The 17th annual meeting of the OPSYRIS

The 17th annual meeting of the OPSYRIS (Organisation for Psychological Research in Stroke) group was held in the University of Glasgow Senate Rooms this October.  The meeting was hosted by OPSYRIS chair and SCMH Senior Lecturer Terry Quinn, ably assisted by Bogna Drozdowska (SCMH) and Satu Baylan (IH&WB/Psychology).

OPSYRIS is a Special Interest Group of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation.  OPSYRIS has an International membership but the core group of Chair (Terry); Secretary (Bogna) and Treasurer (Satu) are all based in University of Glasgow. 

Terry Quinn opens the OPSYRIS meeting quoting Old Blue Eyes, for stroke research it was a very good year.

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This was the largest OPSYRIS meeting to date with 80 delegates enjoying a packed program of original research, workshops and poster sessions.  Highlights included the award of the inaugural OPSYRIS Rising Star award and a keynote lecture from Prof Shirley Thomas (Nottingham) on her work around treating depression in stroke.  University of Glasgow research featured prominently in the oral and poster platforms, confirming our reputation as a centre of excellence in stroke-psychology research.

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As well as organising the meeting, Terry has used his first year as chair of OPSYRIS to grow and diversify the membership of the OPSYRIS group.  OPSYRIS is not exclusively for neuropsychologists and it was encouraging to see clinicians, therapists and researchers attending the meeting.  The next OPSYRIS meeting will be held in Oxford and preparations are already underway.  In the meantime anyone that is interested in joining the group can email or you can follow the group on twitter @OPSYRIS1

First published: 20 November 2018