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Room E3.1 E3.2 E3.3 E3.4 E3.9
Chair Julie Bernhardt Annie McCluskey and the Sydney Sexuality Research Group
 0900 – 1230
09:00 – 16:30
NHMRC Centre Research Excellence (CRE) in Stroke Rehabilitation & Brain Recovery workshop:
Neurovascular Registered Nurse Rapid Review Course Talking about sexuality: A workshop to support clinicians to meet clinical best practice guidelines
Acute Stroke Management Workshop – sponsored by MEDTRONIC
Professor Chris Levi, Jenni Pedlar, Andrew Cheung, Sarah Kuhle

1230 – 1330 LUNCH
Chair Kate Hayward and Nawaf Yassi
1330 – 1700
NHMRC Centre Research Excellence (CRE) in Stroke Rehabilitation & Brain Recovery workshop
Neurovascular Registered Nurse Exam AuSCR Collaborators and Hospital Investigator Forum
13:00 – 17:00
Rhythm & Malady: what you need to know about advances in treatment and integrated care in stroke prevention according to the New Australian AF Guidelines – Sponsored by BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB/PFIZER
Dr Darshan Ghia, Dr Jeroen Hendriks, Prof Vincent Thijs, Dr Swati Mukherjee

1700 – 1900 SSA Committee Meeting  ESCS AGM and networking drinks



0730 – 1900 Registration
0730 – 0830 AuSCR Joint Steering and Management Committee Meeting – by invitation only
0845 – 0900 Opening ceremony
Chairs Mark Longworth and Candice Delcourt
0900 – 0945 SSA Excellence in stroke care award presentation – Valery Feigin: Stroke epidemiology: Assessing the past, present and envisioning the future
0945 – 1030 Keynote speaker – Janice Eng: Making room in rehabilitation for stroke prevention strategies
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea
1100 – 1230 Symposium 1 Symposium 2 Symposium 3 Abstract Session 1 Abstract Session 2 Abstract Session 3
Room C2.1 C2.2 C2.3 C2.4 C2.5 C2.6
Chairs  Avril Drummond and Natasha Lannin Skye Coote and Mark Parsons Andrew Clarkson and Neil Spratt Candice Delcourt and Dominique Cadilhac Kaia Leo and Katherine Mohr Amanda Thrift and Craig Anderson
Return to work, return home Neuroimaging Neurosciences New investigator / high score Nursing / Communication barriers Stroke prevention
1100 – 1110
Returning to Home, Community, and Work after Stroke
Avril Drummond
1100 – 1120
Introduction to Neuroimaging
Bruce Campbell
1100 – 1125
The therapeutic potential of IL-1 inhibition in intracerebral haemorrhage
Adrian Parry-Jones
1100 – 1110 Greater adherence in fever, hyperglycaemia, and swallowing (FESS) management for patients with acute stroke across Australia: an observational study
Tara Purvis
A review of treatment fidelity literature in aphasia research
Emily Brogan
Effectiveness of recalibrating a cardiovascular disease risk score to predict risk of recurrence within Australian survivors of stroke
David Ung
1110 – 1130
Stroke survivor’s perspective
Caleb Rixon
1110 – 1120 What do rehabilitation researchers think about research translation? A mixed methods study
Elizabeth Lynch
Are we delivering best practice? A national survey of stroke communication partner training implementation in Australia.
Emma Power
Modifiable stroke risk factors in Young, Middle and Older aged Australians
Seana Gall
Unmet Needs of Australian Stroke Survivors
Nadine Andrew
1120 – 1130
Observational implications of treatment on CT perfusion
Andrew Bivard
1130 – 1142
BDNF improves cognitive function after stroke in ages mice
Andrew Clarkson
1120 – 1130 Sensory retraining of the lower limb after stroke: A systematic review
Suzanne Kuys
Aphasia-friendly hospital meal menus for stroke patients: A pilot study exploring perceptions and behaviour change
Katherine Francis
Excessive premature atrial complexes predict cryptogenic stroke
Jithin Sajeev
 1140 – 1150
Return to Driving and Work after Stroke in Australia
Maree Hackett
1130 – 1230
Multidisciplinary panel discussion of imaging case studies.
Claire Muller
Lauren Pesavento
Brett Jones
Michelle Russell
1145 – 1157
Does stroke induce remote brain atrophy and cognitive deficits in mice?
