronto earlier in the week. Dr. Sheehy's study is funded by a CPSR Implementation Science grant and tests the use of virtual reality in stroke rehab at five centres across Canada, including Vancouver, Moncton, Fredericton,

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Read our October newsletter

Read about changes to our Board, new publications, upcoming events, and more in our October newsletter.

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CPSR Board welcomes four new directors

(Pictured above: Sylvain Charbonneau, Andrew Demchuk, Debra Lynkowski, and Rod McKay) Retiring directors thanked for contributions At the recent CPSR Board of Directors meeting on September 19 in Toronto, the Partnership said goodbye and thank-you to four longstanding (and outstanding!) Board members, who have completed their terms. They include Peter Oakes, long-time chair of the Finance and Operations Committee, strategic communications expert

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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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