Building resilience against future health crises 

SAFE Director, Arlene Wilkie contributes to a critical thinking article for Friends of Europe which highlights the cardiovascular disease (CVD) community, including stroke patients, has been disproportionately impacted throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

Read the full article here 

Join us on 14 October where Arlene will be speaking at the event on  AFib-Related and CVD-Related Stroke: Public Policy Recommendations for a Changing Environment at 3pm CEST, 14 October.

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  • Birgit Beger, CEO, European Heart Network 
    Dr Michael Brainin, Past President, World Stroke Organization 
    Dr Valeria Caso, Stroke Neurologist & Associate Professor, University of Perugia Stroke Unit 
    Trudie Lobban, Founder & CEO, Atrial Fibrillation Association 
    Andrea Vassalotti, Director of Partnerships and Programmes, World Heart Federation 
    Arlene Wilkie, Director General, Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) 
    Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, FI)

  • Moderated by Brian Maguire