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UCL World Stroke Day Forum

UCL World Stroke Day Forum was held on Tuesday 29th October 2019

Usher talking to attendee

Our annual World Stroke Day Forum brings together researchers, clinicians, charities, stroke survivors and their families to empower stroke survivors to engage with and contribute to our work, with the aim to improve prognosis and rehabilitation after stroke.

The one day event comprises of:

  • workshops
  • talks from a diversity of people across rehabilitation research
  • an expo area hosting stalls on research, clinical work and leading charities for stroke research and care

Researcher talking to attendees

The first event, in 2018, was a great success with positive feedback from researchers, ushers and stroke survivors alike. As such, it is now a part of our annual public engagement programme and contributes heavily to our vision of empowering those with psychiatric and neurological conditions to meaningfully contribute to research.

“To develop high-quality research and ultimately better healthcare for stroke survivors it is essential to establish a common understanding of the needs, experiences and priorities of those living with the results of stroke. Events like this really help us do that.” Professor Jenny Crinion, Neurotherapeutics Group, UCL

“Everyone has written me off, but I’m capable of doing more – research is so exciting for me!”Stroke Survivor

“I wish there had been something like this when I had my stroke seven years ago.” – Stroke Survivor

“I thought that the researchers managed to convey very well that it was their (the patients’) opinion that mattered and that their feedback was very valuable to them, so the visitors felt that they were contributing to research.” – Usher Volunteer

Research Groups

  • Movement & Fatigue Research, UCL
  • Neurotherapeutics Group, UCL
  • The Effort Lab, UCL
  • Upper Limb Rehabilitation Project, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Researcher trying blood pressure cuff