Awardee: Stoiloudis Panagiotis, Resident in Neurology, Second Department of Neurology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Host Institution: St. Josef–Hospital Klinikum der Ruhr–Universität Bochum, Germany
Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to the ESO committee for giving me the opportunity to take part in the ESO Department to Department Visit Programme. My experience during my short visit of one week (19th–26th September) to the Stroke Unit of St. Josef’s Hospital Neurology Department in Bochum will remain unforgettable.
My visit provided me with getting a first touch with an organized stroke unit in another European country, with new perspectives of the way of its function, and motivation for future clinical work. I had the chance to work with Prof. Christos Krogias and his team. I participated into the daily medical meetings with all the medical staff of the Neurology clinic as well as the team of neuroradiologists discussing the CTs and MRIs of the patients with stroke. I also observed the admission of the patients with stroke in the emergency department as well as the diagnostic work up, and had the luck to watch some cases of thrombolysis and thrombectomy. I participated in morning rounds with the stroke team in the Stroke and the intermediate Unit, and through the help of Prof Krogias I had a first touch with neurosonography.
In the near future, I’ll try to invest in the experience I learned and share my new knowledge with my colleagues. Once again, I am so grateful to all organisers of ESO for their huge support and giving the opportunity to young neurologists from different countries, to get in touch with advanced techniques in medical departments of other European countries and share the new learned experience in their own countries.
About the ESO Department to Department Visit Programme
The Department to Department Visit Programme aims to provide insight into stroke departments outside the applicant`s home country through a grant of EUR 1,500 offered to up to 10 young physicians and researchers to support a short visit of a week or as a contribution to a longer visit to an European department or laboratory.