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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2nd European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC 2016), which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 10 -12 May, 2016.

​Last year the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) took the courageous decision to establish its own stroke conference. There were strong democratic and compliance reasons behind our decision, and there appeared to be powerful support from scientific colleagues. What we did not fully anticipate was the overwhelming demonstration of practical support that arose from every quarter. Societies in our field – WSO, APSO, ESC, ESMINT, ESNR – declared their alignment with ESO.

ESOC 2015 had over 1400 abstracts submitted and we were being asked to take late breaking trials – of outstanding quality – right through the final weeks. At least two simultaneous NEJM publications were coordinated with our large trials session. Delegates have indicated their commitment: our first meeting attracted nearly 2,700 registrations.

For ESOC 2016 the Programme Committee is creating a comprehensive series of keynote lectures, symposia, teaching courses and various workshops, covering the entire field of stroke management, prevention and recovery. You will have a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from all over the world. These interactions enhance research and career development. You will be exposed to a variety of interactive educational sessions in a stimulating environment, and you will learn about the latest scientific research and developments in the field.

We look forward to welcoming you to the attractive and modern city of Barcelona and encourage you to evaluate the meeting as an opportunity to update your knowledge.

I look forward to welcoming you, with warm greetings, to Barcelona.

Kennedy Lees

President, European Stroke Organisation


CCIB – Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
08019 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 932 301 000
Fax: +34 932 301 001​
Website:​​ CCIB​​


You can access the CCIB on the metro (Maresme-Fòrum station on the yellow line, L4); by bus (lines 7, 36, 41, 43 and 141) and the Trambesòs tram line (Forum station). All of these means of transport are just a few minutes’ walk from the CCIB. ​

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The official language of the Conference is English.​


​The Euro is the official currency of Spain. Currency exchange can be made in most banks and post offices as well as in some large stores, train stations, airports and exchange offices near major tourist sites​.​​​​


In May, Barcelona experiences warm days with sunny, clear skies.

The average daytime temperatures are around 20°C where as the average minimum temperatures drop down to 12°C.


The Meeting​​ Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own perso​nal travel and health insurance for their trip.​

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