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World Heart Day is September 29

World Heart Day is September 29. Learn how you can help spread the word: Heart and Stroke Foundation and Twitter.

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Health-care experts pool talent and research to get ahead of dementia

Read the news series featuring ONDRI, Dr. Michael Strong, Dr. Sandra Black, and Dr. Doug Munoz as they discuss the exciting research they're exploring.


Meet: Dr. Demetrios Sahlas, VCI Recruiting Clinician

Jim Sahlas 2.jpgHow are you promoting health?

One of my goals is to continuously promote vascular health. An effective initiative was the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Café Scientifique event that we held in June 2014 to talk about keeping your brain health as you grow older. I’d also like to create more awareness about dementia and one of the ways to do this is by highlighting celebrities that people can relate to – for instance, Robin Williams’ autopsy suggests in hindsight that he was likely suffering from Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB).


Welcome Alicia Peltsch, Neuropsychology Monitor

Alicia Peltsch-Williams.jpgIt's our pleasure to welcome Alicia Peltsch to the ONDRI project management team as the new ONDRI Neuropsychology Monitor.

Many of you already know Alicia from her previous role with ONDRI as the Kingston coordinator and team member of the eye-tracking platform. In her new role, she'll be monitoring the ONDRI neuropsychology data and assisting with the neuropsychology platform training. Alicia has extensive experience with neuropsychological testing and data monitoring, and has expertise in neuroscience research (including eye-tracking, cognition, and neuroimaging).


Register for our Annual Workshop October 26-28

Register today to join us at the ONDRI Annual Workshop taking place from October 26 to 28 for discussions about achievements and future goals.

We'll be welcoming special guests from the Science Innovation Team, Core Innovation Team and Patient Advisory Committee.


Call for abstracts by September 30: ONDRI Workshop

Submit your abstract for poster sessions for the October 26-28 Annual Workshop before September 30.
Topics: Methods, interim analysis and/or basic science.


ONDRI Annual Report 2014 - 2015

2014-2015 annual report cover.PNGThe Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) Annual Report presents a comprehensive overview of the successes ONDRI has achieved from April 2014 to March 2015.

During ONDRI's second year, successes included enrolling 146 participants and building the infrastructure for this unique program to run efficiently. The Annual Report also provides updates and data pertaining to ONDRI's operations, finances, and enrollment.

Read the annual report online.