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Intervention Through Collaboration

                      

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StrokeCog & SCTNI

Joint Conference  – 27th November 2020 – Online

StrokeCog, RCSI and SCTNI, supported by HRB are hosting our first virtual conference this Autumn. Join us on the 27th November for a half day of exciting talks and presentations.

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Event Programme

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Setting the Cogs in Motion: Intervention though Collaboration
This event promises to be a great day of exciting talks and presentations from speakers including Professor Terry Quinn, University of Glasgow and Professor Urs Fischer, University Hospital, Bern among many others.

There will be a mix of patient/public, researcher, policy and health-care professional speakers and this is set to be a very interesting event!


Registration is FREE, but places are limited so register early!

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Our Conference Chairs

Prof Kathleen Bennett

Associate Professor, RCSI Hrb Research Leader Unit

Prof Kathleen Bennett is Associate Professor in Biostatistics in the Division of Population Health Sciences, RCSI and a Health Research Board (HRB) Research Leader.

Prof Bennett leads a research team undertaking a programme of research titled ‘Statistical epidemiology in Population Health and Health Services Research: Quality and Patient Safety in Medicines’. Prof Bennett was a co-investigator in the Irish Cancer Society’s first collaborative cancer research centre, BREAST-PREDICT, a co-PI in the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research and a co-PI on the HRB funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) StrokeCog Study.

Prof Bennett has over 25 years experience of undertaking medical research. After completing her BSc in mathematics and statistics at Southampton University, UK she spent 2 years working as a clinical trials statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to Southampton to complete a PhD. She was employed as an epidemiologist/ statistician in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity College Dublin for several years before joining RCSI in 2016.

Prof David Williams

Professor of Stroke Medicine at RCSI and Consultant Stroke Physician at Beaumont Hospital Dublin.

Professor of Stroke Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and Consultant Stroke Physician at Beaumont Hospital Dublin. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Ireland and Edinburgh, The British Pharmacological Society and The British and Irish Hypertension Society.

His research interests include stroke medicine,hypertension, patient safety and prescribing.

He has served as Clinical Vice-President of the British Pharmacological Society between 2007-10 and is currently managing editor of the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. He is currently the Irish National Speciality Director of training for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 
He is a co-applicant of the StrokeCog study. He is the RCSI co-director of the Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme and Co-director of the Stroke Clinical Trials Network Ireland(SCTNI). He is the Principal Investigator for the Irish National Adverse Events Study and Co-Lead for the HRB-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, iPASTAR which will examine improved pathways for acute stroke care and rehabilitation.He was elected president of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists in 2019.

Dr Maev-Ann Wren

Research Area Co-ordinator, Health and Quality of Life research at ESRI

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Prof Frances Horgan

Associate Professor, RCSI School of Physiotherapy

Frances Horgan is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy at the School of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

She teaches on the BSc Physiotherapy and taught masters programmes.
Her research interests are care of the elderly and stroke rehabilitation.
She leads the Recovery Operating Group (ROG) of Stroke Clinical Trials Network Ireland (SCTNI).
Frances is the Co-PI with Professor David Williams on a recently funded 5-year HRB Collaborative Doctoral Award, on Improving Pathways for Acute Stroke and Rehabilitation (iPASTAR).
She is a member of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke.

#StrokeCog2020 Speakers

Dr Marcia Ward

Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist &
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Cognitive rehabilitation following stroke: The Longer Term Community Perspective

Marcia works in Headway, a community neurorehabilitation service for people with acquired brain injury. Marcia’s interests are in neuropsychological evaluation and in supporting people’s neuropsychological adjustment to the impact of neurological conditions. She teaches on a number of University courses. Marcia has published research in the area and continues to engage with her clients on research projects to inform neurorehabilitation practices and services.

Dr Nora Donnelly

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
StrokeCog, RCSI

Cost of Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment in Ireland

Nora is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the HRB funded StrokeCog study. She holds an MA from the University of Glasgow, MSc from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Health Services Research from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Nora’s research interests include ageing and the determinants of healthcare utilisation, particularly the transition to long-term care. Prior to her PhD, Nora worked with the National Centre for the Protection of Older People and the School of Public Health in UCD. She also worked with GOAL for six years evaluating the impact of HIV/AIDS and disability health services.

Dr Terry Quinn

Senior Clinical Lecturer & Honorary Consultant , Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow.

Deconstructing and reconstructing post stroke cognitive impairment

Dr Terry Quinn is Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant based in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow.
Terry has a broad research portfolio. Research interests include trial methodology, functional/cognitive assessment and neuropsychological consequences of stroke. He has published over 150 papers with recent titles in BMJ, JAMA and NEJM.
Terry has various editorial board positions, including coordinating editor of the Cochrane Dementia Group. He chairs the stroke psychology SIG of the World Federation of Neuropsychology and is NRS Scotland Lead for Ageing Research. He provides clinical expertise to the Scottish Parliament Heart and Stroke Disease Cross-Party Group and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Within University of Glasgow, Terry is vice chair of ethics and coordinates the GATE program (Glasgow Academic Training Environment) for clinical academics.
Terry’s work has always maintained a clinical focus. He combines research with teaching and clinical commitments in the stroke wards of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Email: terry.quinn@glasgow.ac.uk
Twitter: @DrTerryQuinn
URL: http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/icams/staff/terryquinn/

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