World Stroke Organisation calls for stroke support organisation testimonials

World Stroke Organisation calls for stroke support organisation testimonials

At the 14th World Stroke Congress in Singapore in October 2022, the World Stroke Organisation will be showcasing the work of stroke support organisations from around the world.

They would like to share testimonials from stroke survivors, family and carers throughout the Congress.  This can be a short written piece, a quote, a poem, a photo, or artwork.

Find out more at https://www.world-stroke.org/news-and-blog/news/calling-for-sso-testimonials

Please send your testimonials to sarah.belson@stroke.org.uk by 10 October 2022.

 

 

 

 

Speakers for the European Life After Stroke series confirmed, 9 November 10.00 – 11.15 CET

Speakers for the European Life After Stroke series confirmed, 9 November 10.00 – 11.15 CET

Dr Carina Persson (Sweden) will be chairing this first session on going back to work after a stroke.

This important goal may seem impossible. Yet, in spite of impairments, a return to professional work is possible. This session provides practical help on doing this.

Carina will be joined by stroke survivor Anders Andersson (Sweden), Professor of Rehabilitation Research, Kate Radford (England) and Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine (Sweden)

Join us and you will learn from the latest research and a stroke survivor´s experiences.’

Carina Persson

Book your Free place at https://bit.ly/3daJuMQ

Stroke in women webinar

Stroke in women webinar

The World Stroke Academy is running a free webinar with international experts about stroke in women on 16 September 2022, 17.00 CET.

The session will focus on atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention and stroke in pregnancy and post childbirth.

AF and Stroke in Women – Dr Marialuisa Zedde (Italy)Stroke Prevention in Women – Professor Ana Catarina Fonseca (Portugal)Stroke in Pregnancy and Puerperium – Professor Anita Arsovska (North Macedonia)

The webinar is for everyone who is interested in learning more about this topic.

Book your place here

 

 

SAFE welcomes new board members at the General Assembly in June

SAFE welcomes new board members at the General Assembly in June

We welcomed three new SAFE Board members at our General Assembly meeting on 17 June 2022.

Jan Konig (Czech Republic), Dorina Dobreva (Bulgaria) and Marianne Tangen (Norway) applied for the roles and were voted in by our members.

Find out from Jan what motivated him to apply and what he would like to achieve in this role youtu.be/VmmPfFVQyI4

The assembly re-elected Chris Macey (Ireland) who will retain his role as Treasurer and Marina Charalambous (Cyprus) who will retain her role as Secretary.

The SAFE board has appointed two new honorary members – Grethe Lunde (Norway) and Jon Barrick (UK), as a thank you to all the hard work and support they have given to SAFE during their time on the Board. 

Other motions approved were the: 

  • Minutes of General Assembly June 2021 
  • 2021 Annual Accounts and the 2022 Budget 
  • New power of attorney 
  • Removal of France AVC as a member of SAFE 

Our member’s meeting – held on the same day – brought together more than 50 representatives from stroke support organisations in 25 countries. This was our first face to face meeting in over two years. The meeting gave us the opportunity to tell our members about our work, our achievements and involve them in developing our future strategy.

We welcomed special guests representing local member Fundacio Ictus, who celebrated their 15-year anniversary, and Professor Avril Drummond, Chair of the European Life After Stroke Forum Scientific Committee. Our President Harriet Proios gave an update on the award-winning Fast Heroes – saving the world one grandparent at a time – campaign. 

 

New eLearning course – Communications for Patient Advocacy

New eLearning course – Communications for Patient Advocacy

The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) has launched a new eLearning course on Communications for Patient Advocacy.

The series is divided into three modules – Communicating with impact, Communicating persuasively and Presentation skills for public speaking.

The course is the latest in EFNA’s Training Initiatives for Neurology Advocates programme. It is free, though registration is required. It is available in English, but subtitles in other languages can be enabled.

Learn more and register at www.efna.net/elearning

Essentials of Stroke Care Guide available to help improve stroke care

Essentials of Stroke Care Guide available to help improve stroke care

The Essentials of Stroke Care guide is for healthcare professionals to support them improve stroke treatment and care and to help implement the Stroke Action Plan for Europe.

It contains an overview of evidence-based interventions and the minimum standards of care a stroke survivor should expect through their entire chain of care including the pre-hospital, acute hospital stay, rehabilitation and life after stroke.

Listen to Professor Thorsten, from the European Stroke Organisation, talk about why he created this guide as part of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe, read the Essentials of Stroke Care or find out more about the Stroke Action Plan for Europe