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A young father shares his experience of living with ALS

A young father shares his experience of living with ALS

If we were to ask you to pick an object defining compassion, what would you choose? For Phillipe B, it is his electric toothbrush. Recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Phillipe shares his experience of the disease, and his vision of a life with...

Interview with Norman MacIsaac: I’m not a victim of ALS

Interview with Norman MacIsaac: I’m not a victim of ALS

I’m not a victim of ALS, I’m part of an army of people working to end ALS. We can use many words to try and define Norman MacIsaac: husband, father, friend, author, unapologetic optimist, ALS ambassador, patient advocate, leader. Today we are sharing a part of his...

Dr. Ducharme talks about the Jokers laugh

Dr. Ducharme talks about the Jokers laugh

The Joker's laughter exists for real (Translated from lapress.ca) "The laughter of the Joker, excessive and stretching inordinately over time, is not an invention of the creators of the Machiavellian character. It bears a name: the pseudobulbar affect (PBA) And some...

Parkinson Canada Superwalk

Parkinson Canada Superwalk

Parkinson Canada SuperwalkFor more than 30 years participants from across the country have come together to show one another that they are not alone. Now, guided by the relentless perseverance of people living with Parkinson's standing up to their diagnosis more than...

Burgers to Beat MS

Burgers to Beat MS

Burgers to Beat MSThe CRU and the MS clinic help raise money towards MS Research and Support programs. Thank you to Sean Carlin for organizing our participation! On August 22nd, $2 from every Teen Burger sold from A&W will go toward those living with MS.

Highest global enroller for brain tumour clinical trial

Highest global enroller for brain tumour clinical trial

Highest global enroller for brain tumour clinical trialDr. Petrecca and his team (Josephine Chu and Adrien Poulin) have received a 2018 Scimega Network Champion Award for their outstanding performance as the highest global enroller for their U.S. Biotech Sponsor’s...

CTV with Dr. Paul Giacomini on MS in Canada

CTV with Dr. Paul Giacomini on MS in Canada

Your Morning with Dr. Paul Giacomini Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Join Dr Giacomini on CTV's "Your Morning" as he talks about why MS rates are so high in Canada and what is being done to fight it.

