UKSF Frequently Asked Questions

UK Stroke Forum

When and where is the 2017 Conference? The conference will take place from Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 November 2017 at ACC, Liverpool, Kings Dock St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4FP

For details on how to get to ACC, Liverpool please visit their website

What's in the UKSF 2017 programme? The programme is currently in the planning stages and will be released in July.

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Who puts the conference programme together? 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 is to develop the programme and content of the annual conference.

How can I register for the conference? Registration will open in July 2017.

If you book by 31 August 2017 you can save 15% with our Early Bird rates.

Payment methods: credit or debit card only

How much does it cost to attend the 2017 conference? Rates will be released soon.

Are day delegate rates available? At this time we do not offer one day passes to the conference - delegate rates are based on all three days.

What does the fee include? A full delegate pass includes admission to one of three training streams available on Tuesday 28 November, admission to the main conference 29-30 November and also includes refreshments, lunches and all conference materials.

The main conference 29-30 November includes three plenary sessions and over twenty unique parallel sessions focused on different aspects of stroke care. Conference delegates also have access to the exhibition featuring poster tours, outcomes and networking hub and much more.

Delegate fees do not include accommodation or tickets for the Gala Dinner which needs to be booked separately.

How do I qualify for discounted registration fees? Discounted registration fees are available for any healthcare professional who is a member of a UK Stroke Forum coalition organisation. For example, if you are a member of The British Association of Stroke Physicians or the National Stroke Nursing Forum you will qualify. Discounted fees are also available for employees, members and associates of coalition organisations which you can find on our main conference page.

What happens if I need to cancel or check terms and conditions? Terms and Conditions are available to view on the website.

If I am selected to present an abstract, which category of delegate fee am I entitled to? All successful abstract applicants will be notified in August, to ensure all selected authors can register before the early bird deadline. Please note that the normal delegate rates apply. We regret that we are unable to cover expenses for authors selected to present abstracts or posters.

Are there any social events? There will be a welcome drinks reception taking place on Tuesday 28 November at 5pm in the exhibition hall. This is open to all delegates, do join us!

The UKSF Annual Gala Dinner takes place on Wednesday 30 November at the amazing Rum Warehouse, Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. This includes a drinks reception, three-course meal, and quality themed entertainment creating great opportunities to network the night away. Tickets will be available soon.

How do I book accommodation in Liverpool? We have negotiated some excellent accommodation rates. To take advantage, book your accommodation online via our agent, Reservation Highway – link will be available soon.

Can my organisation become a member of the UK Stroke Forum? 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 ukstrokeforum@stroke.org.uk

Can I become a member of the UK Stroke Forum? 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 - a list of UK Stroke Forum coalition organisations can be found 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 for the annual UK Stroke Forum Conference.

How can I help promote the UK Stroke Forum to my colleagues and wider networks? If you visit our webpage to see our promotional toolkit where you can find leaflets, power-point slides, web banners and much more.

What sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are there? A variety of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available. See our comprehensive prospectus to find out more. Contact: Carly Norton, our dedicated Sponsorship and Exhibitions Manager at the Stroke Association or call 0207 566 1547 uksfsponsorship@stroke.org.uk

Tell me about the UKSF Team

Sammy Williams, UK Stroke Forum Relationship and Business Manager - Sammy leads the UKSF team. She manages the coalition, together with all of the committees, governance, finances and business development. Follow Sammy on Twitter @sammiella.

Tracy Johnson, UK Stroke Forum Conference Manager - Tracy looks after the ‘nitty-gritty’ logistics side of the conference to ensure smooth delivery. She is also leading on marketing and web content.

Jenna Bennett, UK Stroke Forum Event Administrator - Jenna shifts an incredible amount of paper. She's particularly involved in our social media feeds and supporting Sammy with the committees and speaker liaison. Jenna is also our ‘go-to’ for queries regarding the registration system.

Olivia Flaherty, UK Stoke Forum Event Administrator - Olivia is the person to contact with any financial queries you might have. Olivia supports the team on a part-time basis and also ably assists with conference administration and emergency wagon wheels.

Contact details for the team are: 08455212505/ukstrokeforum@stroke.org.uk

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Twitter: @ukstrokeforum #UKSF17

We are supported by Carly Norton, our dedicated Sponsorship and Exhibitions Manager.
Contact Carly on 0207 566 1547 or uksfsponsorship@stroke.org.uk