Neuro Surveys | CNSF

Your opinion and experience makes a difference.

Please consider taking some time to provide your input on any of the following surveys / studies that would apply to you and your profession.

These surveys are not created or endorsed by the CNSF. They are posted on behalf of our members and related specialties in an attempt to assist in research. *Surveys will automatically be removed in 3 months.

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Influence of gender identity on family planning and professional advancement in neurosurgery  

We are conducting a research study surveying Canadian neurosurgeons (active/retired) and Canadian neurosurgery residents/fellows about the influence of gender identity on family planning and professional advancement in neurosurgery.   

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete (both English and French versions available).  

Please read the letter of information/consent HERE and if you choose to participate in the survey, please progress to the next page of the link. Thank you for your consideration.

Principal Investigator: Sandrine de Ribaupierre, MD, FRCSC, Department of Neurosurgery, Western University 

For any questions, contact Dr. Enriqueta Lúcar Figueroa via email at or Dr. Sandrine de Ribaupierre at

*Posted Monday, May 16, 2022

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies and Malignancy Screening Survey

You are invited to participate in a brief anonymous online survey examining the practice patterns of neurologists and rheumatologists in Canada with regards to screening for malignancy in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. This study is being conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital. The aim is to understand the current practices amongst neurologists and rheumatologists around malignancy screening for patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM).

This survey is voluntary and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. For the purposes of the survey, we are using the term idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) to encompass all immune-mediated inflammatory myopathies including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, overlap myositis, anti-synthetase syndrome, and necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (with the exception of inclusion body myositis).

Principal Investigators: Marysia Jekielek and Charles Kassardjian, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto, and Ophir Vinik, Division of Rheumatology, University of Toronto

For any questions, contact 

*Posted Monday, March 28, 2022

Development and Determination of Reliability of a Virtual Neurological Assessment for Workplace Concussions

We are seeking clinicians to participate in a voluntary survey-based research study with the aim of developing a standardized virtual physical assessment for concussion patients. The study involves completion of two rounds of surveys. The aim of round 1 of the survey is to identify what concussion assessment measures are typically used by clinicians in the clinic setting.

If you would like to participate, please click on the link to access the Consent Form and Survey:

Please click on the link to provide your email address for the second survey to be sent to:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shawn Marshall, MD, MSc, FRCPC

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute | | 613-737-7350 ext. 75306

*Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2022