Season’s Greetings from the SAFE team

Season’s Greetings from the SAFE team

We wish to extend our thanks for your continued support during another challenging year.  

We hope you all keep safe and well, and manage to have festive break with loved ones.

We look forward to working with you in 2023 with renewed vigour to raise awareness of stroke, reduce the number of strokes in Europe by advocating for better prevention, access to adequate treatment, post-stroke care and rehabilitation. 

Early bird rates for the European Life After Stroke Forum ends 31 December 2022

Early bird rates for the European Life After Stroke Forum ends 31 December 2022

Book your place for our first European Life After Stroke Forum on 10 March 2023 in Barcelona, Spain by the end of the year and you will benefit from our early bird rates which ends on 31 December 2022.  

About the Forum

The Forum is the place to find the latest evidence and research in this neglected area of stroke care.

Our goal is to build the life after stroke healthcare, research and patient community, stimulate debate and build our collective knowledge in life after stroke.

Registration

Register before the end of the year to benefit from our early bird rates. Book your place here bit.ly/3UDIuli

Programme overview

Our forum programme covers a range of topical issues in life after stroke and will include keynote presentations by eminent speakers supplemented by contributed talks parallel and poster sessions.

See our programme at bit.ly/3GeAgvr

Abstract submission for the European Life After Stroke Forum 10 March 2023, Barcelona, Spain

Abstract submission for the European Life After Stroke Forum 10 March 2023, Barcelona, Spain

We are seeking abstracts for the European Life After Stroke Forum being held on 10 March 2023 in Barcelona, giving those interested an opportunity to present either a 10-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation.

We are looking for applications in two areas:

  • Scientific applications: for completed or ongoing trials and studies in the broad area of life after stroke.
  • Grab and Steal: to share experiences of service developments in life after stroke where these original ideas and innovative practices could be used by others.

You have until 10 January 2023 to submit your abstract and we look forward to receiving your submissions. Find out more bit.ly/3X0Je5x

Abstracts will be reviewed and all submissions will receive their notification letter by Friday 10 February 2023.

European Life After Stroke webinar series 2022 now available on demand

European Life After Stroke webinar series 2022 now available on demand

Our last free online event of 2022 held on Wednesday 9 November is now available to view on demand.

Session overview

  1. Getting back to work after stroke

Going back to work after a stroke is an important goal for many but may seem impossible. Yet, in spite of impairments, a return to professional work is possible. This session provides practical help on doing this.

  1. Fatigue after stroke – what can we do?

Fatigue after stroke is common and debilitating. Yet despite much research, there are many unanswered questions about fatigue and how best to manage it. This session provides an overview of the topic and the important issues for both clinicians and stroke survivors.

  1. Physical activity – getting active without sweat and lycra!

We know that it is important that stroke survivors are active.  This session will include a summary of the evidence base for physical activity, how therapists support stroke survivors to get and stay physically active.

Watch any of these sessions at your leisure at elasf.org/past-events/2022-webinar-resource-centre/

Abstract submission for the European Life After Stroke Forum 10 March 2023, Barcelona, Spain

Speakers confirmed for our first Life After Stroke Forum, 10 March 2023, Barcelona

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