Free public talk and short film screening to take place on World Stroke Day

Free public talk and short film screening to take place on World Stroke Day

A public talk and short film screening will be hosted by Croí, the heart and stroke charity, on Tuesday -World Stroke Day.

The free event, designed to help raise awareness of stroke and offer information to stroke survivors, will begin at 7pm on 29 October in the Croí Centre in Newcastle, Galway.

It will include a talk by Dr. Tom Walsh, Stroke Specialist, Galway University Hospital and a local Galway stroke survivor, followed by a special screening of the award-winning documentary, A Tiny Spark.

In Ireland, approximately 10,000 people have a stroke-related event annually and an estimated 30,000 people are living in Ireland with disabilities as a result of a stroke.

Croí’s World Stroke Day event aims to highlight the risk factors associated with stroke and to provide helpful information for those living with, and recovering from, a stroke.

The Galway-based documentary, A Tiny Spark, produced by Swansong Films, examines the effect of stroke on people’s lives and looks at research into the blood clots that cause stroke.

The documentary is about ground-breaking research being conducted by neuroscientist Dr. Karen Doyle at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway and was made under the ‘Science on Screen’ partnership with Galway Film Centre.

Refreshments will be served on arrival. The event is proudly supported by Ballinasloe-based company Surmodics, who are community partners to the Croí’s stroke programme.

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