All posts by René Martin

Meeting with the Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe (German Stroke Foundation) in Leipzig

Our cooperation with the German Stroke Foundation exists since the start of the PostStroke-Manager project and could be intensified during a meeting at the Clinic and Policlinic for Neurology. Together with the colleagues who supervise the stroke aftercare project STROKE OWL ( in Gütersloh we discussed current developments and past advancements in both project on January 23rd, 2020. Another focus was on the – in professional circles desired – full coverage of stroke aftercare, its associated contents and the projects positions in each of their site-specific structures. The possibilities of technical implementations for stroke-specific, close to the patient concepts could be discussed because of the actual experience from the care practice. Significant impulses arose during the meeting concerning the evaluation options of both projects which should help prove the use of standardised stroke aftercare concepts.

We want to thank for the visit of our colleagues from Gütersloh and look forward to an open and constructive cooperation.

Event for Patients at the Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

October 29 is the world stroke day. Therefore the Universitätsklinikum Leipzig invites everyone to an informational presentation about the prevention and aftercare of the disease. Additionally afterwards experts provide answers to any arising questions.

Further information about the event can be found in German at the website of the Universiätsklinikum Leipzig (

Start of the stroke-pilot program

In order to get to know the work as a stroke-pilot better and to be able to better assess the needs of patients who have had a stroke, the two pilot nurses of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology have taken up their work. To this end, select patients of the stroke unit at the University Hospital Leipzig were included in the preliminary test program. The goal of the stroke-pilots is to offer advice and assistance to stroke patients in the first year after an acute incident and to facilitate the co-ordination of the post-stationary treatment.

In addition, the experience gained during the preliminary phase, which has now started, should serve as a further basis for the conceptual orientation of the patient app which is currently under development. „The requirements that emerge from the current co-supervision provide us with a realistic close-to-patient view of the necessities of support after a stroke. This information helps us to design the PostStroke Manager in a way that it can best meet the needs of our patients“, says project coordinator and senior physician Professor Dr. med. Dominik Michalski.

Visit to the Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe (German Stroke Foundation)

The German Stroke Foundation has been supporting our project from the start as associated partner. Thus we were very excited to meet and exchange ideas with our colleagues from the „StrokeOWL“ project – which is pioneering in the use of stroke-pilots.

Important points in this intellectual exchange were the experiences gained from already active stroke-pilots as well as an examination of difficulties and opportunities concerning the technical support of stroke-pilots. Furthermore scientific aspects regarding the study-evaluation and training of stroke-pilots could be discussed.

We want to thank the German Stroke Foundation and hope to meet them again soon in Leipzig!

Guest appearance at the info session „Kopfsache“

On May 22nd, 2019 we gladly followed an invitation to the info session „Kopfsache“, which is held three times a year at the FAW (Fortbildungsakademie der Wirtschaft) in Leipzig. Declared aim of this networking event is the intellectual exchange amongst patients, medical care professionals and interested individuals involved in the care of people with acquired brain damage.

In the course of a short presentation we were given the opportunity to present the PostStroke-Manager project and to discuss some aspects with the audience. Furthermore we were able to connect with therapists and other care workers and to discuss a whole range of questions with affected patients, which in turn will help to make the PostStroke-Manager patient-oriented from the start.

We want to thank everyone who took part in the event. We learned a great deal from those questions, which will be directly integrated back into the conceptualisation of our system.

Ceremonial endorsement of the PostStroke-Manager project

© University of Leipzig, photographer Christian Hüller

On Wednesday funding for the PostStroke-Manager project was officially granted by the regional government of Saxony. Barbara Kleptsch, the saxonian Minister of social affairs and consumer protection, personally handed over the funding certificate to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Galina Ivanova, project coordinator at the Interdisciplinary Competence Center Biomedical Data Science, and Prof. Dr. med. Dominik Michalski, coordinator at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology at the University Hospital Leipzig. The approximately two million Euro of public funding will be invested in a long-term preventive care system for stroke patients. Further support for the PostStroke-Manager project came not only from the minister, but also from Prof. Dr. med. Joseph Claßen, director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology, and Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Wolf Nürnberg, representative of the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme of middle Germany.