On Tuesday 13 June the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Stroke Teams (NIMAST). The scientific programme included 15 speakers,and included Stroke Association funded research.
As part of our research programme, we fund exceptional candidates from stroke professional backgrounds to our prestigious Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. Meet our new fellows for 2017.
Last week, our lecturers attended two training days at our head office, at Stroke Association House, London. These form part of a schedule of activity designed to ensure they have the skills, and support needed to succeed in becoming the next generation of research leaders.
Published in the journal, BMJ Open, a new study explores what self management after stroke means to stroke survivors and physiotherapists.
Although stroke survivors have reported fatigue as a problem, previous estimates of the numbers of people affected have varied greatly – from one-quarter to almost three-quarters of stroke survivors.
Yesterday our Stroke Training team delivered our Professional Masterclass in Stirling, part of a series of masterclasses for professionals working in stroke.
Published in the journal, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, a new Stroke Association funded study suggests people who are in the chronic stages of stroke will improve their reaching accuracy at the speed at which they train their reaching movement.
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. Watch the highlights summary video from the ISC Programme Committee, and find out about the result of the international HeadPoST trial, and take-homes from our International Development Officer, Sarah Belson.
To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.