Vanessa Brait
1130 – 1140 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists perceptions of the introduction of robot-assisted upper limb therapy into their routine clinical practice.
Nicholas Flynn
A file review of acute speech pathology services for Aboriginal people with acquired communication disorders after stroke in Western Australia
Natalie Ciccone
Using a Mobile App to Reduce the risk of Stroke (MARS) – a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT)
Rita Krishnamurthi
 1150 – 1200
Evidence-based discharge planning and an overview of the new HOME Rehab Trial
Natasha Lannin
1140 – 1150 Concern, not symptoms, drives help-seeking behaviour following transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke
Gary Crowfoot
Acute transitional care for culturally and linguistically diverse stroke survivors: Findings from a 12-month chart audit
Samantha Siyambalapitiya
Opportunities for better risk factor management in stroke survivors – evidence from the Australian Health Survey
Seana Gall
1200 – 1210
Innovative interventions to improve transitions
Louise Gustafsson
1200 – 1212
Pericytes regulating tissue perfusion during stroke and reperfusion
Brad Sutherland
1150 – 1200 Ex-vivo generation of plasmin from patients with acute Ischaemic stroke is predictive of successful thrombolysis
Thomas Lillicrap
Why is oral care not a priority on acute stroke units?
Joanne Murray
The DESPATCH study: Delivering stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation – a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary healthcare
Melina Gattellari
1200 – 1210 Comparing Compensatory and Restorative Approaches to Memory Rehabilitation Following Stroke: A Phase II Randomised Controlled Trial.
Toni Withiel
‘Don’t Blame It On The Moonlight’: Are Full Moons Associated with Presentation of Patients with Stroke to Emergency Departments
Danny Kinsella
Low gait speed is associated with low physical activity and high sedentary time following stroke.
Natalie Fini
1210 – 1230
International agenda, importance of consumer co-production, and ongoing research on transitions
Panel with Avril Drummond, Caleb Rixon, and others
1215 – 1227
From STAIRs to High Hurdles – developing a method of functional assessment in an Ovine stroke model
Annabel Sorby-Adams
1210 – 1220 Cortical cerebral microbleeds are common following cardiac surgery, especially valve replacement, however distribution ratio distinguishes from cerebral amyloid angiopathy
Michele De Sciscio
CODE STROKE ALERT – Development of a new open-source electronic platform to streamline acute stroke care
Moe Burney
Googling YouTube for public awareness campaign -Stroke. Big data analytic approach
Thanh Phan
1220 – 1230 Rates of complications associated with dysphagia in an Australian acute stroke population
Joanne Murray
Implementation of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Led Transient Ischaemic Attack Rapid Access (TIARA) Clinic – The Beauty and The Bling
Bronwyn Coulton
Factors associated with contraindications to secondary prevention medications
Helen Dewey
1230 – 1330 Lunch –
Poster presenters will be at their posters during this time if you have any questions
1330 – 1500 Symposium 4 Symposium 5 Symposium 6 Symposium 7 Abstract Session 4 Abstract Session 5
Room C2.1 C2.2 C2.3 C2.4 C2.5 C2.6
Chairs Simeon Dale and Belinda Saint Julie Bernhardt and Henry Ma Hans Tu and Tim Kleinig Heidi Janssen and Natasha Lannin Fiona Ryan and Donna Jay Darshan Ghia and Leeanne Carey
Acute Stroke Nurse Education Network Clinical trials Heart and stroke Rehabilitation Health service delivery Imaging and intervention
1330 – 1400
Mobile Stroke Unit – the Melbourne Experience
Skye Coote
1330 – 1345
Wake me up before you go/no go: critical decision points in trial conduct
Maree Hackett
1330 – 1400
PFO closure
David Celermajer AO
Implementation of evidence-based stroke research: Real-world success with a complex exercise protocol
Janice Eng and Marie Louise – Bird
1330 – 1340 Improvements in acute stroke care for regional Australia: the final results of the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program
Chris Bladin
Comparison between right and left acute ischaemic stroke patients treated with intravenous alteplase in the ENCHANTED trial
Sohei Yoshimura
1340 – 1350 A system-wide evaluation of pre-hospital assessment and bypass protocol on stroke management and outcomes: H20 (Home to Outcomes) data-linkage study.
