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Life after SAH conference

On 5 November 2016, Brain & Spine Foundation organised a one-day conference for people affected by subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)

The conference was a life changer for me. In 3 years it was the first time I had met and spoke to others 'just like me'.

This conference was organised by the Brain & Spine Foundation in November 2016 at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, 33 Queen Square, as part of the charity’s commitment to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological problems. It was the UK’s first conference dedicated to the neurological condition subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and over 120 delegates from all corners of the UK attended. 


Lesley Foulkes, Neurovascular Nurse Specialist, Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton. Lesley Foulkes was Chair for the day. 

Dr Lakshmi Kanagarajah, Interventional Neuroradiology Fellow, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. 

Dr Lynne Aitkenhead, Clinical Neuropsychologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. 

Dr Sabah Khan, Clinical Psychologist and Couple Therapist, Tavistock Clinic, London. 

Kavita Basi (SAH patient) and Lionel Winyard (carer of someone affected by SAH). 

Kate Hayward, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.


The event was kindly supported by Christchurch Group

We're happy to be supporting the UK's first conference dedicated to SAH. The conference, run by the BSF, is a great opportunity for patients, colleagues and carers to meet, share stories and hear from neurological experts to better understand how SAH can affect lives.- Professor Mike Barnes, Group Clinical Director