SPiN-ing in Toronto

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery delivered its very popular Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) workshop on November 16-17, 2015 for 40 trainees from stroke recovery research centres across Canada. This year’s theme was, “Translational Research & Innovative Technologies: Traveling the Path from Bedside to Bench & Back”. Trainees spent two full days engaged by researchers from the Baycrest Rotman Research Institute, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Our very own Jessica Powers participated in the course for the first time and reflected on her experience.

SPiN was a great opportunity to talk with other trainees and scientists about stroke research happening across Canada. The various workshops at Sunnybrook and Toronto Rehab were very interesting and there were a few interactive activities that were lots of fun. We also had the opportunity to hear the experiences of three stroke survivors, which was an awesome reminder of why we do the research we do, and what we are working towards.