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The Stroke Bootcamp 2021

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The REfLECTS study, an innovative stroke rehabilitation research project led by Ulster University is to host an annual ‘Stroke Bootcamp’ 2021 – 2023. The Bootcamp will deliver a programme of specialist training and development activities to Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. REfLECTS is part of Cross-border Healthcare Intervention Trials In Ireland Network – CHITIN – a unique cross-border partnership with the PHA and the Health Research Board in Republic of Ireland. CHITIN is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the bootcamp planned for 2021 will now be hosted virtually and will be held from the 14th-18th June 2021.

Funding for the Stroke Bootcamp has been provided from the Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division, Public Health Agency.


Please complete the online registration process when ordering your ticket. One ticket gives you entry to all events throughout the week.

Registration for the Stroke Bootcamp is free and it will provide access to all sessions and learning materials. The deadline for registration is Thursday 20th May 2021. After registration attendees with receive a confirmation email. Once registration for the event has closed attendees will receive a delegates pack in the post as well as an email with full details of the event which will include a unique and personal link to the event; there is one link per attendee.

There are two entry requirements for registration:

1) You must be currently registered as an Allied Health Professional with CORU (Health & Social Care Professions Council) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

2) Due to the funder requirements, priority will be given to those who live or work within one of the following geographical areas:

  • Northern Ireland
  • County Louth
  • County Monaghan
  • County Cavan
  • County Leitrim
  • County Sligo
  • County Donegal

You must meet the above entry requirements. However, if you live or work outside of the above geographical areas, we will still consider your interest to attend, and have a limited number of places available. Send your contact details (name, email address) to and we will confirm whether or not a place will be available for you to attend the bootcamp.

Events & Speakers

We have a jam-packed schedule of learning activities being delivered by world class presenters who will be joining us from across the UK & Ireland, USA and Australia. Each day offers a new key theme and will include key sessions on:

  • Goal setting in stroke practice
  • Mirror box therapy for upper and lower limb rehabilitation
  • Constraint induced movement therapy
  • Post-stroke fatigue; neglect; upper limb stimulation; mental practice; management of spasticity; the Queen Square Programme of intensive upper limb rehabilitation
  • Technology for rehabilitation in stroke and other applications
  • Outcome measures including the Canadian Occupational Performance Assessment; the Fatigue Severity Scale; the Wolf Motor Function Test; the MoCA; the Tardieu Scale.

Please visit our website for further information and updates:

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All changes or cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to

Please note that your details will be shared with the funding body for monitoring purposes. If you have any objection to this, please contact

All information within the registration form will be protected by GDPR regulations. Please note that some of the Bootcamp sessions will be recorded.

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