Stroke Rehab Conference: From No-Tech to Go-Tech, 29th - 31st January 2018, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Big news!

We have now confirmed the dates for the second Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech conference! It will be held in Christchurch on 29th - 31st January 2018. This conference will provide a wide range of educational offerings that cross multi-disciplinary boundaries but also target the needs of subspecialties in stroke rehabilitation.

Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech will include keynote addresses and panel discussions, covering principles of neuroscience and neural recovery, and multidisciplinary engagement in clinical stroke management. Targeting a broad audience of rehabilitation specialists, engineers and physiologists, content will be easily translatable across disciplines with a focused emphasis on technological applications to clinical practice. Peer-reviewed, research platform presentations will be targeted to subspecialties including speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. The conference is open to all clinicians, engineers, physiologists, and students with an interest in cortical, corticobulbar or corticospinal rehabilitation.

For those with a specific interest in swallowing, we will again be offering our yearly two week dysphagia intensive course as an adjunct to the Stroke Rehab Conference.  You will find more information about this addition to the conference HERE.

Keynote Speakers

Johns Hopkins University, USA

La Trobe University,

University of Glasgow,
University of Washington, USA Univeristy of Canterbury,
New Zealand


Conference Details

Our conference location, the Te Puna o Waiwhetu (Christchurch Art Gallery) is centrally located in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand. The conference will be held in the beautiful, modern lecture hall and is just a few blocks from our Botanical Gardens, as well as lovely cafes and restaurants.

Being a community minded group, our conference lunches are being catered by a great organisation that provides nutritious meals for children in low decile schools in the Canterbury region, called Fill Their Lunchbox.  For every meal that we purchase for the conference lunch, they will in turn donate three to local Cantabrians. As well, we will have additional catering from Can Do Caterers, which is a social enterprise that provides employment for young adults with significant physical impairments. Our conference dinner will be a casual, Kiwi BBQ in keeping with a summer conference, on the grounds of the historic University of Canterbury staff club. 

Lastly, the conference is a little bit Green!  No printed handouts will be provided, however, all registrants will be given digital copies via USB so we can do our part to save our beautiful New Zealand forests. Please ensure you bring a suitable laptop or tablet; as well, information can be emailed prior to the conference.

Please contact the conference committee with any questions, suggestions or concerns at and help us make this conference a success by "liking" the UC Swallowing Rehab Research Lab at the Rose Centre Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you in Christchurch 2018!

The Conference Committee
University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research