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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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Dr. Hakim wins Gairdner Wightman Award

Congratulations to former CPSR Scientific Director Dr. Antoine Hakim who was awarded the prestigious Gairdner Wightman Award this morning for his work to improve stroke care in Canada. Read the news release here: http://bit.ly/2ocsqIf Read the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute news release here: http://www.ohri.ca/newsroom/newsstory.asp?ID=902  

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Why did I have a stroke? Why today? New book probes the answers

The CPSR's Dr. Annie Rochette of the University of Montreal has written a book on #stroke that provides new insight into how psychosocial and emotion factors are involved in the timing of stroke. The book is only available in French for now. http://www.pulaval.com/produit/phenomenologie-de-l-accident-vasculaire-cerebral-pourquoi-un-avc-ce-jour-la-et-dans-ces-circonstances Dr. Rochette is leader of the CPSR's highly-popular Stroke Engine website: www.strokengine.ca

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Do you receive our monthly newsletter? You should!

Every month, we send out an e-newsletter in English and French on the latest news, research, funding and training opportunities, profiles, and more. Join our newsletter HERE if you would like to sign up! In the meantime, please enjoy the MARCH issue. Past issues can be accessed HERE.

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Mapping brains to find the route to recovery

At Alberta Children’s Hospital, Dr. Cherie Kuo spends her days making maps – intricate 3D pictures of the brains of school-age children who have experienced a stroke. “Depending on how the brain is organized, the hope is to better understand how a child will respond to a treatment and who will respond better,” says Dr. Kuo, a CPSR-funded post-doctoral fellow who recently completed her PhD in kinesiology and neuroscience at New York’s Columbia

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Study determines exercise dose for stroke recovery

A unique Calgary lab is focused on the only medicine proven to prevent, manage and reverse the progression of chronic disease. Exercise. As part of a national study called DOSE (Determining Optimal post-Stroke Exercise) and funded by the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR), Dr. Marc Poulin and Dr. Sean Dukelow of the University of Calgary are working with Dr. Janice Eng at UBC and Dr. Mark Bayley at Toronto Rehab to calculate the

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