Trainees, save the dates:
Get ready to SPiN on July 15, 16, 19, 20, 2021

CPSR's popular Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) workshop, designed for trainees, runs July 15, 16 and 19, 20 at a laptop near you! Travel virtually to labs across the country and around the world and gain insight into the latest research in stroke recovery.

Check out the program:

Participating labs include:

  • Lara Boyd, University of British Columbia
  • Craig Brown, University of Victoria
  • Numa Dancause, Université de Montréal
  • Gail Eskes, Dalhousie University
  • Kate Hayward & Julie Bernhardt, The Florey, University of Melbourne, Australia

Registration is now closed. Don't miss out on future SPiNs, going the NTA here: NTA Signup.

Says stroke neurologist and Sunnybrook site leader Dr. Sandra Black: "This is a very special event that takes a lot of work and coordination to provide a unique blend of learning and mentorship to promote interdisciplinary understanding, scientific exchange and social networking. This year, because it was virtual, it allowed more people at various career stages to attend more "locations" across time zones to help build a community of scholars focused on enhancing stroke recovery."

Post-SPiN evaluations are always stellar.

"It's been a fantastic experience. I would say that I've learned as much as I could have learned if this training was to be conducted physically face to face."

"SPiN is an excellent training opportunity. I feel lucky that this is offered and I hope it continues in the future!"

100 per cent of trainees said they would recommend the workshop and 98 per cent planned to apply again (only those who would no longer be trainees said they wouldn't). About 70 per cent said they would recommend running it as a virtual workshop again, although many commented that a mix of in-person and online would be desired.

If you would like to learn more about SPiN or to take part in the next workshop, please direct questions to


Trainee Webinar Series   

The Trainees4Trainees Webinar Series, limited to trainees enrolled in the CPSR National Trainee Association, provides an opportunity for trainees to gain practice presenting to peers in an informal webinar setting. Trainees enrolled in the CPSR NTA (link to apply: will get an email with details on how to participate in the Zoom webinar.


Ottawa Stroke Summit : Nov. 26, 2021

The Ottawa Stroke Summit is going virtual this year with a content-filled program involving regional, national and international stroke experts. For the first time, the prestigious Hnatyshyn Lecture, Canada's flagship national stroke lecture, will be held in conjunction with the Summit as well as a new lecture (announcement is coming soon!) that focuses on individuals living with stroke who have made a significant contribution to Canada's stroke community. The Summit, co-chaired by stroke neurologist Dr. Grant Stotts and stroke physiatrist Dr. Debbie Timpson, is accredited, open to all, and includes a broad range of clinical topics, breakout sessions and the latest research news. CPSR is involved in the planning committee.
To be notified when registration opens, please click HERE.