education (including research) 1. 2019 WFNR FRANZ GERSTENBRAND AWARD 15 March 2019 OPEN FOR ENTRIES Does your work in neurorehabilitation demonstrate a difference to patient outcomes? If the answer is yes then why not apply for the 2019/2020 World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) Franz Gerstenbrand Award?
Worth £3000 to the winner, the Award honours the eminent neurologist Professor Franz Gerstenbrand (1924-2017), and recognises and rewards a neurorehabilitation project that has benefitted patients.
Entries for the WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award are welcome from clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals who are currently working in neurorehabilitation. Your entry can involve any aspect of neurorehabilitation e.g., a patient or clinic management initiative, research project, best practice development or use of a new technology. The work described must be completed, and produced results, or been published in the last 12 months.
The Award announcement was made during this year’s Brain Awareness Week. Professor Leonard Li, WFNR President said: “The WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award aims to raise awareness of neurorehabilitation, and to recognise and highlight new initiatives that can benefit our patients. The Award is open to all health professionals working in neurorehabilitation, but we particularly want to encourage young professionals under 30 years of age to enter.”
The Award is open to WFNR members and non-members worldwide. The single prize will be awarded as either a travel bursary to a clinical conference, professional development course or research project. The deadline for entries is the 29 November 2019. For more information and an application form visit: http://wfnr.co.uk/education-and-research/wfnr-award/
2. current practices, knowledge and attitudes of health professionals in addressing sexuality in stroke survivors MY NAME IS MICHELLE, I AM AN HONOURS STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY COMPLETING MY RESEARCH AS PART OF THE SYDNEY SEXUALITY GROUP UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DR MARGARET MCGRATH AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EMMA POWER.This is being conducted as research indicates that stroke survivors would appreciate support from health professionals with their post-stroke sexuality, and that many health professionals find this to be a challenging area of practice.
We are looking to recruit physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and rehabilitation counsellors who have worked in non-acute stroke care for at least 6 months; have had at least a percentage of his/ her caseload in stroke care; are fluent in written English; and have worked (in a paid or voluntary capacity) in the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore or South Africa for at least 6 months in the past 5 years. The survey and the participant information statement can be accessed at the following link: https://sydneyhealthsciences.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8GupCMkwXdCttzL