12-10-2022

UCL World Stroke Day Forum Returns in October 2022

A free Forum run by UCL for stroke survivors and their loved ones will return in 2022.

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Now in its fifth year, UCL World Stroke Day Forum aims to empower stroke survivors to influence the future of stroke research at UCL.

The forum, sponsored by The National Brain Appeal, encourages an open dialogue between researchers, clinicians, charities, stroke survivors, carers and loved ones.

Since 2020 the Forum has been held entirely online due to the pandemic. For the first time, UCL World Stroke Day Forum 2022 will be a hybrid event.

Online sessions will be held in the two weeks leading up to an in-person event at Church House Westminster, London on Friday 28th October.

The forum will build upon previous years successes, where in 2021 over 500 stroke survivors, loved ones and carers signed up to our online events.

Theresa Dauncey, Chief Executive of The National Brain Appeal, said:

“This forum is such a valuable source of information for stroke patients and their families and one that The National Brain Appeal is delighted to support.

Improving the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients continues to be a key area of investment for the charity. At Queen Square, we have recently supported the Emergency Stroke Unit’s video-assisted triage pilot to ensure patients get the right care in the right place at the right time, helped to establish the 24/7 interventional radiology service for emergency thrombectomy (blood clot removal), as well as funding the Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programme (ICAP) to help patients overcome speech and language difficulties post-stroke.”

This year UCL research groups will team up once more with stroke charities to deliver panel discussions, interactive talks and workshops.

The exciting programme of free events will include a series of online panels with leading stroke experts starting from the 17th October 2022.

These events will lead up to the in-person event at Church House, Westminster, London on Friday 28th October 2022. The full day event will provide people with the opportunity to engage with researchers and charity partners in an open expo space, and learn more about post stroke support, research and rehabilitation in a series of talks and hands on workshops.

At UCL we are very excited to see the forum return once again as an opportunity to contribute to stroke research and support.

Professor Cathy Price, Cognitive Neuroscientist at UCL Department of Imaging Neuroscience said:

“The forum is an incredible opportunity to bring together stroke survivors, loved ones, charities, researchers and clinicians with the common goal of improving stroke research and rehabilitation.

While it has been brilliant to be able to engage with record numbers of people online over the past few years, we are looking forward to combining the best of both worlds with both online and in person elements to this year’s UCL World Stroke Day Forum.”

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