All-Island stroke conference for healthcare professionals

By June Shannon Stroke News   |   22nd Sep 2022

Stroke conference for healthcare professionals will take place on 30th September

The Irish Heart Foundation together with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Association of Stroke Teams (NIMAST) will deliver the first all-island stroke conference for healthcare professionals at the end of this month.

NIMAST is a charitable organisation bringing together a wide group of professionals from health and social care, the voluntary sector, education, and research who have an interest in providing, delivering, and improving stroke care.

The All-Island Stroke Conference will take place online on Friday 30th September from 9am to 4.30pm and is open to all healthcare professionals working in stroke care.

The conference will hear from a range of local and international experts including Professor Ronán Collins, Clinical Lead, National Stroke Programme, Ireland, and his NI counterpart Dr Ivan Wiggam, Clinical Lead for the Northern Ireland Stroke Network, UK.

Topics to include oral health after stroke, vocational rehabilitation, and return to work post-stroke

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Dr Terry Quinn, Reader, and Honorary Consultant Stroke Physician in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow in Scotland will address the conference on Cognitive issues in stroke – why is it so confusing? and Professor Karl Boyle, Consultant Stroke Physician at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin will provide updates on acute stroke and TIA.

The conference will also hear a personal experience of living with stroke from patient representative and stroke survivor Fiona Bardon.

A number of parallel sessions in the afternoon will hear experts speak on a number of issues including oral health after stroke, vocational rehabilitation, and return to work post-stroke and advanced imaging.

Dr John Thornton, Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin will deliver an update on Thrombectomy, and Professor Ian Kneebone, Head of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia will speak on research in stepped psychological care.

For more information or to register to attend the conference please see here

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