Last week, our Stroke Training team delivered our Professional Masterclass in London, part of a series of masterclasses for professionals working in stroke.
As part of each masterclass, we invite leading stroke experts to host enlightening seminars on their specialist topic. These engaging speakers share their knowledge, skills and experience to aid delegates' professional development.
The focus of the London event was managing stroke as a long term, complex condition, and we were delighted to welcome Professor Avril Drummond, University of Nottingham, who talked to delegates about the management of fatigue after stroke. This included her Stroke Association funded research study called NotFAST, which is investigating the factors that contribute to fatigue after stroke.
We have also recently granted a Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowship to Miss Louise Hawkins to undertake a PhD in fatigue after stroke research under the supervision of Professor Drummond.
Professor Avril Drummond talking about the management of fatigue after stroke
Also speaking at the London event was Dr Phil Clatworthy, University of Bristol, who talked about vision loss after stroke. This included his work on real-world individualised rehabilitation in vision loss due to stroke. He is undertaking this work after being awarded the prestigious The Stroke Association Thompson Family Senior Clinical Lectureship award last year.
Dr Phil Clatworthy talking about vision loss after stroke
As well as talks from researchers, delegates heard a stroke survivor's perspective on long term management after stroke and survivorship (Zoe Douglas), discussed best practice case studies, had a Q&A session with all speakers before closing remarks delivered by Michelle Dalmacio, Regional Director of Life After Stroke Services, at the Stroke Association.
To find out more about our Professional Masterclasses, including a schedule of future events, please visit the Stroke Training section of our website.