On European Stroke Awareness Day, Tuesday 11 May 2021, Health Ministries across Europe are asked to sign the Declaration for Action on the Stroke Action Plan for Europe.
Led by The European Stroke Organisation and Stroke Alliance for Europe, the initiative aims to encourage European countries to show their commitment to improving stroke prevention, treatment, care and support, by signing the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration and add their voice to the fight against stroke across Europe.
Find out more actionplan.eso-stroke.org/
New research announced today (11 May 2021), European Stroke Awareness Day will develop micro-robots to unblock blood vessels and fight stroke from within.
A new ground-breaking project, ANGIE, funded by the EU, aims to develop nano-surgeons that will enter the body to treat blood clots.
The ANGIE project will develop a radical, new technology for localised, targeted drug delivery based on steerable wireless nanodevices, capable of navigating the body vascular system to deliver drugs where no other instrument can go. ANGIE will offer health professionals vastly improved intervention capacity to tackle multiple chronic diseases and enable them to deliver drugs precisely where needed, with minimal side effects.
Read more www.h2020-angie.eu and https://www.safestroke.eu/angie/
Professor Anita Arsovska will be joining our 2nd Life after stroke webinar: Intimacy and sex after stroke: how to start the conversation as chair.
Anita is Professor of Neurology at the University “Ss Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, North Macedonia. She has a keen interest in the ongoing care and life after stroke for stroke survivors.
Anita says “Discussing intimacy concerns after stroke is a delicate conversation for both stroke survivors and health care professionals. But it is one we must have. I would encourage everyone to come and join us in a safe environment to start thinking about this important conversation”.
Find out more about the session here: elasf.org
Register for free here: bit.ly/3edVHxp
The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) has been working on establishing new guidelines for stroke. Get first-hand information about upcoming ESO guidelines and register for the webinar.
Four speakers will present the following new guidelines:
- Covert Small Vessel Disease – Joanna Wardlaw
- Endarterectomy and Stenting for Carotid Artery Stenosis – Leo Bonati
- Blood Pressure Management in Acute Ischaemic Stroke and Intracerebral Haemorrhage – Else Charlotte Sandset
- Management of Space-Occupying Brain Infarction – Bart van der Worp
Registration is open and free to all.
The second in our series of free interactive webinars on Life After Stroke – Intimacy and sex after stroke: how to start the conversation, on 20 May, is now open for registration bit.ly/3edVHxp
Intimacy and sex are important. However, for many stroke survivors this an uncomfortable subject with many struggling to come to terms with their ‘new’ body or identity and coping with the implications of this. Additionally, many healthcare professionals do not feel confident or able to talk about sex or to know how to best advise and support patients or their families.
This session will share insights from several perspectives and suggest how we might begin positive and open conversations about intimacy. It also underlines the need for greater awareness about sex and intimacy after stroke.
Register at bit.ly/3edVHxp
If you missed our first event, Priorities, challenges and ways forward, you can now catch up on demand at elasf.org