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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.
Our festive run down of all the amazing things we've been able to fund since our partnership with Royal Mail.
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.
A clinical trial called PASTIS is investigating a common cause of vascular dementia, and is currently recruiting stroke survivors to take part. The trial is taking place at St George's Hospital, London, and is funded by Alzheimer's Society.
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.
We are delighted to invite applications for a 2017 Clinical Study in the field of stroke, which will be awarded jointly between the Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation. Deadline for outline applications is 5pm Thursday 12 January 2017.
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.
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 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.