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6th ESO Guidelines Development Workshop, 16 November 2017 in Munich, Germany

6th ESO Guidelines Development Workshop, 16 November 2017 in Munich, Germany

by ESO | 24.11.2017
Author: Marialuisa Zedde, MD, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy

ESO organized this workshop in Munich on November 16 2017 just before the Garmish conference.

The aim of this workshop was to detail methodological issues in guidelines production, mainly following step by step the GRADE methodology.

Both speakers and talks in the workshop were of high quality level and each talk was complete and interactive. The ability of the speakers was to make simple and easy to listen and learn some complex topics, being open to the discussion and to answer the questions from the audience. (more…)

SAFE member organisations and World Stroke Day 2017

SAFE member organisations and World Stroke Day 2017

SAFE member organisations did tremendous work around World Stroke Day 2017

SAFE members wholeheartedly supported the “What’s your reason?” campaign, taking into account their specific capacities, through use of texts, visuals and other material produced by WSO for this purpose.
At the same time, we used the opportunity to convey our own messages based on the Burden of Stroke Report findings, related to the lack of prevention and stroke awareness campaigns in Europe, as well as the underestimated danger coming from the three biggest stroke risk factors- blood pressure, AF and high cholesterol. (more…)

WSC 2018 Montreal, Canada, 17-20 October, 2018

WSC 2018 Montreal, Canada, 17-20 October, 2018

The 11th World Stroke Congress promises to attract acclaimed experts in stroke from around the world. The congress will showcase a cutting-edge educational and scientific experience, focusing on the latest developments in stroke prevention, acute management and restorative care after stroke.

This major Congress will be returning to North America for the first time in more than 12 years.
Canada has well-developed stroke care systems and has contributed to significant advances in stroke care through efforts in developing guidelines, clinical and health systems research. These efforts are ongoing and increasingly important in the face of an aging population and increased health care demands in Canada and around the world. (more…)

World STROKE Day 2017: SAFE is joining World Stroke Campaign this year in the worldwide campaign

World STROKE Day 2017: SAFE is joining World Stroke Campaign this year in the worldwide campaign

“WHAT IS YOUR REASON TO PREVENT STROKE?”

“One day we will be able to talk about a stroke and what it used to be and how we had a hand in stopping them.” – Brady Johnson, stroke survivor

Brussels, October 29, 2017: Good news is that stroke is preventable, with ten modifiable risk factors accounting for around 90% of the risk of stroke. Bad news is that we still largely fail to prevent it. On this World Stroke Day, we call upon Governments and health care system decision makers to implement population wide prevention strategies that address the biggest contributors to stroke- said Jon Barrick, SAFE President, adding that healthcare, researchers, stroke survivors and support organisations should all work together on developing and delivering effective national, regional and global stroke prevention strategies and campaigns. (more…)

The Osservatorio Ictus Italia presented the report “The Burden of Stroke in Europe”

The Osservatorio Ictus Italia presented the report “The Burden of Stroke in Europe”

The Osservatorio Ictus Italia, in collaboration with S.A.F.E. – Stroke Alliance for Europe and with the support of Member of European Parliament, Mr Aldo Patriciello, presented on 17th October 2017 in Rome the Italian translation of the “Burden of Stroke in Europe“,  a study done by researchers at King’s College London which presents an in-depth analysis of the state of awareness, information and prevention of this health emergency, care offer, rehabilitation, support and social integration and, in general, the lives of European citizens affected by stroke.

The study, commissioned to researchers at King’s College in London by Stroke Alliance for Europe, looked at data, documents and information from 35 European countries, including Italy, noting significant differences between different care models and disparities in the possibilities of access to therapies. (more…)