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Stroke Forum announces official links to BJC

The British Journal of Cardiology will be one of the official journals of this year’s UK Stroke Forum, which will be held 3 to 5 December, at the Harrogate International Centre.

UKSF Chair Professor Tom Robinson said: “We are delighted to welcome the British Journal of Cardiology as one of the official journals of the UK Stroke Forum. We value its commitment to improving awareness of stroke and stroke prevention in both primary and secondary care and look forward to a successful partnership”.

“I firmly believe in the benefits of collaboration across disciplines and disease areas related to stroke research. The UK Stroke Forum is a coalition of over 30 stroke care organisations committed to improving stroke care in the UK. As Europe’s largest multidisciplinary stroke meeting, the UK Stroke Forum Conference attracts key decision makers, leading researchers and staff working on the frontline to debate key issues, be briefed on major new trials results, and, above all, to develop new collaborations to benefit stroke survivors,” he added.

UKSF Chair Professor Tom Robinson

UKSF Chair Professor Tom Robinson

The UKSF 2013 preliminary programme is now live, showing new sessions including ‘Setting stroke research priorities’ and a course of ‘Nursing and rehabilitation’ training workshops.

Essential keynote talks from leading international speakers will include:

*   Professor Gary Ford on pre-hospital Care

*   Professor Leeanne Carey on targeting viable brain networks for recovery and rehabilitation

*   The latest news on interventional therapy trials from Professor Keith Muir

Register by 2 August 2013 to get discounted rates for registration and hotel accommodation at UKSF 2013.

Highlights include:

Parallel sessions 3

08.30 – 09.45

Main

Auditorium

Parallel 3A

Cardioembolic Stroke

Chair: Dr Cathie Sudlow

Detecting AF post stroke

Dr Alistair Sandilands

Newer oral anticoagulants

Dr Stavros Apostolakis

PFO closure devices and other interventions for stroke prevention

Speaker to be confirmed

Oral Abstract to be confirmed

Full programme available at http://www.ukstrokeforum.org/sites/default/files/2013%20preliminary%20programme_03.07.13_for%20websitev2.pdf

Published on: July 30, 2013

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