Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am very excited to invite you to the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2017, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 16-18 May 2017.
ESOC 2017 will build on the enormous success of the last two ESO Conferences and continue to be Europe's foremost forum for discussing and disseminating the latest standards and news on stroke management and care. This year's scientific programme will again feature top speakers, stimulating discussions, and news on scientific breakthroughs.
ESOC 2016 had over 1,400 abstracts submitted, at least three NEJM publications were communicated for the first time at our large clinical trials session and delegates have indicated their commitment: our second meeting attracted nearly 3,700 colleagues from 97 countries.
For ESOC 2017, a new Programme Committee composed of senior colleagues along with rising stars will craft a scientific programme that meets your interests and communicates the latest and most influencial science. Once again, the programme will reflect both scientific and practical aspects of stroke care.
We have decided to increase the time devoted to oral communications and allied health care topics, whereas we will continue the ESOC tradition of limiting each faculty member to one lecture or convening one session in order to allow as many members as possible to participate. Furthermore, we will actively encourage young speakers and ask our senior colleagues and friends to convene these sessions.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the magical city of Prague with its unique history, bridges, cathedrals and gold-crowned towers that line the majestic Vltava River. Prague was one of the favourite cities of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was here that he conducted the premiere of his "Nozze di Figaro", "Prager Symphony", "Don Giovanni" and "Clemenza di Tito". Numerous biographies of Mozart have described the time he spent in this city as the "happiest" of his short but fruitful life.
President, European Stroke Organisation