The aims of the Educational Webinar series support the mission of ESO promoting the education of young stroke physicians across Europe. This ongoing educational series seeks to provide a balance between an interactive webinar and didactic teaching.
Interventions in Cardioembolic Stroke (PFO and LAA)
In this webinar, Prof. Peter Schellinger, Johannes Wesling Medical Center Minden, and Dr. Thomas Meinel, Inselspital Bern, will cover borderline scenarios of PFO closure and challenging scenarios of LAAO closure through clinical case presentations and didactic information on the various scenarios.
An interactive discussion among presenters and participants will be moderated by Dr. Alastair Webb and Dr. Yvonne Zuurbier.
The 7th Episode of ESO`s Educational Webinars featured speakers Dr. Soffien Ajmi and Prof. Bart van der Worp, who focused on decompressive hemicraniectomy in malignant MCA ischaemic stroke.
Dr. Ajmi discussed a real-life case demonstrating the complexity of decisions required in clinical practice to balance this life-saving intervention against the probability of severe disability, and to what extent this remains valid in patients outside the specific indications of the seminal trials. Prof. van der Worp discussed the evidence base and indications in clinical practice for when intervention is appropriate in this population, and what we know about more difficult questions that occur in real-life practice. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Else C. Sandset and Dr. Alastair Webb.
Stroke Outcome Prediction
The 6th Episode of ESO`s Educational Webinars featured speakers Prof. Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen and Dr. Giuseppe Reale who presented the topic of stroke outcome prediction through a discussion covering current research and clinical experience.
There is no such thing as primary intracerebral haemorrhages (ICH)
Intracerebral haemorrhages (ICH) gathers an heterogeneous group of underlying vessel diseases. The cause of ICH is important to identify because it will influence the outcome and the risk and nature of future vacsular or cognitive events.
In the 5th Episode of ESO`s Educational Webinars, Barbara Casolla presented cases of ICH and solicited participants input to choose the etiological work-up. Charlotte Cordonnier provided an overview of the causes of ICH and how to build the etiological work-up. An interactive discussion followed and was moderated by Alastair Webb and Yvonne Zuubier.
Challenges in the diagnostic work-up of Ischaemic Stroke in the young
The incidence of young-onset ischaemic stroke has been increasing during the last decades, with patients suffering from high morbidity and long-term mortality. This 4th Episode of ESO`s Educational Webinars provided a practical overview on epidemiology, risk factors and the wide spectrum of stroke etiology in the young. Furthermore, recommendations for etiologic work-up were covered.
Dr. Nicolas Martinez-Majander presented two cases of young stroke and solicit participant input, and Prof. Jukka Putaala provided an overview of ischemic stroke in the young: Risk factors, etiologic distribution, and diagnostic considerations. An interactive discussion followed and was moderated by Prof. Alastair Webb and Prof. Diana Aguiar de Sousa.
Mimics and Chameleons in the Emergency Department
Not every emergency ‘Code Stroke’ is a stroke: how to deal with stroke mimics in the acute setting. Learning from the diagnostic process and treatment decisions of two common stroke mimics.
In the 3rd Episode of ESO’s Educational Webinars, Valeria Caso and Annemijn Algra addressed this important subject with case presentations, accompanied by an interactive discussion with input from the audience. The discussion was moderated by Else Charlotte Sandset and Diana Aguiar de Sousa.
The Role of Thrombolysis in Patients with Large Vessel Occlusion
Whether acute stroke patients with large vessel occlusion with immediate access to endovascular therapy should be pre-treated with intravenous thrombolysis has been investigated in randomized clinical trials, however results of these trials are conflicting. Moreover, observational data suggest a potential role of thrombolysis after thrombectomy.
In this 2nd Episode of ESO’s Educational Webinars, Urs Fischer and Johannes Kaesmacher addressed this highly debated subject with case presentations, followed by an overview on the current literature. The webinar was moderated by Alastair Webb and Else Charlotte Sandset.
Secondary Prevention: Medical Management of Large Artery Disease
The 1st Episode of ESO`s Educational Webinars featured speakers Peter Kelly and Linxin Li. Dr. Li presented a case study where participants could indicate how they would proceed and Prof. Kelly then presented his suggestion and compared the audience response with the actual response in the clinic. Prof. Kelly followed with a detailed didactic lecture on the topic. The session culminated with an interactive discussion moderated by Alastair Webb and Yvonne Zuurbier.