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.
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.
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.
March 14, 2018
| Posted in ABI
Almost three years after a Coroner's report issued 49 recommendations, concussion safety legislation “Rowan’s Law” was passed March 6. It supports efforts to protect the health and well-being of amateur athletes by defining concussion guidelines surrounding school sports. “This is truly a landmark in Ontario legislation that will help to broaden the conversation around concussions and hopefully push the needle forward to advance the clinical guidelines and a standardized approach to care," says Kent Bassett-Spiers, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation CEO and member of the Rowan's Law Expert Advisory Committee.
December 19, 2017
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation in partnership with Rick Hansen Institute has funded two new Team grants. These two-year grants provide researchers with $20,000 for each of the two years. Developed by the Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Network (OSCIRN) this grant initiative facilitate building teams focused spinal cord injury research and implementation project in Ontario.
October 31, 2017
Dr. Dalton Deitrich (PhD), Scientific Director at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, is keynote speakers at the 16th annual Charles Tator – Barbara Turnbull Spinal Cord Injury Symposium.