L’association quebecoise des personnes aphasiques has produced a great video in French on communicating with people who have aphasia. Please share this YouTube video with your friends and colleagues! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc9Wbn9IrUY
On March 25, CSN’s Director of Performance and Standards Patrice Lindsay transitions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She will continue to be responsible for the management and update of Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of stroke care quality. Patty has been a valuable member of the CSN team since 2003. Patty looks forward to joining an expanded stroke team at
A Canadian Stroke Network-funded study has been named one of five top health research achievements for 2012 in an article published March 18 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The award is given annually by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and CMAJ to celebrate top achievements that have had a substantial impact on health, health care and health research “by improving our understanding of health and human diseases,
A study funded by the Canadian Stroke Network and published in the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology finds that Canadians are concerned about dietary sodium and they want action. In 2010, the Canadian government adopted a sodium reduction strategy to lower sodium intakes of Canadians but there has been little done to implement the recommendations. Researchers at the University of Toronto and University of Guelph conducted a
CSN’s Kevin Willis was among representatives of health groups meeting on Parliament Hill yesterday to brief Members of Parliament on the dangerously high levels of sodium in Canada’s food supply. The briefing was organized by Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The Heart Institute’s Dr. Andrew Pipe and Dr. Norm Campbell, Canada Research Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control, were among speakers making
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq last night presented the Canadian Stroke Network’s Patrice Lindsay with a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her work to improve stroke care in Canada. Patty was among nurses selected and honoured by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) at a gala at Ottawa’s Rideau Club. CNA President Barb Mildon congratulated all medal recipients for their tireless work improving health care for Canadians and enriching the nursing profession.
A study funded in part by the Canadian Stroke Network provides some alarming evidence that restaurant foods are laden with high levels of sodium. High sodium consumption raises blood pressure, which is the leading risk factor for stroke. “Because of the prevalence of eating out, as well as the high rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, addressing the exceedingly high sodium levels in restaurant foods is essential in order to
Since 2000, the Canadian Stroke Network has supported collaborative research projects aimed at having an impact on stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. As the CSN enters its final year of operations, the Board of Directors and management have elected to invest in select activities that will ensure the knowledge generated from over a decade of CSN- funded research is communicated fully to end users, including clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, the public,
A number of CSN researchers spoke with CTV Saskatchewan’s Chantel Huber for her special report Stroke: The Silent Stalker. The half-hour report aired this week and can be watched online at the following link: http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=865821&playlistId=1.1162491&binId=1.818301&playlistPageNum=1 It’s worth watching.
The heads of Canada’s three granting councils recognized the Canadian Stroke Network at the recent Networks of Centres of Excellence annual meeting in Ottawa for its “outstanding leadership and research excellence.” CSN’s Katie Lafferty and Antoine Hakim were on hand to receive the Recognition Award. The CSN completes its 14-year cycle as a NCE on March 31, 2013. However, the network has received transition funding from the NCE – and