A 3-day virtual course to help clinical academics develop a stroke research question for a PhD or MD project

Author: Dr Tom Moullaali on behalf of the ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop executive board, twitter: @tom_moullaali

Affiliations: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh; George Institute for Global Health, Sydney.

Are you an aspiring stroke researcher? Do you want to answer an important research question with the potential to improve care for patients with stroke?

Applications are open for the 8th ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop, February 22nd-24th February 2021.

This meeting is endorsed and funded by the European Stroke Organisation. It is open to all who are interested in cerebrovascular diseases including (but not limited to) candidates from: radiology, pathology, neurology, geriatrics, psychiatry, acute medicine, general practice, vascular surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing.

You can find more details about this 3-day virtual course here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/clinical-brain-sciences/postgraduate-training/stroke-research-workshop. The course costs £75 and scholarships are available.

Here is my perspective as a former candidate and the ESO Young Stroke Physicians and Researchers committee representative:

I am a UK medical trainee interested in neurology and stroke. I attended this course in 2016 when I was considering applying for a PhD fellowship. I came away with new knowledge and skills that helped me secure funding for my PhD. I thoroughly recommend this course to aspiring stroke researchers looking to develop their bright idea into a novel, clinically relevant and well-designed research proposal that is attractive to major funders.

You can read more about the positive impact of the ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop in an InterSECT article published in Stroke:

Orav et al. Inspiring new researchers in stroke: the ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop. Stroke 2019; 50(11): e316-e318. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.026936

The deadline for applications is 13th December 2020 – we look forward to hearing from you!