- Registration open July 2017
- Early bird registration ends 31 August 2017
- Registration cancellation deadline 20 October 2017
- Pre-registration ends 20 November 2017
Please note all registrations are payable by credit or debit card only. Register now for the largest multidisciplinary stroke conference and exhibition in the UK.
- View the At a Glance Programme
- View the Preliminary Programme
- View the Nursing & Rehabilitation Training Day Programme
- View the Stroke Research Training Stream Programme
- Speaker biograhpies
Register now to attend the UK Stroke Forum Conference 2017.
Primary care training stream
This year, there will also be a primary care training stream on Wednesday 29 November, providing up to date guidance on the prevention and management in stroke care.
Social care training stream
Also on Wednesday 29 November, a training workshop will be held that is designed for Adult Social Workers, Assistant Social Workers and Senior Care Staff.
Join us for this one-day workshop to hear from inspirational speakers offering practical ideas to improve your own practice.
- 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.
Why people attend UKSF
The UKSF conference gives attendees the opportunity to:
Our events offer delegates 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.
There are people from all roles in stroke care who attend the form and some of those people have told us what attending UKSF has done for them.
Michelle Price - Consultant Therapist - Why she attended UKSF
As a Consultant Therapist for Stroke and Neurorehabilitation, the UK Stroke Forum Conference is the flagship event of the year for any physiotherapist. It offers me unrivalled opportunities to hear the latest in stroke research, hear from a wide range of inspiring and world-class speakers with a choice of over 50 sessions, each focussed on a different aspect of stroke care.
For three years, I sat on the UK Stroke Forum Scientific Programme Committee as the ACPIN representative. The committee is formed of over 25 organisations and has the mammoth task of planning the scientific programme ensuring the latest research and service developments are presented each year. Last year I handed that mantle over, and I have to say it was lovely to attend the Forum without any responsibility for the content!
My role requires me to wear several hats which cover all aspects of the stroke journey, from prevention to long-term support. Every year I have attended the conference I have learnt something that challenges my clinical practice, either at a level of treating individual patients or a different way of delivering or evaluating a service. This comes from the main conference content, the rehabilitation training workshops, posters presentations as well from physio specific presentations and the wider aspects of rehabilitation such as visual and cognitive problems.
It’s also reassuring that as a service we have already implemented some of the ideas that are being presented, particularly as I work in a small rural health setting.
This year I’m looking forward to the opening plenary: ‘Stroke service reconfiguration: the challenges, the outcomes and the future?’ which will offer a real insight into the future of stroke services. There really is such a wide range of sessions which I have already scheduled into the diary including: upper limb rehabilitation, gait, mobility, self-efficacy and self-management sessions - the problem will be fitting everything in!
It’s an incredible conference and hugely beneficial having professionals who work together in a multidisciplinary way; being educated together. I always come away from the conference feeling engaged, challenged and not to forget mentally exhausted!
Consultant Therapist for Stroke and Neurorehabilitation (MCSP)
Powys Teaching Health Board
Katie Gallacher - GP - Why she attended UKSF
As a GP, I see daily the devastating effects a stroke has and believe every stroke survivor deserves the chance to make their best possible recovery, with primary care having a crucial role to play in achieving this. The consequences of stroke can be considerable for individuals and their families, and there’s no ‘one-size-fits all’ solution when it comes to supporting stroke survivors with their recovery.
For over two years now I have sat on the UK Stroke Forum Steering Group and the Scientific Programme Committee as the RCGP representative. The UK Stroke Forum Conference brings together over 1,500 health care professionals from across the stroke care pathway. The scientific committee consists of representatives from 25 organisations which have the mammoth task of planning the scientific programme, ensuring the latest research and service developments are presented each year.
With primary care staff taking such a key role in supporting stroke survivors, the committee and I have developed a Primary Care One Day Stream which is designed specifically for GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses. The training stream takes place on Wednesday 30 November at the ACC in Liverpool.
