From 21 – 23 October 2021, the University of Caen, France is organising this year’s ESO Stroke Summer School, a fantastic educational experience and career changing opportunity for young stroke physicians and researchers.

The Summer School is a flagship event for ESO and a prestigious meeting for stroke trainees throughout Europe. Only 40 participants will be selected to participate, so better be quick and apply today!

The virtual programme does not only include a full schedule of scientific lectures and interactive presentations, but also various social components to network with like-minded colleagues and senior members of the faculty.
Participants will learn about new perspectives in endovascular treatment, small vessel diseases and neurosurgery in stroke and even have the opportunity to virtually visit the Laboratoire Cyceron in Caen.
The local organising committee will go on tour with you to virtually explore their hometown Caen, featuring the Mémorial de Caen, the Church of Saint Pierre and the Jardin des Plantes. In the evening, an online cooking class will give you an insight to the local cuisine and you get to experience why French seafood should not be missed.

Former Summer School participants Ellis van Etten and Aristeidis Katsanos, both members of the ESO Young Stroke Physicians and Researchers Committee, highly recommend to attend:

“In 2018, the ESO Summer School was hosted by the Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB) and the Department of Neurology of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin. During this 5-day course, international stroke experts provided lectures, interactive seminars, excursions, and workshops. The stroke experts discussed with participants about fundamental stroke topics and presented the most recent developments in stroke treatment. Besides, there was a training on how to read scientific papers and interpreting results from clinical trials. Some of the highlights were visiting the STroke Emergency Mobile (STEMO), a hands-on stroke unit simulation training, and a guided tour in the Museum of Medical History. The academic content of the program was both challenging and accessible. In addition, the Summer School was a great opportunity to meet other young stroke physicians and experts from all over the world and make long lasting connections. All in all, the ESO Summer School makes a valuable contribution to the development of young stroke physicians and helps to build a strong international stroke community.”

A maximum of 40 participants, two applicants per country (max. three from the host country) and one applicant per site will be accepted. The expected benefit to the individual and to his/her stroke unit and country will be weighed.

Application Deadline: 17 September 2021

Hand in your application today, considering the following criteria:

  • You have to be an ESO member
  • You should be a young stroke physician or researcher at the early stage of career, interested in cerebrovascular diseases
  • You should currently be training in an European teaching hospital treating acute stroke patients
  • Fluency in English is a must