Past Conference: Stroke Conference June 2011
NEW FRONTIERS IN STROKE:
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ADVANCES ACROSS THE STROKE
10 June 2011
CPD accreditation applied for by the Royal College of Physicians.
This conference is endorsed by the UK Forum for Stroke Training (UKFST).
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Stroke care is a fast moving discipline. With treatments and services improving rapidly, stroke has come a long way in recent years. However, the journey is not over. Research and new technology are constantly pushing the envelope and delivering new therapies, procedures and ways of working. So much so that staying up to date can be a challenge. Recognition of stroke as a medical emergency has also led to a significant reorganisation of services. Now designed to deliver optimal hyper-acute care and improve the outcomes for the growing number of stroke survivors.
Developments and innovation are not however isolated in the acute hospital phase of stroke. Improvements and new ways of delivering care are being pioneered across the stoke pathway by a diverse range of clinical professionals, from prevention through to long term care.
New Frontiers in Stroke is a new conference that has been developed to explore the most exciting current and future development in stroke care. Attendance will allow delegates to hear from leading UK and European stroke experts. They will provide an analysis of all the latest cutting edge stroke science, and explore recent advances in stroke treatment and care. The event explores the whole stroke pathway, featuring presentations from leading professionals, working in many of the key stroke care disciplines. This unique new event will enable you to remain up to date with the latest advances in stroke treatment and care, delivering the key information needed, in an affordable and accessible format.
Why attend this conference?
- This conference provides all the latest cutting edge advances in stroke treatment in one easy, one day event. Most established scientific stroke events are multi day and even the UK event requires travel to Glasgow.
- The programme looks across the whole stroke pathway and hears from leading clinicians that work in the various professions that work along the stroke pathway. The event is truly multidisciplinary.
- The delegate rate for the event will be significantly lower than attending either of the big competitor's and about half of the normal rate charged by most commercial conference providers in healthcare.
Professor Didier Leys
Professor of Neurology and Head of the Neurological Department Lille University Hospital
President of the European Stroke Organisation
Speakers & topics:
Professor Anthony Rudd
Professor of Stroke Medicine, Kings College London
Consultant Stroke Physician, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Director, Stroke London and Chair - Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party
Royal College of Physicians
Delivering implementation of hyper-acute stroke units (HASUs)
- Reviewing the UK experience of hyper-acute unit implementation to date
- Exploring the different models of hyper-acute stroke unit used in each region
- Examining the improvements that implementation enabled
- Involving local stakeholders in the development of HASUs
Professor Keith Muir
SINAPSE Professor of Clinical Imaging & Consultant Neurologist Institute of Neurosciences & Psychology
University of Glasgow
Extending the windows of effective stroke thrombolysis
- Exploring the outcomes findings from the SITS database
- Examining the emerging evidence around stroke thrombolysis for elderly patients
- Extending the time windows of effective thrombolysis
- Stroke thrombolysis practice outside of the UK
- Delivering intra-arterial thrombolysis
Professor Iris Q. Grunwald
Professor of Neuroradiology at Saarland University, Germany, Apl.
Consultant Radiologist and Neuroradiologist Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Lead of the Translational Stroke Project within the Biomedical Research Centre, University of Oxford.
New frontiers in Neuro-imaging
- Making the most of the advanced imaging technology currently available to improve outcomes for stroke patients
- Exploring the use of CT perfusion scanning for stroke
- Overcoming the challenges of enabling acute access to MRI in stroke
- Examining the current evidence for angiography
- Understanding the applications of imaging to regenerative and restorative approaches in stroke rehabilitation
Professor Lalit Kalra
Professor of Stroke Medicine
Kings College Hospital London, NHS Foundation Trust
Pushing boundaries in neuro-regeneration
- Exploring the latest advances in neurorestorative treatments after stroke
- Stem cell therapies as an emerging paradigm in stroke
- Examining developments in pharmacological approaches to neuro-regeneration
Professor Ross Naylor
Honorary Professor of Vascular Surgery & Consultant Vascular Surgeon
University of Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Safely delivering maximal benefit from carotid endarterectomy during the critical early period after a TIA or minor stroke
- Improving recognition of TIA in primary care and developing pathways to enable rapid referral to specialist services
- Exploring the current clinical evidence for best practice in vascular surgery post TIA
- Changing surgical practice to enable rapid intervention following a TIA
Dr. Rebecca Fisher
CLAHRC Stroke Rehabilitation Fellow
The University of Nottingham
Delivering early supported discharge in stroke
- Examining the outcomes evidence for delivering early assisted discharge (ESD)
- Developing clear guidance on what constitutes ESD and working to standardise the levels of rehabilitation available to patients
- Understanding the workforce required to deliver effective ESD
- Exploring the cost savings that can be achieved through ESD in stroke
Dr Christopher McKevitt
Division of Health and Social Care Research
Kings College London
Meeting the unmet need for long term care in stroke
- Evidence of long term outcomes
- Risk of recurrence and effectiveness of strategies to reduce risk
- Reported long term needs of stroke survivors
- Policy and interventions to meet unmet long term needs
Dr. Adam Paul Fitzpatrick
Manchester Heart Centre
Professor Caroline Watkins
Professor of Stroke & Older People's Care
Academic Lead and Chair of UK Forum for Stroke Training
The UK Stroke Forum and the SSEF: signposting the way to workforce development
- The NHS must continue to improve the quality of care despite the pressure to drive down costs; workforce development is fundamental.
- Health care staff must have access to post-registration training and education, which is high quality and fit for purpose, and so represents a cost-effective use of staff time.
- Recent developments initiated by the stroke community may allow NHS training to validate its fitness for purpose, and HEI courses to demonstrate clinical credibility; increasing the likelihood of purchase by the NHS.
- A Stroke-Specific Educational Framework (SSEF) has been developed as a first step in allowing standardisation of education and training. The SSEF will guide NHS, higher education staff (and other training providers) in the development of suitable learning programmes.
- The UK Forum for Stroke Training, part of the UK Stroke Forum, with multidisciplinary and public representation from all UK nations, will promote and support stroke workforce development using the SSEF.
- This talk will outline the issues, progress thus far, and future steps that will benefit workforce development, and that will ensure not only improvements in the clinical care for those with stroke, and those affected by stroke, but will also improve outcomes.
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Professor Didier Leys about the conference
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