European Life After Stroke Forum – Early bird registration ends 31 January

European Life After Stroke Forum – Early bird registration ends 31 January

We are now only two months away from the next European Life After Stroke Forum which takes place in Dublin on the 11-12 March. This second in-person life after stroke focussed event promises to be a vital platform for sharing insights, discussing the latest research, and delving into best practices in this often under-researched topic. We will be bringing together stroke survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers and advocates to address life after stroke issues.
The last day to take advantage of early bird discounts on our registration rates is 31 January – don’t delay, click to register now.
SAFE members calls for EU to implement CVD health plan

SAFE members calls for EU to implement CVD health plan

Last week saw five SAFE members travel to Strasbourg to join the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health (EACH) and European Stroke Organisation (ESO) to come together to jointly advocate for population-wide access to cardiovascular risk assessments and care pathways that focuses on individual patients needs and goals. SAFE and ESO have committed to ensure that any EU CVH plan will also include the principles of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe.

European Life After Stroke Forum 2024 – Programme now LIVE

European Life After Stroke Forum 2024 – Programme now LIVE

We are so pleased to announce that the programme for our European Life After Stroke Forum is now live on the website. Our 2024 event in Dublin promises to be a vital platform for sharing insights, discussing the latest research, and delving into best practices in this often under-researched area.

Our plenary topics are:

Plenary 1 – Building the evidence for support for life after stroke
Plenary 2 – Life after stroke – Support in action
Plenary 3 – A showcase of life after stroke from Ireland

Topics for parallels

  • A disproportionate burden? Life after stroke in women.
  • Spasticity: What is it and how can we manage it?
  • A vision for vision after stroke
  • No decision about me without me – speaking together with one voice
  • Exploring mental health post-stroke
  • Secondary stroke prevention: Managing blood pressure and the benefits of exercise.

To access the full programme, click here.

To register for the event, click here.

The Czech Republic signs the Stroke Action Plan for Europe declaration

The Czech Republic signs the Stroke Action Plan for Europe declaration

We are very pleased to announce that the Czech Republic is the 13th country to endorse the Declaration for Action on Stroke and enact the Stroke Action Plan for Europe, bringing the country another step closer to guaranteeing the highest standard of care and support for stroke patients.

To find out more about the Stroke Action Plan for Europe, visit the SAP-E website

Brain innovation days in Brussels 26-27 October

Brain innovation days in Brussels 26-27 October

The 3rd edition of the Brain Innovation Days team will take place on 26-27 October 2023 in Brussels (Belgium) under the overarching theme The Brain in the 21st Century”, centred around building resilience and better brain health for future generations and increasing our brains’ readiness to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Five sub-themes will inspire an array of sessions throughout the two full days:
  • Resilient Brains: The Impact of Political, Societal, and Environmental Factors
  • Boosting Brain Health and Preventing Brain Disorders
  • What’s New? Innovative devices, substances and medicines for brain disorders
  • The Self-Healing Brain: Use it or Lose it
  • Towards a Brain Healthy 22nd Century

Sessions will include Brain Talks, How-To, sponsor-led satellite sessions, brain innovation days pitch competition, panel discussions with leading experts, an innovation hall and plenty of networking opportunities. To find out more, view the programme here.

 

Call for abstracts for the 2024 European Life After Stroke Forum

Call for abstracts for the 2024 European Life After Stroke Forum

The European Life After Stroke Forum (ELASF) brings together people from a research, policy, advocacy and support perspective with people who have lived experience of stroke, to share and discuss research and best practice in life after stroke.

We are now seeking abstracts for the 2nd ELASF, for the opportunity to present either a ten-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation.

Abstracts may be submitted for two presentation types:
Scientific: We are looking for scientific abstracts that may be for either completed or ongoing trials and studies, in the broad area of life after stroke.
Services: We are also looking for abstracts that shares experiences of service developments in life after stroke with the view that these  original ideas and innovative practices can be used by others.

Please submit your abstract here – the deadline for submissions is 2 November 2023.