Melina Gattellari
Independent Validation of The Hematoma Expansion (HEP) Score: A Non-Contrast Hemorrhagic Stroke Prediction Tool
Vignan Yogendrakumar
1345 – 1400
Opportunities and challenges of multicentre trials
Erin Godecke
1350 – 1400 The Ambulance Clinical Triage-For Acute Stroke Treatment (ACT-FAST) algorithmic pre-hospital triage tool for endovascular thrombectomy: ongoing paramedic validation
Henry Zhao
Do all patients with Large Vessel Occlusion have a similar benefit from thrombectomy? A case control multimodal CT study
Chushuang Chen
1400 – 1430
Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Stroke Case Studies.
Lizzie Dodd, Meaghan Osborne and Brett Jones
1400 – 1420
ESUS update and AF detection
Hans Tu
1400 – 1410 Improvements in time critical stroke treatment in Australia
Monique Kilkenny
Factors Associated with Poor Functional Outcome in Endovascular Thrombectomy – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Harrison Faulkner
1400 – 1415
Tips for building a career as a trialist
Craig Anderson
1410 – 1420 Major improvement in thrombolysis treatment times in Brisbane, from 92 to 25 minutes
Darshan Shah
Outcomes of Endovascular Treatment in Basilar Artery Stroke: A Single Centre Retrospective Analysis
Timothy Shore
1420 – 1440
Antithrombotic strategies in stroke patients with coexisting coronary artery disease
Vincent Thijs
1420 – 1430 Healing Right Way: Progress to date on an RCT involving Aboriginal Australians after acquired brain injury
Elizabeth Armstrong
The Effect of Time and Grade of Reperfusion on Functional Outcomes in Endovascular Thrombectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Nathan Manning
1430 – 1500
Blood in the head but not in the stroke bed.
Liz O’Brien
The closure of an uncompleted trial: a nail in the coffin or a phoenix rising from ashes
Henry Ma
1430 – 1440 Stroke care and outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients: observational study from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry
Monique Kilkenny
Endovascular Thrombectomy Greater Than 24 Hours from Stroke Symptom Onset
Nathan Manning
Here we go again: AVERT-DOSE will an adaptive trial nail the question?
Julie Bernhardt

Followed by discussion
1440 – 1500
Debate – ‘All DOACs are essentially the same’
Tim Kleinig (Pro)
Claire Muller (Con)
1440 – 1450 Exploring the rehabilitation pathways for stroke survivors across three international geographical regions in the AVERT trial.
Lilian Carvalho
Somatosensory and distributed brain networks show dynamic changes in functional connectivity associated with learning-based somatosensory rehabilitation after stroke.
Leeanne Carey
1450 – 1500 ‘Can you show me what you mean?’ Understanding stroke survivors’ perceptions of wellness after stroke through photo-elicited interviews
Julie Luker
Changes in walking performance and balance in the chronic phase of stroke recovery using botulinum toxin, physiotherapy and orthotic management.
Janine Simondson
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea
1530 – 1700 Plenary Session 2
Chairs Anna McRae and Craig Anderson
1530 – 1615 Invited speaker – Natasha Lannin – One size does not fit all: What does physical therapy research tell us about how to target intervention?
1615 – 1700 Keynote speaker – Adrian Parry-Jones – Acute intracerebral haemorrhage care: past, present and future
1700 – 1900 Welcome Reception (Industry Exhibition, The Gallery, ICC)
0700 – 0800 Fun run/walk
Meeting/start point: Location: Bronze statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796), Art Gallery Road, in The Domain
Please meet group at start point at 0700 before head off time at 0710
0730 – 0830 ASTN AGM
0730 – 1730 Registration
0745 – 0845 Abbott Breakfast Seminar – C2.2 & C2.3
Stryker Breakfast Seminar – C2.5
0900 – 1030 Plenary Session 3
Chairs Julie Bernhardt and Erin Godecke
0900 – 0945 Invited Speaker: Liz McInness – Process evaluation of T3
0945 – 1030 Keynote speaker: Avril Drummond – Stroke Rehabilitation: Mission Impossible?
