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Today, we held an exciting day of training for our early-career researchers about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in stroke research. The day was chaired by Laura Piercy, our Research Engagement Officer.
We have appointed Stephen King as the charity’s new Chair Designate.
Vascular dementia is the 2nd leading cause of dementia in the UK and there are currently no proven treatments. A new study at the University of Southampton is now investigating whether a failure of fluid drainage along the walls of blood vessels in the brain is a cause of vascular dementia. This is part of a joint £2.2 million investment by the Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, and Alzheimer's Society.
Our UK-wide lectureship awards are available to researchers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
The Lectureship Programme aims to build a vibrant community of stroke researchers across the UK and develop the stroke leaders of the future. Now in its fourth year, the Lectureship Programme has already led to lectureship positions being awarded to ten outstanding candidates at the prestigious Stroke Association Keynote Lectures 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Over 150 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals attended the UK Stroke Assembly North (30-31 May in Crewe). The aim of the event is to give a voice to people affected by stroke and aphasia, providing an opportunity to meet with and influence decision makers.
On Tuesday 13 June the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Stroke Teams (NIMAST). The scientific programme included 15 speakers,and included Stroke Association funded research.
Some of our researchers were talking at this week's UK Stroke Assembly North event in Crewe. They shared important insights into areas of stroke research that people affected by stroke have said are really important to them.
Our annual Keynote Lecture showcases some of the latest advancements being made in stroke research.
This year’s Keynote Lecture was delivered by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester. Professor Rothwell is one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists whose research focuses on inflammation in brain disease, especially stroke.