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HSP/PLS Canada: a patient-clinician-researcher partnership to accelerate HSP/PLS clinical care, decision-making and awareness

This project will establish “HSP/PLS Canada,” a partnership among patients, family members, caregivers, family doctors and researchers to share knowledge about Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). HSP/PLS will advocate for improvements to existing clinical care, more funding for research and the advancement of clinical trials of novel therapies.

Principle investigator: Ziv Gan-Or

Start date: March 15, 2020

Funding received: $20,000

Promoting cognitive health in schizophrenia and related psychoses

This project team established a clinic at the Douglas Institute that offers psychological services tailored to psychosis and aims now to increase the accessibility of cognitive therapies. They will use digital technology to offer brief and on-going assessments of cognitive health which will better identify specific cognitive impairments. Finally, the team will increase awareness of cognitive difficulties and treatment strategies in psychosis through offering a community-oriented information session and bi-annual training to mental health professionals.

Principle investigator: Martin Lepage

Start date: August 31, 2020

Funding received: $100,000

Piece of Mind Collective

This project fosters meaningful collaboration for the co-construction of knowledge around Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia using the performing arts as an interactive knowledge mobilization format. They will form an interdisciplinary team of PD/dementia community stakeholders, performing artists and neuroscientists to create performance pieces that integrate recent scientific discoveries from the Montreal neuroscience community and lived experiences of those affected by these conditions.

Principle investigator: Stefanie Blain-Moraes

Start date: August 31, 2020

Funding received: $100,000



Implementing the Canadian Mental Health Recovery Guidelines: An Online Toolkit

The aim of this project is to create and disseminate a web-based Recovery Guideline Implementation Toolkit for implementing Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice (MHCC).

Principle investigator: Piat Myra

Start date: February 15, 2021

Funding received: $100,000

Integrating measurement-based care and program budgeting and marginal analysis in the care of patients with psychosis

Measurement-based care (MBC) involves collecting data on outcomes of treatment and using that information to orient treatment. Other work points to the benefits of a process whereby a committee of stakeholders (managers, clinicians, service users) considers the costs and outcomes of different programs as well as a health care organization's objectives and reallocates funding across programs so as to improve overall outcomes. This pilot study aims to implement both at the same time, using outcomes from MBC to inform the reallocation process.

Principle investigator: Eric Latimer

Start date: September 1, 2021

Funding received: $99,581

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