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Plenary 1: The focus on life after stroke


This session highlighted the importance of our focus on life after stroke. The findings of a key European report on life after stroke and plans for implementation were presented and a project focusing on providing good life after stroke care and support was showcased.

A life saved is a life worth living

  • Launch of new SAFE research report on the unmet needs of stroke survivors and carers
  • Review of key findings
  • Recommendations for future action and research

Professor Charles Wolfe

King's College London, England

How Europe is responding to life after stroke?

  • Response to the new report, A life saved is a life worth living
  • How can we make life after stroke a political priority
  • Using Stroke Action Plan for Europe

Professor Peter Kelly

European Stroke Organisation President, Ireland

Life after stroke services (ABRIC) in Catalonia

  • Overview of the new life after stroke services (ABRIC) project in Catalonia
  • Presentation of the outcomes after the first year
  • Stroke survivor experience of using the service

Mercè Ayesta

Fundació Ictus Coordinator

Gloria Bou

Stoke Survivor, Barcelona, Spain

Plenary 2: Secondary prevention


This session presented some of the challenges and solutions around secondary prevention after stroke. It presented up to date knowledge around medicines, nutrition and gadgets.

Preventing recurrent stroke (medical secondary prevention)

  • An outline of key (medicine) management in stroke secondary prevention
  • The evidence behind the most commonly prescribed medicines after a stroke

Professor Rónán Collins

Tallaght University Hospital and Peamount Hospitals, Dublin, Ireland

How can I improve my nutrition after stroke?

  • There are more myths around nutrition than perhaps any other area in medicine- so what should stroke survivors know about nutrition post stroke?
  • What role does diet play in staying healthy and preventing further strokes?

Dr Jo Kwan

Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London, England

Evidence behind wearable technology post stroke

  • There are many new wearable devices aimed at keeping patients healthy - what can they really measure?
  • Is there robust evidence that these can keep you healthy and prevent further strokes?

Dr Liam Healy

Cork University Hospital, Ireland

Parallel Sessions

Driving after stroke - practical tips

Mobility and driving after stroke

Annika Linder MSc

Uddevalla Hospital, Sweden

Driving in Europe: rules, regulations and research

Associate Professor Helena Selander

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Driving after stroke: clinical practice

Ingrid Bolin

Mobilitetscenter, Gothenburg, Sweden

Creating services and a community where people live life well after stroke: a debate

Lived experience of recovery and reintegration after stroke (verbal presentation)

Jim Currie

Stroke survivor, Scotland

Core constituents required within a stroke service and the community for stroke survivors to live their lives well and not feel abandoned after rehabilitation ends

Dr Nicola Hancock

University of East Anglia, England

Professor Marie Elf

Delarna University, Sweden

Debate with the audience: What should be in place to enable people to live well

Highest scoring abstracts

Marina Charalambous

Cyprus Stroke Association

Markus Wagner

German Stroke Foundation

Diane Trusson

Nottingham University, England

Rubina Ahmed

Stroke Association, UK

Intimacy, relationships and sexual wellbeing after stroke

Dealing with intimacy, relationships and sexual wellbeing after stroke (verbal presentation)

Diana Wong Ramos

Stroke survivor, Portugal AVC Stroke Organisation, Portugal

Dr Hayley Wright

Coventry University, England

Aimee Walker-Clarke

Coventry University, England

Birgitte Hysse Forchhammer

Danish Stroke Association

Yago Bundgaard

Stroke survivor, Danish Stroke Organisation

Physical activity after stroke

Dr Sarah Moore

University of Northumbria, England

Mari Gunnes

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway