The ESO Education Committee has a key role in fulfilling the central mission of ESO, to reduce the burden of stroke in Europe by improving stroke care through educating healthcare professionals. Our key responsibility is to oversee and support the courses that provide expert training for stroke physicians across Europe, to create the next generation of European leaders in stroke. This year the Stroke Summer School, ESO’s flagship course, has an exciting, cutting edge programme lined up in Caen, France. Applications are currently open, and all young stroke physicians are encouraged to apply and join us in August.

We are also expanding the Educational opportunities supported by ESO. In addition to the Summer School, we oversee the department-to-department visiting program, support the Bern Winter School in Neurointervention and the Edinburgh Stroke Science Workshop that provides an opportunity for young researchers to develop their own research idea whilst gaining training in research methods. We are seeking to further increase the training opportunities available across Europe by providing new focused training courses, concentrating on dedicated areas of stroke training and research. Bids are currently being accepted from centres of excellence, to suggest innovative short courses on a topic of their choice.

Finally, for those unable to attend courses, and to provide educational opportunities to all, we are building an online platform for stroke educational resources, associated with the ESO website. This new venture will both provide a structured repository of the material and resources developed through the many educational offerings of ESO, but will seek to develop and curate new, innovative material for the future. We are currently seeking applications to serve on the editorial board of this new platform, and welcome applications from both senior researchers and enthusiastic young stroke physicians.

With this ever-expanding portfolio of work, we need enthusiastic team members to continue to support and expand the educational activities of ESO, to do our part to fulfill our mission to reduce the burden of stroke in Europe. To this end, we also welcome applications to join the ESO Education Committee this year, and to be a part of the key mission of our society. Nominate yourself or a colleagues today.

Education Committee

Alastair Webb (Chair), United Kingdom
Ana Catarina Fonseca, Portugal
Christine Kremer, Sweden
Branko Malojcic, Croatia
Hugh Markus, United Kingdom (EAN representative)
Michael Mazya, Sweden
Joan Montaner, Spain
Thierry Moulin, France
Georgios K. Tsivgoulis, Greece
Suzanna Zuurbier, Netherlands