Time is brain when it comes to stroke survival. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability and is the second leading cause of death, nationally and globally.
Stroke can affect anyone - no matter your age, gender, or ethnicity. It's important to recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke whether it be for yourself or a friend or family member to ensure the right treatment can be given in the most timely way.
We're delighted to invite you to a live online community Q&A featuring three leading experts in stroke and stroke recovery.
When: Wednesday 28 April 2021
Time - 6pm - 7pm AEST
Where: Live on Zoom and Facebook Live. Register below to receive access details.
Professor Chris Levi is a neurologist and Director of the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. Professor Levi is part of a world-recognised team that are working to transform the clinical treatment of stroke and give 50,000 Australians who are affected each year a better recovery.
His research vision has been the translation of experimental stroke therapies into the clinical domain. He also has the objective of providing health care professionals with greater knowledge, better tools and more effective strategies to treat and prevent stroke.
Throughout his career, Professor Levi has made a number of ground-breaking discoveries and led prestigious clinical trials and studies. One of the major advances in recent years is the trial of the new clot-busting drug for the treatment of stroke called Tenectplase which was co-led by Professor Levi.
Professor Coralie English is a physiotherapist and a highly-experienced stroke clinical trialist. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of stroke survivors through physical activity.
Her research expertise includes understanding the impact of sedentary behaviour on health, both early and later after stroke, developing and testing interventions to enable greater physical activity, and understanding the role of physical activity in the management of fatigue after stroke.
Meredith Burke is a stroke survivor and a member of the steering committee for the HMRI Stroke Research Register since the very beginning. Meredith has co-produced training sessions for researchers in consumer involvement in research and accessible communications.
Meredith is a member of many stroke community groups in the Newcastle region. Professionally, before her stroke, Meredith was a vocational trainer who ran training sessions in communication and customer service for business owners.