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.
The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Last week, Stroke Association funded researchers presented their exciting aphasia research at the Academy of Aphasia Annual Meeting 2016, held 16-18th October in Llanduno, Wales.
The University of Manchester are currently advertising a new PhD studentship position which will investigate the use of prism adaptation training to help people with spatial neglect after stroke. The deadline for applications is Friday 18 November 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.
Aphasia charity, Connect, announces closure. Find out what support the Stroke Association can offer.
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.
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.
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.
A new study by Alzheimer’s Research UK has highlighted the lack of research into dementia prevention and called for changes to the way risk reduction studies are funded and carried out, in a bid to boost evidence on dementia risk factors.
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'.