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Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum


SSAHPF, GCU and SSNF Conference 2021

Ageing well with stroke in the era of COVID-19

Thursday 17 June

Conference website

What is this conference about?

The theme of this online conference is ‘Ageing well with stroke in the era of COVID-19’. At a time where people affected by stroke have been experiencing unprecedented changes in their care and rehabilitation, this conference aims to create an opportunity to share insights acquired during the pandemic and disseminate research findings and service innovation to facilitate recovery and healthy ageing after stroke.

There will be three symposia, which will explore:

  1. The individual experience of stroke care and rehabilitation during the pandemic; the impact of physical deconditioning and social isolation – especially for older people – and recommendations for clinical practice
  2. Service models and innovation during the pandemic: a model of rehabilitation nursing; innovation in goal setting and action planning, communication strategies, physiotherapy, and bladder rehabilitation
  3. Programme for Government: the Scottish Government’s vision for a progressive stroke rehabilitation service.

In addition, the programme will comprise:

  • Rapid showcase of research and innovation in service development, rehabilitation technology and
    education. Abstracts for this showcase are invited, please see below.
  • Company symposia by conference sponsors
  • Exhibitions

Who is the conference for?

The conference is intended for anyone involved in stroke care, rehabilitation and long-term support, including: nurses, allied health professionals, doctors, researchers, bioengineers, educators and students in these fields, as well as representatives from the 3rd sector. It may also be of interest to people affected by stroke.

Who is organising this conference?

This conference, the first of its kind, is hosted jointly by Glasgow Caledonian University’s Ageing Well Research Group and the Living with Stroke and Other Neurological Conditions Research Group, as well as the Scottish Stroke AHP Forum and the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum. Due to the pandemic, many organisations had to cancel their conference in 2020. By joining forces, the conference hosts aspire to creating a cross-disciplinary platform that is stronger than ever before, to ensure that knowledge and insights be shared with everyone involved in stroke care and rehabilitation, for the benefit of people affected by stroke.

When does the conference take place – and how?

This conference is scheduled for Thursday 17 June, from 12.00 (‘virtual doors open’ at 11.30) to 16.30. This conference will be entirely online, and content can be accessed, on demand, for a year after this date.

What does it cost?

Registration fees are:

  • Full fee: £35
  • Student fee (proof will be requested): £25

How do I register?

Please register via the following website:

Conference website

I would like to submit an abstract for the Rapid showcase

Abstracts are invited for the rapid showcase of new research and innovation in service development, rehabilitation technology and education. This will involve 3-minute oral presentations and a maximum of 2 slides per person.

Abstracts submission deadline: 12 midnight, 26 April

Please follow this link for submitting an abstract:

Submit Abstract