Health and medicine news
Meet and exchange with our experts to better understand and demystify pain. Location: Bistro du Musée des Beaux-Arts 1380, Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC, H3G 1J5 Date: Nov 8, 2016 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Activities and conferences for November 2016 Caregiver Recognition Week in Quebec NOV. 6 CAREGIVER APPRECIATION DAY
Check out the events for October presented by AMI-Quebec http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1110274899475&ca=9125b92c-c3c6-4e0a-a37c-70be060b8402
March of Dimes Canada is giving away customized tablets to help people with disabilities who live in Montreal
March of Dimes Canada will help Montreal residents this fall with physical disabilities to enhance their community access and participation through the Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative, by providing customized tablet packages (a tablet, a stylus and a cover/case), for up to 8 residents. The tablet prize package will also include a pre-paid credit card to purchase/install appropriate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875.
For more information about the activities and conferences presented by the ALS Society of Quebec for September 2016, we invite you to visit their website at: http://lnk02.com/v/49/c3b32db74dbcb8dd3e48e665f56c566bb1e687b4a5a8af1f
The Neuro is recognized as a major Canadian center for ALS research and patient care. During June, designated ALS Month, The Neuro redoubles its efforts to inform the public and the media about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and urges all to help support ALS research.
Raising awareness about stroke Every ten minutes, someone in Canada suffers a stroke. Strokes kill 14,000 Canadians each year, making stroke the third leading cause of death in this country. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke. What is a stroke?
Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.