Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the moldovan steering committee of the ESO-EAST and RES-Q project, I am pleased to inform you that during October 02-05, 2017, in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, were held the 6th Congress of Neurologists and Neurosurgeons as well as the first scientific forum of the European Academy of Neurology – EAN-Day. Over 250 physicians have registered for these two scientific events and 20 Professors from different countries (10 countries) attended the Congress as invited speakers.

During the Congress, Professor Natan Bornstein (Israel), Professor Luciano Brigante (Italy), Professor Helmuth Steinmetz (Germany) presented different aspects of the cerebral-vascular pathology with updates in the stroke acute and prophylactic management.

On the 4th of October, the ESO-EAST meeting was held, during which two reports were presented: one regarding the Stroke Registers (by Axel Kolhmetz) and the other one, bringing to attention the first results of the RES-Q register gathered from four hospital centers from the Republic of Moldova (by Elena Manole). The session was moderated by Professor Eugen Trinka (Austria) and Professor Ion Moldovanu (Republic of Moldova).

In our presentation, we have showed the analyzed data from four centers, followed by the comparison of national information to data from other ESO-EAST project participant countries. The main purpose of the presentation was to highlight the positive impact of the Register, as well as the weak points of a stroke management in Republic of Moldova. In conclusion, the most vulnerable segments of the hospital management at patients with stroke appear to be the acute period and the neurological recovery, whereas the secondary prophylaxis is one of the strengths. We also brought arguments in the favor of the necessity of including more hospitals within this project in order to obtain more accurate information regarding the studied field. The SWOT analysis of the RES-Q project and ESO-EAST in Moldova was also made and afterwards voted by the steering committee.

The report aroused a significant public interest and we hope that in the near future new participants will align. The data obtained will be further published in the Scientific Academy Bulletin from the Republic of Moldova and, on the Professor Natan Bornstein’s initiative, within the ESOC 2018 publications.

Kind regrads,
Elena Manole