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Connect at UK Stroke Forum Conference 2006

04 January 2007

The UK Stroke Forum Conference took place on 7th and 8th December 2006. Over 1200 delegates attended and Connect's Chief Executive Sally Byng was a key note speaker and chaired a parallel session called "Long-term support in the community: Whose responsibility?"

Sally Byng said " Connect was delighted to take part in this landmark conference.  It is the first time all the professional groups and voluntary sector organisations working in stroke care have all come together.  1200 people met together at Harrogate for two days of talks about all aspects of stroke care.  There was a really strong sense of energy and enthusiasm, and a feeling that a new opportunity exists now for really raising the profile of stroke - to the benefit of everyone at risk of, or who has had experience of, stroke".

Connect also had a stand at the conference where delegates could view and purchase publications and find out more about Connect's training programme. Visitors to the stand had the chance to enter a competition to guess the number of jelly beans in the jar. See panel on right for the answer and the list of lucky winners.

Key Note Speaker at UK Stroke Forum Conference

Sally Byng, Chief Executive of Connect (photograph courtesy of The Stroke Association)

Did you win the Connect competition?

Visitors to the Connect stand had the chance to enter a "Guess the number of  jelly beans in the jar" competition.

Lucky winners are:

Winner (£500 voucher to spend on Connect training)

Louise Ewan (PhD Research Student) who guessed there were 1194 beans in the jar!

Runners Up (£125 voucher to spend on Connect training)

Gillian Hayde (Senior Physiotherapist)
Dr Peter Mayer (Stroke Physician)
Sally Fletcher (Stroke Specialist Nurse)
Dr David Dacosta (Consultant Physician)

Connect competition

There were 1187 beans in the jar!

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Sally Byng's Key Note address UK Stroke Forum Dec 2006 (945 kb)

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