BASP Virtual Learning Hub

BASP are hosting monthly 1 hour webinar sessions with the opportunity to ask the presenters questions at the end of each session.

Each webinar is free to attend, you must register in advance using the links provided below.

A certificate will be issued for those who attend more than 75% of the session, and complete a short evaluation that appears on the screen directly after the session.


Dates for your diary:


25 March 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 – Webinar 5
Vertigo & Stroke: differentiating central from peripheral causes
Mr Diego Kaski, Consultant Neurologist, University College London

Diego Kaski is an international leader in Vestibular Neuroscience. He heads the Centre for Behavioural and Vestibular Neurosciences within the Department of Clinical and Motor Neurosciences at UCL, and lead an active group of research exploring the neural mechanisms of spatial orientation and multisensory integration, with a strong translational element that aims to develop novel clinical biomarkers and therapies for vestibular disorders.

Learning outcome: To identify the clinical red flags in acute vertigo

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29 April 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 – Webinar 6
Anticoagulation in acute stroke with atrial fibrillation: the clot thickens
Professor David Werring, Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

David is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Stroke Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), University College Hospitals (UCH) NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Werring contributes to delivering hyperacute and acute stroke care and runs a specialist clinical service and research program in intracerebral haemorrhage and cerebral small vessel disease. His research includes observational studies and randomised trials; a key goal is to better understand, prevent and treat intracerebral haemorrhage, including when associated with antithrombotic drugs. He is Chief Investigator of the OPTIMAS trial which is investigating the optimal timing of anticoagulation in acute ischaemic stroke associated with atrial fibrillation.

He is Head of the Research Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at the Institute of Neurology, Chair of the Association of British Neurologists Stroke Advisory Group, Stroke Specialty Lead for the NIHR North Thames Clinical Research Network, Secretary of the British Association of Stroke Physicians, Expert Advisor to the NICE centre for guidelines, and on the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Neurology, European Stroke Journal, and Practical Neurology. From 2021, David is also Chair of the UK Stroke Forum, the largest multidisciplinary event for stroke care professionals in the UK.

Learning outcome: To understand the clinical challenge, limited evidence base and need for trials in relation to the timing of anticoagulation after acute stroke associated with atrial fibrillation

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20 May 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 – Webinar 7
BASP Webinar 7 – CTA and CTP for Stroke Physicians
Dr Alex Mortimer

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*attendees must have been in attendance for 75% of the session to receive a certificate


Previous presentations – These are available to BASP members via the members section of the website

Webinar 4 – Cardio embolic stroke – investigation, treatment options and practical advice
Mr Mark Turner

Webinar 3 – Neuroanatomy for the Stroke Physician
Dr Peter Whitfield

Webinar 2 – Option for TIA Services in the COVID era and beyond
Dr John Bamford

Webinar 1 – Dysphagia presentation following stroke and the first 72 hours of care – the role of speech and language therapy in meeting stroke standards of care
Sue Pownall & Sabrina Eltringham