UK Stroke Forum Conference 2023 - Frequently asked questions
Thank you for your interest in UKSF 2023. Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found below - if your question is not answered, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The conference will take place from Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 December 2023 at ICC Birmingham, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA.
For details on how to get to ICC Birmingham, please visit the venue website.
We will have an exciting three-day line-up of speakers, lectures, training workshops, e-posters, wellness activities and social networking events planned.
View our preliminary programme for more information.
Joining instructions, including how to access the event app and other information important for attendance, will be available for registered delegates closer to the event. The event platform/app will be available to access approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference.
The UK Stroke Forum Steering Group members shape and direct the activities of the Forum and meet approximately three times a year.
It is the Conference Scientific Programme Committee's role to develop the programme and content of the annual conference.
To take advantage of group bookings for over 3 delegates or more and pay by invoice, please register by Tuesday 31 October. All group bookings made between 1 November and 24 November are then required to pay by card.
We warmly welcome individual bookings – bookings for one or two delegates must be made online and payment is by credit or debit card only.
Please note that registration for both individual and group bookings will close at 5 pm on 24 November. Please visit our registration page to book.
Delegates will benefit from CPD accreditation and certificates will be emailed following the event. We are in the process of finalising accreditation but this is usually 18 CPD points.
Please visit our registration page to book.
Bookings for one or two delegates must be made online and payment is by credit or debit card only.
Groups of three or more delegates will be able to register online and have the option to pay by card or request an invoice (Invoice requests will only be available until 31 October 2023).
As of 1 November 2023, we are unable to process any invoicing requests as payment for the conference is required before your attendance. We can only accept payment by card for all group bookings from 1 November. Registration for all categories including groups closes at 5 pm on 24 November 2023.
Groups of five or more will receive an additional 5% discount on their delegate rates, which will be deducted automatically at checkout.
Read the guidance document for additional information about group registration.
If you are struggling with your registration and need help with making your booking, registering your delegates or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
If you require our supplier details to raise a Purchase Order for delegates, please use:
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For remittance advice or to request a copy of the Stroke Association bank details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about how to register and pay for a group, including additional support with registering a large group, please email email@example.com.
A delegate fee includes:
- Admission to all training streams, plenary, parallel, SOAPBOX, and UKSF After Dark sessions, focused on different aspects of stroke care.
- Refreshments and lunches over three days of the conference.
- Wellness activities to relax and recharge.
- Participation in informative training workshops.
- An exhibition hall showcasing the very latest stroke-related products and services.
- The opportunity to gain relevant CPD-accredited training.
- Access to over 250 e-posters sharing research and ideas.
- Attendance at the UKSF After Dark networking event and free drinks reception.
- Access to the conference platform/ app, including the ability to catch up post-event on recordings of selected sessions delegates may have missed
Delegate fees do not include accommodation, parking or tickets for the optional conference social event on Tuesday 5 December 2023. Tickets for this will need to be booked separately.
No, delegate rates are based on all three days and sharing of delegate passes is strictly prohibited.
If delegates are unable to attend all three days in person, they can catch up on sessions they have missed by logging into the conference platform/ app. The plenary and parallel sessions will be recorded and available to view post-event for six months. CPD accreditation will still be awarded where sessions are viewed online.
Discounted (member) registration fees are available for any healthcare professional who is a member of a UK Stroke Forum coalition organisation.
This currently consists of 29 organisations ranging from professional associations, charities and special interest groups.
A full list of our coalition organisations is available via our website.
All cancellations by delegates must be made in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadlines outlined in Clause 4 of our Terms and Conditions - our Cancellations and Refunds policy.
Full Terms and Conditions are available to view during the registration process and also via the link below:
If you are unable to attend the conference, we will also accept substitute delegates attending in your place at no extra cost. Full details of the substitute must be provided by email no later than 3 working days before the event. Please notify us of any substitutions by email at: email@example.com.
Delegates that have opted to purchase Enhanced Refund Protection via Booking Protect and are unable to attend the conference:
Prior to 1 November 2023: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 1 November 2023: please contact Booking Protect directly with appropriate supporting evidence to make a claim.
Normal delegate rates apply, however, all successful abstract applicants will be notified in July/August, so authors can take advantage of registering before our discounted early bird rate closes at midnight on 31 August 2023. We regret that we are unable to cover expenses for authors selected to present abstracts or posters.
This year, there will be a number of social and well-being events that will run alongside the conference, including:
- UKSF After Dark drinks reception.
- Monday 4 December 2023 in the exhibition hall.
This will combine networking, learning (an evening with), and of course, the opportunity for delegates to grab a drink and socialise with peers. This is open and free to all registered delegates, do join us!
UKSF social event
Bookings for the Jam House social have now closed for bookings.
We have negotiated some excellent accommodation rates in Birmingham. To take advantage, please visit our accommodation page for further information.
If you are an invited speaker who is entitled to accommodation, we will email you instructions of how to book your speaker accommodation closer to the event. Should you be unsure of your entitlement or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
We are always keen to hear from organisations that share in our aim to improve stroke care, by promoting multidisciplinary stroke research and education amongst healthcare professionals. If you would like to inform us of your organisation's interest in joining the coalition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UK Stroke Forum does not offer membership to individuals but encourages them to become a member of one of the coalition organisations. Depending on your interests or professional background, membership is currently available with a number of coalition organisations - find a list of UK Stroke Forum coalition organisations on our website.
By becoming a member of any of the coalition organisations, not only will you receive their standard membership benefits but you will be entitled to discounted rates to the annual UK Stroke Forum Conference.
Emma Duffy, UK Stroke Forum - Head of Events
Emma leads the Events team. She steers the UKSF Team with governance, finances and strategic development.
Jon Roe, UK Stroke Forum - Conference and Event Manager
Jon manages both the UKSF committees (steering and scientific) and coalition organisations as well as overseeing the logistics side of the conference to ensure smooth delivery. He is also leading on the conference programme, sustainability, event app and conference social event.
Anna Blount, UK Stroke Forum - Event Officer
Anna is leading on marketing aspects of the conference including social media content. She is also supporting Jon with the programme, abstracts and speaker liaison.
Jenny Cherry, UK Stroke Forum - Administrator (Finance) - Jenny is the person to contact with any financial queries you might have, including payment queries, invoicing and booking of groups. Jenny supports the team on a part-time basis.
Contact details for the team are: email@example.com
We are also supported by a dedicated Healthcare Industry Partnerships Manager who will respond to any sponsorship or exhibitor queries and discuss opportunities available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UK Stroke Forum event is an annual educational research conference designed for healthcare professionals working in the field of stroke.
It is an opportunity to share academic research and participate in training workshops, encouraging sharing of best practise across the stroke care pathway.
Due to the scientific and medical nature of the conference, participants must be healthcare professionals, healthcare students, researchers or patient and public involvement (PPI) representatives working within the healthcare and/ or research sector.
Attendance from the general public or lived experience experts (stroke survivors) is not permitted unless in the case of invited speakers or those with a role as (PPI) representatives.
If you have any questions around attendance at UKSF, please email email@example.com.
If you are looking for sources of information and support available to stroke survivors, please visit our Stroke Helpline page.
If you would like to help shape how research is done you can sign up to join Stroke Voices in Research, a network of people affected by stroke who influence research design and which projects the Stroke Association fund.
Online videos from previous Stroke Association events can be viewed by accessing the webpage links below:
If wish to speak to someone about other resources, events or support available, please call our helpline on 0303 3033 100.