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Connect at UK Stroke Forum conference 2007

10 December 2007

Connect led a session on rehabilitation for people who have impaired communication and cognition at this major event for everyone working in stroke services. Five people living with aphasia joined Carole Pound and Dr David Gillespie to explore practical issues relating to life after stroke.

Expert panel of people with aphasia at Conference
Sally Byng chairs the session

Sally Byng chairs the session

Carole Pound, Connect's Acting Chief Executive, collaborated with Dr David Gillespie, Consultant Neuropsychologist, Lothian Stroke MCN to present talks on understanding communication and managing impaired cognition.

The highlight of the session were the practical tips and stories from the expert panel, Peter and Pip Garside, John and Liz Knox and Charles Spencer. They shared a range of experiences, ideas and funny moments with the audience of stroke service providers.

Connect competition winners!

jar of smarties

Visitors to the Connect stand entered a competition to 'Guess the number of Smarties in the jar'.

The correct number was 1164.

The winner was Amanda Adams, Senior Physiotherapist from St Luke's Hospital, Bradford, who wins a one-day training course at Connect.

2nd prize went to Sue Williamson, Stroke Researcher/Nurse, also from Bradford, who wins a 'Communication tips' mug, mousemat and notepad.

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Speaker at UK Stroke Forum

Carole Pound introduces the expert panel

The Connect stand at the UK Stroke Forum Conference

The Connect stand