The second WA Stroke Symposium was held at the UWA Club on 10/11th November. The meeting was extremely successful and was very well attended by a wide range of clinicians, researchers and educators, as well as Sharon McGowan, (CEO of the National Stroke Foundation) and internationally recognised researchers including Professors Julie Bernhardt, Sandy Middleton and Chris Bladin, Associate Professors David Blacker and Erin Godecke and many local stroke experts.
In addition to presentations by these clinical experts, attendees were able to choose from three workshops including on: hyperacute stroke management, stroke rehabilitation, or an introduction to neurological examination and imaging. The broad scope of the content, and the many opportunities to network with colleagues interested in promoting high quality stroke care, across the continuum, was much appreciated by the symposium attendees.
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Wesseldine, WA Stroke Director and his team for a great meeting! TRACS WA funded an audio visual company to video many of the sessions, and these resources will be available on our website early in 2019.
TRACS WA would like to congratulate Clinical Professor David Blacker, who was the recipient of the 2018 Award for Excellence in Stroke Care delivery. David is a neurologist and stroke physician at SCGH, Clinical Professor of Neurology at UWA and Medical Director of the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science. He has been instrumental in developing integrated hyperacute stroke services across WA and has managed thousands of stroke patients at SCGH from acute presentation through to rehabilitation. He is a prolific researcher and a tireless advocate for translation of the evidence into best practice stroke care, and a very deserving recipient of this accolade.