Key dates

  • 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. 

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. 

View the Primary Care One-Day Training Stream Programme

Register now for the primary care training stream 

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.

View the Social Care One-Day Training Stream Programme

Register now for the social care training stream

Key features

  • 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.

Register now to be part of the UK Stroke Forum Conference 2017 and read our full terms and conditions.

"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


We have negotiated some excellent accommodation rates for delegates at this year's conference. To take advantage of these exclusive rates, book your accommodation online via our agent, Reservation Highway. You can also now book tickets for our Gala Dinner taking place on Wednesday 29 November 2017. 

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!

Michelle Price
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. 

James Benson
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:

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.

View the photo highlights from UKSF 2016

UK Stroke Forum 2016 presentations

Monday 28 November 2016 

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Plenary 1

Parallel 1A

Parallel 1B

Parallel 1C

Parallel 1D

Plenary 2 

Parallel 2A

Parallel 2B

Parallel 2C

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Parallel 3A

Parallel 3B

Parallel 3C

Parallel 3D

Parallel 4A

Parallel 4C 

Parallel 4D

Plenary 3