We organise and participate in a range of events throughout the year that are aimed at the stroke research community.

Here's a list of upcoming events:

Keynote Lecture 2018

Wednesday 2 May 2018

This year's lecture will be delivered by Professor Marion Walker MBE, Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham.

European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC)

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 May 2018
Gothenberg, Sweden

ESOC 2018 will unite researchers, clinicians, students, and allied healthcare professionals for what promises to be an unforgettable event. The scientific programme will feature top speakers, stimulating discussions, and the latest information on breakthroughs in various aspects of stroke.

UK Stroke Assembly North

Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 June 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester

The UK Stroke Assembly North is for anyone affected by stroke. The programme is shaped around things that matter most to stroke survivors, carers and all those involved in stroke care. 

Northern Ireland Stroke Conference, Belfast

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Crowne Plaza, Belfast

Join over 250 healthcare professionals to learn the latest updates in stroke research and service development in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Stroke Conference is organised in partnership with NIMAST (Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Association for Stroke Teams).

17th Welsh Stroke Conference

Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 4 July 2018
All Nations Centre, Cardiff

The Welsh Stroke Conference is one of the biggest multidisciplinary events in Wales and is a significant fixture in the educational calendar for stroke in the UK. It is organised on behalf of the Welsh Association of Stroke Physicians and the Welsh Stroke Alliance and is now in its 17th year. It attracts a high number of medical and multidisciplinary delegates each year. 

UK Stroke Assembly (UKSA) South

Monday 9 – Tuesday 10 July 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport, Essex

UK Stroke Assembly South is for anyone affected by stroke. The programme is shaped around things that matter most to stroke survivors, carers and all those involved in stroke care.

11th World Stroke Congress (WSC)

Wednesday 17- Saturday 20 October 2018
Montreal, Canada

The 11th WSC promises to attract acclaimed experts in stroke from around the world. The congress will showcase a cutting-edge educational and scientific experience, focusing on the latest developments in stroke prevention, acute management and restorative care after stroke. Join WSC 2018 for four days of debates, discussions and collaborations in the exciting city of Montreal, Canada. .

13th UK Stroke Forum Conference

Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 December 2018
International Centre, Telford

This year is the 13th UK Stroke Forum Conference. The UK Stroke Forum is a ‘must attend’ conference for any stroke care professional, giving you the opportunity to hear the latest developments in service delivery, engage with key players to influence the future of stroke care and learn from experts in the field.

Previous events

Our annual Keynote Lectures

Our annual Keynote Lectures are prestigious events that showcase some of the latest advancements being made in stroke research.

  • Keynote Lecture 2017: From discovery to drugs: Developing new treatments for stroke (Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell)
  • Keynote Lecture 2016: One small vessel stroke? One giant problem for humankind (Professor Joanna Wardlaw, CBE)
  • Keynote Lecture 2015: Wither the brain after stroke - acute treatment and prevention (Professor Philip Bath)


Our knowledge brokerage events

Our round-table meetings bring key stakeholders to a shared view on topical research themes. Our priority-setting workshops helped shape our three priority areas of stroke research for 2014-19.