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3rd Edition - Guidelines for Concussion /mTBI and Persistent Symptoms

June 12, 2018 | Posted in Announcements, ABI

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) has released the 3rd Edition of the Guidelines for Concussion /mTBI and Persistent Symptoms for adults. The new interactive guidelines hosted on the Brain Injury Guidelines website features a fully searchable platform with upgraded evidence from the 2nd Edition. 

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Job Posting: Post Doctoral Fellowship

May 29, 2018 | Posted in Announcements

The Rick and Amanda Hansen Fellowship, in partnership with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) and the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), will be awarded to a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, who has an interest and focus in spinal cord injury research.

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ONF supports five new mobility clinics across Ontario

May 24, 2018 | Posted in Announcements

In partnership with the Centre for Family Medicine in Waterloo, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) with partners from the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) will support the opening of five new mobility clinics across Ontario.  The $700,000 grant from the ONF will help to provide primary care for persons with physical disabilities including spinal cord injury (SCI). 

SCI Program Director, Tara Jeji says, “This has been a long-standing partnership and we are proud of the work that has been done – it’s rewarding to see better patient outcomes. We now have the opportunity to take this model to scale by providing equitable access to primary care across the province.”

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New user-friendly Concussion Handbook for patients and families

May 10, 2018 | Posted in Announcements, ABI

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has released the new Concussion Handbook for patients and families. This user-friendly, booklet is derived from the evidence-based standards of post-concussion care.The handbook provides patients and families with the information they need to know, after experiencing a concussion. The handbook can be used as a guide for patients and families of any age to find the right care, at the right time, from the right provider.

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ONF/RHI issue call for Letters of Intent

April 10, 2018 | Posted in Announcements

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation in partnership with Rick Hansen Institute has announced new funding opportunities in area of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) research focused on the recommendations from three summits: urohealth, neuropathic pain and pressure ulcers.

The summit recommendations are in the 2017 Winter edition of NeuroMatters, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation newsletter. 

The applications must be submitted by July 1, 2018.

The guidelines for submitting a Letter of Intent are available here.

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Ontario budget allocates $6-million to support new post-collision Neurotrauma Care Pathways

April 03, 2018 | Posted in New Activities, Events

With a $6-million commitment, the 2018 Ontario budget promises improved care for persons with sustained brain or spinal cord injuries resulting from a motor vehicle collision.

The Ontario government has allocated the funds to the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCI Ontario) to develop care pathways to better the health services and systems of care for those who experience spinal cord or traumatic brain injury following a collision.

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