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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: http://mailchi.mp/6d367071c608/cpsr-stroke-recovery-news-e-newsletter 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 info@canadianstroke.ca  

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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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May newsletter provides lowdown on not-to-miss meetings

Check out the May issue of Canadian Stroke Recovery News to find out about our upcoming Advances in Stroke Recovery meeting, Annual Scientific Meeting, SPiN course, and so much more! You will also get the lowdown on how to register for the Canadian Stroke Congress (it follows the CPSR meetings in Calgary), accommodations and the preliminary program. Read the full newsletter here: http://mailchi.mp/bb966cad9cfd/cpsr-stroke-recovery-news-e-newsletter

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Stroke Engine adds e-Learning Modules

One of the best websites for professionals working in stroke rehabilitation just got even better! Stroke Engine has added a new e-Learning section. http://www.strokengine.ca/e-learning/  The first course available is the CPSR-funded e-Aerobics program developed by Marianne Thornton of the Champlain Regional Stroke Network and Dr. Marilyn MacKay-Lyons of Dalhousie University. The modules were designed in an interactive online format to assist

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April showers bring . . .the April newsletter

Check out the news and goings-on at the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and learn about our new tools and resources, training opportunities, mentorships, webinars, awards, fascinating people, publications and more! Read it here: http://mailchi.mp/a4bcabaa11f5/cpsr-stroke-recovery-news-e-newsletter

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First-of-its-kind app funded by CPSR offers personalized rehab therapy for stroke patients

  A new, first-of-its-kind app, funded by the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke. The ViaTherapy app, developed through a worldwide collaboration of stroke rehab researchers is the result of a five-year process  co-led by Drs. Mark Bayley of UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Steven

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