ESO Member Newsletter - December 2016

Newsletter of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO)

The Voice of Stroke in Europe
December 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

At the  end of the year  most of us dedicate our time and energy  to our  families and  friends. It is  also a time  for most to take inventory.  For ESO, 2016 has been positive -the “The VOICE OF STROKE IN EUROPE” just got louder:  EAN, ESMINT, ESNR, ESC, SAFE, WSO, WFN and other health professionals will join together in Prague in May for the ESOC 2017. This  is a great  accomplishment,  to  have  literally,  all  the major  world and European societies  united  for  3 days   focusing  their  efforts on  fostering  a  shared  vision for  the prevention and treatment  of stroke.  

Some of the major tasks ESO  has  decided  to focus on in 2017 include:
  • Endorsing European research projects
  • Continuing collaboration with SAFE to build relations with MEPs on making stroke a healthcare budget priority.
  • Closing the third year of the 5-year ESO EAST project with the collection of data from ResQ which should highlight improving stroke standards
We have received your numerous  abstracts  for ESOC 2017 and will continue to accept abstract submissions through 12 January 2017. Abstract authors will be informed of acceptance mid-February.

At ESOC 2017, members will vote on candidates for three positions on the Executive Committee, as well as the Chairperson for the International Liaison Committee and committee members for the following committees;  Trials Network, Education, Industry Roundtable, Young Stroke Physicians and International Liaison. Please take some time to think of your colleagues and start preparing candidate nominations for these positions. The submission deadlines will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.
Our best  wishes  for a  happy  and healthy  2017!
Kind Regards from ESO,

Valeria Caso, Bart van der Worp, Kennedy Lees, Miquel Gallofr
é, Charlotte Cordonnier, Urs Fischer, Turgut Tatlisumak, Heinrich Mattle, Nils Wahlgren, Martin Dichgans, Robert Mikulik
ESOC 2017 – Submit Your Abstract Today!

The European Stroke Organisation Conference 2017 is now accepting abstract submissions through 12 January at midnight CET. Abstracts must be submitted via the ESOC website.

ESOC 2017 will take place in Prague from 16-18 May 2017. Abstract submissions are encouraged for pre-defined topics related to stroke.
Submit Abstract

ESO Featured in Research Features

Valeria Caso recently sat down with Research Features to emphasise the current situation within stroke disease research, clarifying what further research needs to be done to ensure improved patient outcomes in the future.

Visit Research Features to read the full article or download it as a .pdf.

Immigration and Stroke               

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, Europe is experiencing an influx of immigration. Many of these immigrants have traveled as refugees without access to health care for extended periods of time.  Dr. Florin Scarlatescu, a Neurologist from Romania and active ESO member of the PR Committee sat down with Prof. Dr. Anita Arsovska, University Clinic of Neurology, Medical Faculty, University "Ss Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Macedonia, to discuss the topic of stroke and immigration. Prof. Dr. Arsovska is also President of the Macedonian Neurology Society and an active member of the ESO.

As the topic "immigration and stroke" may not be familiar to all our colleagues, can you to make a brief description of the problem? 
Immigration is one of the most discussed and challenging issues because of its great impact on the society and public health. For the first time since World War II, Europe is experiencing a massive movement of migrants of all ages, fleeing armed conflicts, mass killings, persecution. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are 50 million forcibly displaced persons and asylum seekers due to conflict and persecution worldwide, including approximately 6.4 million refugees who have had protracted length of stays in refugee camps of five years or more. Download the interview below to continue reading.
Download the Interview

ESO 2017 Membership Changes

Thanks to member feedback and the dedication of the ESO Membership Committee, the ESO has made some changes to its membership for 2017. We are pleased to announce the following changes.
  • Fellow Membership
    • Decreased annual fee - now 150 EUR
    • Increased benefits
    • Nominations instead of letters - Nominate your colleagues today!
  • Individual Membership
    • New category - Associate membership for members of ESO Organisational members
    • New category - Reduced Fee II 50 EUR applicable for Associate members and those residing in a country designated by the World Bank as upper middle income
Renew or Join Now

Interview with a Stroke Survivor

By Francesca Romana Pezzella (Italy) and Anita Arsovska (Macedonia)

Diana Wong Ramos is a 39 year old stroke survivor, whom we met during the SAFE (Stroke Alliance for Europe) Conference in Amsterdam, 6th -9th of December, 2016. Diana is a brave young woman who had recently founded the Stroke Support Organization in Portugal, her Country, (Portugal AVC) together with Antonio Concenicao.
Download the Interview
Report from the meeting “Challenges in Stroke VI”, Belgrade, Serbia

The sixth meeting “Challenges In Stroke” hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade and Neurology Clinic in Belgrade, took place on December 15th in the beautiful historical building of the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting, organized by Professor Ljiljana Beslac Bumbasirevic, Professor Dejana Jovanovic and Assistant Aleksandra Pavlovic, was dedicated to gender differences in stroke and secondary stroke prevention.
In the first part of the meeting, lectures were held regarding the different aspects of stroke in women and were given by Valeria Caso from Italy, Hanne Christensen from Denmark, Charlotte Cordonnier from France and Dejana Jovanovic and Aleksandra Pavlovic from Serbia.
In the second section of the meeting presentations on current guidelines but also controversies in secondary stroke prevention were given by Ljiljana Beslac Bumbasirevic, Jasna Zidverc Trajkovic, Milija Mijajlovic, Miroslav Markovic and Predrag Stanarcevic from Serbia.
On this occasion Professor Valeria Caso was given the title of Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade.
The audience of 70 neurologists and neurological residents from Serbia and Montenegro was engaged in a dynamic and fruitful discussion. The meeting proved to be very successful in widening knowledge on gender differences in stroke and difficult decisions and controversies in secondary stroke prevention.
ESO Job Platform

The ESO Job Platform offers a great possibility to search for training, research and job opportunities in stroke within Europe. The quickest way to find the right candidate in stroke is to post a job advert on the ESO Job Platform.

European Stroke Journal
We know there is a lot of high quality research being done by ESO members. We welcome original research articles, reviews, guidelines, and clinical trial protocols. Submit your work to the ESJ.
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