UKSF Conference

Key dates for UKSF 2017

  • Call for Abstracts: April 2017
  • Registration opens: July 2017
  • Early bird registration ends: 31 August 2017

Please note all registrations are payable by credit or debit card only.

View the Stroke Association Research Highlights from the 11th UK Stroke Forum.

The 11th UK Stroke Forum Conference took place on 28-30 November 2016 at the ACC in Liverpool

The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1,500 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. It's an unmissable event for anyone working in the field of stroke care.

To get a flavour of what went on:

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Please note: none of the sponsors or exhibitors have had any input into the clinical and scientific content of the conference. The programme is developed by the conference planning committee who are formed of coalition members.

UK Stroke Forum 2016 event features

  • 1,500 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 60 exhibition stands showcasing new innovations and industry developments.
  • Over 180 research posters including ongoing 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.

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"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

UKSF Conference 2016 session presentations

Monday 28 November 2016 

'Blue Chip' Psychological Support - Emma Mutton
UKSF 2016 Debate: Acute Stroke Care - Not basis but fundamental
UK Stroke specific community care vs ntergraded stroke care within community services  

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Plenary 1
A new era for stroke: what's next? - Dr Martin James
Parallel 1A
Hyperacute: treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage – PATCH - Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman 
Early rehabilitation: when, who and how? - AVERT - Professor Peter Langhorne
Prevention: targeting glucose metabolism to stop strokes  - the IRIS study - Professor Gary Ford
Parallel 1B
Opening the black box of evidence based in-hospital stroke rehabilitation: a realist evaluation of four stroke units in England - Dr Niki Chouliara
Parallel 1C
What have we learnt from Germany? - Professor Peter Hermanek
What have we learnt from Sweden? - Associate Professor Marie Eriksson 
Parallel 1D
Natural history of neuropsychological problems - Dr Terry Quinn 
Apraxia following stroke: identification and interventions - Therese Jackson
Plenary 2 
Adequate is not good enough. Getting rehabilitation into the premier league - Professor Pam Enderby
Parallel 2A
Patient and carer experience of centralised acute stroke care pathways: intentions, concerns and outcomes - Dr Catherine Perry
Predicting outcomes of importance to stroke patients and their carers to assist decisions regarding treatments that enhance the chances of survival - Dr Akila Visvanathan
Parallel 2B
Safer trials, safer stenting, time to change your practice?  - Professor Alison Halliday 
Parallel 2C
Location, location, location: how can we provide evidence-based community stroke services? - Dr Rebecca Fisher
Goal setting practice in community-based stroke rehabilitation - Dr Lesley Scobbie

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Parallel 3A
Stroke rehabilitation: What's new? - Professor Audrey Bowen
Parallel 3B
Treatment of anticoagulant-associated intracerebral haemorrhage - Dr Adrian Parry-Jones 
Parallel 3C
Acute ischaemic stroke pathways- Professor Gary Ford
Parallel 3D
Providing information accessible to stroke survivors: delivering the NHS England accessible information standard - Gill Pearl 
Better multidisciplinary communication for better stroke care - Dr Rebecca Fisher and Dr David Clarke
Parallel 4A
Current state of the art new horizons for stroke prevention in AF- Professor Gregory Lip
Parallel 4C 
Mechanisms that matter: Multidisciplinary team effectiveness in deliverying functionally oriented stroke rehabilitation- Dr Rebecca Fisher
Mechanisms that matter: Multidisciplinary team effectiveness in deliverying functionally oriented stroke rehabilitation - Dr Emma Patchick
Parallel 4D
Confronting mood issues: Increasing staff confidence to address patient anxiety, depression and adjustment to stroke - Tamara Stewart
Plenary 3
Community based Rehabilitation Training after Stroke (ReTrain): results of a pilot randomised control trial (RCT) - Associate Professor Sarah Dean 
Acute nursing care - Professor Dame Caroline Watkins 
Rehabilitation - Professor Helen Rodgers 
Medical primary and secondary prevention - Dr Jesse Dawson
Patient support: Changing the face of stroke prevention, research and care - Juliet Bouverie