The abstracts from the 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress are now available online. We look forward to seeing all 2013 Congress participants next year at the 2014 Canadian Stroke Congress being held from October 4th-7th in Vancouver, BC. Put the dates on hold in your calendars now!
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Winnipeg-born Carole Laurin survived a massive stroke at age 42 that left her half paralyzed. Today – nine years later – she can walk without a cane, and has regained use of her left hand that had for years remained clenched in a fist against her chest. She shares her story of stroke recovery, along with many of the “gems” she learned in the process, in her new book, When
Seed funding from the Canadian Stroke Network has kick-started a major expansion of stroke recovery research in Canada, forging national collaborations within the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. The CSN’s million-dollar investment to help the Partnership – formerly the HSF Centre for Stroke Recovery – spread its roots across the country is supporting seven research teams with catalyst grants in B.C., Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, and Nova
Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us about this year’s Canadian Stroke Congress and Vascular Day! Your feedback is important – it will help us ensure we continue to deliver a Congress of the highest quality that meets your needs. You can fill out the overall Congress evaluation, as well as a generic session evaluation if you would like to evaluate any specific sessions you attended. You
If you have expenses related to the 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress that need to be reimbursed by the CSN, please submit them as soon as possible. All expense documentation with original receipts should be sent to Mary Fayad or Robin Milbank at CSN headquarters before December 20, 2013.
It’s almost December, which means you only have a few months left to use up any remaining NCE research funds! As of March 31, 2014, unspent NCE funds must be returned to the CSN. All CSN Investigators who have received Network funding from research grants or awards are encouraged to spend it before that date. If you have any questions regarding your Network funding please contact Mary Fayad or Kevin Willis at
Don’t miss the 2014 International Stroke Conference! February 12 – 14, San Diego, CA Be a trailblazer in the fight against stroke – attend the International Stroke Conference 2014, the outstanding educational event dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. The International Stroke Conference is the world’s largest stroke meeting featuring more than 1,500 exceptional presentations in 21 stroke categories that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they
Canada’s premier meeting for researchers, clinicians and policymakers working in the field of stroke is heading to the west coast! Join us for the 5th Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 4 – 7, 2014. Planning is already underway for what promises to be another world-class meeting bringing together Canada’s best and brightest minds in stroke research, prevention, care and recovery. Be sure to hold these dates
Dr. Bryan Kolb, a neuroscience professor and researcher with the University of Lethbridge, is the 2013 winner of the Canadian Stroke Network’s Paul Morley Mentorship Award. The prestigious $25,000 award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the training of the next generation of Canadian stroke researchers. “We’re very happy to be able to recognize Dr. Kolb and the impact he has had on stroke researchers across Canada,”