For Health Care Professionals, All Disciplines

Friday 27th April, 2018 – Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin


The deadline for receipt of abstracts (Poster and Oral presentations) has been extended to Friday 9th March, 2018.  Submissions on all aspects of stroke care are welcome. Abstracts can be submitted via https://strokeconference2018.exordo.com


Full programme will be available shortly.  Registration is open at Eventbrite

Topics and speakers include:

Dr Diana Aguiar de Sousa, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal – Emergency Stroke Service Management across Europe

Professor Nick Ward, University College London, UK – Upper Limb Rehabilitation & Functional MRI

Dr Liz Lightbody, University of Central Lancashire, UK – Psychological assessments post stroke

Dr Olive Lennon, UCD – An overview of the evidence for non-pharmacological secondary prevention after stroke

Dr John Thornton, Beaumont Hospital – Thrombectomy update

Dr Ronan Collins, Tallaght Hospital, National Stroke Programme update

Libby Cunningham, Mater Hospital – Neglect Post Stroke

Louise O’Regan, Dublin – Anosognosia post stroke

Emma Hickey, Beaumont Hospital – Eight years of Swallow Screening in Beaumont Hospital

Joan McCormack, National Stroke Register update


Abstracts Guide:

A 300 word limit applies. Please do not use tables or figures.  References and ethical approval should be detailed in the ‘Additional Info’ section and will not contribute towards word count. All sections of the online application must be completed. Abstract guidelines are detailed on the above web application. Abstracts which do not adhere to these guidelines will NOT be considered.  Any technical issues can be directed to support@exordo.com and more general conference queries can be directed to tegan@irishheart.ie


PLEASE NOTE the closing date for abstract submission has been extended to Friday 9th March 2018 at 5pm.

Both research reports and practice/service development reports will be accepted. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are welcome.

Prizes will be awarded for best poster and oral presentation. The lead presenter may be from nursing, allied health professional or medical disciplines. Presenters must register and be in attendance at the conference to be eligible for awards. Consultants may submit and present work, but are excluded from eligibility for prizes.


Closing date for abstract submission – Friday 9th March 2018 by 5pm

Presenters will be notified of the outcome by Friday 23rd March 2018


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