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea
1100 – 1230 Symposium 8 Symposium 9 Symposium 10 Abstract Session 6 Abstract Session 7 Abstract Session 8
Room C2.1 C2.2 C2.3 C2.4 C2.5 C2.6
Chairs Emma Schneider and Janice Eng Di Marsden and Richard Lindley Bruce Campbell and Bronwyn Coulton Candice Delcourt and Helen Dewey Kim Parrey and Kaia Leo Seana Gall and Monique Kilkenny
Intensity of practice after stroke End of life care Thrombolysis New investigators Cognition / upper limb / semi-supervised therapy Epidemiology
1100 – 1230
Increasing the intensity and amount of rehabilitation completed by stroke survivors
Erin Godecke
Lauren Christie

Emma Schneider
Simone Dorsch
Annie McCluskey
Claire Stewart
Laura Jolliffe
Karl Schurr
1100 – 1115
prognosis in patients with acute stroke
Elizabeth Pepper
1100 – 1120
Practicalities and assessing risk benefit
Nawaf Yassi
1100 – 1110 Endovascular therapy in basilar artery occlusion: impact of time to treatment, collaterals and thrombus burden
Fana Alemseged
Cognitive function on admission predicts motor change in sub-acute rehabilitation: an observational study
Ingrid Li
Disparate stroke incidence in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians hospitalised with atrial fibrillation
Judith Katzenellenbogen
1115 – 1130
Processes and education opportunities to improve care
Di Marsden
1110 – 1120 Biomarkers of upper limb outcome post-stroke: One-size-fits-all?
Kate Hayward
Clinical practice guidelines provide little guidance to inform post-stroke cognitive assessment rehabilitation practice
Margaret McGrath
Women report higher levels of psychosocial disability after stroke than men: results from the POISE study
Cheryl Carcel
1130 – 1145
Advance Care Planning and difficult conversations
Richard Lindley
1120 – 1140
TIPS on implementation
Chris Levi
1120 – 1130 Predictors of severity of hypertensive response in acute intracerebral haemorrhage
Xia Wang
Cognitive strategy interventions for improving performance of activities of daily living in adults following stroke: a systematic review
Ruth Swanton
Does mapping regional variation of transient ischaemic attacks in Victoria demonstrate disease trends?
Samuel Hui
1145 – 1200
Organ and tissue donation is part of good end-of-life care
Nicole Coleman
1130 – 1140 Responsiveness of the Motor Assessment Scale during the acute stage of stroke
Dharsha Navaratnam
Validating a modified Kettle Test: Addressing the translational gap in the use of functional-cognitive assessments
Lauren Nichols
Young adults with a family history of cardio-metabolic disease have persisting and worsening health behaviours
Berhe Sahle
1200 – 1215
Case Studies
Liz Mackey
1140 – 1150
Case discussion with audience survey
Tim Kleinig
1140 – 1150 What is it like to have a stroke in younger age? A qualitative study on the young stroke experience
Jessica Shipley
Understanding the Experience of Compensatory Rehabilitation and Computerised-Cognitive Memory Training: A Qualitative Study of Stroke Survivors
Vanessa Sharp
Stroke during pregnancy and the post-partum: risk factors and outcomes. Results from the H20 (Home to Outcomes) data-linkage study
Melina Gattellari
1215 – 1230
1200 – 1210
Case discussion with audience survey
Matt Lee-Archer
1150 – 1200 The acute aphasia implementation study (AAIMS): A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial
Emma Power
How to safely increase exercise opportunities in the rehabilitation gym: the use of semi- supervised exercise
Kevin Weeks
Time to treatment and Inter-Hospital Transfer of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Cases in a retrospective population-based cohort in Tasmania
Linda Nichols
1200 – 1210
Case discussion with audience survey
Claire Muller
1200 – 1210 Walking to better health after stroke: a feasibility randomised-controlled trial
Lynne Clay
What do patients want to achieve from upper-limb spasticity rehabilitation after stroke?
Christine Shiner
Family history of cardio-metabolic disease and stroke risk factors in young adults
Berhe Sahle
1210 – 1220
Case discussion with audience survey
Darshan Ghia
1210 – 1220 Sensory dysfunction and altered body perception in stroke survivors with chronic pain
Brendon Haslam
Ready, willing and able? Occupational therapists’ and physiotherapists’ perspectives on changing practice in rehabilitation of upper-limb sensory-loss with stroke survivors
Liana Cahill
Feasibility of screening for Fabry Disease in stroke: linked data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR)
Alejandra Malavera
1220 – 1230
Review Audience Polling Results – How well do we know the evidence?
Bruce Campbell
Bronwyn Coulton
1220 – 1230 Designing sexuality interventions after stroke: Priorities identified by stroke survivors, partners of stroke survivors and health professionals
Margaret McGrath
New frontiers in stroke data linkage: linking national stroke data with Medicare and pharmaceutical claims data.
