ESO recognizes the importance of reflecting the diverse communities we serve. Stroke is a global health challenge that does not discriminate, affecting individuals from every race, ethnicity, gender, age, and socioeconomic status.
The DEI Advisory Council reflects our commitment to better represent these diverse groups, and to better include our colleagues from diverse backgrounds into the planning and delivery of ESO programmes.
ESO has consistently sought to implement practices that foster a culture of inclusivity. Our organization takes pride in our diverse membership, which brings together healthcare professionals, researchers, and advocates from various backgrounds from over 100 countries, all united in their mission to reduce the burden of stroke. This rich tapestry of perspectives not only strengthens our community but also acts as a catalyst for innovation, driving the generation of novel ideas and approaches to stroke care and research.
We aim to cultivate a professional environment where all members feel valued, respected, and supported. We are proud to have an almost even split between female and male speakers at our conference. The DEI Advisory Council will further strengthen our current initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion and will ensure that DEI is considered in a systematic way within ESO programmes in years to come.