The goal of the BSC is to provide information about stroke to the population and the politics, to ensure proper dissemination of standard of stroke care to the professional, and to listen to the patients suffering from stroke.
scientific exchange within Belgium by organising scientific meetings and collaborating with International Stroke Societies
guidelines in stroke prevention and treatment
with the pharmaceutical Industry in stroke prevention and treatment trials
clinical research in stroke
useful information to the press and the public
Every year 19,000 people are affected by a stroke in Belgium. The Belgian Stroke Council aims to provide an overview of the associations, campaigns, forums and conferences in Flanders, Wallonia and beyond.
Stroke, both cerebral haemorrhage and brain ischemia, is one of the primary causes of death and morbidity in industrialised countries. It causes permanent disability in many of the survivors. There has been important progress not only in the acute treatment but also in the prevention of stroke. Early treatment and reduction of the modifiable risk factors are important in declining the impact of stroke in our society.
It is necessary that Belgian medical doctors, interested in stroke, collaborate together, not only from a pure scientific point of view but also in order to be able to inform general practitioners on the changing concepts in stroke and to attract the attention of the public on the alarming signs. This would best be done in an organised scientific association. The Belgian Stroke Council groups together not only neurologists but also cardiologists, vascular surgeons, neuroradiologists, and also specialists in geriatrics, rehabilitation and intensive care. This initiative is supported by the Belgian Society of Neurology.
・Compostion of the BSC・
President : Peter Vanacker
Vice-President : Robin Lemmens
Secretary General : Sylvie De Raedt
Treasurer : Sofie De Blauwe
President of the Scientific Board : Noémie Ligot
Secretary website Nl : Jelle Demeestere (Caroline Loos)
Secretary website Fr : Jean-Marc Raymackers (Flavio Bellante)
Chair patient board Fr: Pascal Lecomte
Chair patient board Nl: Miek Grypdonck
Chair paramedical board : Piet Timmerman
There is an increasing need for professional cooperation in the field of stroke treatment and prevention. The Belgian Stroke Council is expanding to address this need. By joining the BSC, you’ll have access to some of the brightest minds in the country. Also, BSC members have free access to the yearly scientific symposium.
- Other benefits include :
Networking with colleagues from around the globe
Receiving access to the latest scientific research
Receiving discounts to conferences and journals
Receiving research funding opportunities
- Individual Membership is 50 € / year.
- Reduced Fee (paramedics, residents) is 20 € / year.
- Students and patients will have free membership.
All memberships purchased are active from the 1st of September until the same date the following year.
Choose your membership
If you are willing to help us
- Providing quality information
- Giving sound education
- Encouraging research
- Supporting patients associations
Please use the registration form and make a donation directly via the website, or by bank transfer to BE84 3101 4141 3659 (BIC: BBRUBEBB), with the communication “donation“.
THE VOICE OF STROKE IN EUROPE
The mission of the ESO is to reduce the burden of stroke. ESO aims to improve stroke care by providing medical education to healthcare professionals and the lay public.
FOR A LIFE FREE FROM STROKE
Our vision is a world where people live free from the effects of stroke. This vision drives our global effort to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.