3rd Consensus Conference for the Action Plan for Stroke in Europe 2018
The third consensus conference for the Action Plan for Stroke in Europe took place at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung in Munich, Germany in March 2018. The conference was organised by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) in cooperation with the patient organisation Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) and was part of a larger project which started over one year earlier. The Action Plan will replace the Helsingborg Declaration of 2006, a consensus document used as the basis for setting up and planning stroke services, reviewing current evidence and identifying the most important areas for research.
How to Organise a Consensus Conference for an Action Plan: Seventy of the leading experts in the field of stroke were working together on a consensus text covering seven different fields. Creating a consensus text with so many experts working on it simultaneously, with different ideas and comments can be extremely challenging. It can also be difficult to sort and utilise all the input gathered at the conference. Participation in the meeting was by invitation only, but the task was to get input from as many experts as possible and to share the event with even more people.
How Congrex mastered it
A couple of weeks before the meeting, the latest version of the consensus document was made available to the public to read and comment on. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology provided by Congrex Switzerland, a large amount of constructive comments were received and taken into consideration within a short time. In addition to the invitations, specialist physicians could send an application for the meeting, stating their experience in the field of stroke. Congrex used an advanced online tool to collect and review the applications. To let more people join this special event a high-quality live stream of the proceedings was provided. Live tweets kept the public up to date via social media, using the hashtag: #StrokeActionPlan.
The Action Plan for Stroke in Europe meeting was a great success, further advancing the development of the consensus document. The new Action Plan will be presented at the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) in Gothenburg for the first time and thereafter at the EU Parliament in Brussels.
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