National

Coordinators

Spokespersons for SAP-E

Each country that participates in the Stroke Action Plan for Europe has nominated one or more National Coordinator(s).

He/she is the spokesperson for the country and leads and coordinates the specific activities that are carried out to reach the four overarching targets of the SAP-E. Together with other stakeholders, e.g. the Stroke Support Organisation (SSO) representatives, the National Coordinators work as a team. Tasks can and should be delegated within a group.

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Find the most relevant Coordinators by selecting a Country below:

Austria

Albania

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

United Kingdom

Spain

Italy

Ireland

Portugal

Switzerland

Germany

  • Prof Dr Jürgen Faiss
  • Geschäftsführer der Deutschen Schlaganfall-Gesellschaft
  • faiss@dsg-berlin.org

Lithuania

  • Prof Dalius Jatuzis
  • President of Lithuanian Stroke Association Professor in Neurology at Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine
  • dalius.jatuzis@santa.lt
  • Dr Aleksandras Vilionskis
  • Member of the Board of Lithuanian Stroke Association Associate Professor in Neurology at Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine
  • aleksandras.vilionskis@rvul.lt

Slovakia

  • Prof Zuzana Gdovinova
  • Head of Department, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Safarik University Košice
  • z.gdovin@gmail.com

Czech Republic

Hungary

Sweden

Finland

  • Dr Daniel Strbian
  • Neurologist, Chirf Doctor, Helsinki University Central Hospital
  • Daniel.Strbian@hus.fi

Serbia

  • Dr Željko Živanović
  • Faculty of Medicine University in Novi Sad Head of the Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Centre of Vojvodina
  • drzzivanovic79@gmail.com

Netherlands

Croatia

Denmark

Poland

  • Prof Anna Czlonkowska
  • President of the Section for Cerebrovascular Diseases and Board of Directors of the Polish Neurological Society
  • czlonkow@ipin.edu.pl

Norway

Estonia

  • Prof Dr Janika Kõrv
  • Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu Professor in Clinical Neurology, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu Neurologist at the Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Tartu University Hospital
  • janika.korv@kliinikum.ee
  • Dr Riina Vibo
  • Reaseacher at the Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu Neurologist at the Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Tartu University Hospital
  • Riina.Vibo@kliinikum.ee

Latvia

Greece

  • Dr Hariklia Proios
  • Associate Professor of Neurocognitive Disorders and Rehabilitation, Department of Educational & Social Policy, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki
  • hproios@gmail.com
  • Prof Georgios Tsivgoulis
  • Professor & Chairman, Second Department of Neurology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens
  • tsivgoulisgiorg@yahoo.gr
  • Prof Haralampos Milionis
  • Professor & Chairman, Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina
  • hmilioni@uoi.gr

France

Romania

  • Dr Cristina Tiu
  • Head of Stroke Unit in the University Hospital Bucharest Romanian Society of Neurology
  • cristinatiu@yahoo.com

Bulgaria

  • Prof Dimitar Maslarov
  • Chairman Neurology Clinic, Medical University Sofia
  • maslarovdb@abv.bg

Slovenia

  • Dr Zvan Bojana
  • President of the National Stroke Society at the Slovenian Medical Association
  • bojana.zvan@kclj.si

Kosovo

Luxembourg

Montenegro

Belarus

Iceland

Ukraine

  • Prof Yuriy Flomin
  • Universal Clinic ‘Oberig’, Head of the Stroke and Neurorehabilitation Unit
  • flomin.yuriy@gmail.com

Malta

Macedonia

  • Ms Katina Aleksovska
  • Neurology resident, University Clinic of Neurology, Skopje, North Macedonia, Board member of the Macedonian Stroke Association
  • katinaaleksovska@gmail.com
  • Dr Elena Lichkova
  • Neurologist, Clinical hospital, Neurology department, Shtip, North Macedonia, Board member of the Macedonian Stroke Association
  • eedrovska@yahoo.com
  • Dr Maja Bozinovska Smicheska
  • Neurologist, Special hospital "St. Erasmo", Ohrid, North Macedonia, President of the Macedonian organization for a fight against stroke (SSO) and Board member of the Macedonian Stroke Association (President)
  • majabozoh35@gmail.com
  • Prof Anita Arsovska
  • Neurologist, University Clinic of Neurology, University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius"-Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, North Macedonia, President of the Macedonian Stroke Association
  • anita70mk@yahoo.com