The one-day stream will provide practical guidance to the primary and secondary prevention of stroke, a discussion on the role of primary care in stroke management and insight into the diagnosis of stroke. Interactive workshops will cover cognition and psychological difficulties after stroke. Additionally, prior to the start of the one-day stream you will have access to sessions at the UKSF conference such as: stroke service reconfiguration and further down the line: who is responsible for longer term stroke care?
This day will allow you to hear from enthusiastic, inspirational speakers offering practical clinical knowledge, offer networking opportunities and provide a CPD contribution.
We have frozen the rates for 2017, with a one-day reduced rate of £55 which includes materials, lunch, refreshments and access to the UK’s largest stroke exhibition!
Places on the stream are limited, therefore if you or your colleagues are interested, I would urge you to register soon
Dr Katie Gallacher
Stroke Association HRH Princess Margaret Clinical Lecturer
University of Glasgow
James Benson - Physiotherapist - Why he attended UKSF
As a practicing physiotherapist who proudly scooped the ‘Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Delivering Integrated Health and Social Care Award in 2014’ I have seen how research developments have transformed the way we approach stroke care.
Physiotherapists have a crucial role to play in ensuring every stroke survivor makes the best possible recovery. The condition has a greater disability impact on an individual than any other chronic disease, and there’s no ‘one-size-fits all’ solution when it comes to supporting stroke survivors with their recovery.
Every year hundreds of physiotherapists attend the UK Stroke Forum, which is the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary stroke conference of the year. It brings together professionals and researchers from across the stroke pathway to share best practice and discuss the latest research findings.
I attend the UK Stroke Forum every year as it provides the opportunity for me to learn from my peers, share ideas and ultimately aim to improve standards of care for stroke survivors.
The 2017 UK Stroke Forum Conference, 28-30 November at the ACC in Liverpool, will provide physiotherapists the opportunity to hear the latest rehabilitation developments and service improvements for acute and long-term management.
The programme has a wide variety of engaging sessions which are designed to develop the physiotherapist community including sessions on: falls after stroke, upper limb rehabilitation, motor and sensory adjuncts to therapy, promoting and measuring self-efficacy and self –management, gait rehabilitation, fatigue after stroke and what’s hot and what’s next in rehabilitation?
It is truly an unmissable event for any physiotherapist wishing to increase their knowledge, skills, networks and ultimately improve their own practice.
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
NPP Neuro Group
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UK Stroke Forum 2016 Overview
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.
View the Stroke Association Research Highlights from the 11th UK Stroke Forum.
To get a flavour of what went on:
- UK Stroke Forum preliminary programme
- At a Glance programme
- UKSF 2016 Speaker Biographies
- Corporate sponsorship opportunities
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 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 intergraded stroke care within community services
Tuesday 29 November 2016
- A new era for stroke: what's next? - Dr Martin James
- 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
- Opening the black box of evidence-based in-hospital stroke rehabilitation: a realist evaluation of four stroke units in England - Dr Niki Chouliara
- What have we learnt from Germany? - Professor Peter Hermanek
- What have we learnt from Sweden? - Associate Professor Marie Eriksson
- Natural history of neuropsychological problems - Dr Terry Quinn
- Apraxia following stroke: identification and interventions - Therese Jackson
- Adequate is not good enough. Getting rehabilitation into the premier league - Professor Pam Enderby
- 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
- Safer trials, safer stenting, time to change your practice? - Professor Alison Halliday
- 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
- Stroke rehabilitation: What's new? - Professor Audrey Bowen
- Treatment of anticoagulant-associated intracerebral haemorrhage - Dr Adrian Parry-Jones
- Acute ischaemic stroke pathways- Professor Gary Ford
- 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
- Current state of the art new horizons for stroke prevention in AF- Professor Gregory Lip
- 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
- Confronting mood issues: Increasing staff confidence to address patient anxiety, depression and adjustment to stroke - Tamara Stewart
- 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