2015 Keynote Lecture: Wither the brain after stroke - acute treatment and prevention.
The Stroke Association's Keynote Lecture is a prestigious event that showcases the latest advancements being made in stroke research.
Professor Philip Bath, Stroke Association Professor of Stroke Medicine, and Chair and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham delivered this year's Keynote Lecture at Lancaster House.
Professor Bath discussed the background, delivery and interpretation of trial data from three stroke research areas involving lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and blood thinning.
Highlights from the Keynote Lecture available to watch on youtube:
Lectureship Award Winners 2015
Following the Keynote Lecture, the Stroke Association proudly presented the first five awarded positions to our new Lectureship Programme. The Lectureship Programme is funded largely through the Princess Margaret Fund for Stroke Research and entirely through the generosity of our supporters.
Our ambition is to create the next generation of stroke research leaders, so over the next few years we will fund 15 Stroke Association Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader positions. These positions will play a critical role in building a vibrant community of clinical and non-clinical stroke researchers across the UK.
Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science presented the awards on behalf of the Stroke Association.
Lady Estelle Wolfson joined Sir Mark on stage to present certificates to each recipient on behalf of the funders of the awards. The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation has generously funded our Non-Clinical Lecturer Award post.
Awards and Winners
We are delighted to announce the following award winners. Please click on the links for photograpy and more detailed description.
Awardee: Dr Audrey Bowen, University of Manchester
Awardee: Dr Nele Demeyere, University of Oxford
Awardee: Dr Phil Clatworthy, University of Bristol
Awardee: Dr Fergus Doubal, University of Edinburgh
Awardee: Dr Terence Quinn, University of Glasgow
Princess Margaret Fund for Stroke Research
The Princess Margaret Fund for Stroke Research provides a unique opportunity for philanthropists who care about stroke to invest in areas of stroke research which have the greatest potential to change our understanding of this disease and develop new life-saving treatments.
As well as funding our new Lectureship Programme, donations given through the Princess Margaret Fund for Stroke Research, will also fund our ambitious Priority Programme Awards in areas such as Haemorrhagic Stroke, the Psychological Consequences of Stroke, and Vascular Dementia and Stroke.