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Prof. Urs Fischer

Prof. Urs Fischer

Bern, Switzerland
Secretary General

Urs Fischer is the “Professor for Acute Neurology and Stroke” at the University Hospital (Inselspital), Bern. He is co-chair of the Stroke Center Bern, chair of the Acute Neurological Inpatient Department and co-director of the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), University of Bern.

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Urs Fischer is the “Professor for Acute Neurology and Stroke” at the University Hospital (Inselspital), Bern. He is co-chair of the Stroke Center Bern, chair of the Acute Neurological Inpatient Department and co-director of the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), University of Bern.
He studied in Bern, London, San Francisco and Lomé and graduated in 2000. He trained as a neurologist in Bern. In 2008/2009 he performed a “Master of Science by Research in Clinical Neurology” at the University of Oxford. In 2014 he became an associate professor and in 2015 he was elected as “Professor for Acute Neurology and Stroke” at the University of Bern (Extraordinarius). He is the co-chair of the stroke center Bern and chair of the department of acute neurology. Furthermore he is co-director of the Clinical Trial Unit at the University of Bern.

Urs Fischer is a clinical researcher and his main research interest involves diagnosis, management, treatment and outcome of patients with acute neurological diseases, especially of patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. He is participating in multiple preventive, diagnostic and acute treatment trials and stroke registries. He is co-principal investigator of the SWITCH study (www.switch-trial.ch), principal investigator of the ELAN trial (www.elan-trial.ch) and co-principal investigator of the SWIFT DIRECT trial (www.swift-direct.ch)

Urs Fischer is active in National and European Stroke Societies: he is Secretary General of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), board member of the Swiss Neurological Society and he is co-founder the ESO ESMINT ESNR Stroke Winter School, which is regularly held at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland.

Other Executive Committee Members

Prof. Valeria Caso

Perugia, Italy
President

Valeria Caso is a stroke neurologist at the University of Perugia Stroke Unit. She earned her PhD from the University of Perugia in stroke medicine in 2003 and has been recently certified in the role of associate professor in Neurology.

Dr. Bart Van der Worp

Utrecht, Netherlands
President Elect

Bart Van der Worp is a neurologist with a special interest in cerebrovascular diseases at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is a member of the recently founded Dutch CONTRAST consortium which aims to identify and test new treatments.

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