Photos and Tweets from the 6th LSF

DSC_0566The 6th London Stroke Forum was a great success! We got the chance to see lots of new faces for this event and the feedback from everyone was quite positive.

Allow me the chance to wax poetic. We created the London Stroke Forum back in late 2014 with a simple wish – to have a pan-London lecture series on stroke research geared to clinicians, academics, stroke survivors, students, and the general public. This is the first time the venue has shifted away from King’s College London, and it was incredible to see University College London picking up the proverbial ball and doing a fantastic job in the process. (Two thumbs up for Dr. Sumanjit Gill!)

Thank you all for your support and dedication, I hope you enjoyed the 6th LSF. I’ve set up the picture gallery, so have fun perusing.

IMG_0448IMG_0450We also live-tweeted the event, so do pop on by @London_stroke in case you missed it. I cherry-picked one tweet just to whet your appetite.



Two Days to the 6th LSF!

The countdown has begun!

Food may be provided for the event, we are definitely working hard on bringing you this yummy development. For more in-depth info on the speakers’ talks, please click here.

And I want to give credit to the primary organiser of the event, Dr. Sumanjit Gill, for all her hard work on the 6th LSF event!

We hope that you can join us for this excellent presentation.

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Sixth London Stroke Forum!

The 6th London Stroke Forum has been announced!

Time: 24th February 2016 (Wednesday), 17:30-19:30

Venue: UCL, 33 Queen Square WC1N 3BG, Basement lecture theatre

Click here for a map of UCL’s Queen Square.

We are particularly excited as the good folks at University College London’s Institute of Neurology have planned an excellent set of speakers.

These two individuals have done some incredible work on stroke, and a panel of speakers with this much talent coming together is not the commonest of occurrences!

So, without further ado, I present the speakers below:

Dr David WerringProf David Werring

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; University College Hospital

Topic: Intracerebral Haemorrhage


Dr Robert SimisterDr Robert Simister

University College Hospital; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Topic: Endovascular Therapy

Photos, Tweets and Slides from 5th LSF

DSC_0416The Fifth London Stroke Forum went off really well! A special thanks to all of you able to make Prof. Peter Langhorne’s talk “Unpacking the Stroke Unit Effect” last Wednesday, you helped make it a great success.

Prof. Peter Langhorne has graciously allowed us to post his slides from the talk onto our website. Please click here to view the pictures and slides from the 7th Oct talk.

We also had some live tweeting during the event (see #london_stroke and our twitter feed) with some interesting commentary:


Fifth London Stroke Forum – Coming this October!

We are proud to present a time, date and venue for our Fifth London Stroke Forum! Please sign up here for the event.

Our speaker is Professor Peter Langhorne from the University of Glasgow, a leading researcher in the field of stroke research. We are quite honoured to have him speak and look forward to his presentation on Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 from 4-5pm.

Professor Peter Langhorne
Professor Peter Langhorne
  • Event: Fifth London Stroke Forum
  • Speaker: Professor Peter Langhorne
  • Professor of Stroke Care from the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Title: “Unpacking the Stroke Unit Effect”
  • Time: 7th Oct, 4-5pm, Wednesday
  • Venue: King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, Henrietta Raphael Function Room

Click here for a map of Guy’s campus.

Speaker Bio:
Principle clinical and research interests– management of stroke, developed and led a number of randomised trials and meta-analyses of stroke rehabilitation interventions.

Current research interests – evaluation of stroke recovery strategies including rehabilitation and general care.

UK Distinctions – co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Stroke Group, the current President of the British Association of Stroke Physicians (2011-2013), and previous clinical lead of The Scottish Stroke Research Network.

Worldwide Distinctions – UK chief investigator for the AVERT and INTERSTROKE international studies and is working with international colleagues to promote affordable stroke unit care in low and middle income countries (LMICs).


Photos and Tweets from the 4th LSF

DSC_0097Thank you so much for everyone who came out for Prof Gary Ford’s talk! We had about 50 people attend and you all helped make it a great success.

Prof Ford spoke about the challenges of translating clinical stroke research into workable programs for treating stroke. We were live tweeting from the event (#strokeforum) and were blown away by certain lines like this one:

, ‘the typical patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke is not treated ‘

To see the whole collection of pictures from the 4th LSF, please click here.

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Prof Gary Ford: Developed Protocol for Clot-busting Stroke Medication

In honour of Prof Gary Ford’s upcoming talk on 13th May (in 2 days!), we want to highlight a few of his accomplishments in a series of posts.

Thrombolysis is a clot-busting drug. If a stroke is caused by a blood clot, this drug may be able to break down and disperse the clot that is preventing blood from reaching the brain, therefore making the stroke less damaging.

Prof Gary Ford established a thrombolysis protocol in Newcastle in 1997 which has treated over 250 patients with intravenous thrombolysis. Currently 8% of acute stroke patients are treated with this drug. He also chaired the Emergency Response working group of the English Stroke Strategy and is Coordinator for England of the Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke (SITS) database.

Prof Gary Ford’s talk is this Wednesday! Come on over to King College London’s Guy Campus and hear him speak.


Professor Gary A Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Academic Health Science Network

 Title: Hyper-acute stroke therapies – meeting the challenge of translating evidence into clinical practice.

 Date and Time: Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 12pm-1pm.

 Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunt’s House, King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL.

Click here for a map of Guy’s campus.