Janice Eng is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Rehabilitation Research Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She has clinical training in physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as training in biomedical engineering. Her 200-plus peer-reviewed publications span clinical trials in hand and walking motor recovery, neuroimaging studies and more recently, implementation science. She was awarded a Canada Research Chair and was inducted as a Fellow by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Two of her stroke exercise programs, GRASP for improving arm and hand function and FAME for improving fitness and mobility, are used in over 1500 sites in 40 countries.
Where do you see the industry in the next 20 years?
The number of clinical trials in stroke continue to increase, and I think we will see a shift towards implementation research where these trials will occur under everyday real world settings to see if these interventions are feasible and sustainble without research infrastructure in place.
Why are you excited about participating in STROKE 2018?
I am keen to share my work on an international stage to a multi-professional audience. More importantly, I know the calibre of the presentations will be high, and I look forward to hearing about the newest stroke research.