Upcoming Events Being Organized by Stroke Support India
Upcoming Events Being Organized by Stroke Support India

This page gives links to posts carrying relevant details of events – online or offline- organized by Stroke Support India. As well as details of Open houses being organized.

Upcoming Webinar(s)

Warrior Talks – Conversations with people with people with inspiring life journeys despite adversities.

Chat with Christoper Gordon, 16th May 2021, 6:30 PM (IST )

Saturdays Open House, Every Saturday, 6:30 PM IST

Here details of Open House on 15th May 2021 and 22nd May 2021

Stroke Support India Open House
Saturday 15th May and 22nd May, 6:30 PM IST
TO REGISTER FOR OUR OPENHOUSES VISIT : https://strokesupport.in/r/open

( you need to register once only for all occurrences )
For all stroke affected, families, caregivers and any else interested! No pressure, no agenda, just chat for a while sharing experiences, achievements, joys and concerns!
HOST : Stroke Warrior Sonal Goregaokar ( For May 15 and May 22)
Sonal’s story in her own voice : https://strokesupport.in/r/sonal
Schedule : Every Saturday, 6:30 PM IST ( Till May 29, 2021)
If you are not yet on our Telegram Global Stroke Support Group, to be invited for other Webmeets via Telegram as well as to interact more, join our Group by visiting, on your mobile ( with Telegram App Installed)
https://t.me/strokesupportgroup

Submit your queries for above / future Webinars ! :

Queries submitted via form herein in advance will be attended to first. Also, you may subscribe to our Telegram Global Stroke Support Group to be informed about future events. All your feedback for any of our event you attended, suggestions, and presenter references for similar events/meetings to help stroke warriors may also be provided herein. Thank you !

Want to help us by presenting a Webinar ?

If you would like to help stroke warriors by presenting a Webinar, please put your details hereunder and mention so in the Query box. We will revert to you. Thank you very much !

Past Webmeets

Spasticity and its Physiotherapeutic management

Topic : Spasticity and its Physiotherapeutic management
Spasticity is a serious result of stroke/TBI and can hinder recovery. In this meeting we will try to understand spasticity and it’s effects on the body as well as strategies to reduce it and improve function for the affected.
Presenter : Dr. Melitta Menezes Rodrigues
Dr. Melitta Menezes Rodrigues is an M. P. Th ( Neurosciences) , KEMH Mumbai and Certified in NDT. She is a member of Indian Federation of Neuro-Rehabilitation. She has strong over nine years experience in rehabilitating people with neurological disorders such as Stroke, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Children with developmental disorders, Spinal cord injury and also Rare Neurodegenerative conditions. She also helps alleviate pain in those with musculoskeletal disorders such as frozen shoulder, knee pain, arthritis, spondylitis, spinal disc injuries, plantar fasciatis as well as post surgical rehabilitation after hip and knee replacement.
Schedule : 21st March 2021, 4 PM (IST)
This was a comprehensive and interactive webmeet. Details will be out on YouTube shortly.

Emergency Preparedness For Stroke Patients at Home

Topic : Emergency preparedness for Stroke Patients at Home
For stroke affected and their caregivers it is essential to be aware of possible medical emergencies that may strike the stroke affected and what to do at the time. This Webmeet focuses on these aspects.
Presenter : Dr. Sudheer Ambekar
Dr. Sudheer Ambekar is a Consultant Neurosurgeon, Skull base, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Surgery. Presently associated with Jaslok Hospital Mumbai, he has an M.Ch ( Neurosurgery, 2011 ) from National institute of Mental Health and Allied Sciences and a Fellow, Endovascular Surgery from University of Miami, 2015, amongst other qualifications.
Schedule : 13th March 2021, 6 PM (IST) , for about 40 minutes.

This very interesting and interactive meet is over. Details will be out on YouTube shortly.

Evidence Informed Decision Making in Stroke Care

Topic : Evidence informed decision making for Stroke Care
Stroke results in diverse disabilities of varying severity. Stroke survivors and family caregivers must know how to decide the best treatment options. This talk will help them understand the power of being informed to make decisions in stroke care.
Presenter : Dr. Surshkumar Kamlakannan
Dr. Suresh is an Associate professor for Public Health Foundation of India with qualifications and academic research expertise in the areas of Occupational therapy, Public Health disability – (Health systems and Policy) and Epidemiology. Also, he is an active participant in various activities such as National Program for Disabled Children ( Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram) in India, the government disability department of Telangana State and the editorial board of All India OT Association in India. He is an Early Career Fellow in clinical and public health for the Wellcome Trust (India Alliance) evaluating the effectiveness of a Technology-enabled educational intervention for stroke survivors in India through a clinical trial, and a visiting fellow for the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Schedule : 7th March 2021, 3 PM (IST) , for about 40 minutes.
This highly interactive Webmeet has ended. A recording will be put on various channels shortly.

