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STROKE'S FREE WEBINAR
Ralph Sacco, MD, Presenter
May 22, 2013
10:00 AM EDT | 7:00 AM PDT | 3:00 PM GMT
Back Up U.S Attendee Phone: (866) 832 - 6378
Conference ID: 28032721
Risk factors for the development of stroke include hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, smoking and excessive alcohol intake. The control of these risk factors through lifestyle modification and medications substantially reduces stroke risk. The AHA has recently recommended 7 steps to affect stroke risk and these will be discussed along with recent trials demonstrating the benefits of medications in ameliorating various stroke risk factors.
1. To review the evidence based recommendations regarding AHA/ASA lifestyle
2. To define ideal cardiovascular health and life's simple 7 and support their relevance for predicting stroke risk
3. To highlight some recent randomized trials that have addressed blood pressure control and diet and stroke risk
Register now for the webinar on May 22, 2013. Registration and participation are FREE. Register at
We look forward to your participation.
2 Scholarships for the ESO “European Master in Stroke Medicine Programme” offered by the World Stroke Organisation
Applicants from outside Europe may apply for the WSO Scholarship. As from 2011 two scholarships are available which cover 50% of the tuition fee.
Written applications should be addressed to the Secretariat of the Danube-University:
Find application form here: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/studium/strokemedicine/12638/index.php
The scholarship provides 6.000,- Euros and covers half of the tuition fee which totals at 12.000.- for the 2 year course. On-site attendance is needed for at least one full week per semester, the other hours of study and training can be assessed online. Additional costs for accommodation or travelling must be paid by the student. Applications will be assessed on academic merit, demonstrated scientific experience and personal character.
World Stroke Campaign: Universal Solidarity Stroke Awareness Symbol Competition
Stroke is the second most common cause of death worldwide and will affect one in every six people during his/her lifetime. Yet, stroke lacks a universal solidarity awareness symbol that can be used to advance a unified call to action.
The WSO has therefore launched a competition to design/conceptualize a symbol for stroke awareness that can be adapted across media.
The advocacy content will be judged by a panel comprised of distinguished individuals from the global stroke community. We invite you to share your creative ideas.
For more information visit the World Stroke Campaign website on:
Invitation to the EuroHYP Press Conference on 24 January 2011 in Brussels, Belgium
Find the invitation for the EuroHYP press conference here: Invitation EuroHYP
Press releases of the EuroHYP Press Conference
To read the press release of the EuroHYP press conference, please click on one of the following languages:
ESO and the 112 Foundation agreed on working together to augment awareness of acute stroke in Europe.
The emergency number 112 is common to all 27 countries of the European Union and is used by citizens travelling in another EU country to contact emergency services free of charge.
While the surveys have shown that more than 9 out of 10 Europeans are positive towards the creation and existence of this life saving number, still 3 out of 4 are unaware of these 3 digits that could save their lives when in need of reaching the police, ambulance or fire services. When travelling in another EU country, every citizen should be aware that he can dial 112 to get help from emergency services. Therefore, events to promote the knowledge and good use of 112 are organised in several European countries.
ESO and the 112 Foundation now join forces to augment acute stroke care awareness. We promote using 112, the European emergency number, to get access to acute stroke care. Getting immediate high quality acute stroke care everywhere in Europe by using 112 may be a showcase for the implementation of this unique emergency number throughout Europe. ESO, being the first European-level Healthcare member of the Foundation, will get more visibility in the Emergency Services landscape, and can create a shortcut in the lifeline between the moment of the acute stroke and the initiation of quick and adequate acute stroke care.
About the 112 Foundation
The 112 Foundation was created to promote the knowledge and appropriate use of the European emergency number 112. Its main objective is to propose information campaign and materials to all citizens and organisations willing to inform and educate on 112. The Foundation works closely with the 112 Emergency Services Staff Network (112 ESSN), which became the largest bottom-up EU network of emergency services focusing on a high level quality 112 service.
2 Scholarships for the ESO “European Master in Stroke Medicine Programme” offered by the European Stroke Organisation
The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) offers two scholarships for the “European Master in Stroke Medicine Programme” held at the Danube University Krems, Austria at Euro 6.000.- each (which amounts to 50% of the total tuition fee of € 12.000).
Written applications should be addressed to the Secretariat of the ESO before June 30 every year. The applicants will be reviewed by the ESO Scholarship Committee and informed about their selection by the ESO president Prof. Werner Hacke within 3 months after their application.
