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CPSR underscores importance of research to restore lives affected by stroke

CPSR Scientific Director Dr. Dale Corbett, Board Chair Barry Cracower and Executive Director Katie Lafferty were among participants in the Research Canada Welcome Reception for the 42nd Parliament of Canada, which was held on Parliament Hill on Monday, March 7.

The event brought together members of the health research community, members of Parliament, senators and public servants to talk about the value of investing in health research to improve the well-being of Canadians.

Health Minister Jane Philpott spoke about the importance of research to uncover new knowledge, advance care and promote recovery. She underlined the government’s commitment to a strong and vibrant research community.

The Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery looks forward to working with all levels of government to support game-changing research into stroke recovery.

At the Research Canada event, CPSR emphasized the scope of the problem of stroke recovery: there are more than 400,000 Canadians living with long-term stroke disability and the number is expected to almost double in 20 years due to the aging population.

We talked about the CPSR’s unique model that brings together the Heart and Stroke Foundation and leading university and hospital researchers at nine partner institutions across the country to advance discovery and restore lives affected by stroke. And we talked about some of the exciting initiatives underway, including the exploration of new ways to deliver stroke rehab in remote and rural communities and two new clinical trials that will look at reopening the recovery window for people living with stroke.

Pictured above, CPSR Scientific Director Dr. Dale Corbett, at right, describes the work of the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery to Health Minister the Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott, left.


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