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CPSR SPiN workshop to be held in Vancouver

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – October 23-25, 2016 CPSR SPiN Workshop in Vancouver, BC CPSR is pleased to announce that this year’s Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop will be held on October 23-25, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. This annual multi-day workshop is designed specifically for trainees working in the area of stroke recovery research. This year’s theme is Biomarkers and Novel Rehabilitation Technologies in Stroke Recovery Research.  Approximately

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2015 SPiN course a huge success!

The HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery delivered its very popular Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) course this week for about 40 trainees from stroke recovery research centres across Canada. Participants met in Toronto for two action-packed days and talks by leading stroke recovery researchers. They also took part in hands-on lab sessions that exposed them to the newest research. Among presentations were discussions on: the trajectory

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Check out the final program for our SPiN workshop

The final program for the Stroke Program for Neurorecovery (SPiN) workshop, to be held in Ottawa June 10-12, is now available for download. SPiN Program 2014 FINAL. The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the country to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. Hands on participation will be complemented by demonstrations, lectures and data presentations. This workshop is targeted towards

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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

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Kate Hayward

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I was born and raised in Australia – living the life of sunshine and warm days all year long, plus great espresso coffee! I went to high school on the coast of the Whitsunday Islands – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! I then moved to Townsville and trained as a Physiotherapist at James Cook University. I subsequently left the tropics for Brisbane, where I worked as a Physiotherapist whilst

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Sonja Findlater

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I’m a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience. I work with Dr. Sean Dukelow at the University of Calgary. I joined Dr. Dukelow’s lab in 2011 when I took a leave from my position as an Occupational Therapist to pursue a Master’s degree. I must have caught the research bug because I’m still here! Q: What compelled you to pursue stroke research? A: I worked as a therapist for 16 years in neurorehabilitation

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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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Meet the new Co-Chairs of our National Trainee Association

  Pictured above: Timal Kannangara, left, and Lisa Sheehy, right. Timal Kannangara Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? I grew up in Chilliwack, B.C., and completed my undergraduate and graduate work at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Brian Christie.  Currently, I’m conducting postdoctoral work at the University of Ottawa, co-supervised by two excellent professors – Dr. Diane Lagace and Dr. Jean-Claude Béïque.

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Arunima Kapoor

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I was born in New Delhi, India, and grew up in Dubai, UAE and Vancouver. I moved to Toronto to complete my undergraduate degree in mental health studies at the University of Toronto and I recently completed my Master’s degree in neuroscience at the Institute of Medical Science also at University of Toronto. Q: What compelled you to pursue stroke research? A: My interest in stroke research

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Sudhir Karthikeyan

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? A: I was born in Chennai, India and moved to Burlington, Ontario with my family when I was 10 years old. I did my undergraduate studies at McMaster University (B.Sc., Psychology) and am currently completing my Master’s degree in Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Dale Corbett at the University of Ottawa. Q: What compelled you to pursue stroke research? A: During the final year of my

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