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.


5th Belgian scientific Stroke Workshop

SAVE THE DATE The 5th Belgian scientific stroke workshop will be held this year at the CHU of Charleroi on 30th...

Recognize stroke – get acquainted with the FAST score

Treatment of brain infarct becomes less effective over time. Earlier hospital admission and treatment may help avoid...

Stroke Action Plan Europe – 11 May

For the European Stroke Awareness Day (May the 11th), The European Stroke Organisation and the Stroke Alliance for...

European Stroke Awareness Day

Pascal Lecomte, president of the Stroke&Go patient organisation and member of the Belgian Stroke Council produced...

Thrombocytopenia with thrombosis after COVID-19 vaccination – statement from the Belgian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

The Belgian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis recently published a practice guideline on the rare occurrence of...


NEWS RELEASE WSO Declaration on Prevention FINAL 20203

Stroke and covid

Prenez connaissance des particularités de la prise en charge des AVC pendant l’épidémie de COVID-19. Ce document a été...

Fitness to drive

Patients with reduced functional abilities that may affect fitness to drive are required to contact a driving aptitute...

Information booklets

Des livrets d’informations à destination du patient victime d’AVC et de son entourage sont disponibles sur notre site....

Something new in Wallonia

Du nouveau en Wallonie: le DAC est le nouveau service d’évaluation de l’aptitude à la conduite automobile. Contactez...

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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