Spotlight on Stroke

May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 7:30pm
Stroke researcher Sarah Valkenborghs with Margaret

Spotlight on Stroke is a free community event on 2 May 2018, that is part of the HMRI Public Seminar Series. 

This community event is for everyone -  stroke survivors, researchers, doctors, stroke and rehabilitation professionals, community individuals and groups. Come along and share the conversation on the experience of stroke and what is best to do to heal the brain. The program has been put together from feedback from people with stroke who have participated in research studies, after linking with the Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register. Stroke survivors stories can help shape our future research.

Cost: Free

Food: Tea/coffee and light resfreshments will be provided.

Car Parking: Free car parking is available onsite.

Event Schedule

Seminar 1
2:00-4:00pm

  • A series of short talks and a panel discussion – please check back later for detailed program
  • Topics: The fatigued brain, the stroke detector helmet, and the value in connecting with people 'who get you'
  • Panel discussion: Prof Michael Nilsson, A/Prof Michael Pollack interviewed by Meredith Burke, stroke survivor

Expo
4:00-6:00pm (registrations not required)

  • Meet with us and share your story!
  • Chat with experts - stroke survivors who have 'been there', scientists, doctors and rehab professionals
  • See new technology
  • Talk to people from local health and community services

Seminar 2
6:00-7:30pm

  • A series of short talks and a panel discussion – please check back later for detailed program
  • Topics: Stress and the thinking brain, what's happening to my brain cells, choosing treatments to get the most from my brain
  • Panel discussion: A/Prof Rohan Walker and Prof Frini Karayanidis interviewed by Meredith Burke, stroke survivor
  • Other speakers include A/Prof Coralie English (co-author Australian Stroke Treatment Guidelines), Prof Neil Spratt (neurologist and neuroscientist), Kate Ryan (author, stroke survivor)
Venue
The Greenhouse, New Lambton Bowling Club
1A Tauranga Rd
New Lambton NSW 2305