European Life After Stroke 20 May webinar update 

 European Life After Stroke 20 May webinar update 

Join Doug Youngson who will be presenting at the next free interactive webinar: Intimacy and sex – how to start the conversation on Thursday 20 May. Doug, a learning and development trainer at the Stroke Association, UK, will talk about how to develop confidence and give practical tips on how to have meaningful conversations for both health care professionals and stroke survivors. 

This event is for both healthcare professionals astroke survivors. Find out more at www.elasf.org or register for free here bit.ly/3edVHxp 

#StrokeStillMatters on European Stroke Awareness Day 

#StrokeStillMatters on European Stroke Awareness Day 

The pandemic has had a negative impact on running clinical research trials. 

There are nine million people in Europe with stroke. Stroke Alliance for Europe wanted to find out from patients why they had agreed to participate in clinical trials and why it was important to them. 

Hear from stroke survivors who participated in the SVDS@Target https://www.safestroke.eu/svdstarget/ and the Precious https://www.safestroke.eu/precious/ clinical trial research. 

Declaration for Action on Stroke launch across Europe

Declaration for Action on Stroke launch across Europe

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/ 

Launch of new EU stroke research project. 

Launch of new EU stroke research project. 

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/

Announcing our new chair of the 2nd Life After Stoke webinar on 20 May.

Announcing our new chair of the 2nd Life After Stoke webinar on 20 May.

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

Sign up to the ESO Guideline Webinar, 11 May 2021, 3-5pm CEST

Sign up to the ESO Guideline Webinar, 11 May 2021, 3-5pm CEST

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.

2nd webinar in the Life After Stroke Series open for registration

2nd webinar in the Life After Stroke Series open for registration

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

Programme for Life After Stroke webinar on 12 March finalised

Programme for Life After Stroke webinar on 12 March finalised

Join speakers Bo Norrving, Juliet Bouverie, Caterina Pistarini and Liam Healy at the first webinar in the Life After Stroke series on 12 March 9.45 to 11.30 CET.

Also joining the session is Alexia Kountouri, Ambassador for Stroke in Cyprus, who will share her personal experiences of life after stroke.

‘The Life After Stroke webinar series promises to deliver a truly 360-degree view of the best in current practices in stroke from the perspective of all involved. One of those events you will want to say “I was there”’ says Nuno Ferreira, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia and European Life After Stroke Forum Committee Member

Find out more about the session here: https://bit.ly/2NilTNl

Register for free here https://bit.ly/3cXlJFR

 

PRESTIGE-AF Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation Trial in Italy

PRESTIGE-AF Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation Trial in Italy

Professor Valeria Caso, stroke neurologist and former president of the European Stroke Organisation and Dr Fracesco Corea recently presented on the full operation of the clinical study with 15 participating centres in Italy.

This is part of the PRESTIGE-AF research project which is a European Union funded PRESTIGE-AF stroke research project to undertake a major clinical trial across Spain, Italy, France, the UK, Germany, and Austria. The trial is investigating recommended medication for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.

The webinar is available here