The UK Stroke Assembly Central took place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 July 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Derby.
- View the full programme booklet (coming soon)
- View the programme at a glance
- View photos from the event
Run over two full days this residential event was packed with positive vibes and determination that things are changing and stroke is been made a priority. Attended by more than 200 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals and a further reach of over 30,000 people watching the online live broadcasts showcasing different aspects of the event.
The highlight of the event for many was the powerful and emotional interview by Nick Ede with stroke survivor and Paralympian Megan Giglia MBE. Captivating the audience in the room and online with her own remarkable stroke journey from ‘Stroke to Rio’. ‘One of the most powerful, inspiring, emotional, funny talks I’ve ever heard’.
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- Living our values and rebuilding lives after stroke
Juliet Bouverie, Stephen King, David Jones, Donna Tipping, Paul McLean
- Looking forward in our research programme
Kate Holmes, Sandra Regan
- Stroke Recovery to Rio
Megan Giglia MBE and Nick Ede
- Making stroke a priority: update on the National Stroke Programme
Hilary Reynolds CBE, Dr Deborah Lowe, Juliet Bouverie, Charlotte Nicholls, Emma Raven
(view slides) (watch talk)
- Listening to you loud and clear: 10,000 stroke survivors and carers told us what matters most
Margaret Cheng, Mark Cadman
Click here to find out more about the lived experience report.
- Your UK Stroke Assembly Experience and Closing Remarks
Tony Banks, Joanie and Sarah Scott
- Help us select this year’s research priorities
Laura Piercy and Richard Francis
- Rebuilding Lives: Making communities more stroke friendly
Scott Smith and Becky Francis
(view slides) (watch workshop)
- Rehabilitation training after stroke
- How can you get involved with our work on the new National Stroke Programme
Jessica Rich and Beth Exworth and Emma Raven
- Aphasia and the Arts: how creative activity can help
Melanie Derbyshire and Stella Cairns
- Caring and Me
Samantha Jones and Margaret Harrod
- What does our stroke community look like?
Margaret Cheng and Mark Cadman
- Stroke to the core
List of exhibitors
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Royal National Institute of Blind People Different Strokes
Independent People Homecare
Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme
UK Stroke Forum
My Stroke Guide