WA Stroke Symposium - 22nd Oct 2020
  • Sexuality, Intimacy and Relationships following stroke [PDF] - Sandra Lever, Coordinator of the Sexuality Clinic at the Royal Ryde Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney
  • Assessment and management of mood following stroke [PDF] – Dr Alicia Massarotto Consultant Geriatrician, Fremantle Hospital
  • Visuo-perceptual disturbance assessment and management following stroke [PDF] - Darrell Baker, Neuro-optometrist, Eyes on Oxford/Bullcreek Optometry
  • Aphasia Assessment and management following stroke [PDF] - Assoc Prof Erin Godecke, School of Medical and Health Science, ECU
  • Dysphagia Assessment and management following stroke, especially without instrumental assessment [PDF] - Julie Varian, SCGH Senior Speech Pathologist (Reference list; Eating Assessment Tool; Yale Swallow Protocol)
  • An overview of upper limb rehabilitation resources following stroke [PDF] - Barby Singer, Unit Coordinator TRACS WA (Stroke Foundation guidelines for arm activity)
  • Telerehab: implementation and practice including sustaining telerehab
    • Running groups, practical tips [PDF] - Kathleen Lucas- OT, Bunbury (Kit) and Jessica Clews- SP Bunbury (Jess) (South West);
    • Virtual groups [PDF] - Sarah Walton and Aileen Collins (Great Southern- Albany OT)
    • Video call – lessons learned [PDF] - Ruth Warr | Telerehabilitation Project Manager, WA Country Health Service – Innovation & Development

WACHS Workforce Education Series

31st August 2020

Acute Stroke Management and Secondary Prevention Monday - Presenter: Dr Shruthi Kamath, Fiona Stanley Neurology Fellow


Stroke Symposium 2019
A selection of recorded presentations and PDF format given at the symposium for 2019. For more information see the Event Program.
Day 1:
Introduction and Australian Stroke Foundation Update - Sharon McGowan pdf
Translating current research in rehabilitation post stroke into daily practice - Prof Natasha Lannin pdf
Research with Aboriginal stroke patients how might the findings change current practice pdf *no recording - Prof Beth Armstrong & Rebecca Clinch
How can neuropsychology assist us in the world of stroke rehabilitation - Dr Fiona Allanson pdf
Current Best Practice in TIA Management - Dr Patrick Salvaris pdf
Challenges and triumphs in implementing acute stroke paramedic pathways in WA - A Prof Paul Bailey pdf
Stream B - Lightning Presentationspdf
Stream B - Translation Science & Quality Improvement & Case Studies of Success - Prof Natasha Lannin pdf

Stream B - Plenary Discussion
Associate Professor Erin Godecke (Facilitator)
Ms Sharon McGowan
Professor Dominque Cadilhac
Ms Jessica Nolan
Professor Natasha Lannin

Interactive Panel Discussion

Dr Andrew Wesseldine (Facilitator)
Ms Sharon McGowan
Professor Natasha Lannin
Professor Beth Armstrong
Ms Rebecca Clinch
Dr Fiona Allanson
Dr Patrick Salvaris
Associate Professor Paul Bailey
Clinical Associate Professor William McAuliffe

Day 2:
Evolving systems of stroke care in 2019 - Prof Bruce Campbell pdf
How to use stroke data to translate best care into practice - from a clinical and health system perspective - Prof Dominique Cadilhac pdf
Lessons learned from the Joondalup Health Campus Stroke Unit - Stephanie McKenna pdf
Clinical Stroke Challenges from Joondalup Health Campus Stroke Unit - Dr Kevin O'Connor pdf

-Interactive Panel Discussion
Dr Wesseldine (Facilitator)
Dr Kevin O’Connor
Ms Stephanie McKenna
Professor Dominique Cadilhac

Associate Professor Erin Godecke

Smart Strokes Conference 2019 - Feedback Sessions
Recorded video conference feedback sessions (with powerpoint summaries) delivered by WA attendees, about their experience of:
  1.  Hyperacute care processes. Data & guidelines informing practice(PowerPoint) - Karen Gifford
  2.  Self-awareness,Cognition,Mood - (PowerPoint) Toni Heinemann
  3.  Driving & Goal Setting - (PowerPoint) - Toni Heinemann and Capri Laforest
  4.  TeleRehab. Measuring & promoting value of allied health -  (PowerPoint) - Ruth Warr
  5.  Stroke care in community & primary care - (PowerPoint) - Renee Dehring

Stroke Symposium 2018
A selection of talks given at the symposium for 2018:


Smart Strokes / Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) Conference 2018
Informative presentations from the conference for 2018:


WA Stroke Workforce Education VCs 2018
A series of stroke workforce education sesssions delivered via VC in 2018:


Western Australian Stroke Symposium October 21st & 22nd October 2017
Please find informative presentations from the Symposium held at UWA.


Stroke Study Day 2016

The first WA Stroke Study Day, hosted by TRACS WA and with the cooperation of the National Stroke Foundation,
was very successful. For those unable to attend, videos of the guest speakers' presentations and various powerpoints are available here.