Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Conference

The Irish Heart Foundation’s 22nd Annual Stroke Conference will take place on Friday, 05 April 2019 in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.


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

Professionals working in stroke care are invited to attend the conference which will be addressed by international and Irish experts on stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.  Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite

Conference Event Programme

07:45 Registration

Atrial Fibrillation: The Role of Anticoagulation on the Incidence of Stroke and Dementia
Speaker: Professor Mårten Rosenqvist

Spasticity Management
Speaker: Professor Jean-Michel Gracies

Update from the National Stroke Programme
Speaker: Professor Rónán Collins

Unusual Vasculopathies
Speaker: Dr Simon Cronin, Cork University Hospital

Stroke Nursing: The Cornerstone of Stroke Care
Speaker: Nora Cunningham, University Hospital Limerick

Testing and Quantifying the Consistency of Thickened Oral Nutritional Supplements using the IDDSI Framework
Speakers: Deirdre Kidney, Sarah Rowland, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Hidden and Unexpected: Persisting Challenges after Mild Stroke
Speaker: Anne Connolly, University Hospital Galway

Update from the National Stroke Register
Speakers: Joan McCormack, Claire Prendergast

The Role of Psychology within a Stroke Service
Speakers: Dr Aine Connolly, Tallaght University Hospital and Naas General Hospital, Patricia Daly, Naas General Hospital

What Factors Explain why some Inpatient Stroke Survivors do not Receive the Recommended Frequency and Intensity of Therapy: The REACT Study
Speaker: Dr David Clarke

16:15 Close of Conference

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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions on all aspects of stroke care were invited for poster and oral presentations at the conference. The deadline for submission is now closed.

The abstracts submission guide can be found here

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