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RCSI Foundation Year students meet Minister for Health at annual Stroke Conference

19 April 2011

RCSI Foundation Year students participating in the Foundation Year (FY) Physiotherapy Elective Module recently met with Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly at the Irish Heart Foundation's Council 14th annual stroke conference in the Croke Park Conference Centre. The conference attracted over 200 multidisciplinary delegates working in the area of stroke care.

Stroke Conference

(L-R) RCSI Foundation Year students Abdulazzz Almutawa; Theodore Lin; Kelsey Orrell; Dr James Reilly; Minister for Health; Dr Frances Horgan; Chair of the IHF Council on Stroke; Rachael Moorhead and Nimisha Singaram

Dr Frances Horgan and Louise Keating from the RCSI School of Physiotherapy led the Stroke Advocacy Project Proposal as part of the FY elective module. Nine medical and one physiotherapy FY students participated in the project which comprised two projects; the stroke study day and promoting the F.A.S.T. campaign in a young adult cohort.

Dr Frances Horgan, Chair of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke said ‘the students made an invaluable contribution to the success of the conference, in the lead up to the conference and on the day itself'.

Stroke Conference Students

(L-R) Louise Keating; RCSI School of Physiotherapy; Sarah Horgan; Irish Heart Foundation (IHF); Cliona McCormack IHF; Tracy Egan; IHF and Dr Frances Horgan RCSI School of Physiotherapy and Chair of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke with RCSI Foundation Year students.