1st EU STROKE SUMMIT - Understanding the Burden of Stroke in Europe

Date event: 
Thursday 11 May 2017
Starting from: 
9:30 until 11:30
European Parliament - Room 5B001
Event Type
External Event

Strokes account for more than 9% of all deaths in Europe and are the leading cause of long term severe disability. Despite its impact on societies and economies, stroke continues to receive limited attention amongst European policy-makers. In 2016, SAFE therefore commissioned a Europe-wide report to assess the burden of stroke and derive recommendations for action. The EU Stroke Summit ultimately aims to discuss these recommendation with a diverse group of healthcare providers, patients, carers and policy-makers and to culminate in a Call to Action for the future . 

The Summit will be framed by interventions from the four co-hosting MEPs Elena Gentile (S&D), Marian Harkin (ALDE), Aldo Patriciello (EPP) and Helga Stevens (ECR) regarding the European view on stroke relevant policies such as health and disability/social. The central element of the meeting will then be the first public presentation of the Burden of Stroke report and a discussion on its key findings and recommendations with MEPs, the European Commission, patient and carer representatives and other relevant European stakeholders.

The final agenda and further information on the report will be shared with registered participants ahead of the meeting.


How to register?

Participants without an access badge to the European Parliament must register in order to receive a visitor badge and be able to enter Parliament building. To register, please provide the required information in the registration form by 7 May 2017


For further information regarding the EU Stroke Summit, please contact apereirabrandao@webershandwick.com

For further information on the Burden of Stroke report, please contact info@safestroke.eu.