In Belgium every year 19,000 people are affected by a stroke. The Belgian Stroke Council aims to provide an overview of the associations, campaigns, forums and conferences in Flanders, Wallonia and beyond.


Prevent, Treat and Support: a manifesto for stroke survivors

The Stroke Alliance for Stroke ( SAFE) and the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) have published a manifesto outlining...

BSC Applauds Initial Step in Stroke Care Structuring but Calls for Uniform Criteria Across Regions

On 23 May 2024, the BSC published a press release applauding the recognition of Belgian S2 centres, but calling for...

Remboursement Xarelto 2,5 mg

We are delighted to announce that neurologists also have been recognised for the reimbursement of Xarelto 2.5mg in...

2023 Symposium minutes

Symposium is closed...   ... but it still time to check the summary, the short presentations the speakers made and to...

Actilyse vials with latex plugs that could also contain traces of Gentamycine.

Dear members of the SB, As part of the strategy to resolve the worldwide shortage of thrombolytic therapy, the BSC has...

27/10/2023 – CVD awareness action

27/10/2023 - CVD awareness action We need to implement health objectives into a Belgian Cardiovascular Health Plan....

Joint Statement ESO and SAFE commemorate European Stroke Awareness Day 9 May 2023

Europe is failing to provide adequate stroke care and support The scale of stroke care crisis is laid bare by new data...

Update on Alteplase and Tenecteplase shortage – ESO Statement and Information

On April 14, the ESO published their 4th information letter about alteplase and tenecteplase shortage in Europe.


Thrombolytic drug shortage is expected to last until 2024. The manufacturing company is limiting supply to all...


Voor de 2022 editie van Wereld Beroertedag organiseren verschillende ziekenhuizen regionale wandelingen, met de steun...

Time is Brain!

Every minute counts! When it comes to recognizing a stroke and getting help, the faster, the better.

Possible stroke symptoms: call 112


Both cerebral haemorrhage and brain ischemia, stroke 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.



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