2nd Webinar on Life After Stroke, Intimacy and sex: how to start the conversation to be made available on demand 

2nd Webinar on Life After Stroke, Intimacy and sex: how to start the conversation to be made available on demand 

Almost 600 people registered for our virtual event last week.  

If you were unable to join us on the day, you will be able to access the event on demand at your leisure at the end of this week. Go to www.elasf.org to find out more. 

In the session, stroke survivor, Diana, talks openly of dealing with her sexuality after having a stroke at 34. 

Some of the feedback from registrants:  

‘Thank you to all the speakers – such a valuable webinar. Really useful for my work with people living with stroke.’ 

‘Thank you so much for sharing and being so open about something so personal Diana. I have a much better understanding of the worries, fear and practical concerns that stroke survivors are dealing with in regards to sex and intimacy now. It will really help my work with stroke survivors going forward.’ 

‘Thanks, Diana, for sharing your experience. I work in rehabilitation with people who have had brain injury and hearing you has helped me to understand better what some of our service users may be going through. Thanks so much.’

‘Thank you so much Diana for your openness and your explanation of the changes you experienced after your stroke and how you overcome these things. I know that it will help me to support stroke survivors that I work with in the future.’ 

‘Thank you for this insight into your experience it is so so powerful to help me talk to others who may be struggling. Thank you for being so brave.’

‘Thank you so much Diana. What an incredible journey. This was incredibly helpful. You are an inspiration.’

Our next event in our Life After Stroke series will be on Emotional and psychological impact of stroke on 29 September – please save the date. You can also catch up on our first webinar Life After Stroke: challenges and ways forward. All information can be found at www.elasf.org 

Final programme for our Free Life After Stroke webinar on 20 May 2021

Final programme for our Free Life After Stroke webinar on 20 May 2021

 

If you’ve not signed up to our latest Life After Stroke event, there is still time. Find out why it is important to join by listening to speakers Doug Youngson (https://youtu.be/wEbhiHvv2i8), Dr Ana Carvalheira (https://youtu.be/O745zoMowVE) and stroke survivor Diana Wong Ramos (https://youtu.be/9JX6Zatlfd8), and participants Nuno Ferreira (https://youtu.be/UBUrdmAbKrM) and Lisa Kidd (https://youtu.be/9KuWvzstIcU) There is still time to join us – register free bit.ly/3edVHxp

 European Life After Stroke 20 May webinar update 

 European Life After Stroke 20 May webinar update 

Join Doug Youngson who will be presenting at the next free interactive webinar: Intimacy and sex – how to start the conversation on Thursday 20 May. Doug, a learning and development trainer at the Stroke Association, UK, will talk about how to develop confidence and give practical tips on how to have meaningful conversations for both health care professionals and stroke survivors. 

This event is for both healthcare professionals astroke survivors. Find out more at www.elasf.org or register for free here bit.ly/3edVHxp 

#StrokeStillMatters on European Stroke Awareness Day 

#StrokeStillMatters on European Stroke Awareness Day 

The pandemic has had a negative impact on running clinical research trials. 

There are nine million people in Europe with stroke. Stroke Alliance for Europe wanted to find out from patients why they had agreed to participate in clinical trials and why it was important to them. 

Hear from stroke survivors who participated in the SVDS@Target https://www.safestroke.eu/svdstarget/ and the Precious https://www.safestroke.eu/precious/ clinical trial research. 

Declaration for Action on Stroke launch across Europe

Declaration for Action on Stroke launch across Europe

On European Stroke Awareness Day, Tuesday 11 May 2021, Health Ministries across Europe are asked to sign the Declaration for Action on the Stroke Action Plan for Europe.

Led by The European Stroke Organisation and Stroke Alliance for Europe, the initiative aims to encourage European countries to show their commitment to improving stroke prevention, treatment, care and support, by signing the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration and add their voice to the fight against stroke across Europe. 

Find out more actionplan.eso-stroke.org/ 

Launch of new EU stroke research project. 

Launch of new EU stroke research project. 

New research announced today (11 May 2021), European Stroke Awareness Day will develop micro-robots to unblock blood vessels and fight stroke from within. 

 A new ground-breaking project, ANGIE, funded by the EU, aims to develop nano-surgeons that will enter the body to treat blood clots. 

 The ANGIE project will develop a radical, new technology for localised, targeted drug delivery based on steerable wireless nanodevices, capable of navigating the body vascular system to deliver drugs where no other instrument can go. ANGIE will offer health professionals vastly improved intervention capacity to tackle multiple chronic diseases and enable them to deliver drugs precisely where needed, with minimal side effects. 

 Read more www.h2020-angie.eu and https://www.safestroke.eu/angie/

Announcing our new chair of the 2nd Life After Stoke webinar on 20 May.

Announcing our new chair of the 2nd Life After Stoke webinar on 20 May.

Professor Anita Arsovska will be joining our 2nd Life after stroke webinar: Intimacy and sex after stroke: how to start the conversation as chair.

Anita is Professor of Neurology at the University “Ss Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, North Macedonia. She has a keen interest in the ongoing care and life after stroke for stroke survivors.

Anita says “Discussing intimacy concerns after stroke is a delicate conversation for both stroke survivors and health care professionals. But it is one we must have. I would encourage everyone to come and join us in a safe environment to start thinking about this important conversation”.

Find out more about the session here: elasf.org

Register for free here: bit.ly/3edVHxp

Sign up to the ESO Guideline Webinar, 11 May 2021, 3-5pm CEST

Sign up to the ESO Guideline Webinar, 11 May 2021, 3-5pm CEST

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) has been working on establishing new guidelines for stroke. Get first-hand information about upcoming ESO guidelines and register for the webinar.

Four speakers will present the following new guidelines:

  • Covert Small Vessel Disease – Joanna Wardlaw
  • Endarterectomy and Stenting for Carotid Artery Stenosis – Leo Bonati
  • Blood Pressure Management in Acute Ischaemic Stroke and Intracerebral Haemorrhage – Else Charlotte Sandset
  • Management of Space-Occupying Brain Infarction – Bart van der Worp

Registration is open and free to all.

2nd webinar in the Life After Stroke Series open for registration

2nd webinar in the Life After Stroke Series open for registration

The second in our series of free interactive webinars on Life After Stroke – Intimacy and sex after stroke: how to start the conversation, on 20 May, is now open for registration  bit.ly/3edVHxp

Intimacy and sex are important. However, for many stroke survivors this an uncomfortable subject with many struggling to come to terms with their ‘new’ body or identity and coping with the implications of this. Additionally, many healthcare professionals do not feel confident or able to talk about sex or to know how to best advise and support patients or their families.

This session will share insights from several perspectives and suggest how we might begin positive and open conversations about intimacy. It also underlines the need for greater awareness about sex and intimacy after stroke.

Register at bit.ly/3edVHxp

If you missed our first event, Priorities, challenges and ways forward, you can now catch up on demand at elasf.org