Stroke is one of the most frequent neurological disorders with the highest mortality and disability rate. In the aging population of Europe it will soon become not only a major medical problem, but also a significant economic and healthcare issue. Therefore it is important to prioritize stroke research and disseminate evidence-based treatments within European countries, especially those which are still developing.
The EAN Scientific Panel (SP) on Stroke aims at including as members representatives from all European countries. The main activity of the Panel is proposing and organizing main topics, teaching courses and focused workshops at EAN congresses.
The SP is also leading research and publication activities. The recent activities are:
- Pan-European survey of involvement of neurologists in endovascular treatment of stroke
- Preparing Guidelines for the Pre-hospital Management of Stroke