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Telehealth, telestroke and telerehabilitation

Stroke Society of Australia webinar series

Wednesday 15 February 2023, 12.00–12.50 pm AEDT

Speakers: Cathy Said (Vic), Carlos Garcia Esperon (NSW)
Chairs: Teddy Wu (Christchurch, NZ), Jess Nolan (WA)

Talk 1: Uses of Telehealth beyond hyperacute care.

Carlos Garcia-Esperon

Dr Carlos Garcia-Esperon is a stroke neurologist and early career researcher at John Hunter Hospital.

Dr Garcia-Esperon undertook clinical training in Spain, Switzerland and Australia.  He completed a dissertation in ischaemic stroke at the University of Bern, and he finished his PhD program at the University of Newcastle focussing on the implementation of multimodal CT in acute stroke treatment.  He has presented extensively in regional and rural centres in NSW on the role of telethrombolysis in stroke management, educating healthcare practitioners in its role in acute stroke treatment.

Despite being in the early stages of his research career, Dr Garcia Esperon is heavily involved in acute stroke clinical trials and is widely published.


Talk 2: ‘Rehabilitation for stroke survivors with moderate to severe physical disability via telehealth: A co-design approach’

Cathy Said

A/Professor Cathy Said [PhD, B App Sci (Physio)] is the inaugural Associate Professor Physiotherapy, Western Health & The University of Melbourne and a program director with the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science.

She has combined research with a clinical career and has over 25 years experience working in public hospitals, predominantly in neurological and aged care rehabilitation.

Her research focuses on fall prevention and rehabilitation of older people and people with neurological disorders.


Registration is required to access the Webinar, please ensure you register before the event.