Nadine Andrew
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1245 – 1330 Oral poster session 1
Room C2.4
Initial operational experience of the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit – Skye Coote
Temporal improvements in the quality of stroke care observed in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry – Natasha Lannin
Access to early and post-acute rehabilitation after stroke in Australia – Elizabeth Lynch
YouTube as a source of information on the needs and concerns of caregivers of stroke survivors – Alexandra Denham
To treat acute ischemic stroke with standard-dose or low-dose alteplase? An individualized decision making tool – Xia Wang
Computation model of cerebral circulation-Leptomeningeal anastomoses versus Circle of Willis configuration – Thanh Phan
Prehospital clinical triage modelling significantly reduces time to endovascular thrombectomy in Melbourne, Australia – Henry Zhao
Movement-based mindfulness interventions and potential pathophysiological pathways for moderating stroke risk – a scoping review – Tharshanah Thayabaranathan
1330 – 1500 Symposium 11 Symposium 12 Symposium 13 Abstract Session 9 Abstract Session 10 Abstract Session 11
Room C2.1 C2.2 Pyrmont Theatre C2.4 C2.5 C2.6
Chairs Teddy Wu and Candice Delcourt Dominique Cadilhac and Maria Crotty Darshan Ghia and Andrew Wong Kelly Andersen and Richard Lindley Brenda Booth and Ingrid Rosbergen Henry Zhao and Yash Gawariker
ICH Telestroke Boehringer Ingelheim Rehabilitation Rehabilitation / enhancing patient care Acute stroke
1330 – 1345
ABC care bundle
Adrian Parry-Jones
1330 – 1340
Progress on establishing an international minimum dataset for acute Telestroke
Dominique Cadilhac
1330 – 1500
Boehringer Ingelheim sponsored symposium
Ian Summers & Lauren Sanders
A practical introduction to using simulation training to improve hyperacute stroke care. The symposium will include simulation demonstrations and cover key elements of running off-site and in situ simulation, scenario development and debriefing structure.

1330 – 1340 Can early active repetitive motor training prevent development of upper limb contracture after stroke? A randomized trial.
Sally Horsley
The PREP2 algorithm predicts upper limb functional outcomes at 3 months and 2 years post-stroke
Marie-Claire Smith
Validation of the Canberra pREhospital Stroke Screening Tool (CRESST) – Preliminary results from the first six months data
Shaun Zhai
1345 – 1400
Secondary injury after ICH Teddy Wu
1340 – 1350
Tips and tricks for scaling a pilot project to a state-wide regional service
Kathleen Bagot
1340 – 1350 Knowledge and impact of post stroke fatigue on physical activity: Perspectives of health care professionals
Toni Heinemann
Does this patient need rehab? Exploring clinicians’ decision-making around post-stroke rehabilitation referrals.
Kerry Marnane
The Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit halves time to commencement of acute stroke reperfusion therapy
Henry Zhao
1400 – 1415
Superficial cortical siderosis and amyloid angiopathy
Richard Gerraty
1350 – 1400
The business case for an Australian Telestroke Network
Joosup Kim
1350 – 1400 Longitudinal investigation of fatigue following mild stroke: impact on community integration
Louise Gustafsson
The effect of an enriched acute stroke unit environment on timing and nature of patient activities
Ingrid CM Rosbergen
Stroke Treatment with Alteplase In Patients with Unknown Time Of Symptom Onset: A Placebo-Controlled Randomised Trial
Vincent Thijs
1415 – 1430
Medical management of ICH
Candice Delcourt
1400 – 1410
Progress with Telestroke in New Zealand
Peter Wright
1400 – 1410 Comparing face-to-face and videoconference delivery of neuropsychological assessment following stroke
Jodie Chapman
Increasing intensity of exercise in stroke rehabilitation: the use of semi-supervised exercise
Simone Dorsch
Clinical outcomes of endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in elderly patients aged 80 years or older: real world experience
Angelos Sharobeam
1410 – 1420
The assessment and management of post-stroke aphasia via telehealth
Rachelle Pitt
1410 – 1420 Therapy Fidelity results in an international Aphasia Therapy trial of a complex intervention in patients with stroke (The VERSE Trial)
Erin Godecke
The prevalence of boredom in stroke survivors during inpatient rehabilitation
Katrina Kenah
Carotid Stenting in Endovascular Thrombectomy: Comparison of Outcomes Between Patients Treated Before and After Six Hours of Stroke Symptom Onset
Emily Stevens
1430 – 1445
Global burden of ICH
Rita Krishnamurthi
1420 – 1430
Will it take 17 years for Outpatient Telehealth to be a reality? – Stroke telehealth, barriers and successes
Chris Levi
1420 – 1430 What is usual care therapy for aphasia in Australia?
