The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s seventh annual stroke conference will provide an opportunity for practicing clinicians to update their knowledge in the rapidly changing field of stroke care.
Experts will be providing updates in a range of important stroke topics including thrombectomy, PFO closure, carotid disease management and rehabilitation. The conference will also include interactive learning via the stroke masterclasses; workshops and discussions covering a variety of key topics and current areas of debate.
Option A – Basic Stroke Imaging
An interactive workshop on stroke imaging focusing on the basics of CT and MRI interpretation. This is suitable for foundation doctors, nurses, medical students and allied professions to stroke medicine not familiar with viewing imaging in daily practice.
Option B – Advanced Stroke Imaging
An interactive workshop focussing on the essentials of modern CT and MRI brain imaging in stroke. Covering basic image review techniques, recognition of early ischaemic changes and stroke mimics.
Option C – Neurovascular Imaging
An interactive workshop focussing on CTA and MRA interpretation of stroke pathology including atherosclerotic disease, dissection and vasculitis. This workshop will be suitable for trainees and consultants who view vascular imaging in their daily practice. This workshop will not have an overlap of cases with Option D for those wishing to attend both C and D.
Option D – Imaging for Mechanical Thrombectomy
An interactive workshop on the interpretation of CT and CTA in patients which may be suitable for referral for mechanical thrombectomy. Focus will be on ASPECT scoring and assessing CTA for large vessel occlusion. There will also be examples shown of the use of CT Perfusion. This will be suitable for trainees and consultants who will be involved in referring patients for thrombectomy.
Option E – Acute Stroke and TIA - recognition and initial management
This interactive workshop will support delegates' in the recognition and initial management of patients with a possible diagnosis of acute stroke and TIA. Classroom style teaching supported by interactive scenarios will provide participants with a framework to help recognise stroke from its common mimics and facilitate speedy assessment for thrombolysis. This workshop is aimed at anyone with limited experience of assessing acute patients with possible stroke/TIA e.g. junior medical trainees, A&E or stroke unit nursing staff and AHPs with an interest in acute assessment.
Option F – Case based discussions
This interactive workshop will take you through some of the common neuropsychological problems that can occur post stroke. Through case based discussion we will explore the neuroscience as well as looking at strategies to manage people both on the ward and as they continue their recovery. Two neuro psychologists with experience in stroke will lead the discussion.
Building on the success of the annual stroke conference, this year the RCPSG is introducing a poster session to the meeting, with a prize for the best poster. The poster topic can be clinical, scientific or service related – e.g. quality improvement projects.
Abstracts should be submitted according to the attached instructions.
The closing date for submissions is Monday 3 September. The abstracts will be adjudicated and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 14 September. The prize will be awarded at the close of the conference on 3rd October.
Please submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Medical Specialty Trainees
- SAS Grade Physicians
- Medical Consultants
- Other Physicians