International Stroke Conference (ISC), 22-24 February 2017

Published date
13th February 2017

The International Stroke Conference (ISC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. This year, the ISC is taking place in Houston (United States), from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February 2017.On Tuesday 21 February, there is an additional symposium specifically aimed at nursing before the main conference.

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering to prevent dementia after stroke: a pilot trial

Published date
24th January 2017

Published in the journal, PLOS ONE, a new study sheds light on how feasible it is to conduct a large  trial of intensive blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering treatment after stroke, to see if these prevent patients developing memory and thinking problems (cognitve impairment).  In some cases, cognitive impairment can progress and lead to dementia after stroke.

Research survey: preferences for delivery of clot retrieval services for stroke in the UK

Published date
12th January 2017

At present it is not clear how best to organise NHS services so that patients can benefit from threombectomy for stroke.  The Institute of Heath Services, Newcastle University, has produced an online survey to understand the preferences of stroke survivors, their carers and the public on the future of stroke thrombectomy service organisation in the UK.

Our Project Grants Awarded for 2016

Published date
11th January 2017

Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community.  Find out more about our project grants awarded for 2016.


Professor of stroke care awarded DBE

Published date
3rd January 2017

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Professor of Stroke Care has been awarded the DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Professor Caroline Watkins, who is the only stroke care professor in the UK, was honoured for her services to stroke and nursing care. Earlier this year Professor Watkins was recognised with a Special Recognition Life After Stroke Award by the Stroke Association for her contribution to improving the lives of stroke survivors through better stroke care and research.