Advancing stroke care in Belgium
Resources for professionals
BSC National Symposium
Every year the BSC organises a National Scientific Symposium and awards several prizes.
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Belgian Network for Clinical Stroke Trials (BENET)
The Belgian Network for Clinical Stroke Trials (BeNET) was created in 2019 within a working group of the Scientific Board of the Belgian Stroke Council. The overall aim is to establish a sustainable Clinical Stroke Trials Network of Belgian hospitals to improve the efficiency of conducting high-quality clinical trials on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery, thus increasing access of Belgian patients to new stroke treatments.
BeNET is part of the Belgian Stroke Council with a separate steering committee currently lead by Robin Lemmens. In 2020, BeNET joined the European Stroke Organization Trials Alliance (ESOTA). Currently 16 sites are involved in BeNET and we would like to invite additional centers to join. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in receiving more information or with a request to join BeNET.
Stroke Action Plan Europe (SAP-E)
The Stroke Action Plan for Europe (SAP-E) 2018-2030 was created as a result of collaborative work between Stroke Alliance For Europe (SAFE), a coalition that represents stroke support organisations across Europe, and the European Stroke Organisation (ESO). SAP-E addresses the entire chain of stroke care from primary prevention until life after stroke. It provides a roadmap and outlines recommendations and targets for 2030 to nudge governments towards improving stroke care.
If interested, please feel free to join the Belgian representatives, please contact Sylvie De Raedt ( email@example.com )
Call for collaboration
Effect of virtual reality on gait pattern after chronic stroke (VUB)
Population: chronic (> 3 mo) stroke patients with persistent walking difficulties
Intervention: 2 treadmill walking sessions of 4×8 minutes
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Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation – HABIT-ILE (UCL Namur)
Population: chronic (> 6 mo) stroke patients with hemiparesis affecting the hand / arm
Intervention: 50 hours of intensive therapy spread over 2 weeks
Link: more information
Yearly research grants offered by the Belgian Stroke Council
BSC Peeters-Vanhooren ESOC Travel Grant
With the intention of supporting young researchers, the yearly BSC Peeters-Vanhooren Travel Grant will be offered to a young researcher (age ≤ 36 years and member of the BSC) and will be selected by an independent jury among several candidates.
The laureate will have the opportunity to briefly present his/her work during the BSC International Symposium and will be offered a travel grant to cover her/his participation to the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC)
Structured abstracts should present original work on all topics related to stroke, should not exceed 300 words, should be written in English and be submitted before November 1st 2021.
Previous laureates of the BSC Peeters-Vanhooren travel grant
2020: Senna Staessens
2019 : Lauranne Scheldeman
2018 : Clément Brunner
2017 : Anke Wouters
2016 : Frederik Denorme
Helaers Research Prize for Stroke
From 2017 onwards, the Helaers foundation is awarding an annual prize for innovative stroke research. The winner of this prize is selected by the Scientific Board of the Belgian Stroke Council.
Deadline for abstract submission: May 31st 2021.
The winner of the prize will be presented at the Belgian Stroke Council Scientific Symposium.
Previous laureates of the Helaers Research Prize for Stroke
2020: Annelies Mondelaers
2019 : Charlotte Germonpré
2018 : Caroline Loos
2017 : Sofie de Blauwe
Best Belgian Scientific Stroke Workshop presentation
The best presentation at the Belgian Scientific Workshop is selected by the organizing committee. The winner is given the chance to present her/his work at the annual BSC Scientific Symposium
Deadline for abstract submission: June 30th 2021.
Send 250 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org
Past best presentation winners:
2020: Ioannis Doumas
2019 : Sophie Elands