Our Stroke Support Organisation activity at the World Stroke Congress 2016

Published date
26th October 2016

The World Stroke Congress (WSC) is currently being held in Hyderabad, India (26-29 October 2016). The WSC leads up to World Stroke Day on 29 October 2016. Yesterday saw Stroke Support Organisations (SSOs) from across the world convene at its Stroke Support Organisation Conference, which helped kick off WSC proceedings.  Our international Development Officer, Sarah Belson, leads our SSO work, and shared her experise on how to set up and grow an SSO.

10th World Stroke Congress 26-29 October 2016

Published date
21st October 2016

The 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) will be taking place next week (26-29 October 2016) in the exciting city of Hyderabad, India.  It promises to attract acclaimed experts in stroke from around the world. The WSC leads up to World Stroke Day on 29 October 2016.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.


Targeting interventions for small vessel disease to prevent stroke and dementia

Published date
12th October 2016

Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE talks about the new SVDs@target programme - Targeting interventions for small vessel disease to prevent stroke and dementia. This programme was funded by a 6 million euro grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) is a key partner, representing stroke patient groups from across Europe, including the Stroke Association.

Community-based rehabilitation training (ReTrain) - publication of study protocol

Published date
11th October 2016

The ReTrain study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. Published in the journal BMJ Open, the 'study protocol' for ReTrain outlines why the study was needed, and includes the methods to be used in the study, the resources required for the study and a timeline for completion.

Stroke specialists gather for OPSYRIS conference

Published date
10th October 2016

On Tuesday, academics and researchers interested in stroke rehabilitation gathered for a specialist conference hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The Organisation for Psychological Research Into Stroke (OPSYRIS) event showcased a broad range of research highlighting aspects of psychological and neuropsychological stroke care and research.

Roald Dahl and the Stroke Association

Published date
7th October 2016

Roald Dahl, the nation's favourite children's author, played a part in creating the Stroke Association. A new book by the Professor Tom Solomon, the man who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, explores Dahl's interest in everything medical in 'Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine'.