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We're excited to be taking part in University College London World Stroke Day.

It’s a free online event, running from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October. The event aims to give people affected by stroke the chance to learn more about stroke research and have their say to influence research.

Mark Cadman, a stroke survivor and volunteer for our charity, said:

“Events like this are really important and I’d really recommend that anyone with experience of stroke and an interest in research attends the event. It’s great to see people come together with a common aim – making research better for people who have had a stroke.

Research can save lives and reduce the devastating impact of stroke. But stroke receives a very small amount of research funding compared with other conditions, so it’s important that the money that we do have is invested in answering questions and addressing problems that are really important to people’s experiences of stroke, their recovery and their lives.

Involving people affected by stroke keeps the research in this country alive and aligned to what matters to people who have had a stroke.”

View the programme and sign up for events here.

The Stroke Association events are:

Tuesday 27 and Friday 30 October - Q&A about the "Stroke recoveries at risk" report, a survey of almost 2,000 stroke survivors and carers.

Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 - workshop to talk about making regular activity routine after stroke. 

Friday 30 October - informal meet and greet to find out more about involvement at the Stroke Association.

You can get involved in the conversation on Twitter using by following #uclWSDforum.

Find out more about research funding at the Stroke Association.