Sydney + 26—28 October 2017 + #GP17sydney

Keynote address

Prof Julie Bernhardt

Head of Stroke Division, Florey Institute Neuroscience & Mental Health

Professor Julie Bernhardt is the Head of Stroke Division at Florey Institute, and has been on the Steering Committee of the Australian Stroke Research Network since 2012. She is also a Co-chair for Australian Stroke Trials Network since January 2014 and was voted by her international peers onto the board of the World Stroke Organisation in July 2014.

Professor Bernhardt is also the Director of ‘A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial’ (AVERT) which is the largest acute stroke rehabilitation trial and includes over 2000 stroke patients. The studies focus on understanding how early exercise-based interventions after stroke may work to alter bone, muscle and brain.



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