Dear friends and colleagues,
We warmly invite you to the 5th European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC), which will take place in Milan, Italy, on 22 to 24 May 2019.
ESOC 2019 will build on the enormous success of the last four ESO Conferences. ESOC is Europe's leading forum for discussing and disseminating the latest advances in stroke care.
Over 1,800 abstracts were submitted to ESOC 2018 in Gothenburg. In the large clinical trials sessions, results from 10 major RCTs were presented, many of which with accompanying high impact publications. Our delegate numbers continue to grow year on year and we are confident ESOC 2019 will be the largest yet.
The graph above showcases the participant numbers from previous ESOC meetings 2015-2018.
One of the highlights of ESOC 2018 was the presentation of the "European Action Plan 2018-2030" which builds on the experience and the format of the previous Helsingborg Declarations. This document was written by ESO in cooperation with the patient organisation Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), with the involvement of the World Health Organisation.
ESOC 2019 will see presentations of major clinical trials, state-of-the-art talks by renowned clinicians and researchers and receive updates on the latest guidelines. We will be joined by the Italian Stroke Organisation.
Come and join us in Milan in May 2019. Milan is an iconic city, distinguished by its art, design, fashion, sport, food and culture. We look forward to welcoming you to ESOC 2019.
Bart van der Worp President
European Stroke Organisation
Chair of the Conference Planning Group
Chair of the Local Committee