Dear Friends and Members,

We have exciting news: the ESOC early bird registration number increased by 20% compared to 2016 and we have now 2,589 early registrations!
This was made possible due to the efforts of our conference planning and support groups. We congratulate the group members for their amazing success and we want to make  ESOC 2017 the “must attend stroke conference” this year. The Conference Chair, Prof. Martin Dichgans merits a special recognition for rendering the upcoming conference so appealing to so many researchers, physicians, healthcare professionals and Stroke Support Organisations (SSOs).
Keep in mind that the last day for submitting  “Late Breaking Research” is March 30, 2017.  Submission guidelines can be found on the ESOC2017 website.

Do not miss this great opportunity to present your research in Prague where leading Stroke researchers will be gathered to listen and discuss. An advantage of presenting novel data at ESOC 2017 is that worldwide media will also be present to pick up and disseminate the conference highlights.

Our host – the Czech Stroke Society – has been generously supporting the objectives of ESOC 2017 by providing funds and contributing their at home know-how. The Czech Stroke Society build up a great stroke network in Czech Republic with 13 comprehensive and 32 primary stroke centers. The Czech Stroke Society remains the largest contributor to the SITS Registry per population with data on 3,800 (19.5%) thrombolyses and 866 (4.4%) thrombectomies performed in 2015.

Finally, I would like to share with you that  “Recommendations from the ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference, Stockholm 13–15 November 2016” has been published in  the March  2017 issue of  the European Stroke Journal as an  open manuscript. These recommendations are scheduled to be reviewed bi-annually and will influence future ESO-guidelines.

My Best,

Valeria Caso
ESO President