Due to the coronavirus pandemic the 2020 OPSYRIS conference was held online on Friday 18 September for half a day 9:30-12:30 (BST). Presentations were in a different format, those of 3-5 minute online videos. Due to the conference being online, participation was free.

The primary focus was on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke care and research, and overcoming associated challenges. We will particularly looked at remote patient assessments and interventions, resources for people living with stroke, staff training and support of staff well-being.

There were two exciting keynotes from our Australian colleagues, on topics highly relevant to the circumstances of the time. Dr. Dana Wong ,Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University presented Remote Assessment and Intervention Delivery in Psychological Stroke Care while Dr. Rene Stolwyk, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Lecturer, Monash University presented Embracing Technology in Cognitive Rehabilitation Post-Stroke: Using Telehealth and Smartphones.