Welcome to OPSYRIS 2021!

This year’s hybrid meeting is available for both in-person and virtual attendance. The programme includes both oral and poster presentations, as well as invited talks and short workshops. We will also be awarding an outstanding early career researcher or clinician with the OPSYRIS Rising Star prize.

ANNUAL MEETING – SEPTEMBER 17th, 2021 University of East Anglia, Norwich


9:00 – 9:30 Registration and coffee  
9:30 – 9:35 Welcome from OPSYRIS Chair and announcement of Rising Star Award Nele Demeyere (live)
9:35 – 10:15   Stephanie Rossit (live) Community-based Neuropsychology for spatial neglect post-stroke
10:15 – 10:30   Verity Longley (pre-recorded) A Study of Prisms And Therapy In Attention Loss after stroke (SPATIAL): results from the feasibility randomised controlled trial  
10:30 – 10:45 Elissa Embrechts (virtual) Recovery of functional mobility during the first 3 months post-stroke in patients with visuospatial neglect: Preliminary results of a longitudinal cohort study  
10:45 – 11:00 Ethan Knights (pre-recorded) Reconsidering the role of attention in optic ataxia: A case report of optic ataxia in visual neglect & extinction Click here to watch Ethan’s recorded talk  
11:00 – 11:15 Tea/coffee break and poster viewing  
11:15 – 11:40 Short poster presentations (session 1)  – (pre-recorded) Hope Schlesinger Identifying Depression and Suicidality in People With Post- Stroke Aphasia Emma Patchwood Wellbeing after stroke (WATERS): Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to address psychological distress after stroke: A work in progress Hannah Foote The acceptability of training paraprofessionals to deliver Acceptance and Commitment therapy to stroke survivors: a work-in-progress qualitative study Catherine Moran Maximising the quality of stroke care in Ireland: A development of a national stroke audit  
11:40 – 12:00 Richard Francis (live) Stroke Priority Programme
12:00 – 12:30 Workshop – Nele Demeyere Navigating NHS ethics
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch break and poster viewing  
1:30 – 2:10 Tanja Nijboer (virtual) Technology in Neuropsychology
2:10 – 2:30 Martin Edwards (virtual) Development of auto-adaptive serious games for cognitive and motor neurorehabilitation
2:30 – 3:00 Short poster presentations (session 2) – (pre-recorded) Emily Ball Informing patients with acute stroke about their risk of dementia: a survey of healthcare professionals Katie Powers Stroke survivor experience of being supported to return-to-work: A case study series   Sanne Böing Novel neuropsychological assessment of visual working memory   Elena Bantoft “It was that light at the end of the tunnel, that dark tunnel”: Exploring the perceived effects of psychological support on the self-reported functional recovery of stroke survivors
3:00 – 3:15 Tea/coffee break and poster viewing  
3:15 – 3:30 Niamh Merriman (pre-recorded) The impact of post-stroke cognitive impairment: qualitative analysis of the experiences of stroke survivors, family carers, and stroke healthcare professionals
3:30 – 3:45 Hella Thielen (virtual) Multi-modal evaluation of sensory sensitivity after stroke:  how to assess a commonly missed stroke symptom
3:45 – 4:00 Margaret Moore (live) Lesion Symptom Mapping of Domain-Specific Cognitive Impairments using Routine Imaging in Stroke
4:00 – 4:45 Fergus Doubal (virtual) Rates, Risks & Routes to Reduce Vascular Dementia (R4VaD)  
4:45 – 4:50 Nele Demeyere Closing remarks from OPSYRIS chair