About the Meeting

The ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference was initiated in 1996 by the Karolinska Stroke Research Unit (KSRU) at Karolinska University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute, in close collaboration with many colleagues in Europe, United States and other parts of the world. 

Karolinska Institutet is one of the largest medical Universities in Europe. It appoints Nobel Prize Laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a pan-European society founded in 2007 and aims to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by changing the ways that stroke is viewed and treated.

The ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference is an international meeting, attracting stroke experts from all over the world.


The purpose of the ESO-Karolinska Stroke Update Conference is to provide updates on recent stroke therapy research and to give an opportunity to discuss how these results may be implemented into clinical routine. It is now also an opportunity for participants to discuss updates of ESO stroke guidelines and inspire to new guidelines when motivated.

Each main session at the meeting includes presentations with different perspectives on a research topic, sometimes with a 'pro and con' -approach, to encourage a lively discussion. One of the session chairpersons will be responsible for preparing a proposed consensus statement, which will be discussed by the participants.