Moldova

Turkey

  • Prof Mehmet Topcuoglu
  • Professor at Hacettepe University, Ankara President, Turkish Cerebrovascular Diseases Society
  • matopcuoglu@yahoo.com

Russia

  • Prof Dr Alla Guekht
  • Moscow Research and Clinical Center for Neuropsychiatry
  • guekht@gmail.com

Azerbaijan

Georgia

Armenia

  • Prof Nune Yeghiazaryan
  • Head of Neurology Department, Erebouni Medical Center
  • ynune@yahoo.com

Israel

Kyrgyzstan

  • Dr Djamal Turgumbaev
  • Chief of Neurology 3 Department of National Hospital under Ministry of Health
  • t.jamal@mail.ru
  • Dr Elmira Mamytova
  • Head of Neurology and Medical genetic Department, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy
  • elmiramamytova@yahoo.com
  • Ms Kunduz Karbozova
  • Assistant on Neurology and Medical genetic Department, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy
  • Karbozova89@mail.ru

Kazakhstan

  • Dr Zauresh Akhmetzhanova
  • Chief specialist of "Republican coordination centre for stroke problems
  • zauresa@yandex.ru

Cyprus

Spain

Sorry, no Coordinators are available in this Country at the moment...

How it works

The following tasks fall into the responsibility of the National SAP-E Coordinator:

  • Stakeholder analysis
    • Each country has to conduct a stakeholder analysis in order to identify the key people and institutions that have an influence on any implementation task on a national level
  • Form a working group/committee – the national SAP-E network – through the stakeholder analysis
    • All relevant parties have to be involved and all regions covered. Practical tasks, advocacy (health care professionals can recommend, but only patients demand) and synergies with existing structures and networks are considered
  • Gathering data/lived experience and its analysis to support the demand for improvement
    • An effort is specifically needed from the SSOs, as they have access to the patient population
  • Conducting a national stroke plan and engagement in meeting the SAP-E targets
    • This national stroke plan should work towards a lift of the entire area: argue/advocate for this
  • Communicate to public, media and policy makers
    • Share data from lived experience gathering as well as data from mapping of stroke in Europe and any other relevant data
    • Promote the SAP-E to the national public, media and policy makers
    • The SAP-E Steering Committee communicates on a European level to support this effort
  • Act as point of communication for the SAP-E Steering Committee
    • Ensure timely responding and delegation
    • Be able to provide information on the status quo of the national SAP-E implementation efforts at any time
  • Give advice on the best approach to communicate with national policy and decision makers
    • An approach that involves both representatives from health care professions as well as patient representatives is preferred
  • Communicate with the Ministry of Health to gain support for the SAP-E implementation including an official signing of the Declaration
  • Development of a national stroke plan
    • Contribute to the development of a national stroke plan covering the entire chain of care
  • Upload national summary data
    • A minimum data set of basic variables and data on Key Performance Indicators has to be uploaded annually to the secure SAP-E data platform
    • As the workload of obtaining the data varies between countries, SAP-E will assist on the request of the national coordinator
  • Chair the national auditing committee to ensure annual national auditing and benchmarking
    • This national auditing committee involves the national SAP-E representatives including the patient representative and further national experts to give a balanced representation of the national stroke community; in most countries, the committee includes 8 – 10 people. The committee meets at least annually
    • The committee reports to the SAP-E Steering Committee as well as nationally to the stakeholders involved
    • Targets of meeting KPIs are defined nationally and reviewed annually. The targets should be ambitious but realistic on a year to year basis and it is encouraged to identify focus areas to support prioritisation
    • On an annual basis, the national data is audited and commented on by the committee: e.g. areas needing focus and areas with a good status. Comments are posted with the data on the SAP-E platform