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Symposium 2 - Neurology 1

Trending Topics in Stroke Care - What is Happening in Singapore and Around the World?

Learning objectives:

  1. Outline a roadmap for research in post-stroke fatigue.
  2. Discuss the latest trends in stroke rehabilitation care and services in Singapore, Southeast Asia and worldwide.
  3. Summarise the updates for stroke self-management care in Singapore and worldwide.

Symposium Speaker and Convenor: Associate Professor Kwah Li Khim, Singapore Institute of Technology

Topic Title:  Behaviour change interventions in stroke rehabilitation.

Biography:  A/Prof Kwah Li Khim is the Director of Programmes, Health and Social Sciences Cluster at SIT. She holds a part-time appointment with the Chief Allied Health Officer’s Office at MOH, and leads the Clinical Practice Guidelines sub-team, as part of work for the Community Rehabilitation Transformation Workgroup. She is one of two Singaporeans selected by World Stroke Organisation to be part of the first cohort of Future Stroke Leaders (2020-2022). Her current MOH and research work focus on bridging the gap between research evidence and clinical practice in rehabilitation and improving physical activity levels after stroke.

Speaker:  Professor Coralie English, University of Newcastle

Topic Title: A roadmap for research in post-stroke fatigue: Consensus-based core recommendations from the third Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Biography: Professor Coralie English, a seasoned physiotherapist and stroke clinical trialist, is dedicated to enhancing stroke recovery through her diverse research. Her focus includes investigating the impact of sedentary behavior on health post-stroke, developing interventions for increased physical activity, and determining optimal exercise doses for improved outcomes. Additionally, she delves into post-stroke fatigue causes and management, incorporating the role of physical activity. Utilizing digital solutions, she measures and encourages physical activity and sitting time. As the Co-Chair of the Stroke Foundation’s Living Clinical Guidelines, she ensures the guidelines stay current and reflect best practices. Coralie's leadership led to the establishment of the Stroke Research Register, engaging over 600 individuals impacted by stroke in research. Her commitment to consumer engagement ensures that her research aligns with the real needs of stroke survivors throughout their recovery journey. Coralie's work is pivotal in advancing evidence-based stroke rehabilitation and management.

Speaker:  Associate Professor Deidre Anne De Silva, Singapore General Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute & SingHealth

Topic Title: Rehabilitation services across Southeast Asia - Current status, possibilities and opportunities

Biography: Assoc Prof Deidre De Silva is a neurologist at the Singapore General Hospital and is the lead for the stroke and cerebrovascular programme at the National Neuroscience Institute. She is also chair of the Stroke Service Improvement team at the Ministry of Health and the Secretary of the World Stroke Organisation. Her interests include hyperacute stroke management, stroke service organization, interprofessional collaborations and improving outcomes after stroke.

Speaker:  Associate Professor Elaine Siow, Singapore Institute of Technology

Topic Title: Using gamified stroke eHealth to enhance learning and self-care management

Biography: A/Prof Elaine Siow received her nursing training in both Singapore and the U.S. She is currently the program leader for the BSc in Nursing (honors) at Singapore Institute of Technology. She is also a member of the National Nursing Academy and is actively involved in the professional development of future-ready nurses by strengthening the quality and standards of nursing education programs. Elaine’s current research work examines the use of technology to support self-management in stroke survivors.

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