Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Conference 2021

The Irish Heart Foundation’s 24th Annual Stroke Conference 2021 for healthcare professionals

The Irish Heart Foundation’s 24th Annual Stroke Conference for healthcare professionals working in stroke care will take place virtually on Friday, April 16th 2021.

Professionals working in stroke care are invited to attend and hear experts from across the world discuss  a range of topics on stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

The conference is organised by the Irish Heart Foundation’s Council on Stroke which is dedicated to furthering excellence in stroke care in Ireland.

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Friday 16th April 2021

Session 1   

1pm:       Welcome

1.10 pm: Long-term Needs of Stroke Survivors: Professor Charles Wolfe, Head, School of Population Health and  Environmental Sciences, King’s College London, UK.

1.30pm:  Moving Stroke Rehabilitation Research into Clinical Practice: Professor Marion Walker, Emeritus Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham, UK.

1.50pm    Q&A

2.05pm:  National Stroke Programme Update: Professor Rónán Collins, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and HSE National Clinical Lead for Stroke.

2.20pm:  Irish National Audit of Stroke Update: Ms Joan McCormack, Cardiovascular Programme Audit Manager, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), Dublin, Ireland.

2.35pm:        Q&A

2.45pm:  Comfort and exercise break with Mr Shane Lee, Programme Coordinator with Siel Bleu Ireland.

Session 2

3.00pm:  Personal experience of living with Stroke

3.10pm:  The management of acute intracerebral haemorrhage: Professor Nikola Sprigg, Professor of Stroke Medicine, The University of Nottingham, UK.

3.30pm:  Updates on Small Vessel Disease: Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Professor of Applied Neuroimaging, Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist, The University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, UK.

3.50 pm:  COVID-19 and Stroke: Dr Richard Perry, Consultant Neurologist, University College London Hospitals, NHS, Foundation Trust, UK.

4.10pm:   Q&A

4.30pm:  Closing remarks: Dr Rachael Doyle, Chair, The Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke.

Conference Ends 

All best endeavours will be made to present the conference programme as above. However, the conference organiser’s reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any item on the programme, for any cause beyond their reasonable control.

Download the full programme here