UK Stroke Assembly North 2018

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The UK Stroke Assembly North has been kindly sponsored by Irwin Mitchell, Omron and Dorset Orthopaedic.

  • Date: Monday 4 June – Tuesday 5 June 2018
  • Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport
  • Time: 2pm on Monday to 4pm on Tuesday

You can find out more information on our UK Stroke Assembly page and you can see what happened at last year's event by visiting our past events page.

Programme

The interactive and inspiring conference includes talks, workshops, an exhibition, gala dinner and much more. There will be four plenary talks and a number of workshops delivered by stroke survivors and stroke professionals.

You do not have to attend all the talks. There will be plenty of time to rest, meet other stroke survivors and to visit the exhibition.

With you in mind

We know that attending a conference might not be easy or something that you have done before.  We have carefully chosen a venue that is accessible to suit your needs. Stroke survivors have been involved throughout the planning of the event and in the programme design.

Bursaries

Thanks to the support of the Stroke Association, ticket prices are kept as low as possible. However, if you need help covering the cost of tickets or travel, please contact us for more information about bursaries.

The venue

The Radisson Blu Hotel is stylish and modern. It has spacious conference rooms with natural daylight and good accessible facilities that are suited to this event. It is conveniently located at Manchester Airport or close to junction 6 on the M56.

You can read more about the venue on the Radisson Blu Hotel website

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair and scooter users. If you find walking tiring then we suggest you bring your mobility aid with you as this is an all-day event that takes place across multiple rooms. 

Accommodation

Accommodation on Monday night is included in your ticket price. Please contact us if you wish to book an additional night of accommodation.

All rooms are ensuite with a shower over a bath. Twin rooms are available upon request.

Accessible accommodation

There are a limited number of fully accessible bedrooms with wet room bathrooms so please only ask for a fully accessible bedroom if a standard room would not meet your needs. If you have requested an accessible room we will contact you to discuss how best we can support you.

Please contact us if you have any questions about accommodation. 

Ticket prices

Stroke survivor/carer/family – Full rate (until 14 May)

  • Two-day residential ticket: £75
  • One day ticket: £40

Professional / staff

  • Two-day residential ticket: £200
  • One day ticket: £100

Residential tickets include:

  • all talks and workshops
  • access to the exhibition
  • refreshments throughout
  • three-course dinner on day one, breakfast and lunch on day two
  • overnight accommodation.
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University of Manchester
Status
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Summary

Inflammation is an important defence mechanism that the body uses in response to injury or infection. However, it can also be highly damaging to the brain directly after stroke. This study will investigate whether adult stem cells can be transformed and used to reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke, and promote recovey.

Date published
01/09/2017

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Status
Active
Summary

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Date published
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