The International Stroke Conference (ISC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. This year, the ISC is taking place in Houston (United States), from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February 2017.On Tuesday 21 February, there is an additional symposium specifically aimed at nursing before the main conference.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched a new £5m call for capital investment to support between two and five human tissue banks with linked data resources. Awards will be made to teams of academics working in close partnership with medical research charities.
The Stroke Association has launched a Wales-wide campaign aimed at reducing the number of strokes across the country.
Funded by the European Union (EU), a new international study called PROOF will investigate whether high-dose oxygen therapy can reduce the effects of stroke.
The Stroke Association is a member of the Stroke Alliance For Europe (SAFE), which will work on communication of information about the PROOF trial to non-clinical audiences.
In a new guest blog, published on the Evidently Cochrane website, Annette shares her story of living with dysarthria after stroke. Claire Mitchell, Speech and Language Therapist and author of a newly updated Cochrane Review on dysarthria, explains the findings.
We are now launching our second call for applications to our Priority Programme Awards in haemorrhagic stroke in 2017.
Find out more and apply for an award.
Published in the journal, PLOS ONE, a new study sheds light on how feasible it is to conduct a large trial of intensive blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering treatment after stroke, to see if these prevent patients developing memory and thinking problems (cognitve impairment). In some cases, cognitive impairment can progress and lead to dementia after stroke.
At present it is not clear how best to organise NHS services so that patients can benefit from threombectomy for stroke. The Institute of Heath Services, Newcastle University, has produced an online survey to understand the preferences of stroke survivors, their carers and the public on the future of stroke thrombectomy service organisation in the UK.
Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community. Find out more about our project grants awarded for 2016.
The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Professor of Stroke Care has been awarded the DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Professor Caroline Watkins, who is the only stroke care professor in the UK, was honoured for her services to stroke and nursing care. Earlier this year Professor Watkins was recognised with a Special Recognition Life After Stroke Award by the Stroke Association for her contribution to improving the lives of stroke survivors through better stroke care and research.