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New Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations module released! 

The NEW Virtual Stroke Rehabilitation 7th Edition, Interim Consensus Statement is now available and published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation!

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Stroke Awareness Month news release 

More than thirty years of thinking big revolutionizes stroke care in Canada

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2022 Stroke Clinical Research Catalyst Grant program

Together, Brain Canada, the Canadian Stroke Consortium, and Heart & Stroke are pleased to launch the 2022 Stroke Clinical Research Catalyst Grant program. This funding opportunity will provide seed funding to develop new lines of research and generate preliminary data that would support successful applications to larger grants from granting agencies, while broadening the researcher’s clinical research program.

Deadline to register: May 31, 2022 at 16:00 ET 

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: July 31, 2022 at 16:00 ET

 
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The abstract submission deadline for the 14th World Stroke Congress is approaching!

Be a part of the WSC scientific program by submitting your abstract today. The deadline is May 9th!

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Nominations are open for the 2022 Nieboer lecture  

Named in honour of Louise and Frank Nieboer, this lecture will acknowledge outstanding members of the stroke community who have turned their personal experiences into a mission to help others travelling a similar journey. Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2022. Find out more about the criteria and process.  

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Nominations are open for the 2022 Hnatyshyn Lecture

This prestigious lectureship recognizes a healthcare professional who has made a significant and positive impact on brain health. Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2022. Find out more about the criteria and process.

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An up-close view of the stroke revolution 

Hnatyshyn lecturer Dr. Stephen Phillips helped lead dramatic improvements in stroke care

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Patient advocate honoured as inaugural lecturer

Jennifer Monaghan taps her own stroke experience to help smooth the path for others

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Two distinguished stroke champions named as the 2021 Hnatyshyn and the Louise and Frank Nieboer lecturers  

Heart & Stroke, the Canadian Stroke Consortium and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery are proud to announce that Halifax stroke neurologist Dr. Stephen Phillips is to deliver the 2021 Hnatyshyn Lecture, and patient advocate Ms. Jennifer Monaghan is to give the inaugural Louise and Frank Nieboer Lecture

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New Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations module released!

The new updated module for Secondary Prevention of Stroke, 2020 Seventh Edition, is now available and published in pre-print in the Canadian Journal of Neurosciences

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People with stroke, heart conditions want virtual care to continue post-pandemic

Use of technology holds promise but more to do to ensure equitable access

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The Canadian Stroke Best Practice Guidelines are looking for people to join our Community Consultation and Review Panels (CCRP)! 

The CCRP is an advisory group of people with lived experience and caregivers who help to ensure that our stroke guidelines are grounded in real life experiences and address your needs and preferences. This is done by sharing feedback and insights based on your lived experiences, discussing draft recommendations, and designing resources.

If you have experience with Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI and or vascular dementia) or with Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) and would like to get involved, please click below to learn more! 

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New Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations module released!

The new module for Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage, 2020 Seventh Edition, is now available and published in the International Journal of Stroke 

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Young adults less likely to call an ambulance for stroke: Researchers find young women are the least likely to call 911 for stroke

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences has found that young adults delay calling 911 and do not use ambulances to go to hospital at onset of stroke as often as older patients. Researchers also determined that young women are the least likely group to use ambulance services for stroke. Dr Patrice Lindsay, Director of Systems Change and Stroke Program, noted: “In Canada, almost five per cent of strokes occur in young adults under the age of 45 years, and 15-20 per cent occur in adults under the age of 60.”

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New Stroke Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic released!

New Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations module released!

Rehabilitation, Recovery and Community Participation following Stroke 2019 sixth edition has been published in the International Journal of Stroke. This includes: Part One: Rehabilitation and Recovery following Stroke and Part Two: Transitions and Community Participation following Stroke. 

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Read the abstracts from the 2019 Canadian Stroke Congress published in the International Journal of Stroke

This supplement presents abstracts accepted for the 2019 Canadian Stroke Congress, including oral abstracts, digital oral posters, brag and steal presentations, and regular posters.

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Optimizing education in stroke medicine around the world.

New research from the World Stroke Organization on how to optimize stroke education.

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New Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations module released!

The 2019 Update of Mood, Cognition and Fatigue following Stroke is now available.

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In Memoriam

Heart & Stroke would like to honour the memory of Dr. Sonja Findlater

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2019 Heart and Stroke Report

(Dis)connected: How unseen links are putting us at risk

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New Heart & Stroke funded research by Garland et al. (2019) 

Effects of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health events on work and earnings: a population-based retrospective cohort study

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