Emily Brogan
How are early post-stroke exercise interventions developed? A systematic review
Sharon Kramer
Dual-Layered Versus Single-Layered Carotid Stents in Endovascular Thrombectomy for Tandem Lesions
Edward Cong
1430 – 1440
Utilising telehealth to improve to neuropsychology access to rural patients with stroke: development and evaluation of a novel pilot program
Rene Stolwyk
1430 – 1440 Implementing a Teleneuropsychology Stroke Rehabilitation service in a regional health service
Lauren Arthurson
Do physical activity monitors increase physical activity in adults with stroke? A cochrane systematic review
Elizabeth Lynch
Use of anti-platelet drugs in emergent carotid stenting for acute ischaemic stroke: Safety and efficacy analysis.
Akshay Kohli
1445 – 1500
Surgery ICH
Benjamin Jonker
1440 – 1450
Telehealth delivery of memory rehabilitation following stroke: Is it as effective as face-to-face programs?
David Lawson
1440 – 1450 Implementation of sustainable publicly funded constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) in South Western Sydney Local Health District: The ACTIveARM Project
Lauren Christie
Optimal duration of physical activity monitoring following stroke
Natalie Fini
Vestibular function test characteristics in vestibular neuritis and posterior circulation stroke
Zeljka Calic
1450 – 1500
1450 – 1500 Strength of correlation between gait related questionnaires and gait speed and/or endurance in stroke survivors: a systematic review
Jennifer Norton
Enriching stroke rehabilitation from the perspective of stroke survivors.
Louise Gustafsson
Guideline recommendations for active therapy dose following acute stroke are not being met in any setting.
Rohan Grimley
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea
1530 – 1630 Symposium 14 Symposium 15 Symposium 16 Abstract Session 12 Abstract Session 13 Abstract Session 14
Room C2.1 C2.2 C2.3 C2.4 C2.5 C2.6
Chairs Ian Kneebone and Maree Hackett Elizabeth Lynch and Kelvin Hill Bernard Yan and David Blacker Tim Kleinig and Melissa Heazlewood Anne Alexandrov and Sheila Jala Helen Dewey and Andre Alexandrov
Memory and Mood Research impact Endovascular therapy – clinical decision making New investigators Pre-hospital / emergency care / ICH ICH – research techniques / feasibility studies
1530 – 1545
Virtual reality and cognitive rehabilitation after stroke
1530 – 1545
Use of research in policy and guidelines: update on the Stroke Guidelines
Kelvin Hill
1530 – 1600
CTP or not CTP < 6 hours
Timothy Ang
Mayank Goyal
1530 – 1540 Risks and benefits of water protocols for patients with dysphagia following acute stroke
Joanne Murray
Acute ischaemic stroke and TIA whilst on anti-coagulants- clinical characteristics and functional outcomes in the era of direct oral anti-coagulants
Michael Valente
Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register – learnings on the impact of consumer engagement on participation in stroke recovery clinical trials
Gillian Mason
1545 – 1600
Systematic review of cognitive rehabilitation for people with stroke
Jeffrey Rogers
1545 – 1600
How to turn your paper into a metadata search tool
Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins
1540 – 1550 The effects of changing exercise dose parameters on cardiorespiratory fitness in people after stroke: a systematic review
Margaret Galloway
Improvements in Door-In-Door-Out times for Emergency Clot Retrieval in Acute stroke at a high volume Primary Stroke Centre
Tanya Frost
Reducing data collection burden – the collaboration between AROC and National Stroke Audit
Tara Alexander
1600 – 1615
Treating anxiety post-stroke
Ian Kneebone
1550 – 1600 PERSPECTIVES: Stroke survivors’ perspectives on the design of an early phase cellular therapy study for chronic ischemic stroke
Anjali Nagpal
Googling boundaries for operating Mobile Stroke Unit in Metropolitan Melbourne
Thanh Phan
Developing a novel, personalised stroke education tool using immersive virtual reality and 3D visualisation
Christine Shiner
1615 – 1630
Ensuring quality in a depression prevention program for people with aphasia: Fidelity within the Action Success Knowledge trial.
