Prof. G. Deuschl, President of the EAN and Prof. K. Lees President of ESO are pleased to announce that EAN has joined with ESO to promote optimal management of stroke in Europe. EAN and ESO are the leading societies for neurologists and stroke specialists, respectively, in Europe. This new collaboration aims to enhance education, scientific endeavors, and build the critical mass of expertise to achieve excellence in stroke diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in Europe. Jointly, the two organizations will be able to lobby more effectively in Brussels for harmonization of therapy of stroke and other neurological diseases and for strengthening funding for research on stroke in Europe.
The two societies have agreed to collaborate on the following specific activities to deliver this goal:
- Annual Scientific Conferences: establish permanent joint sessions at each other’s annual meetings and other relevant conferences,
- Best Practice Guidelines: nominate representatives for each other’s guidelines modules,
- Optimising Education: encourage attendance of members at summer schools, teaching courses and visiting doctor exchanges
- Liaison: encourage links with other relevant Societies.
The two societies’ mutual aspirations are complementary and fit well together. EAN represents neurologists, for whom stroke is one area of interest amongst many other neurological disorders. EAN strives to provide high quality fully updated information from a subspecialist field to the “general neurologist”. Strong working relationships with subspecialties enhances access to expert advice for guidelines and high quality speakers at conferences. ESO represents all stroke specialists, of which neurology is one amongst many including Geriatrists, Stroke Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Neuroradiologists, Cardiologists, Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians, Basic Scientists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech therapists, Clinical Trialists, Epidemiologists, Public Health Physicians, etc. Strong working relationships with experts in a wide range of brain disorders helps to set stroke in context.
More on ESO can be found at: www.ESO-stroke.org