Monday 6th December 4pm UK time
This webinar is being held within a series of online sessions organised by the Cardiovascular Research Trust the healthy heart charity and its partners around the world.
The session is intended for senior and junior health professionals as well as interested members of the public from anywhere in the world.
New insights into stroke
Stroke in newborn infants and young children
Professor Frances Cowan
Consultant in Perinatal Neurology, Imperial College London, UK
Important infectious diseases as mimickers of stroke
Dr Jessica Tuan
Infectious diseases specialist
Yale University Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The role of the speech therapist in improving outcome of stroke
Manager for Adult Speech & Language Therapy for Warwickshire, UK
Professor Donald Singer, Chair of CVRT and President, FPM, London
Professor Bernard Cheung, Editor-in-Chief, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, University of Hong Kong.
This session marks the launch of Storm Brain: the Hippocrates Book of the Brain.
More about the book
Already understood by Plato as the seat of thought and analysis, the brain has been an object of scientific study at least since the days of the ancient Egyptians. In recent times, the impressive advances of neuroscience have given us modern brain surgery and a growing understanding of the nature of stroke and dementia. At the same time, millions worldwide experience either in themselves or in loved ones the ravages wrought on the individual when the brain suffers an attack.
Leading medical professionals, whose practice and research has led them to a keen interest in stroke, contribute information and advice to help every one of us understand and avert stroke or manage its consequences.
The editors also invited poets around the English-speaking world to donate poems on the subject of the brain and its afflictions. Among the poets in this book are Roo Borson and Kim Maltman, Peter Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Smither, Mimi Khalvati, Gwyneth Lewis, Jeffrey Harrison, Marilyn Bowering, Mary O’Donnell, Lawrence Sail, Claire Trévien, Philip Gross and C. K. Stead.
The result, a companion volume to the earlier Hippocrates Book of the Heart, will give pleasure and helpful instruction.
Storm Brain was made possible by the generous support of the Cardiovascular Research Trust the Healthy Heart Charity.