Author: Cristina Tiu, Grop Picture of ESO Regional  Outreach Meeting

Sinaia, Romania

The first ESO Outreach Regional Meeting took place on June 6th 2024 in Sinaia, being organized as a full morning session, during the 22nd National Congress of the Romanian Society of Neurology.

The initiative belonged to Peter Kelly during his ESO presidency, and the further details regarding the program were strongly supported by Simona Sacco and Guillaume Turc, being decided together with Cristina Tiu, president of the Romanian Society of Neurology. The themes were selected with the purpose to cover the most important and recent achievements regarding stroke treatment (both ischemic and hemorrhagic) and to deliver the knowledge towards people who did not have the opportunity to attend ESOC in Basel.

The program included recent results from trials involving Intracerebral hemorrhage, clearly and eloquently presented by Thorsten Steiner. The program then followed the stroke patient`s pathway, from Prehospital models of organizing the activity (Silke Walter), to Updates on intravenous thrombolysis (Guillaume Turc), updates on mechanical thrombectomy (Marios Psychogyos) and on secondary prevention (Lina Palaiodimou). Arne Lindgren covered the most important aspects regarding small vessel disease, and Michal Karlinski and Francesca Romana Pezzella made a comprehensive presentation of ESO-EAST project and respectively of SAP- E, stressing out the achievements of Romania regarding the rate of IVT or the number of stroke ready hospitals, but also the importance of reaching the established KPIs until 2030.

The session ended with a short ceremony for the acknowledgement of the Romanian Hospitals which received Gold (12), Platinum (2) and Diamond (2) status awardees from ESO- Angels` Initiative. In 2017 there was only one hospital in Romania which achieved the gold status. Today more and more hospitals are improving, and we also have one application for ESO Certification, which we hope it will be successful.

Group Picture of Award Ceremony at ESO Meeting

The number of participants was very large, 800 participants registered on site, and almost 450 registered online.

The feedback of the event was very positive, with great appreciation for the lectures and also for the speakers, each lecture was followed by questions from the audience, and the networking continued during the breaks.

We thank for all the support provided by ESO, we are proud that we were the hosts of this important educational and scientific event, and we address our deepest gratitude to all the speakers, for all their contribution to the success of the ESO Outreach Regional Meeting

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