The 13th UK Stroke Forum Conference takes place at The International Centre, Telford, from 4 – 6 December 2018.

This 3 day multidisciplinary conference brings together over 110 expert speakers and researchers, all committed to improving stroke care.

The conference is a huge success each year with 99% of attendees saying they would recommend it to others.

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Why people attend UKSF

The UKSF conference gives attendees the opportunity to:

  • gain relevant accredited professional training
  • find out the latest research and service developments
  • learn about new innovations and services in the exhibition
  • network with colleagues from across the entire care pathway
  • showcase their work by submitting an abstract for presentation at the event.

Register now to secure your place at the UK Stroke Forum 2018. Registration closes 26 November 2018.

What the conference includes

Attendees will benefit from:

  • over 20 main conference sessions, each focused on a different aspect of stroke care
  • over 110 expert speakers and researchers giving talks on the latest research updates and service improvements
  • over 60 exhibition stands to showcase new innovations and industry developments
  • over 300 research posters including ongoing trials
  • practical workshops
  • debate sessions
  • stroke survivors sharing their experiences
  • meetings for the latest trial updates
  • CPD contribution
  • networking opportunities at a drinks reception and fabulous conference dinner.

View details of our conference dinner and book your place here

See details of our awards and prizes



You can view our preliminary programme and at a glance programme now

See our delegate rates for the UKSF Conference 2018

View our primary care training stream programme. To take part register here

View our  Stroke Research Training Day Programme

View our Nursing and Rehab Workshop Schedule

Keep in touch

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We are delighted that the World Stroke Organisation and European Stroke Organisation endorse the UK Stroke Forum Conference.


Thank you

We would like to extend our thanks to our sponsors and partners:

Platinum Sponsor - Bayer

Gold Sponsor - Pfizer Ltd on behalf of the BMS-Pfizer Alliance

About the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Collaboration

In 2007, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb entered into a worldwide collaboration to develop and commercialise apixaban, an oral anticoagulant discovered by Bristol-Myers Squibb. This global alliance combines Bristol-Myers Squibb's long-standing strengths in cardiovascular drug development and commercialisation with Pfizer’s global scale and expertise in this field.

About Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information, please visit

Pfizer Ltd.: Working together for a healthier world™

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes medicines and vaccines, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we also collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. In the UK, Pfizer has its business headquarters in Surrey and is a major supplier of medicines to the NHS.

Gold Sponsor - Daiichi Sankyo Ltd

Silver sponsor - Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Bronze sponsor - Novacor

A dedicated and highly focused company, specialising in the sale and support of the most innovative and cost effective Ambulatory Patient Monitoring Systems.

Automatic Arrhythmia Detection Devices, AF Screening, Arrhythmia Screening, Holter Monitoring and Blood Pressure Monitoring. 

Please visit us at stand number A7 to find out more.  


Bronze sponsor - Firstkind Ltd

Through our innovative mechanism of non-invasive neuromuscular electrostimulation we have developed a ground-breaking NMES technology platform, OnPulse™, embedded in our industry-leading brand, the geko™ device. Our range of non-invasive geko™ products are wearable therapy devices tailored to different medical applications, selling both direct and through partnerships and distributors in each clinical area. Clinical areas of interest include the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), in particular acute stroke, the prevention and reduction of oedema and wound healing.

Bronze sponsor - CaptureStroke

CaptureStroke is the UK’s market leading Stroke clinical pathway software, enabling clinicians to deliver best evidence-based Stroke care and giving NHS Trusts complete ownership of their data. Going beyond standard SSNAP reporting to promote a culture of safety and quality, CaptureStroke provides real-time analytics and care alerts in addition to an at-a-glance status of all Stroke patients across the Trust.

Complementing and integrating with a wide range of EPR/PAS systems, CaptureStroke’s imbedded clinical protocols enable clinicians to easily adhere to the NHS RightCare Stroke pathway, and current developments include a patient focused Stroke Digital Passport.

CaptureStroke allows clinicians to interact with their data to enable service improvement and monitor key performance indicators with ease, leading to increased tariff performance and improved patient outcomes.

Bronze sponsor - Stryker

Stryker NV is focused on advancing the practice of less invasive stroke therapies through its Complete Stroke Care solutions. Stryker is dedicated to providing innovative stroke products and services for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and committed to providing clinical education and support to help physicians deliver better patient outcomes. Products include: stent retriever, detachable coils, stents, balloons, guidewires and microcatheters.


Our UKSF18 Step Challenge

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