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Cognition and cognitive screening

Thursday 11 July 2024, 1–2 pm AEST

National Webinar Series 

Join Associate Professor Nele Demeyere, Miki Boneh & Alyssa Sher discussing early detection of cognitive impairment after stroke:

To improve early detection of cognitive impairment, Australian and New Zealand Living Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management recommend that all stroke survivors should be screened for cognitive and perceptual deficits by a trained person (e.g. Neuropsychologist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist) using validated and reliable screening tools, prior to discharge from hospital. 

We invite all clinicians, especially those working at the frontline to join this webinar with Associate Professor Nele Demeyere to learn about:

  • Cognition - What deficits are you screening for?
  • The “OCS-Plus” for screening for milder deficits.
  • Next steps to take - What to do with the information after screening?

PhD candidates Miki Boneh and Alyssa Sher will conclude the webinar with an overview of the research they are leading in Australia for cognition after stroke.


About the presenters

Associate Professor Nele Demeyere heads the Translational Neuropsychology research group at the University of Oxford and led the development and implementation of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) in the UK. Nele has subsequently collaborated internationally with numerous local research teams to develop adapted and translated versions of the OCS, including for Australia. Her research group have now developed follow up digital screening tools: the OCS-Plus, and a digital multiple errands task. Her current focus is on cognitive trajectory predictions, and developing and evaluating a standardised cognitive care pathway model for stroke.

Miki Boneh is a PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology) candidate at Monash University. She is interested in understanding and streamlining inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to addressing cognition post stroke to improve patient outcomes.

Alyssa Sher is a combined Clinical Neuropsychology student and PhD candidate at Macquarie University. She has a particular interest in stroke patient care and is focused on ways to enhance recovery and optimise functional outcomes for stroke patients.