Open this Email for Your Invitation to listen to, and talk directly with via Zoom, the UK’s Leading Experts in Stroke Recovery!
Listen to and question Professor Cathy Price (UCL) about language recovery, Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg (Oxford University) about neuroplasticity & imaging, Professor Val Pomeroy (University of East Anglia) about movement analysis and Professor Avril Drummond (University of Nottingham) about the management of fatigue.
On 16th and 23rd September, ARNI and BBK are holding two COMPLETELY FREE 2.5 hour stroke rehabilitation event/discussions for survivors and their families, and for professionals who help those with brain injury.
The reason for holding these events is that these topics have ranked as the top four that survivors and professionals we’ve asked would like to ‘get the latest information about’ as they recover (or help others recover).
This is a rare chance for you to ask the experts about their presentation and any other query within their field of expertise. They will present for 45 mins each and the rest of the time will be concerned with taking your questions, so do come prepared with a few questions to ask: go for it!
These four people are experts who I myself try and engage with when I need help in order to help a patient with a certain issue. So whoever you are, be it professional, survivor, family member or carer, I urge you to book up for these events as soon as you can.
Reservations for these events are going quickly, so please do read the 2 flyers below and reserve yours NOW by emailing the email address on the flyer (email@example.com) or by just emailing me back. Do attend one or both days.
Professor Cathy Price is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at Queen Square, whose early work in human neuroimaging helped to produce new approaches for investigating the brain bases of cognitive functions. She also provided theoretical frameworks for understanding cognitive impairments in neurological patients. Her research has helped to transform our understanding of how the brain supports language processing – including speech perception, speech production, semantic memory and reading. Cathy has shown how specialisation for all types of language processing emerges through cross-talk among unique combinations of areas that are each involved in many other non-linguistic functions. Her current work is in the development of neuroimaging tools that predict and explain how stroke survivors recover from speech and language impairments (aphasia).
Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. WIN is a multi-disciplinary neuroimaging research facility. WIN aims to bridge the gap between laboratory neuroscience and human health, by performing multi-scale studies spanning from animal models through to human populations. Within WIN, Heidi heads the Plasticity research group. Her group is interested in how the brain changes with learning and recovery from damage, such as stroke. Her group use cutting edge brain scanning techniques to monitor brain change and develop new technologies to enhance rehabilitation effects following stroke.
Professor Valerie Pomeroy is Professor of Neurorehabilitation and Director of Research at the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia with expertise in translational research into neuroscience-based rehabilitation interventions (proof-of-concept and early phase trials). Emphasis is placed on care closer to home and development of sensitive physiological measures for timely identification of response to therapy, prediction of response and the neural correlates of response. A particular expertise is in MedTech development especially after securing team mentorship on the Design Council Leadership Programme in 2014.
Professor Avril Drummond is Professor of Healthcare Research in the School of Health Sciences in the University of Nottingham. She is Non-Executive Director at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. She is particularly interested in patient care and NHS research. She is an expert in rehabilitation research and evaluation of service delivery. An occupational therapist by background, her research includes rehabilitation research in stroke, traumatic brain injury, low back pain, total hip replacement, Multiple Sclerosis, specific studies of GP fit notes, hemianopia, early supported discharge, fatigue, falls prevention and home visit assessments, the work of the stroke units and community re-enablement.