After extremely careful consideration, we have made the very sad decision to cancel the Northern Ireland Stroke Conference (NISC) on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

The NISC Committee has been closely and continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it has developed both globally and in the UK. We, like many other conferences, have not taken this decision lightly. Our aim is to add real value and impact to our delegates who serve the stroke community, whilst protecting your health and wellbeing.

Hospitals are currently operating at the highest possible national incident response level, to enable them to be as prepared as possible for the impact of the COVID19 outbreak. We do not believe it would be responsible to proceed with holding the conference when the NHS is in such need of its expert workforce. Equally we are mindful of our responsibility to support efforts to delay the spread of COVID19 across the UK.

NISC aims to bring together professionals from across the stroke pathway to learn about the latest research and service developments in stroke care. We absolutely envisage bringing back the conference in 2021 to continue to deliver against these aims.

All delegates who have registered will be contacted immediately and issued with a full refund. In the meantime, we hope you, your colleagues and families stay healthy.

Kind regards,

Dr Patricia Gordon
Chair, Northern Ireland Stroke Conference Planning Committee and NIMAST

Read the letter from Dr Patricia Gordon

The Northern Ireland Stroke Conference is organised in partnership between the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Association for Stroke Teams (NIMAST) and the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF).

This is a multi-disciplinary conference aimed at those from across the stroke pathway to learn the latest research and service developments in stroke care.

At the next Northern Ireland Stroke Conference, you can:

  • Be part of the debate with key players to shape the Northern Ireland stroke agenda.
  • Gain an MDT perspective and network with colleagues from across the whole stroke care pathway.
  • Find out about the latest industry developments and innovations.
  • Showcase your work by providing an abstract for poster or oral presentation.
  • Gain relevant accredited professional training.

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This conference is a must for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge on stroke care, professional expertise and learning.

Corporate opportunities

There are a number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at the Northern Ireland Stroke Conference. Exhibiting at this event will offer a unique opportunity to meet with stroke specialists in one place, whilst raising your organisation's profile and generating new business opportunities.

If you're interested in being part of a future event as an exhibitor or a sponsor, please call 02075 660300 and ask for the Corporate Partnerships team, or email

See below for further details on the conference last year, or visit UK Stroke Forum for further details about how these conferences are organised.

Northern Ireland Stroke Conference 2019

On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, over 200 healthcare professionals gathered together to learn the latest updates in stroke research and service development.

View the Programme of the day and the Speaker Biographies.


Parallel 2B: Person-centred practice, compassion and palliative care (kindly sponsored by Daiichi-Sankyo).

Plenary 2: Envisaging the future. 

Award Winners:

Oral Abstract Presentation: Karen Adams – Outcomes after thrombectomy for basilar artery thrombosis in Belfast: A single centre experience.

Best Poster: Wendy Clarke - SIAXI: Efficacy and safety of incobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of sialorrhea in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions: Results of a Phase III, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind Study.