Professional Masterclass - Stirling

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Managing Stroke as a Long Term Complex Condition

Join other medics, nurses and allied health professionals working in stroke care, who want to hear the latest stroke research and develop their practice.

Programme at a glance

  • Long-term survivorship – Stroke Association volunteer.
  • How can we lessen the burden of treatment for people with stroke and increase their capacity to self-manage? – Dr. Katie Gallacher, Stroke Association HRH Princess Margaret Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow.
  • Goal setting and action planning in community-based stroke rehabilitation: from theory to practice - Dr. Lesley Scobbie, Stroke Association Clinical Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Let’s Communicate: a case study session - Stroke Association Training and Education Team.
  • Questions and answers. 

Meet the speakers

R-L: Katie and Lesley

Dr Katie Gallacher is a GP and Stroke Association Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. She has experience of managing people with stroke in a primary care setting and has a special interest in research that examines the workload of self-management for people with stroke in the longer term. She recently completed her PhD entitled ‘Understanding treatment burden and patient capacity in people with stroke’. In her new programme of work, she is aiming to develop a method of measurement of treatment burden and patient capacity in stroke, and further work will develop and test complex interventions aimed at minimising burden and maximising capacity.

Dr Lesley Scobbie is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years’ clinical experience gained in both the UK and USA. During this time she has developed expertise in multi-disciplinary stroke rehabilitation both in hospital and community settings. Lesley’s research has focused on developing a theory and evidence-based approach to goal setting and action planning in community-based stroke rehabilitation settings. Lesley currently holds a clinical academic post. She works as an Occupational Therapist in a community rehabilitation team in NHS Forth Valley providing direct patient care to stroke survivors and their carers. She is also the recipient of a Stroke Association Clinical Lectureship award which funds her continued research activity, hosted within Glasgow Caledonian University.

Your continuous professional development matters

Earn six CPD points awarded by the Royal College of Physicians and gain a certificate of attendance.

Discounted rates available

This masterclass has an early bird rate of £85 per person and lunch is included. We also offer discounts for groups of five or more. 

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Can we improve the experience of disease management in those with stroke?

University of Glasgow

Following a stroke, many treatments are recommended by health professionals, such as medications to prevent another stroke or physiotherapy to help limb weakness. Stroke survivors often have other chronic illnesses and report finding it difficult to follow treatments recommended by their doctors, nurses and therapists. This project aims to develop a way of measuring the workload and potential difficulties encountered by those who have had a stroke when managing their health problems, and aims to develop and test possible solutions.

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A national, collaborative study to improve our understanding of longer term memory and thinking problems after stroke

University of Edinburgh

A collaboration of experts in stroke and vascular dementia has worked with people affected by both diseases to create a program of work that answers fundamental questions: who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why does this happen, how can we treat it?

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Developing new models to better understand and allow testing of new therapies for small vessel disease and vascular dementia

University of Edinburgh

This research programme could substantially increase our understanding of how SVD develops, leading to new ways to investigate SVD and test drugs which may help treat it.

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Enhancing stroke survivor recovery through effective goal setting in community rehabilitation

Glasgow Caledonian University

Stroke survivors often have very individual hopes for the future, in terms of the goals they would like to achieve. This research will develop and test a Goal setting and Action Planning (G-AP) approach to achieving personal goals through community rehabilitation.

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