Registration is Free and Open to All

This program will be delivered in Mauritius Time Zone.
Jan 20th at 1900-2100 MUT 

(0700 PST | 1000 EST | 1500 GMT | 1600 CET)
  • 1900-1920 – Introductions
  • 1920-2030 – Prof. Carol Clark Lecture
  • 2030-2100 – Q & A

Stroke Prevention: A Public Health Necessity

Speaker: Carol Clark, Professor in Physiotherapy, Bournemouth University
Hosts: NEURAM, CANOSC, WFNR, University of Mauritius, Bournemouth University, University of British Columbia
CanMEDS Role: Scholar

This session is aimed at providing a background to aspects that should be considered for the prevention of stroke. It will describe the context of stroke prevention within the context of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The session will provide information around the global health and economic burden of the NCDs with a specific focus on Canada, Mauritius, UK and India. There will be a focus on physical activity recommendations and the recent update by the World Health Organisation with a view to understanding what these mean for participants (participation required). There will be an exploration of the pitfalls of implementing governmental guidelines and consideration of the next steps. This includes an exploration of physical activity requirements pre- and post-stroke. Finally, there is a chance for all participants to consider how we might all change our own physical activity behaviour to prevent stroke.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe features that might be considered for the prevention of stroke
  2. Develop this discussion within the context of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  3. Explain the global health and economic burden of the NCDs
  4. Understand physical activity recommendations and explore how these might be implemented
  5. Consider implementing a change in physical activity behaviour

Cannot attend? No problem!

The webinar will be recorded for on-demand access. Please register regardless.

Carol Clark

Carol Clark

Professor in Physiotherapy, in affiliation with the Department for Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences, at Bournemouth University

Carol is a Professor in Physiotherapy and is affiliated to the Department for Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences, Bournemouth University. Her research interests are broadly aimed at empowering people to lead healthier lives. This includes informing the design of strategies that support self-management, using digital tools and behavioural theories to enhance rehabilitation and engagement in physical activity. Carol worked in the UK, Africa and the Middle East as a physiotherapist prior to undertaking a MSc, PhD and embarking on an academic career. She is committed to supporting the careers of clinical colleagues by encouraging greater involvement in research through excellent UG, PG and PGR opportunities. She is a BU representative on the NIHR ARC Wessex Training committee which aims to build research capacity and promote leadership. She has presented her work nationally and internationally has received funding in research and education for undertaking and disseminating research

Accreditation Statements:

Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 2.0 hours per event (credits are automatically calculated)

This event is accredited through the Mauritius Medical Council;
2 CPD points will be allocated to attendees upon submission of an attendance certificate.