SAV Annual Stroke Forum 2017

The Stroke Association of Victoria will once again be hosting the Annual Stroke Forum in the week following National Stroke Week.

When: Tuesday 12th September 2017

Registration at 9:45am, for a 10am start and concluding at 2pm

AMP Limited, CS Level 2 Auditorium
750 Collins Street, Docklands
Cost: Complimentary to attend, morning tea and lunch will be provided.

To Paula ( by 4/9/2017.
Please ensure to include access or dietary requirements.
Forum Schedule:
• 9:45 - 10am - Registration
• 10 - 10:15am - Opening & Introduction
• 10:15 - 10:45am - Dr Carli Roulston, Team Leader of Neurotrauma Research, Department of
Medicine, University of Melbourne
• 10:45 - 11am - Morning Tea
• 11 - 11:30am - Carly Stephens, Barwon Region Coordinator (Barwon Stroke Support Centre) & Juley Thai, Inner East Region Coordinator (Boroondara Community Stroke Hub)
• 11:30am - 12pm - Caleb Rixon, Young Stroke Survivor & Founder of Genyus Network
• 12 - 1pm - Lunch
• 1 - 1:30pm - Bob Slater, Rotary International
• 1:30 - 1:45pm - Closing & Questions
• 1:45 - 2pm - Feedback Forms


About Our Speakers:


Dr Carli Roulston
Dr Roulston commenced research in stroke during her PhD studies at Monash University in 2000 with Professor Bevyn Jarrott. In July 2001, she was recruited to the Howard Florey Institute with funding from Neuroscience Victoria to establish stroke models for assessing novel flavonoid compounds for neuroprotection (now NeuProtect). In 2009, she was appointed Team Leader of Stroke at the O’Brien Institute for Tissue Engineering; where she investigated the role of angiogenesis in stem cell transplant for brain repair (NHMRC #628767). In 2013, she relocated to the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, as Team Leader of Neurotrauma Research. Current projects include; investigating drug treatments that target the neurovascular unit after stroke; and the use of implantable electrodes to monitor and map brain recovery during electrical stimulation in collaboration with the Bionics Institute.


Caleb Rixon
Caleb's interest in telling stories developed after he joined his local junior theatre society and directed his High School musical when he was 14 years old. In 2008, Caleb was a cast member of the Australian production of Altar Boyz, and later that year he survived a major stroke. During his rehabilitation, Caleb assisted on 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' for Doorstep Ensemble, 'Becky Shaw' for Echelon Productions, 'Prodigal' for Bryant and Frank productions and 'Next to Normal' for the Melbourne Theatre Company. Most recently, Caleb has leveraged his storytelling experience and founded the social enterprise, Genyus Network - a global story sharing platform for trauma survivors.


Bob Slater
Bob is a retired Senior Australian Army Officer and Civil Engineer who for seven years was also CEO of an Aged Care organisation. For many years, he has served on Community Boards and is a former President of Engineers Australia (Victoria Branch). He is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Kew and is a former District Director of Vocational Service and Assistant Governor in Rotary District 9800. In 2015, he received a District 9800 PHF for his Life After Stroke program and a RI President Vocational Leadership Award for this and other Rotary vocational programs he has initiated.


Bob has a driving interest in mentoring and the use of networks to find solutions to difficulties faced by many Stroke Survivors and Carers seeking to reclaim their previous life. Bob's wife, Ruth, had a stroke in 2006 and they found the process for stroke rehabilitation far from satisfactory. Based on this experience, Bob has initiated a Rotary mentoring program that through the Stroke Association of Victoria is being developed to engage the Rotary network and individual contacts and influence, to assist
Stroke Survivors back into meaningful activity, including the workforce where appropriate. Event Proudly Sponsored By: