A generous grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) lead to the creation, in December 2015, of the Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium (CTRC). This consortium, co-chaired by Drs. Alexis Turgeon and Jamie Hutchison, now includes over 200 members across Canada.
The CTRC was created to enhance collaborations amongst Canadian scientists working on different aspects of the continuum of care for traumatic brain injury patients, i.e. including prevention strategies, caring for patients in the critical phases following their accident, up to ensuring their continued rehabilitation and long-term optimal physical and psychological care. To do so, we encourage communication and collaboration between not only adult and pediatric scientists working on similar objectives, but also scientists working in basic, translational and clinical sciences. This synergistic cooperation will contribute to position Canada as one of the world leaders in traumatic brain injury.
“Create an open, collegial and innovative Canadian TBI Research Consortium (CTRC) to lead world-class research, harmonize data collection and Knowledge translate best practices for people with TBI in hospitals and in their communities.”