Marcella Carragher
1600 – 1615
How do you prove your research was impactful?
Shanthi Ramanathan
1600 – 1630
tPa or not tPA
David Blacker
Bernard Yan
1600 – 1610 Factors associated with delayed hospital presentation for acute stroke events in South Western Sydney
Sonu Bhaskar
Use of Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation(RACE) scale in the prehospital setting to identify patients with large vessel occlusion(LVO) strokes
Ben Mulo
Increasing the amount of active practice after stroke: A feasibility study
Claire Stewart
1610 – 1620 Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation in the Home: A comparison of Usual Therapy to Intensive Therapy Assistant Intervention
Katy Stewart
The Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit: Early operational experiences
Skye Coote
Aerobic exercise and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in people post-stroke and other neurological disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Christopher Mackay
Discussion 1620 – 1630 Patterns and predictors of referral to rehabilitation among older Norwegian stroke unit patients
Angela Labberton
Haemorrhagic Transformation in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patients Requiring Carotid Stenting
Akshay Kohli
Impact of carbonation on neurogenic dysphagia and an exploration of the clinical predictors of a response to carbonation.
Leisa Turkington
1630 – 1730 SSA Annual General Meeting
1900 – 2359 Gala Dinner (Grand Ballroom B2 & B3)
0745 – 0845 Allergan Breakfast Seminar – C2.2 & C2.3
Amgen Breakfast Seminar – C2.5
0830 – 1500 Registration
0900 – 1000 Plenary Session 4
Chairs Bernard Yan and Andrew Wong
0900 – 0945 Keynote speaker – Mayank Goyal – Endovascular clot retrieval: the state of the art
0945 – 1030 Invited Speaker: Bruce Campbell – Thrombolysis in the thrombectomy era – help or hindrance?
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea
1100 – 1230 Symposium 17 Symposium 18 Symposium 19 Symposium 20 Abstract Session 15 Abstract Session 16
Room C2.1 C2.2 C2.3 C2.4 C2.5 C2.6
Chairs Vincent Thijs and Henry Ma Rohan Grimley and Clare Quinn Kaia Leo and Petrea Cornwell Liz Mackey and Kim Parrey Liam Johnson and Emily Brogan Kate Hayward and Marie-Louise Bird
ASTN Quick-fire Trial Updates Service delivery / organisation Communication Continence and Nursing Care Technologies / implementation research Community care and support
1102 – 1105
Chris Bladin1105 – 1110
Miranda Rose
1100 – 1110
Barriers to rehabilitation
Cassandra McLennan
1100 – 1120
Incorporating aphasia evidence in Australian health services: Possibilities for improving practice
Erin Godecke
1100 – 1130
Patient centred AF management
Caleb Ferguson
1100 – 1110 Metropolitan-regional stroke care divide –are we closing the gap?
Kelvin Hill
Inspiring virtual enabled resources following vascular events (iVERVE) pilot randomised controlled trial in stroke.
Dominique Cadilhac
1110 – 1115
Henry Ma
1115 – 1120
Lily Song/Craig Anderson
1110 – 1120
In-patient rehabilitation versus community rehabilitation
Ruth Barker
1110 – 1120 Centralisation of Adelaide stroke services is associated with increased utilisation of endovascular thrombectomy, but no change in reperfusion time metrics.
Jackson Harvey
Inspiring virtual enabled resources following vascular events (iVERVE): participants’ perceptions
Tara Purvis
1120 – 1125
Candice Delcourt
11:25 – 11:30
Cheryl Carcel
1120 – 1130
Improving the uptake of rehabilitation guidelines into practice- results from a pilot implementation study
Natasha Lannin
1120 – 1140
Treatment of dysarthria in adults with stroke: Where are we and where should we go?
Elizabeth Cardell
1120 – 1130 ED pharmacist involvement in stroke callouts: impact on thrombolysis door to needle time (DTNT)
Cristina Roman
The Unmet Needs and Concerns of Carers of Stroke Survivors: An Evaluation of Google Search Results
Alexandra Denham
1130 – 1135
Bruce Campbell
1135 – 1140
Bruce Campbell
1130 – 1140
Service delivery for ECR a Canadian perspective
Mayank Goyal
1130 – 1230
Incontinence – including SCAMP tool
Elizabeth Mackey
Sally Ormond
Kerry Boyle
1130 – 1140 Stroke Nurse led triage of stroke calls improves timely diagnostics, treatment, and stroke unit access
Brett Jones
Carer experience with Early Supported Discharge for stroke survivors in Western Melbourne
Lyndel Shand
1140 – 1145
Bruce Campbell
1145 – 1150
Chris Levi
1140 – 1150
Door in Door out in primary stroke centers
Philip Choi
1140 – 1200
Cognitive-communication disorder after stroke (CoASt): Towards righting the scales
Petrea Cornwell
1140 – 1150 Associations between organisational context and evidence-based stroke care – a context analysis alongside the T3 stroke care implementation trial
Simeon Dale
Delivering a self-management intervention: how do we do?
