Canada’s collaboration-based research strategy

“At this early stage, one can see collaborations that never occurred before, and the introduction of collectively enriched research platforms that simply did not exist. Canada will be in a unique position to contribute in a significant way to tackling the growing global challenge of dementia.” –Dr. Yves Joanette & Joanne Goldberg, CIHR Institute of Aging

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Who we are

The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) provides the infrastructure and support that facilitates collaboration amongst Canada’s top dementia researchers. By accelerating the discovery, innovation, and the adoption of new knowledge, the CCNA positions Canada as a global leader in increasing understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, working towards prevention, and improving the quality of life of those living with dementia.

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Dr. Sandra E. Black receives honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo

On June 12, CCNA Research Executive Committee member Dr. Sandra E. Black received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and addressed convocation. A distinguished clinician scientist, Dr. Black is known around the world for her contributions to brain health. Her work in the area of dementia and stroke is at the forefront of advances in diagnosis, clinical assessment and treatment. To view the other honourees featured, visit:

Call for CCNA Abstracts: CCNA Science Days 2018

Members of the CCNA research community are invited to submit abstracts for the CCNA Science Day poster sessions. This is an opportunity to showcase your work and foster collaborations with other CCNA investigators, trainees, and partner organizations. Abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than: 5:00 pm EST on Friday, July 13, 2018. Submit an…

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