The ESO Stroke Unit Committee has been mandated by the ESO Executive Committee to establish the ESO Stroke Unit/Centre certification project. The Stroke Unit Committee has been responsible for defining the submission and evaluation criteria and for defining the overall process.

ESO Stroke Unit Committee:

  • Diederik Dippel (Chair), Netherlands
  • Aleksandras Vilionskis, Lithuania
  • Ana Catarina Fonseca, Portugal
  • Apostolos Safouris, Greece
  • Bjorn Thorarinsson, Iceland
  • Michael Bar, Czech Republic
  • Joaquin Carneado-Ruiz, Spain
  • Thomas Gattringer, Austria
  • Tobias Neumann-Haefelin, Germany
  • Vlad Tiu,  Romania

The aim of the Stroke Unit Committee is to lift and equalise care for patients in Europe who have suffered a stroke by the use of systematic and comprehensive audits of stroke units and stroke centres to improve patients┬┤ management and outcomes. This aim will achieved by certification of European stroke units and stroke centres.