While this is a two year part-time postgraduate Masterprogram which results in the title of a “Master of Science in Stroke Medicine” MSc (Stroke Med) from the Danube University Krems, Austria it can be joined every academic year. This programme is supported by the ESO and endorsed by the World Stroke Organisation. Presently, this programme is in its second run and is being held with participants from 16 countries under the scientific chairmanship of Profs. WD Heiss and M Brainin.
For details see www.donau-uni.ac.at/neuro/masterprogramme
The application is open to medical doctors from all European countries. Eligible persons must be European citizens or permanent European residents. The scholarship provides 6.000,- Euros and covers half of the tuition fee which totals at 12.000.- for the 2 year course. On-site attendance is needed for at least one full week per semester, the other hours of study and training can be assessed online. Additional costs for accommodation or travelling must be paid by the student. Applications will be assessed on academic merit, demonstrated scientific experience and personal character.
Programs of study
European Master in Stroke Medicine lecture programme
- One full week lectures per semester at the university in Krems, Austria, for two years running
- Four weeks (or 2 times 2 weeks) of clinical practice at an acknowledged stroke unit in Europe
- Writing of a Master’s Thesis
- Possible entry date: April or October
To be eligible, applicants need to:
- be a citizen or permanent resident of an European country.
- apply for the “European Master in Stroke Medicine”
- fulfil all entry requirements for the “European Master in Stroke Medicine”
- be available to attend all four modules of the “European Master in Stroke Medicine”
€ 6.000,- each
Number of scholarships available
European Stroke Organisation www.eso-stroke.org
Applicant selection will be based upon:
- Academic background and prior scientific achievements.
- Applications should include at least one letter of reference from an academic leader and
Fellow of the ESO from their own country
- Applicant’s personal statement. The personal statement should include why the applicant has applied for the scholarship, the “European Master in Stroke Medicine”, and other information they feel strengthens their application for the scholarship.
How to apply
- Write an informal letter stating your interest and motivation
- Provide reference letter
- Download and complete the application for the “European Master in Stroke Medicine”
- Download and complete the application for the scholarship
- All correspondence should be directed to: Secretariat ESO; Martina Weber, Center of Clinical Neurosciences, Danube University, Karl Dorrekstrasse 30, 3500 Krems, Austria, mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For further information please contact the Danube University Krems by email email@example.com or view the website www.donau-uni.ac.at/neuro/masterprogramme or www.eso-stroke.org.
Newly launched Call for Outline Proposals on Cooling in Acute Ischaemic Stroke
We are pleased to inform you that a Call for Outline Proposals for an ESF EUROCORES Programme EuroCOOLS (European collaborative research on cooling in acute ischaemic stroke) has been launched. Below is the link to the Programme Website where the Call for Proposals, as well as other supporting documents, can be found:
EuroCOOLS – European Collaborative Research on Cooling in Acute Ischaemic Stroke
Deadline for submission of Outline proposals: 18 March 2009, noon CET
Science Officer: Dr. Thomas Bruhn; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
13th ESO Stroke Summer School – local website is now open
The 13th ESO Summer school is held in Lille, France from Sunday August 30th to Friday September 4th, 2009
Further information about registration and program you will find at the local website available now at: www.eso-lille2009.eu
World Stroke Day on 29th October 2008
On this year´s World Stroke Day, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association will join other international organisations to focus on the theme: ‘little strokes = big trouble’.
Little or silent strokes are brain injuries without physically noticeable symptoms. They occur five times as often as strokes and are risk factors for them. In addition, potential side effects of a silent stroke may influence thinking, mood/depression, and personality. Transient Ischaemic Attacks, or TIAs, are difficult to diagnose and need well equipped centres which have adequate tools and imaging techniques. A TIA should be treated with the same care as stroke and secondary prevention should be a major concern.
For more information on World Stroke Day or silent strokes please read the Stroke-editorial by Prof Valdimir Hachinski and watch an exclusive talk.
New ESO Recommendations for Stroke Management
More than 40 European Stroke Physicians met in Heidelberg to prepare the third edition of the European Recommendations for Stroke Management.
These recommendations have been published in the past as EUSI recommendations and, after forming the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) have now been transformed in “ESO Recommendations for Stroke Management”.
The recommendations will be printed in CerebroVascular Diseases and are expected to be out in May 2008 at occasion of the European Stroke Conference in Nice.
They will appear simultaneously on this website and can be downloaded as a PDF-File. They will be accompanied by an English language slide show and followed by translations in several languages, like the previous recommendations from EUSI.
Annual world stroke day
The WSO world stroke organisation has defined October 29th as the annual world stroke day.
This is supported by the European Stroke Organisation, ESO.
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