ESO-EAST News and Activities
Upcoming News and Events
21 May: 5th Annual ESO-EAST Workshop at ESOC, Milan Italy
Past Meetings and Reports
15 May 2018: 4th Annual ESO EAST Workshop at ESOC – Gothenburg, Sweden
20 April 2018: Central Asian Summit - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
On April 20th ESOC, a regional ESO-EAST Meeting for Central Asian countries in Tashkent took place.
After these 5 countries presented the Status Quo of stroke care and also a specific SWOT analysis. It became apparent that clustering some countries within a similar geographic region and similar economic region is a useful exercise to address specific regional problems and to identify potential solutions.
Prof. Tsikaridse from Tbilisi, Georgia, who gave also a very impressive presentation about stroke epidemiology was encouraged by the ESO-EAST Steering Committee Members, Valeria Caso, Natan Bornstein and Milan Vosko to prepare a specific publication about “Stroke in Central Asia”.
“Stroke Care becomes a priority in the health care in Uzbekistan”, said Minister of Public Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan Dr. Shadmanov, discussed with Prof. Caso and Vosko, accompanied by Prof. Gafurov. After the ESO-EAST Regional Meeting, a conference focused on Stroke care took place in Taschkent, report was broadcasted in the prime time on Azeribaijan Televison.
Take home messages for delegates and the Steering Committee ESO-EAST can be summarized as follows:
- Stroke incidence is probably the highest worldwide, the workload of physicians and nurses extremely high and extra efforts are needed to motivate centres to support quality improvement projects.
- Thrombolysis rates are and will remain low for the foreseeable future, ESO-EAST in these countries needs to focus on essentials like the FESS-Project (Fever, Sugar, Swallowing) which will be in the focus of our overall ESO-EAST vision for the coming years
- We need to make stronger efforts that ESO-EAST delegates in each country are acknowledged as leaders for positive changes, ESO needs to work more directly with national medical societies and political bodies relevant for stroke care.