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
Canadians were front and centre at the recent International Stroke Conference in Honolulu (Feb. 5-8) with CSN researchers presenting everything from nursing best practices to rehabilitation interventions to endovascular advances to social issues and policy considerations. Among late-breaking abstracts was a presentation by David Gladstone on the successful EMBRACE trial, which clearly demonstrated the benefits of long-term cardiac monitoring for patients with cryptogenic stroke. Results from the three-year trial, funded
The Canadian Stroke Congress will be part of a bigger meeting of meetings held in Montreal from October 17-20. This one-time only event will bring together Canada’s five key medical conferences under one roof and mark a unique educational and community-building opportunity. How will it unfold? Delegates will attend their home conferences (in our case, the Canadian Stroke Congress) and they will get to choose sessions of interest from any
The 2013 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations are now available. The recommendations, produced by Hypertension Canada can be accessed online at Hypertension.ca Read the one-page summary here.
The Canadian Stroke Network is pleased to announce the 7th annual competition for the Paul Morley Mentorship Award (a $25,000 one-time award). This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution towards mentoring research trainees or developing training initiatives in the area of stroke. Please note the deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17, 2013. For further information, please download the guidelines.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick is pleased to be hosting the 2013 Telestroke Summit in collaboration with Horizon Health Network, Vitalité Health Network and the Canadian Stroke Network. This exciting educational event will bring together a leading group of Telestroke experts from across Canada to share their knowledge and experience on the implementation, operation, and evaluation of Telestroke services. They will do this through presentations, panel discussions
The CSN is now accepting 2013 Summer Studentship applications! Up to 25 studentships will be awarded for the summer of 2013 at a value of $7,000 per award. The goal of the program is to allow students to obtain research experience related to stroke. The program provides support to undergraduate and medical students engaged in summer research projects in the area of stroke at a Canadian university or affiliated institution.