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 ASTN China Branch Office 

The ASTN China office is now operational with INSPIRE currently the first study to be undertaken under the China branch.

Many Australian studies (e.g. studies into new thrombolytics, novel neuroimaging techniques and rehabilitation therapeutic modalities) are hampered by small patient numbers and poor recruitment. According to a survey on the incidence of stroke in Chinese cities over the period 1986–1990, the average annual incidence of stroke was 215.6 per 100, 000. It was estimated that over 8 million acute stroke patients per annum and more than 1.5 million stroke-related deaths every year in mainland China. It follows that the opportunity exists to recruit a greater number of Chinese patients into multi-centre stroke studies.

For further enquiries please contact A/Prof Bernard Yan on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


ASTN Membership Database


The ASTN Membership Database already holds the vital contact details of all our Members. The database includes over 100 of Australia's leading Professors, Associate Professors, Mr's, Ms's, Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, all dedicated to improving stroke patient outcomes through research. They include, but are not limited to, Neurologists, Geriatricians, Epidemiologists, Scientists, Rehabilitation Specialists, Research Fellows, and Coordinators. 

The development of the ASTN Site Database allows the ASTN to quickly and efficiently respond to Sponsor or Investigator requests for assistance in the selection of appropriate sites to contribute local, national, and international trials

It is envisioned that this development will do away with the need for feasibility questionnaires to be completed by individual sites for every trial, with all pertinent information stored in one place.   


Australasian Stroke Research Coordinators Group (ASRCG)


 While still in its infancy, the ASRCG aims to fill a growing need for Coordinator representation and support. Aims include providing an open forum in which stroke research coordinators from all disciplines can network and exchange knowledge, to locate, investigate, and resolve issues affecting coordinators, to provide education, support, and assistance to coordinators, and to provide a united voice for coordinators within the framework of the ASTN and SSA. Membership is open to any discipline, provided the holder has an involvement in the coordination of Stroke Research Trials.


The inaugural Annual Meeting of the ASRCG will be held at the 2011 SSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide. For further information, or to join, please contact Gabriel Silver on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Last Updated ( Friday, 21 August 2015 15:43 )  

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