UKSF Conference

Monday 28 - Wednesday 30 November 2016 ACC, Liverpool

The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. It's an unmissable event for anyone working in the field of stroke care

Call for Abstracts is now open!

Showcase your research results or service delivery innovations to over 1,400 stroke care professionals!

You can submit an abstract for the opportunity to present either a 10 minute oral presentation or poster presentation at the 2016 conference.  

Abstracts are welcomed from all aspects of stroke care, service delivery and clinical practice. All abstracts will be peer reviewed by a Multi-Disciplinary Team overseen by the UKSF Conference Scientific Programme Committee to ensure consistency and objectivity. You can find out more information here.

Prizes for the best research and clinical / practice posters will be awarded at the Conference.

The submission deadline is 17.00 on Friday 10 June 2016

UK Stroke Forum 2016 event features

  • 1,400 attendees
  • Three days, including a dedicated training day with a choice of streams depending on your role
  • Over 20 main conference sessions, each focused on a different aspect of stroke care
  • Over 90 expert speakers and researchers giving talks on the latest research updates and service improvements
  • Over 50 exhibition stands showcasing new innovations and industry developments
  • Over 170 research posters including on-going trials
  • Practical workshops
  • Debate sessions
  • Stroke survivors sharing their experiences
  • Meetings for the latest trial updates
  • CPD contribution
  • Networking opportunities - Drinks reception and fabulous themed Gala Dinner

Follow us on Twitter @ukstrokeforum #UKSF16


"The UK Stroke Forum is the best stroke meeting that I attend each year, not least because it is truly multidisciplinary and therefore a place where I can meet a wide range of colleagues and hear about developments outside my own professional area"
Professor Tony Rudd, National Clinical Director for Stroke NHS England

Key dates for UKSF 2016

Conference dates:  Monday 28 November - Wednesday 30 November 2016

Venue:  ACC Liverpool

Call for Abstracts:  April 2016

Registration opens:  4 July 2016

Early bird registration ends 31 August 2016

Please note:  All registrations for 2016 are by Credit or Debit card only.

Take a look at our FAQ`s

Find out all you need to know in our terms and conditions

Have a read through our delegate feedback from the 2015 conference

See what happened at UKSF Conference 2015

UKSF celebrated its 10th year in 2015, with the event taking place in Liverpool on 1-3 December 2015.

View the 10th UKSF Highlights Video

View our At a Glance programme here or the more Detailed Preliminary Programme here to get a flavour of what went on.

Take a look at the UK Stroke Forum 2015 prospectus, contact us to get your 2016 updated copy at

 Click here to view the UK Stroke Forum Conference 2015 Speaker Biographies.

Join the conversation @ukstrokeforum  #UKSF15

Liverpool has a range of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements. 

A range of options will be available via our reservation partner nearer the conference.

UKSF Conference 2015 session presentations

Tuesday presentations

Cochrane overview of interventions to improve upper limb function after stroke

Dr David Cohen - Improving 'Door-to-needle' times and Process of Hyper-acute Stroke Care

Louise Holmes - Using apps to support therapy

Rachel Simkiss - Psychological care after stroke: Why it`s everyone`s business


Professor Tony Rudd - Debate session - The Nanny State VS Local Chaos

Wednesday presentations

Richard Simpson - MRI Carotid plaque imaging predicts future patients with mild to moderate stenosis - ICAD Study

Professor Peter Sandercock - UKSF 2005-2015: How far has the evidence for Stroke care progressed over the decade?

Professor Tony Rudd - Stroke statistics and services over the last 15 years

Dr Asmaa Abdelhamid - Updating the Clinical Guidelines for Childhood Stroke Fringe Sesion 

Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman - Using stroke registers to support clinical trials

Louise Hawkins - The Nottingham fatigue after stroke notfast study

Dr Neil Coulson- Online peer suppot - Learning from other long term conditions

Professor Martin Dennis- Malnutrition and Dehydration

Dr Audrey Bowen - Accessing in-patient rehabilitation: Differences in resourse use and outcomes for people with or without cognitive difficulties

Dr Judi Edmans - Technology to support exercises for facial weakness

Claire Mitchell - ReaDySpeech for people with dysarthria after stroke

Lynsey Mcalpine - Caring for the carer: A stroke carer support project

Thursday presentations

Difficult decisions at the end of life - A carers perspective video

Orla Boyle - Brag and steal - Accessibility must include communication

Dr Brad Sutherland - A utopian view of how basic science should be conduced to inform stroke care

Dr Jennifer Yates - A multidisciplinary team effectiveness programme

Katy Rothwell - A Stroke Outcomes Model: Improvement and Evaluation of Stroke

Rebecca Fisher - Multi-Disciplinary Team Working: The importance of multidisciplinary team work in stroke rehabilitation

Professor Keith Muir - Further pragmatic trials of thrombectomy are needed