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UK Stroke Research Workshop 2019

A two-day workshop bringing together leading stroke clinicians, scientists, healthcare professionals and trainees from across the UK and beyond.

The third UK Stroke Research Workshop, arranged on behalf of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, will be held on 11 and 12 September 2019 at Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre in Manchester.

This follows the highly successful first two workshops held at the University of Cambridge in 2017 and 2018. We are very grateful to NIHR, the Stroke Association and British Association of Stroke Physicians for again providing support which has allowed us to offer highly subsidised rates to trainees, both clinical and non-clinical.

The workshop promises to be a very exciting two days with an outstanding programme featuring leading national and international speakers. It also provides a great opportunity for exchanging ideas between experienced stroke specialists and early career researchers. Previous workshops have included a wide spread of participants, ranging from clinicians and consultants, to medical students, basic scientists, therapists, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

There are a large number of slots for submitted oral abstracts as well as for posters and we encourage participants to submit their work as an abstract.

The programme includes updates on the latest stroke research including sessions on brain haemorrhage, psychological and cognitive consequences of stroke, stroke prevention, blood brain barrier and small vessel stroke, stroke recovery, and the microbiome and stroke, as well as a special session targeted at trainees on navigating the research pathway.



  • Novel surgical approaches, Barbara Gregson, Newcastle University
  • Latest developments in treating intracerebral haemorrhage, Floris Schreuder, Radboud, Netherlands
  • Challenges in improving outcomes after SAH, Hiren Patel, The University of Manchester
  • What causes dementia after stroke? Sarah Pendlebury, University of Oxford
  • Apathy – from neurobiology to treatment, Jonathan Tay, University of Cambridge
  • Post-stroke fatigue: From mechanisms to management, Gillian Mead, The University of Edinburgh
  • Personalising anti-platelet treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease, Tabassome Simon, UPMC-Site Saint Antoine, France
  • New advances in anti-coagulants, Jesse Dawson, University of Glasgow
  • Blood pressure – it’s not just systolic and diastolic, Alastair Webb, University of Oxford
  • An introduction to the BBB, Inge Mulder, Amsterdam UMC
  • Imaging BBB leakage in man, Laura Parkes, The University of Manchester
  • Cerebral small vessel disease- from BBB leakage to treatment, Joanna Wardlaw, The University of Edinburgh
  • Upper limb rehabilitation – from science to treatment, Nick Ward, UCL
  • Profile of post-stroke visual field loss, Fiona Rowe, University of Liverpool
  • Understanding post-stroke dysphagia, Shaheen Hamdy, The University of Manchester
  • The microbiome and stroke, Arthur Liesz, LMU Munich


Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words by 12 July 2019 to:


There are two categories of registration – trainee and non-trainee.

Trainees are defined as:

  1. Clinicians in a pre-consultant grade
  2. Allied health professionals within five years of registration or a current MSc and PhD student.
  3. Basic scientists: within three years of PhD

The basic registration (trainee rate: £50 ; non-trainee rate: £100) includes tea/coffee and lunch on both days of the meeting. There is an additional charge of £20 (inclusive of wine) for the workshop dinner on Wednesday 11 September.

Accommodation (trainee rate: £30; non-trainee rate: £80) at the conference venue can be arranged but there is limited availability so delegates are advised to book early should they require this.

Deadline for registration is 23 August 2019. Places for the meeting are limited so delegates are advised to register early.

Medical student bursaries

At least two fully funded bursaries (covering registration fees, accommodation and dinner, as well as £100 towards travel) are available for medical students. One of these is funded from the Jane White Stroke Research and the other from the Natalie Kate Moss Trust. To qualify for the latter the abstract must be related to brain haemorrhage.

To apply, submit a one page abstract of a research project in stroke you have carried out – you should be prepared to present this orally or as a poster. We welcome both clinical and pre-clinical projects.

This should be structured with:

  • title
  • authors
  • institution
  • background
  • methods
  • results
  • conclusions.

Any queries and submissions should be sent to Closing date is 9th June 2019.

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NIHR CRNGM logo BASP logo NIHR logo Stroke association logo




Chancellor’s Hotel and Conference Centre


Chancellor’s Hotel and Conference Centre
Chancellors Way,
Moseley Road,
M14 6NN