Stroke Action Plan for Europe Factsheet published

Stroke Action Plan for Europe Factsheet published

With the European Stroke Organisation, we have now published a Factsheet on the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018-2030.

This summary will help more people understand the basic tenets of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe and how the Plan aims to improve stroke care across the seven domains of the stroke care pathway.

You can download the Factsheet and find out more information at https://actionplan.eso-stroke.org/

Launched: European Life After Stroke Forum Series 2022

Launched: European Life After Stroke Forum Series 2022

Our first free life after stroke online event of 2022 on Friday 11 March is now open for registration bit.ly/33vv8lG 

We are pleased to bring to you two exciting plenary sessions focussing on self-management and communicating after stroke with a mix of presentations from eminent speakers, and contributions from stroke survivors across Europe.

View the programme at  bit.ly/3KmsUWu and book your place at bit.ly/33vv8lG 

If you missed our other events in the Live After Stroke series 2021, you can now catch up on demand at elasf.org 

Take a Selfie and help the FAST Heroes set a new official world record 

Take a Selfie and help the FAST Heroes set a new official world record 

Take a Selfie and help the FAST Heroes set a new official world record 

 

The FAST Heroes educational campaign wants to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke. As part of their target to reach one million children, FAST heroes plan to set a new official world record for the largest online photo album. To help them reach their target of 2,0000 photos, you can upload your own photo wearing a superhero mask at https://recordattempt.fastheroes.com 

If you upload four photos, you will receive a certificate of participation. If you do not have a mask, you can print your own at https://recordattempt.fastheroes.com/gr/mask 

FAST Heroes was created by created by the University of Macedonia in collaboration with the Angels Initiative in 2019 to help children understand the importance of the immediate action we need to take when someone has a stroke.  

The programme is now active in more than 20 countries worldwide, including many European countries, South Africa, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Singapore and others. 

 

Global Heart Hub Unite Summit, 22 to 23 November, 15.00 – 18.00 CET

Global Heart Hub Unite Summit, 22 to 23 November, 15.00 – 18.00 CET

The Global Heart Hub is bringing together the cardiovascular patient community from across the world for its first annual Unite Summit.

This virtual conference will take place over two half days, with the aim of uniting and empowering cardiovascular patients, advocates and organisations on matters of importance to the community. The sessions will delve into:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cardiovascular patient community and how the lessons learned can catalyse change
  • How policymaking works, and how patients can use their understanding to advocate effectively
  • What policies and guidelines in specific cardiovascular disease areas mean for patients, and what are the associated advocacy issues
  • The benefits and drawbacks of digital innovation from a cardiovascular disease patient perspective.

Register for this FREE event at https://globalhearthub.org/unite/

The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain virtual event, Turning principles into action: best practice in reducing health inequalities, 19 November, 10.00 – 13.00 CET

The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain virtual event, Turning principles into action: best practice in reducing health inequalities, 19 November, 10.00 – 13.00 CET

The annual conference of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain will explore best practices in reducing health inequalities for those living with neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions.

There will be a focus on stigma, access and patient empowerment with a look at population groups prone to experiencing healthcare inequities, such as older people and women.

See agenda and link to register here: https://efna.cplus.live/sign-up/turning-principles-into-action

Heart Failure Policy Summit – 16 to 18 November 

Heart Failure Policy Summit – 16 to 18 November 

The inauguralHeart Failure Policy Summit, takes place from 16 to 18 November 2021.

The free, online summit will bring together patient advocates, healthcare professionals, clinical leaders, policymakers and other key figures in system transformation.

It aims to empower heart failure leaders and advocates to take action and engage decision-makers in their respective countries. 

To register click here