Author: Eugenia Muresan, MD, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
ESOC 2017 Emergency Report
Being an Emergency physician with an interest in neurology, attending a conference such as ESOC2017 was equally a challenge and a valuable learning experience. My particular motivation was the need for improvement in an area in which very little can be done in the emergency department, apart from supportive management and I must confess that my academic curiosities have been met.
The topics included in the scientific program were contemporary and comprehensive, ranging from epidemiology and risk factors to recovery and rehabilitation. The Large Clinical Trials session included the most recent relevant studies, covering for instance emergency department interventions, the cognitive-linguistic treatment and the perspective of neurointerventional approach. The main sessions on intracerebral hemorrhage have reviewed the main areas of concern regarding the management of this particular condition, whose burden remains significant. Particular groups of stroke patients have been discussed, such as the young, women or diabetic patients.
Another attraction of the conference were the teaching courses, the one on the prehospital management of stroke being particularly encouraging and bringing insight on various protocols already successfully used in different medical facilities.
As a personal highlight of ESOC2017, the Young Stroke Physicians and Researchers workshop was an incredible opportunity for advice and mentoring from esteemed stroke researchers who were willing to share their expertise and offer guidance for the less experienced, amongst which I find myself.
I look forward to the coming ESO events and opportunities. Their attention to details, quality academic information and networking opportunities make the journey worth it.