Aphasia – Strategies to Enhance Communication

Topic : Aphasia – Strategies for families to enhance communication
Presenter : Ms Radhika Poovayya
Ms Radhika manages the Samvaad clinics and Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing ( Bangalore) since 2005. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and a Behavior Analyst with vast professional, clinical and teaching experience.
Schedule : 14th Feb. 2021, 11 AM for about 40 minutes

This was a well attended and interactive webinar.

Advances in Spasticity Management

Schedule : 24th January 2021 ( Sunday) , 7 PM IST onwards for 40 minutes
Spasticity is a condition in which muscles stiffen or tighten, preventing normal fluid movement. The muscles remain contracted and resist being stretched, thus affecting movement, speech and gait. People with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis can have varying degrees of spasticity.

The Webinar was presented by : Dr. R. Ramnarayan
Dr. Ramnarayan is M.Ch (Neurosurg), National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore, India, Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship from the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, United Kingdom and F.R.C.S – conferred by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. He is a Visiting Consultant to several reputed hospitals in India and abroad, and a member of various professional organizations such as Neurological Society of India (NSI), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Neurological Society of India (Kerala Chapter) and Indian society of Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgeons (ISSFN).

This was a very useful and highly interactive Webinar. To see some portions on YouTube, please click here.

PHEEZEEHOME – Telerehab System and App for Stroke Therapies

Held on 2nd Aug. 2020, 5 PM ( IST )

Presenter : Mr. Vijay Bathina

This Webinar was held per above schedule. It was presented by Vijay Bathina. Vijay Bathina is a Stroke rehab therapist with about 13 years of stroke physiotherapy expertise. Along with his colleagues he has developed a Telerehab System ( and corresponding mobile application ) focused on therapies for stroke.
The Webinar had a demo of the system and a short Q&A session thereafter. Following are the salient features of the System

  • An app based platform for rehabilitation of Stroke patients via Voice or Video calls and Videos
  • Consult therapist remotely on your mobile
  • Exercise sessions customized to the patient’s needs
  • Consolidated reports and feedback – daily, weekly and monthly
  • Guided therapy sessions
  • Tracking of patient’s adherence and progress
  • Information for the patient’s caregiver as well.
  • Large and growing pool of therapists : Speech, Physical, Psychological, Rehab and Occupational Therapists
  • Very economical

For more information please see a flyer for this event from here. Thank you !

Mini Strokes/ Transient Ischemic Attacks ( TIAs) on 21st June, 2020

Held on 21st June 2020, 2:30 PM onwards

Presenter : Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

A mini stroke is never to be ignored since it may have serious consequences.
The Webinar was presented by Dr. Sudheer Ambekar who is a renowned Consultant Neurosurgeon, Skull base, cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery with about 15 years experience including in Jaslok Hospital and NIMHANS. Presently he is associated with Lilavati Hospital , Mumbai.

This Webinar / meet has ended. Thanks to all the participants and to Dr. Sudheer Ambekar for the efforts. It was an interactive Webinar and the participants carried back useful learnings.

Aphasia

Held on 7th June 2020

Presenter : SLP Santosh Kumar

Aphasia is a frequent complication of a stroke, although it may also be due head trauma, brain tumors and infections. It affects comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in different manners. The brain holds the words hostage, as is sometimes said. As can be readily understood, aphasia is a very distressing situation for both the stroke survivor as well as his/her family. A Speech Language Pathologist ( SLP ) is trained to detect and treat aphasia.

This Webinar / meet has ended. Thanks to all the participants and to Mr. Santosh Kumar for the efforts. We could not address queries due paucity of time and will have one shortly focused on them.

Join other Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and equipment/service providers for help, encouragement , knowledge sharing and most importantly – hope – via:
** Telegram Global Stroke Support Group : https://t.me/strokesupportgroup
** Whatsapp Group: https://strokesupport.in/contact/
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Please DO have a look and join in wherever convenient as well as share.
Thank you VERY MUCH !