Written by Dr Pippa Tyrrell, Clinical Lead for the North West Stroke Research Network and GM CLRN Stroke lead.
Our North West Stroke Research Network meetings are excellent events for researchers, healthcare staff, patients and the public to come together to discuss the latest findings in studies and look at the priorities for the future.
This year’s event is titled ‘Advancing Stroke Care through Research’ and we’ll be discussing what future stroke research will be investigating and what the benefits could be for patients, during both the acute and rehabilitation stages of stroke.
Our keynote address this year is concentrating on the rehabilitation aspect, with Professor Derick Wade, consultant in neurological rehabilitation at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, giving the address on: ‘What will research deliver for stroke rehabilitation in the next decade’?
Building on feedback from previous years, the first morning session has been designed to be of specific interest for health professionals, who will hear from Professor Sarah Tyson about the outcome measures used in stroke research, and from Professor Keith Muir about stem cell research with potential benefit to stroke survivors. The rest of the day has been designed primarily for lay people, especially stroke survivors and their carers, but the event is open all day to anyone who is interested in attending. Please feel free to drop in and out of the talks and exhibition area as you like.
The full programme is available to download and there will be exciting exhibitions from many stroke organisations throughout the day.
This year the meeting is being held on Friday 28th October, just one day before World Stroke Day, and is at the DW Stadium in Wigan.
As ever, it is free of charge but places are limited to 150 spaces and in previous years we’ve had a waiting list for people wishing to attend. If you’d like to come you must book your place with the NW SRN Administration Team Pamela Haslam and Catherine Keaveney by calling on: 0161 206 2018.
The deadline for registration is 23rd September 2011.