Research Incontinence Workshop at Guy's Hospital, London

Published date
9th December 2016

It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control.  Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence. It encouraged more research, more collaboration and more multi-disciplinary approaches, for both faecal (bowel) and urinary incontinence.

International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference 14-16 December 2016

Published date
9th December 2016

The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.

Research highlights from UK Stroke Forum 2016

Published date
6th December 2016

UK Stroke Forum 2016 took place from Monday to Wednesday (28-30 November) at the ACC in Liverpool. UK Stroke Forum is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. The event showcases what's hot in the UK stroke community, including the latest research, and how stroke professionals can get involved in research.

UK Stroke Forum Conference is here (28-30 November 2016)

Published date
28th November 2016
The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. This year it takes place Monday 28 - Wednesday 30 November 2016, at the ACC, Liverpool. You can keep up to speed with what's going on over the next three days, including the latest stroke research, by following @UKStrokeForum and the #UKSF2016 hashtag.

Take part in a research workshop about swallowing problems (dysphagia)

Published date
18th November 2016

It's thought that almost half of all stroke patients experience symptoms of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) after their stroke. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) are running a research priority setting project in dysphagia. Patients affected by dysphagia and their carers are invited to join the workshop to help researchers focus on finding answers to questions which will make the most difference to dysphagia patients, carers and families.

Open event at the Universities at Medway Campus. Designing a medicines support service for stroke survivors (Friday 25 November 2016)

Published date
7th November 2016

We are funding the KeMIST (Kent Medicine Support in Stroke and TIA)  trial, which will use the views of stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) survivors to design a life-long medicines support service which will be provided by pharmacists.  The KeMIST trial researchers are holding an open event to support the trial between 2pm and 4pm on Friday 25 November 2016. The event is being held at the Universities at Medway Campus in Gillingham, Kent.  Find out more.

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