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 Annual Events 2018 – Trainee Symposium

Trainee Events The Training and Capacity Building Program is excited to announce its program for the 2018 CCNA Annual Meeting. Programming for trainees will begin on Monday, October 1st with a breakfast hosted by the Trainee Society Executive Committee. Trainees can network over breakfast and opportunities to get involved in CCNA Trainee Society initiatives and…

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: