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Welcome - Invitation to attend


After a very successful 2013 meeting in Darwin we are taking our next Annual Scientific Meeting to an even more tropical and enticing location: join us on Hamilton Island from 30 July – 1 August 2014. Where would you rather meet?

The Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier event not only for all SSA members but also for all health professionals with an interest in stroke. The Conferences themes of 'Reperfusion and Plasticity' will appeal to physicians, neurologists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other stroke clinicians. There will be a focus on the spectrum of stroke care from acute and secondary stroke prevention treatments as well as plasticity to improve stroke rehabilitation and recovery.

We invite you to come with us to Hamilton Island for a scientific conference with a high quality program, world renowned international speakers, great accommodation options, social functions and pre- and post conference activities. The SSA meetings are very well attended, and with a unique location and program we expect this year to be the best ever!

We hope to see you on Hamilton Island this July.

Regards and best wishes.

Mark Parsons
President of the Stroke Society of Australasia


What is the SSA and who is the meeting for?

The Stroke Society of Australasia is the peak professional society for health professionals committed to improving the lives of people with stroke. Members are specialist clinicians who practice in stroke medicine and also conduct research in this area.

The 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SSA has a special focus on interventions targeting both early and later stroke recovery with the theme “Reperfusion and Plasticity”. As well as all the major Australian and New Zealand stroke experts, we will have international guest speakers who are world leaders in their field:

  • Prof Dr Joachim Berkefeld from Frankfurt (neuroradiologist and neurointerventionalist)
  • Prof Dr Michael Hill from Calgary (neurologist with broad expertise in acute interventional and stroke epidemiology)
  • Prof Dr Heidi Johansen-Berg from Oxford (expert in stroke recovery and imaging of brain plasticity)
  • Prof Dr Anne Alexandrov from Alabama (expert in acute stroke nursing)
  • Dr Cathy Stinear from Auckland (clinical neuroscientist)
  • A/Prof Dr Ken Butcher from Canada (Neurologist)

Please check the Keynote Speakers section for regular updates.

There will also be a strong focus on education of junior clinicians.

Stroke 2014 is the premier conference event for all stroke clinicians in Australia, New Zealand and in the Asia Pacific region.