Nouvelles & publications

U. Laval recruiting for a tenure-track endowed research chair in cerebral palsy

Juin 20, 2016

University of Laval has announced it is recruiting a researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Medicine.

 The competition for the chair is open to researchers with an excellent research dossier who have achieved international recognition or who have demonstrated potential to become leaders in the field of cerebral palsy. The current occupant of the chair, Dr. Carol Richards will be retiring in early 2017, after 14 years as the chair holder.

Creation of critical health technologies at heart of international agreement

Juin 13, 2016

The global need for new health technology solutions is the impetus for an agreement signed today by Simon Fraser University, the City of Surrey and France’s Société d’Accélération du Transfert de Technologies (SATT Grand Centre).

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizes a relationship between Canadian researchers, including NeuroDevNet investigators and the AGE-WELL NCE, and SATT Grand Centre, which serves as a key interface between its network of researchers and companies to promote innovation in four French regions.

International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities in Stockholm: 1–4 June 2016

Juin 10, 2016

NeuroDevNet’s cerebral palsy investigators and trainees were a significant presence at a major international gathering of CP and developmental researchers held at the Karolinska Institute June 1-4.

A historical meeting of meetings among major cerebral palsy initiatives including new International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability (IAACD); the Australian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM); and the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), “Challenge the Boundaries” included 14 keynotes; 46 mini-symposia, panel discussions or controversies; 21 instructional courses; 140 oral presentations, 447 posters and 7 pre-conference symposia. 

MYMind meditation study for teens with ASD recruiting

Juin 6, 2016

Navigating the teenage years with Aspergers can be stressful – both for the teen and their parent(s).

Mindfulness – a conscious practice of being in the moment, attuned to one’s breathing, whether in meditation or going about activities of daily living, is being evaluated as a tool for reducing stress and anxiety by NeuroDevNet Principal Investigator Jonathan Weiss and his team at York University.