Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke 20th Annual Stroke Conference

For Health Care Professionals, All Disciplines

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th March, 2017

Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin




The Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke was established in 1997 and is dedicated to furthering excellence in stroke care in Ireland. The 20th Irish Heart Foundation Stroke study day will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th March 2017 in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.

There will be an expanded conference programme in celebration of our 20th anniversary.  A number of key note speakers will present on Thursday afternoon followed by a drinks reception to which all delegates are invited to attend. The conference programme will continue on Friday 10th March and, in addition to the usual programme format, will include parallel sessions and guided poster tours. Full programme details will follow when speakers are confirmed, together with registration instructions.

Abstracts are now invited for POSTER AND ORAL presentations. Submissions on all aspects of stroke care are welcome.  Abstracts should be submitted online through the IHFStroke2017 web application  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 in attachment below and on the above web application. Abstracts which do not adhere to these guidelines will NOT be considered.  Any technical issues can be directed to and more general conference queries can be directed to

PLEASE NOTE the earlier closing date for abstract submission of Friday 9th December 2016 at midnight.

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.

Presenters will be notified of the outcome by Friday 27th January 2017 at the latest.