We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our first face-to-face conference on Life After Stroke on 10 March 2023 in Barcelona.
The European Life After Stroke Forum was created to bring together researchers, scientists, medical professionals, health policymakers, advocacy, or support groups, stroke survivors and their carers to share knowledge and network.
Due to COVID-19, our original planned conference had to be postponed. In its place we held a series of successful Life After Stroke Series of webinars in 2021 / 2022 to maintain moment and interest in this very important area of life after stroke.
‘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
How to register, more details about the programme and how to submit abstracts will be available from 10 November.
Sign up to our enewsletter and find out more about the European Life After Stroke Forum at www.elasf.org
Feedback from our Life After Stroke Series 2021/ 2022 online events
‘Thank you @StrokeEurope for organising such a great event. A morning of interesting insights into stroke care and the additional challenges caused by Covid. A particular highlight was the incredibly inspirational talk from Alexia about her lived experience.’
‘Thank you to all the speakers – such a valuable webinar. Really useful for my work with people living with stroke.’
‘These webinars are really useful and informative for everyone from stroke expert to stroke survivor, family or caregiver, and even after this webinar ends, it will be a good online content for sharing.’
‘Congrats to SAFE TEAM for organising this excellent webinar.’
‘Thank you for the excellent presentations including stroke survivor’s stories/experiences. I will definitely be aiming to embed some of these thoughts into my practise to empower my patients to be equipped for self-management of their condition in order to give them quality of life as stroke survivors.’
‘Thank you so much for such an interesting presentation – it was particularly interesting to hear from ‘expert witnesses’ and real-life experience of challenges and coping strategies.’
Our second free online event of 2022 on Wednesday 9 November is now open for registration.
We are pleased to bring to you three exciting sessions focussing on key issues faced by people living with stroke: getting back to work; fatigue and getting active. Chaired by Dr Carina Persson (Sweden), Professor Avril Drummond (England), and Juliet Bouverie (England) respectively. Each session will include a mix of presentations from stroke survivors and academically active speakers in the field of life after stroke.
There are many issues for people after a stroke including getting back to a good quality of life that is worth living. Here, the European Life After Stroke Forum event in November will focus on three areas that are really important to help those living with stroke get their lives back on track. These sessions will cover a mix of research and evidence, contributions from health practitioners as well as hearing from stroke survivors who will share their personal experiences. This event is for anyone with an interest in life after stroke and keen to improve services and care post stroke and rehabilitation.
SAFE Director General, Arlene Wilkie
We are currently seeking accreditation for this event from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
Book your place at https://bit.ly/3BSVPQc
If you missed our other events in the Live After Stroke Series, you can now catch up on demand at elasf.org
With the European Stroke Organisation, we have now published a Factsheet on the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018-2030.
This summary will help more people understand the basic tenets of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe and how the Plan aims to improve stroke care across the seven domains of the stroke care pathway.
You can download the Factsheet and find out more information at https://actionplan.eso-stroke.org/
Our first free life after stroke online event of 2022 on Friday 11 March is now open for registration bit.ly/33vv8lG
We are pleased to bring to you two exciting plenary sessions focussing on self-management and communicating after stroke with a mix of presentations from eminent speakers, and contributions from stroke survivors across Europe.
View the programme at bit.ly/3KmsUWu and book your place at bit.ly/33vv8lG
If you missed our other events in the Live After Stroke series 2021, you can now catch up on demand at elasf.org
Take a Selfie and help the FAST Heroes set a new official world record
The FAST Heroes educational campaign wants to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke. As part of their target to reach one million children, FAST heroes plan to set a new official world record for the largest online photo album. To help them reach their target of 2,0000 photos, you can upload your own photo wearing a superhero mask at https://recordattempt.fastheroes.com
If you upload four photos, you will receive a certificate of participation. If you do not have a mask, you can print your own at https://recordattempt.fastheroes.com/gr/mask
FAST Heroes was created by created by the University of Macedonia in collaboration with the Angels Initiative in 2019 to help children understand the importance of the immediate action we need to take when someone has a stroke.
The programme is now active in more than 20 countries worldwide, including many European countries, South Africa, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Singapore and others.
The Global Heart Hub is bringing together the cardiovascular patient community from across the world for its first annual Unite Summit.
This virtual conference will take place over two half days, with the aim of uniting and empowering cardiovascular patients, advocates and organisations on matters of importance to the community. The sessions will delve into:
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cardiovascular patient community and how the lessons learned can catalyse change
- How policymaking works, and how patients can use their understanding to advocate effectively
- What policies and guidelines in specific cardiovascular disease areas mean for patients, and what are the associated advocacy issues
- The benefits and drawbacks of digital innovation from a cardiovascular disease patient perspective.
Register for this FREE event at https://globalhearthub.org/unite/