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Virtual training in stroke recovery

July 24, 2020


Sunnybrook researchers shared their insight and expertise with trainees here at home and around the globe in a recent virtual workshop with the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR).

Sunnybrook Research Institute scientists Drs. Sandra Black, Maged Goubran, Bradley MacIntosh and Walter Swardfager were among the experts from across Canada and the United States highlighted in the Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) online event from July 20-23, 2020. Sunnybrook is one of the founding members of CPSR in partnership with Heart & Stroke.

This year’s themes featured the latest in stroke recovery research with an emphasis on physical rehabilitation and assistive technologies, brain stimulation, imaging, and analysis techniques. In addition to participating in various lectures and demonstrations, trainees had the opportunity to share their research. The event also included mentorship and career discussions.

The SPiN workshop included 65 undergraduate students, Master’s, PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellows working in stroke recovery research who joined the virtual event from Canada, the U.S, India and Australia.