Peter Couche Stroke Forum - Continuing the dialogue...

On the 27th November, the Peter Couche Foundation hosted a Stroke Research Forum, in collaboration with SAHMRI and the three universities, Adelaide, UniSA and Flinders.

The event followed the successful inaugural Forum, “Beginning a Dialogue..”, in 2016 where more than 80 delegates representing all the target groups attended and participated in workshops and meaningful discussions addressing key issues, concerns and challenges faced by people who have had a stroke and their supporters, clinicians and researchers so we can start to answer here in SA

“Continuing the Dialogue…” 2017 involved high level presentations giving an overview of research internationally, national initiatives, and locally the progress in Transforming Health and implications for stroke and stroke research.

Speakers included:

  • Stephen Couche - Chair of the Peter Couche Foundation
  • Dr John Sangster - Stroke Survivor,
  • Associate Professor Susan Hillier - Summary of the inaugural 2016 Forum
  • Professor Christopher Levi - Embedding Research & Innovation in Healthcare - the challenges and the rewords
  • Associate Professor Timothy Kleinig - SA Stroke Units Update
  • Sharon McGowan - CEO National Stroke Foundation
  • Simon Lane - Stroke SA & Consumer Advocacy

It is increasingly clear that research needs to be informed – that means it needs to be relevant, answer the right questions and be able to be translatable into better outcomes for people with stroke.  It is also becoming clear that the way to achieve this kind of research is to have everyone at the table.

We look forward to sharing further insights from the event.