Update in the management of stroke

When and where

27 March 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

Update in the management of stroke

This 1-day conference will provide a useful update on the management of stroke, covering the measurement of the quality of services and how stroke services are best organised, together with essential updates on clinical management in acute stroke, secondary prevention and longer term sequelae.

It will be of value to all those who design and deliver services for people with acute stroke, including doctors and other clinicians (nurses and AHPs) and service commissioners and managers.

Stroke care is improving with better outcomes for patients but there are still widespread variations in practice and areas of therapeutic uncertainty. This conference will bring you up to date with the latest guidelines in stroke care, and new approaches to treatment. 

Programme highlights

  • how to use stroke data to improve stroke care
  • update on the hyperacute management of stroke
  • improved secondary prevention following stroke
  • understanding of the role of small vessel disease in cognitive impairment following stroke
  • new approaches to the management of aphasia.

Excellent conference, well organised with high quality content.

2016 conference delegate

Who should attend?

  • general physicians
  • neurologists
  • speech and language therapists
  • clinical psychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • GPs
  • stroke nurses
  • neurophysiotherapists
  • orthoptists
  • commissioners of services.

RCP events

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.


Please find the presentations from the conference below. Some presentations may not be listed due to permissions from speakers. 



Programme organiser: Professor Pippa Tyrrell, University of Manchester

09.30       Registration and coffee

09.55       Welcome and opening remarks - Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians

Session 1: Using clinical data to improve stroke care

10.00        Using data to drive improvements in stroke care - Professor Anthony Rudd, St Thomas’s Hospital London
10.30        What is the evidence to support changes in stroke service delivery?  - Professor Naomi Fulop, University College London
11.00        Coffee

Session 2: Acute management of stroke

11.20        Thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke: evidence and strategies - Professor Keith Muir, University of Glasgow
11.50        Acute management of ischaemic stroke - Dr Martin James, University of Exeter

12.20        Management of intracerebral haemorrhage -  Dr Adrian Parry Jones, University of Manchester

12.50        Lunch

Session 3: Post-acute management

13.50     Avoidance and management of post stroke pneumonia - Professor Craig Smith, University of Manchester

14.20     Speaker management of hypertension after stroke - Professor Tom Robinson, University of Leicester

14.50     Anti thrombotic treatment after intracerebral haemorrhage - Professor Rustam Al-Shahi-Salman, University of Edinburgh

15.20    Tea

Session 4: Longer term sequelae of stroke

15.40     Improving wellbeing in aphasia: an SLT's perspective - Professor Katerina Hilari, City University, London
16.10    Small vessel disease and cognitive impairment after stroke - Dr Fergus Doubal University of Edinburgh

16.40    Closing remarks by the Chair

16.45    Close of conference