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For more information about the Good Grief Workshops and how to register to the workshops, please visit this website.
The ALS Society of Quebec is offering activties, support groups meetting, and conferences for the month of May. For more information, please visit the official calendar on this website.
Fifth Annual Patient Meeting - Registration & Scholarships of the American Headache & Migraine Association
Don't forget to register for the 5th Annual Patient Conference scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA! The annual conference is for patients, family, friends - anyone who has Migraine or other Headache disorders or cares about someone who does.
Good news... Migraine Québec is launching a new support group in Lanaudière (Terrebonne) for people of all ages living with migraines or headaches. The group will be run by Johanne Fortin, who works in Human Resources, and is personally touched by this cause.
The Walk for ALS stands out as an annual event all across Quebec. For more information and how to register, please visit the ALS Society of Quebec's website: http://als-quebec.ca/get-involved/participate/walk-for-als/?utm_source=Envoi+provisoire&utm_campaign=Marches2017-Printemps-EN&utm_medium=email
Click on the link for more information about the programs and activties offered by AMI Quebec: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1110274899475&ca=6cbf330e-d02c-47a0-bf57-f12a364e72b5
The ALS Society of Quebec offers various activities, which include support groups, teleconference training, education activities for caregivers, social activities, and fundraising events. For more information about these events and how to register, please visit the official web page of the ALS Society of Quebec: http://lnk02.com/v/49/5d0731c9d27fc8054669b510ce764576b1e687b4a5a8af1f
The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Education Award! There are funds available to the lucky winners. Click on link to learn more: http://www.braintumour.ca/5002/education-awards-for-brain-tumour-survivors---guidelines
Click on this following link for the various activties, meetings, workshops, and programs offered by Ami-Quebec: http://amiquebec.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Calendar-Jan-to-Aug-2017.pdf
Please visit the Ami-Quebec website for further information about this program and on how to register for it. Here is the link: http://amiquebec.org/bpd/
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.
The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.