Welcome letter

It is our pleasure to announce the 5th Annual conference
ESC Heart & Stroke of the ESC Council on Stroke taking place on 13 – 14 May 2022.

After a long period during which scientific conferences have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, we look forward to welcoming you hopefully in-person once again, in the splendid Capital of Hungary, Budapest for the 5th Heart and Stroke Conference.

Despite current pandemic context, the organisation of the next European meeting of our Council is a challenge that we undertake with great enthusiasm, as the predicted dynamics of the local restrictions are likely to allow the organisation of a live event. We strongly believe that an attractive scientific program with excellent speakers and opinion leaders as well as the dynamic and interactive format will provide a superb opportunity for broad exchange of knowledge and ideas within our large international community of healthcare specialists interested in all epidemiological, preventive and therapeutic aspects of heart and stroke diseases.

The scientific program will be organised in different sessions, educational, didactic and practical, providing the latest updates and showcasing the most promising research in the field of heart and stroke. All of the sessions provide unique opportunities for networking, debate and interaction with world-leading experts.

The presentations will be held in the central theoretic building of the Medical School of Semmelweis University. The venue is in the heart of the city, only a couple stops away from the picturesque riverbanks of the Danube, and May indeed is the best time of the year to visit Budapest.

On behalf of the ESC Council on Stroke we look forward to welcoming you to Budapest for a fantastic ESC Heart and Stroke Conference 2022.


Jan Kovac
Stroke Council Chair
Sandor Nardai
Local Host, Stroke Council Nucleus Member
Wofram Doehner
Stroke Council Past Chair
Alison Haliday
Stroke Council Chair Elect