Norwich 2021

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.

University of East Anglia, Norwich


9:00 – 9:30Registration and coffee  
9:30 – 9:35Welcome 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 – 10:45Elissa 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 – 11:00Ethan 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 – 11:15Tea/coffee break and poster viewing  
11:15 – 11:40Short 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 – 12:00Richard Francis (live)
Stroke Priority Programme  
12:00 – 12:30Workshop – Nele Demeyere
Navigating NHS ethics  
12:30 – 1:30Lunch break and poster viewing  
1:30 – 2:10Tanja Nijboer (virtual)
Technology in Neuropsychology  
2:10 – 2:30Martin Edwards (virtual)
Development of auto-adaptive serious games for cognitive and motor neurorehabilitation  
2:30 – 3:00Short 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 – 3:15Tea/coffee break and poster viewing  
3:15 – 3:30Niamh 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 – 3:45Hella Thielen (virtual)
Multi-modal evaluation of sensory sensitivity after stroke:  how to assess a commonly missed stroke symptom  
3:45 – 4:00Margaret Moore (live)
Lesion Symptom Mapping of Domain-Specific Cognitive Impairments using Routine Imaging in Stroke  
4:00 – 4:45Fergus Doubal (virtual)
Rates, Risks & Routes to Reduce Vascular Dementia (R4VaD)  
4:45 – 4:50Nele Demeyere
Closing remarks from OPSYRIS chair