The objective of the Stroke Rehab SIG is to provide a forum for collaboration, education and dissemination among physiatrists, and other stroke rehabilitation professionals in Canada.
The SIG meets yearly at the CaPMR annual scientific meeting, although may also be in contact with its members throughout the year around issues and events related to stroke rehabilitation. Topics chosen often reflect the theme of the CaPMR conference and involve collaboration, hands on and interactive learning wherever possible. Topics also are chosen based on group needs/ circulated needs assessments.
Topics recently covered include:
- Virtual reality in stroke rehab
- Non-invasive brain stimulation in stroke rehab
- Cognitive therapy and outcomes in stroke rehab
Future topics may include:
- Stroke Accreditation
- National stroke education resources for patients, caregivers, trainees and staff
Relevant Canadian Stroke rehabilitation projects include:
- Evidence Based Review of Stroke Rehab www.ebrsr.com
- Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (heart and stroke foundation) www.canadianstroke.ca
Although these organizations are not run by the Stroke SIG, several of our members are involved in with them.
Membership is open to anyone involved in stroke rehabilitation, either in Canada or internationally. Please feel free to contact CaPMR for further information or the stroke SIG co-chairs as below.
Heather MacNeill, MD, BScPT, MScCH, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Director of Stroke Rehabilitation,
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health System, Toronto
Sean Dukelow, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Medical Director for Stroke Rehabilitation
Calgary Stroke Program, Calgary, Alberta