Delivering stroke care on the roads and in the sky across Australia
Episode 43: Interview with Professor Stephen Davis & Geoffrey Donnan of the Australian Stroke Alliance.
The Australian Stroke Alliance is comprised of more than 30 organisations working together to transform stroke care across Australia and improve the lives of those affected by stroke. They are developing novel mobile imaging, digital health and emergency transport technologies to radically transform stroke outcomes and deliver commercial benefits for all Australians. Rather than transporting patients to hospital, they drive or fly Australian-designed life-saving brain scanning equipment to a patient during the Golden Hour for Stroke, transforming their chances of survival and recovery. For Australians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities, access to stroke treatment during the Golden Hour for Stroke is limited or non-existent – creating inequity and a major gap in health outcomes. The Australian Stroke Alliance is about equity, world-first innovation and bringing time-critical stroke treatment direct to the patient.
About our guests:
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY DONNAN AO
Geoffrey is a professor of Neurology at The University of Melbourne and former Director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He is the co-lead of the Australian Stroke Alliance and the Frontiers MRFF grant. His research interest is clinical stroke management. He was co-founder, with Professor Stephen Davis, of the Australian Stroke Trials Network. He is the co-chair of the EXTEND group of trials, including the recently published EXTEND IA trial of thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke. He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Stroke and is Past President of the World Stroke Organization.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN DAVIS AO
Stephen is a professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Past-President of the World Stroke Organization. He co-chairs the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit program. His research is focussed on acute therapy for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage, particularly the use of advanced imaging in selection of therapy. He is the co-lead of the Australian Stroke Alliance and the Frontiers MRFF grant.
Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.
Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline!
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