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Education Events & Course

Regional Stroke Rounds

Tuesdays 0700 – 0800

Please join us for these dynamic case-based discussions where participants will be able to:

  • Discuss diagnosis and management of TIA and different stroke types.
  • Explain the indication and interpretation of common imaging modalities used to diagnose stroke (i.e. CT/MRI).
  • Discuss difficult TIA/stroke cases from diagnosis, prognosis or treatment standpoint.

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Target Audience: Physicians interested in stroke care practicing at North East Designated Stroke Centres or Telestroke Sites including (but not limited to) Emergency, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, as well as as well as Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care Physicians and Stroke Nurse.

Moderator: Dr. Ravinder-Jeet Singh, MBBS DM PDF (Stroke) Stroke Neurologist, Health Sciences North

This educational opportunity is accredited through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Continuing Education and Professional Development Office.

Training Workshop for GRASP (Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program)

The Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program (GRASP) was developed by Dr. Janice Eng and her team at the University of British Columbia and GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver, Canada.  It is an evidence-based program to improve upper extremity post-stroke, and has been successfully used for in-patient, as well as chronic populations.  It is currently recommended as a method to improve hand and arm function in the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.  It is used in thousands of sites in over 50 countries.  Modifications of GRASP have been developed and evaluated to deliver it 1:1, in-person, in groups, by phone and by Zoom videoconferencing.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the research evidence behind the need for repetitions to improve neuroplasticity, brain function and upper extremity function
  • Understand the principles of the GRASP Program and how to ensure fidelity of the treatment
  • Select appropriate patients for the GRASP Program
  • Progress and modify GRASP activities to maximize recovery

Workshop Date:

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


  • Dr. Janice Eng, University Killam Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Rehabilitation Research Program at the GF Strong Rehab Centre and developer of the GRASP program

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Recreation Therapists, Rehab Assistants and other Rehabilitation Professionals working in stroke care across Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario.

Course Format

  • Online lecture



  • Free of Charge

Please follow all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Guidelines when participating in this course.

Training Workshop for the Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA)

The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with the opportunity to learn to use the measure as a clinical or research assessment tool. Data from our research has indicted that this training workshop is an effective method to train users. Our research into the training of users continued this year and we have just completed a study that indicates that participants who attend the workshop via teleconferencing do as well as persons who attend the face-to-face workshop.

During the one-day workshop, we use videos and group discussion to educate the participants about the administrative and scoring guidelines of the CMSA. Lectures include information about the measure’s development and psychometric properties, and its clinical application. At the end of the workshop, the scoring competency of the participants will be tested. All participants will receive written feedback regarding their performance on the test. Those who meet the scoring criterion will receive a certificate of scoring competency. The letters are distributed within four to six weeks after the workshop.

Workshop Date:

  • Saturday, March 26, 2022

Workshop Schedule:

8:30am-8:45: Introduction
8:45-9:15: Description of the measure
9:15-10:00: Pre-test
10:00-10:15: Break
10:15-10:45: Guidelines for administering the Chedoke Assessment
10:45-12:30pm: Discussion regarding the administration and scoring of the measure using videotapes
12:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Discussion regarding the administration and scoring of the measure using videotapes, continued
2:30-2:45: Clinical application of the measure
2:45-3:00: Break
3:00-3:45: Post-test for scoring competency
3:45-4:00: Wrap-up and evaluation


  • Pat Miller, PT, PhD, is an Associate Professor (Part-time) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University


  • Maria Huijbregts, PT, PhD, is Director of Research, Evaluation and Planning at Family Service Toronto.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, assistants and other Rehabilitation Professionals working in stroke care across Northeastern Ontario. 

Course Format

  • Online lecture and scoring competency testing through Zoom
  • Participants must gather in a room (following all PPE Guidelines) at one of the district stroke centres to participate in the course and be eligible to do the testing.


  • Registration link to come
  • Cost of course: $100

Please follow all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Guidelines when participating in this course.

Archived Webinars

The Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network YouTube channel contains archived webinars of interest for those working in stroke care.

Archived Webinars include:

Upcoming Education

The following education events are being planned and information on the dates, cost and registration information will follow.

  • Functional Mirror Box Training – Date to be determined
  • Acute Stroke Care Symposium for nurses – January 20, 2022
  • Behaviour Change Post-Stroke, Speaker Margo Collver – February 23, 2022: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Contact Us

The Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network is hosted by the Regional Stroke Centre, Health Sciences North in Sudbury Ontario.

The regional team members from Sudbury are currently working remotely during the pandemic.

Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1


PPE Guidelines

Please follow your employer and local health unit PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Guidelines while participating in education events during the pandemic.

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