News & Events
Dr. Mario Masellis presenting observations from ONDRI Study at C-OPN General Assembly
On Monday, October 17, 2022, ONDRI co-lead Dr. Mario Masellis, will present “Understanding heterogeneity in neurodegenerative diseases: the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative” to attendees of the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN’s) General Assembly.
ONDRI Study Community Engagement Event – 2022
Our Community Engagement event took place virtually on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Speakers presented on a range of topics as outlined below. To watch click here.
Webinar: Updates on diagnosis and self-care through wearables and molecular technologies
This event is online and free of charge! Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST Event video
Shaking things up: Virtual Dementia Care
Opportunities and Challenges from multiple Perspectives: *the Clinician, the Researcher, the Charity/Advocacy Organization* Free virtual public event Tuesday, June 22, 202110:00 – 11:00 AM EDT Dr. Sara Mitchell reviewed the literature and her personal experience with...
An Event to Honour Dr. Sandra Black
EVENT DETAILS Monday March 1, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST Dr. Black presented highlights from the Sunnybrook Dementia Study (1995 and still going strong!) Event was targeted to: Dr. Black’s colleagues & trainees (past and present) Patients & care partners...
ONDRI Study Community Engagement Event
On Tuesday February 9, 2021, the ONDRI team hosted an event designed to highlight relevant research findings and the launch of the new, cutting-edge HANDDS-ONT research study, including a technology ‘show & tell’ session. EVENT DETAILS Free virtual public...
New Aim 4 Study featured in Science Daily and other publications
ONDRI Aim 4’s deep dive into the correlation of history of neurological or psychiatric conditions in Ontario was recently highlighted in key research and academic publications.
OBI and ONDRI release large dementia dataset to accelerate brain research, discovery, and innovation
ONDRI in partnership with the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) has released de-identified baseline data from the deeply phenotyped ONDRI Foundational Study (2013-2018).
Congratulations to ONDRI co-lead, Dr. Mario Masellis, for coordinating an international study that has been funded through JPND
Congratulations to ONDRI co-lead, Dr. Mario Masellis, for coordinating an international study that has received €1,086,421 in funding through the Joint Program in Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) call entitled ‘Linking Pre-Diagnosis Disturbances of Physiological Systems to Neurodegenerative Diseases.’
ONDRI’s co-lead Dr. Mario Masellis contributes to the ADI’s World Alzheimer’s Report 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Mario Masellis and all the contributors to this important report published by Alzheimer’s Disease International.
ONDRI co-lead Doug Munoz, PhD, named to the Canadian Academy of Health Science
Queen’s University researcher and ONDRI co-lead Doug Munoz, PhD has been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellowship, one of Canada’s premier academic honours.
ONDRI, Along With Other Expert Organizations, Weighs in on Aducanumab – an Alzheimer’s Disease Medication
A medication called aducanumab is in the early stages of review for potential approval in Canada. Aducanumab was recently approved, with conditions, in the U.S., where it can now be prescribed for mild Alzheimer’s disease. ONDRI joined with other expert organizations working in Alzheimer’s and dementia research to devise a consensus statement on Aducanumab.
ONDRI’s Aim 4 Featured at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)
The 2021 AAIC conference took place on July 26-30, 2021, in Denver, Colorado and concurrently as a virtual event. This annual conference is an opportunity to showcase important research in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia from around the world.
Dr. Richard Swartz Presents COVID-19 Research at International Dementia Symposium
Dr. Richard Swartz, ONDRI co-lead, will be presenting his research on the complex impacts of COVID-19 on stroke risk, care and outcomes
Eye tracking helps identify PD-like abnormalities in pre-PD individuals
ONDRI researchers have co-authored a paper highlighting promising new potential Parkinson’s Disease (PD) biomarkers (or early indicators of disease).
ONDRI@Home in the News: Waterloo researchers lead remote wearable technology program
Neurodegenerative disease research innovations through ONDRI@Home, based in Waterloo, Ontario, were featured in a news release.