Category: Announcements

CCNA researchers invited as members of the Ministerial Advisory Board

On May 14-15, 2018 select members of the CCNA’s leadership participated in the National Dementia Conference: Inspiring and Informing a National Dementia Strategy for Canada. Among other key priorities – i.e. support, care, stigma reduction, and education – they emphasized the need for the federal government to earmark a Dementia Breakthrough Fund to support Canadian research on dementia, channeled through the CCNA. Growing our influence to impact policy and care through collaborative research, several CCNA researchers have been invited to be part of the Ministerial Advisory Board to advise the Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, on matters related to the health of people living with dementia, their families and caregivers. Regular updates will be posted on the CCNA’s website.

International Position Paper on Dementia Chaired by Scientific Director of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

“Our Call for Action is one which aims at developing an evidence-based and a public health orientated approach to the looming problem of dementia,” explains Howard Chertkow, Chair of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health working group. The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) includes more than 130 national and regional member academies. Together, members seek solutions to…

CCNA Trainee Society

The members of the CCNA Trainee Society Executive Committee would like to invite CCNA-affiliated trainees to join the newly formed CCNA Trainee Society. If you’re interested in cultivating opportunities for partnership and growth among CCNA trainees or in issues of concern to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers investigating neurodegeneration across Canada, join us and contribute…

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: https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/activist-and-survivor-hiroshima-bombing-among-honourees

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, August 17, 2018. Submit an…

Wise Practices for Healthcare Leaders: Bringing Reconciliation to Dementia Care

Findings from researchers within the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) demonstrate that rates of dementia have steadily increased over the past 7-10 years in Indigenous communities. What’s more, onset is now occurring – on average – 10 years younger than in non-Indigenous communities throughout Canada, according to Dr. Kristen Jacklin. This makes HealthCareCAN’s…

Canadian Consortium’s 100th publication reports new findings about a key protein in inherited form of dementia and ALS – will be a milestone in more ways than one

A research team within the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) has reached a major milestone. Their recent publication – marking the CCNA’s 100th – reveals significant information about an important protein that goes awry in the early stages of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis. When we are well, we tend to…

New possible link between falls and cognitive impairment

New research suggests there could be a link between certain kinds of cognitive impairment and a greater risk of falls among seniors. Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, professor of medicine and geriatric medicine at Western University and co-lead of Team 12 with the CCNA recently sat down with the ‘The Current’ on CBC to discuss the possible…