About UCL World Stroke Day Forum

The UCL World Stroke Day Forum is an annual event that takes place around World Stroke Day in October each year. Launched in 2018, the forum brings together stroke survivors, carers, researchers, clinicians and charities all focused on improving research and rehabilitation for stroke. 

The Forum was originally designed as a one-day event in central London. However, since 2020, the Forum has been a week long digital event with participants signing in from all over the UK and abroad.

The Forum offers a range of talks, documentaries and workshops that engage and promote conversation between all our contributors. It values the expert knowledge that those with lived experience, as either a stroke survivor or a carer, can offer the research and rehabilitation conducted at UCL, and the support offered by charities.

The aims of the Forum are to:

1. Empower stroke survivors to contribute to and influence the future of stroke research and rehabilitation at UCL.

2. Provide researchers and clinicians with an opportunity to engage openly with stroke survivors and carers about their research and the current rehabilitation landscape within the NHS.