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New model responds to antidepressant but not exercise for memory loss, depression post-stroke

Pictured above: Dr. Paul Albert, left, and Dr. Faranak Vahid-Ansari of the University of Ottawa. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, boost memory and cognition after stroke, but exercise may have little impact, according to a CPSR-funded study published by University of Ottawa researchers in the journal Neurotherapeutics. “Exercise may not be that helpful for post-stroke depression

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CanStim Consensus Conference shapes network for brain stimulation trials

Pictured: Dr. Alexander Thiel, left, of McGill University, and Dr. Jodi Edwards, right, of the Ottawa Heart Institute, chaired the CanStim Consensus Conference, which brought together 18 leading researchers from across Canada as part of a national clinical trials network to study the effect of brain stimulation on stroke recovery.   Researchers from across Canada came together in Montreal in late November for a lively two-day conference to

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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:   http://www.strokebestpractices.ca/prevention-of-stroke/ http://www.strokebestpractices.ca/stroke-in-pregnancy/

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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: http://mailchi.mp/97bd4c47288d/cpsr-stroke-recovery-news-e-newsletter

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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 www.strokengine.ca 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. http://mailchi.mp/41b86beca257/cpsr-stroke-recovery-news-e-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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