The UCL World Stroke Day Forum is an annual event the invites stroke survivors, carers and loved ones to contribute to and influence the future of stroke research and rehabilitation.

This year, the Forum will be entirely digital in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted here website.
The week will host over 30 live events including Q&As, workshops and informal meet & greets with leading researchers, clinicians and charities. Please find attached a full PDF programme for ease. Alongside these there will be several pre-recorded talks by our world-leading experts.

The free workshop that we would love for you to attend is The Art of Conversation with AphasiaYou can sign up here.

There are two dates you can attend: Tuesday 27th October at 11.15am or Thursday 29th October at 9am.

This is a creative wellbeing project embedded in an arts and culture setting using a therapy programme for aphasia developed in the Better Conversation Lab at the Language and Cognition Department at UCL. Working with De La Warr Pavilion, the charity Say Aphasia and artist Nikki Hafter, the project will design and run a course to help people with aphasia and their friends and family members discuss and develop helpful strategies to navigate conversations whilst engaging (and hopefully enjoying) the art and culture that is on their doorstep at the De La Warr Pavilion.

During this event, our design team will share with you what we have learnt about working together to co-design the course during a pandemic. Speech and Language Therapist Firle and artist Nikki will share techniques they’ve explored to facilitate co-design between people with and without aphasia, and Say Aphasia founder Colin (who has aphasia himself) will share his experiences of co-designing the course.

Click here to see what other events are on during UCL World Stroke Day Forum.

We hope you enjoy some of the workshops and events. We would love to hear what you think about the events you attend - you can add your thoughts on our facebook page.

Click 'book' to attend the online workshop for people with aphasia.

Booking for this event has now closed.