Public Lecture Series 2018

March 07 - November 15, 2018
Melbourne and Sydney


The Stroke Foundation is delighted to announce the dates for the 2018 Public Lecture Series.

Upcoming Lectures


The Brain Collective: Bright Minds of Stroke in Conversation

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Stroke Week 2018 public lectures; featuring six of the nation’s brightest minds in stroke discussing the current state of stroke in Australia along with the big issues facing stroke treatment, research and care.

 An event not to be missed!

This is a FREE event – Seats are limited. Register today!



Wednesday 5 September 2018

11.00am – 12.00pm

State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC

Featuring -

Associate Professor Natasha Lannin - Clinical Chair in Occupational Therapy (Research), Alfred Health and Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University and Alfred Health

Professor Vincent Thijs – Head of Stroke at the Austin Health and Co-head of the Stroke Division at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Professor Amanda Thrift – Chair of the Stroke Foundation research Advisory Committee, Head of the Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Stroke and Ageing Research, Monash University, and is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow



Friday 7 September 2018

10.30am – 11.30am

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW

Featuring -

Dr Andrew Bivard – Researcher at Hunter Medical Research Institute and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at The University of Newcastle, specialising in acute ischemic stroke imaging using perfusion-based imaging techniques 

Brenda Booth – Registered Nurse, disability case worker as well as Stroke survivor and member of the Stroke Foundation Consumer Council

Dr Caleb Ferguson – Senior Research Fellow at the Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre. Associate to the UTS: Health faculty, University of Technology Sydney and member of the Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Committee



Please note - Each lecture will be filmed and available online after the event

Any enquires please contact our the Philanthropy team at or call (03) 9918 7254.

Past Public Lectures

Please check out the video recordings of past Public Lectures and learn more about the latest developments and breakthroughs in stroke care, treatment and research

14 March 2018 (Melbourne) - Big solutions for a big country


6 September 2017 (Melbourne) – Latest in stroke care and treatment