Suzanne Kuys
1150 – 1155
Chris Levi
1155 – 1200
Chris Levi
1150 – 1200
Using National Stroke audit data to develop new models of care : The London HASU experience
Geoffrey Cloud
1150 – 1200 Telehealth: Enhancing access to secondary prevention education for stoke clients in rural and remote Western Australia.
Ruth Warr
Increasing patient access to memory rehabilitation after stroke: Feasibility of implementing memory skills groups into public health services
Dana Wong
1200 – 1205
Mayank Goyal
1205 – 1210
Geoff Donnan
1200 – 1210
The role of stroke coordinators to improve access to evidence-based care
Tara Purvis
1200 – 1220
Assessing Acquired Apraxia of Speech (AOS): Challenges and Practical Solutions
Kirrie Ballard
1200 – 1210 Increasing intensity of practice after stroke using Apps, internet and sensors to connect patients and therapists remotely: A feasibility study
Dawn Simpson
An economic evaluation of a memory skills group intervention embedded into public health services for survivors of stroke
Joosup Kim
1210 – 1215
Erin Godecke
1215 – 1220
Andrew Bivard
1210 – 1220
The value of data linkage for improving stroke care
Monique Kilkenny
1210 – 1220 Early Supported Discharge for Stroke Survivors Living in Western Melbourne
Sharon Neale
Measures of community walking in stroke survivors: A systematic review
Suzanne Kuys
1220 – 1225
Karen Borschmann/ Richard Lindley
1220 – 1230
1220 – 1230
1220 – 1230 Prevent 2nd Stroke: A Pilot Study of an Online Secondary Prevention Program for Stroke Survivors
Alexandra Denham
Feasibility of extra semi-supervised upper limb practice in adults after stroke
Emma Schneider
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1245 – 1330 Oral poster session 2
Room C2.4
Is it any wonder there are problems implementing evidence-based practice in stroke rehabilitation? –Elizabeth Lynch
Breaking Up Sitting Time After Stroke – Reducing blood pressure through sitting less (BUST-BP-Dose): A trial protocol – Paul Mackie
Home Practice within Rehabilitation in the Home Speech Pathology Services – Katy Stewart
Is it feasible to measure lifespace with smartphone geolocation data after mild stroke? – Louise Gustafsson
Brain Waves – A Stroke Education Program in Community Rehabilitation – Ricci Presser
Pre-existing comorbidities are independently associated with recovery outcomes within the first-year post stroke – Katherine Sewell
Outcomes in a retrospective population-based cohort of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in the Tasmania – Linda Nichols
Responsiveness of upper limb outcome measures: Which tools are better at detecting change in stroke rehabilitation? – Angela Vratsistas-curto
Feasibility of the Combined Physical and SomatoSEnsOry (ComPoSE) training to improve arm function after stroke: A single-case experimental study – Urvashy Gopaul
1330 – 1530 Plenary Session 5
Chairs Helen Dewey and Kelly Andersen
1330 – 1345 UK award winner – Benjamin Bray
Socioeconomic disparities in first stroke incidence, quality of care, and survival: a nationwide registry-based cohort study of 44 million adults in England
1345 – 1405 Consumer Presentation – Sue Bowden
Moon River Turkey
1405 – 1435 Debate – Falls in the stroke unit are not preventable?
John Gommans, Kathy Bullen (against) Neil Spratt, Cathie Sherrington (for)
1435 – 1510 What’s hot in stroke 2018

Vincent Thijs – Anti-inflammatory therapies for stroke prevention
Andrew Clarkson – Basic Science
Christopher Levi – Stroke genetics
Emilio Werden – Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins – Social media and stroke (benefits, risks and responsibilities)
Anne Alexandrov – Educating stroke nurses
Mark MacKay – Paediatric stroke

1510 – 1530 Conference awards and prizes
1530 Conference close