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WSA/AHA Webinar - Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery
Title: Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery

Description:

Join international leaders in stroke and stroke rehabilitation to discuss guidelines, the importance of stroke rehabilitation and ways to utilize stroke rehab in multiple post stroke care situations.

(CE credit available)

Moderator: Prof. Nick Ward, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Speakers:

- Prof. Julie Bernhardt, Director at National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Center of Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery
- Prof. Marion Walker, Emeritus Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation at University of Nottingham, England
- Prof. Sean I. Savitz, Professor of Neurology, the Frank M. Yatsu Chair, and Director of the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth)

Topics:

- International Stroke Rehab and Recovery Alliance (ISRRA)
- Early rehabilitation after stroke.
- What's the Evidence for Current Guidelines and What are the Gaps

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity the learner will be better able to:

- Identify benefits for rehabilitation after stroke.
- Discuss guidelines from multiple organizations in stroke rehabilitation.
- List ways to measure improvement in quality of movement post stroke
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Speakers

Prof. Sean I. Savitz
Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease @The Frank M. Yatsu Chair, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth)
Sean I. Savitz, MD is a Professor of Neurology, the Frank M. Yatsu Chair, and Director of the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth). He graduated from Harvard College, received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed neurology residency training and a cerebrovascular fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Neurology Training Program. With over 30 participating faculty and a health system that sees over 4000 patients with cerebrovascular disease, the stroke institute’s mission is to develop novel treatments and health care delivery models for patients with ischemic stroke and brain hemorrhage. Dr. Savitz’s research focuses on stroke recovery, rehabilitation, and the application of stem cells as an innovative treatment for stroke.
Prof. Marion Walker
Emeritus Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation @University of Nottingham, England
Marion Walker is Emeritus Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation at the University of Nottingham, England. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and has played a leading role in developing a research culture within her own profession. Marion has a strong research portfolio covering a wide area of local, national and international research projects. She is passionate about supporting the next generation of stroke rehabilitation researchers and a strong advocate of patient partnership. She is also executive coach with a specific interest in coaching women to achieve their career ambitions. She is an Emeritus NIHR Senir Investigator and was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year Honours list 2012 for her service to stroke rehabilitation and stroke survivors.
Prof. Julie Bernhardt
Director @National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery
Professor Bernhardt has worked with stroke patients for over 30 years. She co-heads the Stroke Theme at the Florey Insitute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia, leading a research team developing and testing interventions to improve stroke recovery. She is Director, National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery, and a world leader of multi-country rehabilitation trials (eg AVERT, AVERT DOSE). She led two international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtables that set new research standards, culminating in development of the new International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance (ISRRA) in 2020. Julie is a strong advocate for Women in Science.
Prof. Nick Ward
Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation @UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Nick Ward is a Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neurorehabilitation at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. He is lead of the first dedicated upper limb neurorehabilitation programme in the UK. He has research grant income of over £14 million since 2003. His work seeks to understand the mechanisms of recovery of movement after stroke so that we might predict both optimal treatments of upper limb impairment and long term outcomes after stroke. He is Director of the UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation. He is Co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation, Deputy Editor of the Journal for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and Associate Editor of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. He delivered the Stroke Association Royal Annual Address in May 2019.