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This article first appeared on the PREvention of Stroke in Intracerebral haemorrhaGE survivors with Atrial Fibrillation (PRESTIGE-AF) website

The PRESTIGE-AF team are going to Milan in May to participate in one of Europe’s leading forums for stroke research, the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC).

The European Stroke Organisation Conference is a premier European forum for stroke research and rapidly becoming the global platform for the release of major trial data. Last year the conference welcomed over 4,500 participants from around the world with 1800 abstracts submitted, and over 1300 e-posters on display. With one participant suggesting “it is the stroke conference in Europe I think at the moment (participant from ESOC 2019 promotional video), the 2019 conference will provide a unique opportunity for the PRESTIGE-AF team to network with fellow clinicians and scientists.

The PRESTIGE-AF team will present, discuss and trade expertise in the most rapidly evolving area of stroke management and care. We have quite a few from the PRESTIGE-AF team presenting at the conference including the project’s coordinators from Imperial College London, Roland Veltkamp, Stephanie Debette from Universite de Bordeaux, and Joan Montaner from Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). Roland will convene the session on Intracerebral Haemorrhage and do a short presentation looking at the causes of recurrent ischemic stroke after embolic stroke of an undetermined source. The team will take full advantage of the conference with holding their own Investigator Meeting and Steering Committee breakfast.

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ESO president Bart van der Worp, notes that “ESOC 2019 will be even greater…with major trial results to be presented” (ESOC Youtube Video), so we are looking forward to the team’s review of the conference including presentations of major clinical trials.

Go to the website for more information about the 2019 European Stroke Organisation Conference.