By Dr Hrvoje Budincevic

ESO EAST Workshop

The ESO EAST Workshop was organized by ESO EAST Steering Committee, supported by ESO EAST Head Office.

The workshop is traditionally organized a day before ESOC, as a face-to-face meeting/workshop. It gathered together representatives from ESO EAST countries and the ESO EAST Steering Committee, ANGELS Initiative representatives, RES-Q Team, ESO Head Office, industry partners, and invited guests. The goals of the meeting were to: share updates on ESO EAST countries and partners, presentation of the RES-Q results, and publication plan, define possible improvements of RES-Q, and prepare the first draft of the harmonized discharge summary report.

The 2023 Workshop was chaired by Valeria Caso, Francesca R. Pezzella, Natan Bornstein, Veronika Svobodova and Robert Mikulik. Peter Kelly, ESO President, opened the workshop with an overview and plans for ESO. Particular focus was put on the Registry ofStroke Care Quality (RES-Q) – which became a global stroke registry for monitoring the quality of stroke care that was presented by Robert Mikulik.

Representatives from 21 countries have met to share their achievements, progress, and raising issues by exchanging experiences in stroke care improvements in their countries. Current projects (IRENE, RES-Q+, ANGELS) and future projects (stroke rehabilitation) were presented. The current collaboration between the ESO EAST team with Angels Initiative representatives was reported and briefly discussed. Particular focus was put on discussing possibilities of RES-Q interactive dashboard improvement, using artificial intelligence for RES-Q data feedback (led by Hendrik Knoche). Another special topic was harmonizing hospital reports of stroke patients with drafting the first proposal for a unified discharge report (led by Milan Vosko). Discussions were conducted in a very friendly and constructive atmosphere.