ESO EAST News and Activities

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Past Meetings and Reports


2018 Meetings


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.


February 2017 - 200 registered hospitals in RES-Q

At the end of February 2017, we have registered 200 hospitals. The data collection period is scheduled for March/April 2017. Hospitals can continue to register throughout the year.

January 2017 - 160 registered hospitals in RES-Q

At the end of January 2017, we have registered 160 hospitals from 23 countries. The most hospitals are from Ukraine and the Czech Republic. The interest to use RES-Q goes beyond ESO-EAST Countries. South Africa is also involved.

November 2016 - The first data is collected in RES-Q

November 2016 was the pilot month for data collection to the RES-Q – Registry of Stroke Care Quality. Almost 100 hospitals are registered for data collection. The first results will be known by March 2017.

November 2016 - ESO EAST and ANGELS Initiative work together on improving stroke care

On the 2nd November, the official collaboration between ESO EAST Project and ANGELS Initiative ( was announced. Both initiatives have the same goal, which aims to improving stroke care in our countries. The tools and ways of both initiatives, how to obtain this goal, are complementary and offer synergies, which enable us to achieve our goals faster and better. Using ESO EAST methodology, expert network (stroke leaders and professional societies), governance and leadership offered by ESO, tools as RES-Q etc. together with the ANGELS human network, supportive tools for stroke treatment management, professional education and the ESO ANGEL award create a powerful pan-European program, which makes our effort more effective. Specifically ANGELS Representatives will help you with organizing meetings (which can be useful for both ESO EAST and Angels) and with RES-Q launching and coordination of hospitals’ enrollment, as well as with other activities you want to do in your country for improving stroke care. They are here to help us.