The researcher at Bahiana Dr. Élen Beatriz Pinto was invited to be the coordinator of one of the protocols of the AVERT Dose Study – A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial – Stage III. The Dr also participated in the AVERT Study Investigators Meeting, held at the Global Stroke Alliance congress, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on March 10th and 11th. This meeting was attended by the researcher Julie Bernhardt, responsible for the study.
The AVERT Dose study is being brought to Brazil by the Australian physiotherapist Julie Bernhard, who is one of the world's leading researchers in stroke (cerebrovascular accident) rehabilitation, responsible for the most important studies in the area. She is co-director of the stroke division at The Florey Institute in Australia and leads a research team focused on developing and testing new interventions aimed at improving the recovery of people with stroke.
Dr. Élen Pinto is a researcher and professor in the undergraduate and master's and doctoral programs at Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. As for the invitation to coordinate the study, the researcher recalls that the study in Brazil is in the process of complying with the necessary ethical procedures in research. “These protocols will also be followed by other research centers in Brazil”, adds Élen Pinto. Thus, after approval, it will be possible to proceed with the next steps of the study.