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain cells that control balance, walking, coordination, eye movement, speech, swallowing, and thinking. Currently there is no treatment for this aggressive disease. The Neuro is taking part in an important Phase I trial studying a potential disease modifying treatment. We are looking for individuals diagnosed within the last 5 years with PSP who are between 40 and 75 years old, are able to walk with minimal assistance and have a history of falls in the last 12 months. To take part in the NIO752 study, call: (514) 398-5750, or visit cru.mcgill.ca/mvtdisorders. --La paralysie supranucléaire progressive (PSP) est une maladie neurodégénérative rare qui affecte les cellules du cerveau qui contrôlent l'équilibre, la marche, la coordination, les mouvements oculaires, la parole, la déglutition et la pensée. Il n'existe actuellement aucun traitement pour cette maladie agressive.Le Neuro participe à un important essai de phase I étudiant un potentiel traitement modificateur de la maladie. Nous recherchons des personnes diagnostiquées au cours des 5 dernières années qui ont entre 40 et 75 ans, sont capables de marcher avec une assistance minimale et ont des antécédents de chutes au cours des 12 derniers mois.Pour participer à l'étude NIO752, composez le (514) 398-5750, ou visitez cru.mcgill.ca/fr/troublesmouvement.#neuro #neuroscience #neurologicaldisorder #research #clinicalresearch #montrealneuro #clinicalresearchunit #mcgill #mni #clinicaltrials #cru #theneuro #PSP #movementdisordersThe Neuro McGill University Faculty of Medicine PSP Society of Canada ... See MoreSee Less
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We want to learn how to better prevent dementia. Certain non-drug therapies have been shown to maintain brain health as we age. The Neuro is taking part in a major study from the National Institute on Aging in the US which will evaluate whether computerized cognitive training programs can improve neurological and neuropsychological health in older adults. You can make a difference! There is an urgent need for healthy adults to participate. We are looking for men and women over 65, who speak French or English, can use a computer and undergo MRIs and PET scans. To take part in the INHANCE study, call: 514-398-1409, or visit cru.mcgill.ca/dementia. __Nous cherchons à comprendre comment retarder le développement des troubles cognitifs. Il a été démontré que certaines thérapies non médicamenteuses peuvent aider maintenir la santé du cerveau en vieillissant. Le Neuro s'associe au National Institute on Aging des États-Unis pour une vaste étude qui évaluera si des programmes d'entraînement cognitif informatisés peuvent améliorer la santé neurologique et neuropsychologique des personnes âgées.Vous pouvez faire la différence! Il y a un besoin urgent pour la participation d’adultes en bonne santé. Nous recherchons des hommes et femmes de 65 ans et plus, qui parlent français ou anglais, peuvent utiliser un ordinateur et subir des IRM et des TEP.Pour participer à l'étude INHANCE, composez le : 514-398-1409, ou visitez cru.mcgill.ca/fr/demence.#neuro #neuroscience #neurologicaldisorder #research #clinicalresearch #openscience #brainscience #montrealneuro #clinicalresearchunit #mcgill #mni #clinicaltrials #cru #theneuro #alzheimers #dementia #ftd #WorldAlzMonth #LetsTalkAboutDementia The Neuro McGill University Faculty of Medicine Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre Alzheimer Society of Canada La Fédération québécoise des Sociétés Alzheimer ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or a loved one have MS, you need to listen to our webinar on the latest news you need to know. Dr. Alex Saveriano and Dr. Myriam Lévesque-Roy of The Neuro’s MS Team discuss the latest findings about COVID vaccines and MS, explain recently approved self-administered treatments and introduce some exciting new research! Watch the full webinar : bit.ly/mswi-neuronews.We want to thank our friends at the MS Society - West Island Chapter for their partnership in hosting the event. For more on MS trials available at The Neuro, go to cru.mcgill.ca/ms. __Si vous ou un être cher êtes atteint de la SP, vous devez écouter notre plus récent webinaire. Le Dr Alex Saveriano et la Dre Myriam Lévesque-Roy de l'équipe SP du Neuro y discutent des nouvelles consignes sur les vaccins COVID et la SP, expliquent les traitements auto-administrés récemment approuvés et présentent de nouvelles recherches passionnantes! Conférence en anglais, questions en français ou anglais : bit.ly/mswi-neuronews.Nous tenons à remercier nos amis de la Société de la SP – Section de l'Ouest de l'Île pour leur partenariat! Pour les essais sur la SP en cours à l’URC, visitez cru.mcgill.ca/fr/sp.Société canadienne de la sclérose en plaques Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Multiple Sclerosis West Island The Neuro McGill University Faculty of Medicine #MS #MultipleSclerosis #MSAwarenessMonth #ScleroseEnPlaques #SEP #SPneuro #neuroscience #neurologicaldisorder #research #montrealneuro #mcgill #mni #cru #theneuro #brainsneed ... See MoreSee Less
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The Clinical Research Unit at the Montreal Neurological Institute in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University invites applications for an Academic Associate (Junior Research Coordinator). Specific duties include: · Facilitate, coordinate, enhance and promote McGill’s research and development activities by coordinating and managing clinical trial projects at the Clinical Research Unit at the MNI · Perform established clinical trial outcome measures including physical and cognitive assessments in numerous disease indications · Ensure continuous support to Investigators/Physicians in the delivery of up-to-date activities and information, confirming priorities and timeframes of clinical trial subjects. Read and understand clinical trial protocols. In conjunction with medical staff, oversee medication infusions, monitor and record patient symptoms, collect and transcribe laboratory data · Interpret information received on patients and select the most appropriate procedures and trials for performing the research and ethics administration activities. Ensure that the activities are performed in accordance with each individual clinical trial protocol and University and sponsors policies and procedures. · Communicate information to medical staff, patients and pharmaceutical companies on new information pertaining to patients, changes to regimens, deadlines in terms of tests to be performed (i.e., CT scan, blood tests, etc), regulatory information, etc. · Teach patients, researchers and nurses to follow protocol according to GCP guidelines. · Provide information and advice to researchers on the preparation of the research information.· Liaison between researcher, patient and pharmaceutical company. Attends all internal and external meetings as requested by the medical director and/or the pharmaceutical company for each clinical trial the coordinator is responsible for · Functions as a record-keeper in terms of patient information pertaining to the study and is accountable for the follow-up of business. · Oversee inventory of supplies needed for the clinical trial. · Perform other administrative duties as required.Job Type: Full-time, Contract Contract length: 12 months . This position is a contract position for one (1) year, with possibility of renewal. Salary: $45,000.00-$55,000.00 per year. The salary will commensurate with experience. Minimum qualifications: Education: Master’s degree of science or in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Science, Clinical Research, Ethics or Hospital Administration, or; PhD. Experience: minimum three (3) months in a clinical research setting. Application Process mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/job/Montreal-Neuro/Academic-Associate---Clinica...Letters of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. ... See MoreSee Less
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