We are pleased to confirm speakers for the plenary sessions for our first face to face Life After Stroke Forum on Friday 10 March 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

Programme overview

The European Life After Stroke Forum will cover the latest evidence and research in life after stroke.

The programme will build our collective knowledge in life after stroke, stimulate debate and improve the quality of life after stroke for people living with stroke in Europe.

Plenary 1

This session will highlight the importance of our focus on life after stroke. The findings of a key European report on life after stroke and plans for implementation will be presented and a project focusing on providing good life after stroke care and support will be showcased.

Speakers confirmed:

  • A life saved is a life worth living, Professor Charles Wolfe, King’s College London, UK
  • Life after stroke services (ABRIC) in Catalonia, Mercè Ayesta, Fundació Ictus Coordinator and Gloria Bou, stroke survivor, Spain.

Book your place by 31 December 2022 for an early bird rate at http://bit.ly/3UDIuli

Plenary 2

This session will present some of the challenges and solutions around secondary prevention after stroke. It will present up to date knowledge around medicines, nutrition and gadgets.

Speakers confirmed:

  • Medical secondary prevention post stroke, Professor Ronan Collins, Tallaght University Hospital and Peamount Hospitals Dublin, Ireland
  • Nutrition post stroke, Dr Jo Kwan, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London, England
  • Evidence behind wearable technology post stroke, Dr Liam Healy, Cork University Hospital, Ireland

Book your place by 31 December 2022 for early bird rates http://bit.ly/3UDIuli

‘There are few opportunities regarding conferences, workshops, and shared networking events for advocates and researchers in the life after stroke area of care. Also, there is limited evidence and research data in longer term management and care and stroke survivors often feel abandoned after rehabilitation stops. This conference with stimulate debate and ultimately improve life after stroke.’ Avril Drummond, Chair, European Life After Stroke Forum

Parallel sessions

In addition, we will hold parallel sessions which include the following topics – driving, mental health, sex and intimacy, empowering stroke survivors and good stroke care. The parallels will be presented in different formats; a debate, fishbowl format, workshops and lectures. We will also showcase the highest scoring abstracts.

For more information visit www.elasf.org