Stroke Conference for Healthcare Professionals

By June Shannon Stroke News   |   1st Apr 2021

Leading international speakers will address the Irish Heart Foundation’s 24th Annual Stroke Conference, on stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s 24th annual Stroke Conference for healthcare professionals working in stroke care will take place virtually on Friday, April 16th, from 1pm to 4.30pm.

A number of leading international speakers will address the conference including, Dr Richard Perry, Consultant Neurologist at University College London Hospitals, NHS Foundations Trust in the UK, who will examine the impact of COVID-19 on stroke care and compare the experiences of the strokes experienced by people with and without the virus.

Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Professor of Applied Neuroimaging and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist at University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, will speak on updates on small vessel disease.

Prof Wardlaw is an expert in neuroimaging and much of her research is focused on the prevention, treatment and improved diagnostics in stroke.

Professor Nikola Sprigg, Professor of Stroke Medicine at the University of Nottingham in the UK will address the conference on the management of acute intracerebral haemorrhage. Despite rapid advances in ischaemic stroke, Professor Sprigg will share that the management of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) has not changed in the last decade, and as a result, ICH still results in high mortality and morbidity.

The Irish Heart Foundation’s 24th annual Stroke Conference for healthcare professionals working in stroke care will take place virtually on Friday, April 16th, from 1pm to 4.30pm.

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Professor Charles Wolfe, Head of the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at Kings College London in the UK will examine the long-term needs of stroke survivors.

Professor Wolfe established a community-based South London Stroke Register (SLSR) in 1988 that has been maintained ever since for various programmes of work.

University of Nottingham’s Emeritus Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, Professor Marion Walker, will follow by speaking about the process of moving stroke rehabilitation research into clinical practice.

Professor Walker is a founding member of the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance and is currently leading work on the development of criteria for Centres of Clinical Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation.

Attendees at the conference will also hear from a number of experts in relation to stroke care in the current climate.

“The conference will feature international speakers and the latest news from research, exposing all who attend with learnings that will help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.”

Tim Collins, CEO, The Irish Heart Foundation

Professor Rónán Collins, Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Dublin’s Tallaght University Hospital and National Clinical Lead for Stroke, will give an update on the National Stroke Programme.

Joan McCormack, Cardiovascular Programme Audit Manager, will present on the most recent Irish findings in the Irish National Audit of Stroke.

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A discussion, experience an exercise session by Siel Bleu Ireland and listen to the experience of a person living with stroke.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Tim Collins, CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “The Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Conference brings together expertise across stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and people who work in stroke care.

“The conference will feature international speakers and the latest news from research, exposing all who attend with learnings that will help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.”

Registration for the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Conference is now available. For more information and to register for free please see here.

The conference is proudly sponsored by leading pharmaceuticals Bayer, Ipsen, Pfizer and other leading pharmaceutical companies working in stroke care.

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