Innovations in stroke care highlighted

 

The School of Health is set to host the Driving the Stroke Agenda conference on Thursday, 18 June 2009.

The all-day event is aimed at NHS and private sector healthcare staff and charities working with stroke patients, and will take place in the Mary Seacole Building at the Wolverhampton City Campus.

Healthcare professionals will discuss the latest innovations in stroke services and explore the different options available for stroke patients and carers.

The keynote speakers are Leonard Levy, from the Department of Health’s Vascular Programme, and Dr Damian Jenkinson, who is the National Clinical Lead for the NHS Stroke Improvement Programme. The event will be opened by Professor Ian Oakes, Pro Vice-Chancellor Regional Investment and Development at the University of Wolverhampton.

Mary Rayner Conference co-ordinator, said: "The ‘Driving the Stroke Agenda’ conference is about taking stroke care and management forward from the stroke strategy of 2007 and into the future."

The event will include a series of workshops by specialists, doctors and therapists covering topics such as challenges for Accident & Emergency departments, speech and language and workforce and staffing. There will also be a demonstration of the University’s hi-tech patient simulators, Sim Men, and an update on the national FAST campaign, which includes high profile television adverts.

The event is held in partnership with the Black Country Cardiovascular Network and West Midlands Stroke Research Network.

For more information, call 01902 518615, email strokeconference@wlv.ac.uk.

Further information

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