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ICTUSnet builds a path towards a better knowledge of stroke care strategies. It aims to transform lives of stroke patients and to improve their life quality

About the project

ICTUSnet has the mission to create a network of collaboration between different regions of southern Europe formed by patients and professionals from different areas related to stroke and, at the same time, to create research infrastructures that incorporate innovative data analysis technologies to improve stroke care systems and subsequently reduce the impact of the disease on the population.

ICTUSnet will be developed by a consortium of 10 partners, gathering together healthcare and research institutions from public and private domain and coordinated by the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS). The consortium represents 6 regions of the Southwest of Europe (Aragon, Balearic Irelands, Catalonia, Navarra, Occitania and North of Portugal), covering a population of ca. 20 M people.
The project was awarded by Interreg Sudoe Programme, which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

  • 10

    European partners

  • 6

    SUDOE Regions

  • 33

    Associates partners

  • 20 M

    population

  • 1 M

    deaths in the EU each year

  • ~45

    billion €
    total cost of stroke in the EU

News

First ICTUSnet Thematic Workshop: Plans and Programmes for Stroke

The first thematic workshop organized by ICTUSnet will take place on the 5th of April at the Department of Health of Palma de Mallorca, in its mission to promote collaboration in research and innovation to improve the integrated care and quality of life of patients affected by stroke. The workshop will deal with stroke plans and programmes, including design, planning, implementation and assessment.

Montpellier hosts the first General Assembly of ICTUSnet

ICTUSnet was officially kicked-off on 19th and 20th of April 2018 at AQuAS headquarters (Barcelona) and later, on the 20th and 21st of September 2018, the first ICTUSnet General Assembly took place at the headquarters of CHUM in Montpellier (France). The meeting counted with the representation of all the ICTUSnet regions.

Blog

Towards a better stroke rehabilitation strategy

According to the paper “Stroke rehabilitation: clinical picture, assessment, and therapeutic challenge” (1), there are many factors that can affect the recovery process after stroke, such as the type of brain lesion, the severity of the stroke, the age of the patient, previous health and functional abilities, social environment and personal motivation. Thus, there is an ongoing need to find the most optimal existing rehabilitation services and therapeutic interventions.

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