Programme - Thursday 15th June 2017

VENUE: Sandy Park Conference Centre - Exeter



09:45–10:00  Introduction and welcome
Dr Rhoda Allison , Consultant Therapist in Stroke, Chair of Programme Committee

10:00–10:45 Keynote address - Keeping up with the evidence in Stroke Rehabilitation 
Professor Audrey Bowen-University of Manchester MAHSC
Session Chair: Rhoda Allison


11:15–12:00 Choose one of these three Parallel sessions on the day:

A. Maximising delivery of thrombectomy
Speaker - Professor Gary Ford, Oxford University Hosptals NHS Foundation Trust
Chair: TBC

B. Enriching relational knowing in stroke care: development of practices to support relationships on a combined stroke unit
Speaker - Clare GordonNIHR Clinical Academic Fellow, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Sarah Patterson, clinical specialist physiotherapist in stroke at Salisbury District Hospital
Chair: TBC

C. Managing Aphasia
Speaker - Dr Pauline Campbell, Glasgow Caledonian University
Chair: Claire Young

12:05 –13.00 Choose one of these three Parallel sessions on the day:

A. Imaging in hyperacute stroke
Speaker - Dr Alex Mortimer, Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist at Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Chair: Claire Fullbrook-Scanlon

B. What do the new national guidelines mean for nurses
Speaker - Caroline Smith, Consultant Nurse for Acute Stroke, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Chair: Tim Ayers

C. Early mobilisation and motor rehabilitation
Speaker - Dr Cherry Kilbride, Brunel University & Dr Nicola Hancock, Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Researcher with the Acquired Brain Injury Alliance, ABIRA, at the University of East Anglia.
Chair:  Laura Shenton


During the lunch period The Stroke Association will demonstrating
'My Stroke Guide' the Stroke Association self-management tool

14:00–14:45 Choose one of these three Parallel sessions on the day:

A. How do we assess risk in TIA
Speaker - Dr David Strain,University of Exeter.
Chair:  TBC

B. Psychological care across the whole stroke pathway
Speaker - Jason Price, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chair: Clare Gordon

C. Debate on models of community stroke services
Speakers - Julia Mardo, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Chair: Laura Shenton


15:15–16:30 Short Plenary Sessions

Session Chair: Claire Fullbrook-Scanlon 

15:15-15:30 Fatigue after Stroke - a clinical case study
Speaker - Helen Fivey, Stroke Specialist Physiotherapist, Stroke ESDT,
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

15:30-15:45 RETRAIN
Speaker - Dr Sarah Dean, University of Exeter

15.45 – 16.00 Upper Limb Rehabiltation
Speaker - Dr Ailie Turton, University of the West of England

16.00 -16.20 Network Update
Speaker - Dr Martin James, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Followed by final comments, close and depart