UK Stroke Forum
UK Stroke Forum
The UK Stroke Forum is hosted by the Stroke Association and is a coalition of over 30 organisations committed to improving stroke care in the UK.
More than 1400 industry experts attended the 10th anniversary of the UK Stroke Forum conference at ACC Liverpool. The UK Stroke Forum is hosted by the Stroke Association and is a coalition of over 30 organisations committed to improving stroke care in the UK. The conference had over 90 expert speakers and researchers giving talks from December 1– 3 2015.
Where was the event held before?
- Harrogate International Centre
- Glasgow SECC
The UK Stroke Forum aims to bring together healthcare professionals in stroke annually to meet and share ideas to conquer stroke, and also enables patients to meet stroke professionals and help shape future services.
Who carried out the production?
ACC Liverpool carried out all the production for the event. The team delivered event management for plenaries, seminar rooms and a speaker preview service including AV provision. Additionally, they hosted the UKSF exhibition in Hall 2 which included event management services and PA systems for presentations and a choir during the drinks reception.
What was the format of the event?
The UK Stroke Forum conference provided an opportunity for stroke care professionals to learn about the latest research, service developments and new innovations. Delegates gained accredited professional training and networked with colleagues from across the entire stroke care pathway.
The conference ran alongside a “Know your blood pressure” campaign. A stand was set up in the galleria entrance of BT Convention Centre to encourage attendees to get their blood pressure checked. A charity fire-walk was organised where delegates and the local community were invited to brave the heat and walk across a path of hot coals.
Who were the guest/keynote speakers?
Professor Avril Drummond acted as chair of the 2015 UK Stroke Forum. She was joined by Professor Bo Norrving from Sweden, Professor Julie Bernhardt from Australia, Dr. David Cohen, Professor Tony Rudd, Professor Peter Sandercock, Professor Keith Muir, Professor Martin Dennis and Professor Diederik Dippel from The Netherlands, among other speakers.
Was an exhibition organised as part of the event?
Yes, more than 50 exhibition stands showcased new innovations and industry developments in the field of stroke research, treatment and care. There were over 180 research posters including on-going trials.
POST EVENT ANALYSIS/THE RESULTS
Would you return to ACC Liverpool/do you have any plans to return?
Yes, we will be returning to ACC Liverpool for our annual conference in 2016 and 2017.
What was the feedback from the delegates?
We have had nothing but positive feedback. We were in an extremely professional, friendly and experienced pair of hands at ACC Liverpool. We were helped and guided through the event with expertise and efficiency. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. They were well briefed and so helpful on a daily basis.
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