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It’s definitely time for a SPiN!

Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop
June 10-12 in Ottawa

Immediately following Advances in Stroke Recovery, CPSR will be hosting the SPiN workshop on June 10-12 in Ottawa. This will be an exciting two-day event for trainees interested in stroke recovery research – and not to be missed! Here are a few SPiN 2014 highlights:

  • Keynote lectures about the latest approaches in stroke recovery research, from a basic science and clinical research perspective
  • Learn about the latest techniques and technologies relevant for stroke recovery in basic science research labs
  • Learn about the latest stroke rehabilitation therapies used with patients
  • Excellent networking opportunity, both with your peers and with research labs
  • Opportunity to interact closely with internationally-recognized scientists

Check out the list of participating research labs:


Jean-Claude Béïque, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa : Cellular and molecular basis of synapse function and plasticity  
Dale Corbett, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa: Laboratory stroke models, behavioural testing of laboratory animals  
Diane Lagace, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa: Histological assessment of stroke, tour of animal MRI 
Ruth Slack, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa: Molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell maintenance, neurogenesis and neuronal survival                                    


Dar Dowlatshahi, MD PhD FRCPC, Ottawa Hospital and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute: Neuroimaging in stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and stroke therapy  
Hillel Finestone, MD CM, FRCPC, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Bruyère Continuing Care and Heidi Sveistrup, PhD, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, UOttawa: Stroke rehabilitation and virtual reality exercise therapy  
François Tremblay, PhD , School of Rehabilitation Sciences, UOttawa: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in stroke  

Early-bird registration will start on April 1, 2014, and a preliminary agenda for the two-day workshop will be available online by March 31.

All trainees are welcome to register and attend; however, we will only be able to accommodate a limited number of spots, so apply early! Travel and registration costs will be covered for trainees from core institutions of the CPSR, and partial financial support may also be available for trainees from institutes outside of the CPSR.

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