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Childhood Stroke: Medical Aspects, Consequences and Implications for Intervention



  • Eli Gunnarson
January 14, 2021
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Register now for the upcoming webinar from the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society. If you are not seeking educational credit, this webinar is free. During this webinar, participants can earn one hour of Category 1 CME at a minimal cost of $25. You must register and pay the fee prior to the webinar to be eligible for CME credit.

Stroke is an acute medical condition and constitutes a clinical syndrome caused by either arterial ischemic, venous thrombotic or hemorrhagic stroke. Childhood stroke is receiving increased attention in the field of acquired brain injury, although there is still much to be learned about the specifics of the condition related to prevention, diagnosis, outcomes and rehabilitation interventions. This webinar will present aspects of stroke in childhood, including a brief overview of stroke types and common neurological consequences.

Specific cognitive and speech, language and communication outcome profiles will be discussed in light of how these may interact and create functional challenges in everyday communication, learning and participation. Clinical experiences and suggested implications for interventions, individually as well as in family settings, will be briefly presented.

These and other aspects will be discussed in further detail by clinicians, researchers and members of the Swedish rehabilitation network for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury in a Symposium on childhood stroke at the upcoming IPBIS conference 2021.

Dr. Eli Gunnarson is a senior consultant and specialist in Child Neurology at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Since about 10 years, and currently, she is the senior medical consultant in the multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation teams for children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries in the Stockholm Health Care Region.

Her work involves medical treatment, clinical and team assessments within the specific neurorehabilitation teams, providing a chain of care for children from the acute, inpatient rehabilitation phase to outpatient rehabilitation and follow-up programs throughout adolescence. The services for childhood ABI in Stockholm include a special unit offering individualized pre-school and school-oriented rehabilitation following hospital care.

Dr. Gunnarson’s PhD and scientific background are mainly experimental, with a specific interest in cellular and molecular mechanisms for brain injury, brain edema and secondary injuries as well as neuroprotection. She frequently gives lectures on ABI in children and mechanisms for brain injury both for health care professionals, families and school professionals throughout Sweden. She is engaged in the Swedish rehabilitation network for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury and recently joined the IPBIS as a board member.

For more information on Dr. Gunnarson, click here.

For more information on this webinar, click here.

Education Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) is dedicated to linking professionals across countries and cultures to advance research and disseminate knowledge on brain injury in children, adolescents and young adults. To learn more about IPBIS

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