ESO is seeking to establish focused Stroke workshops to provide dedicated training in specific areas to stroke physicians or researchers, on a topic at the choosing of the host institution. These bespoke, residential courses for approximately 30 delegates would be complementary to both the more broadly-focused ESO Stroke Summer School and the current, more focused ESO courses in acute intervention (Bern Winter Stroke School) and research study design (Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop). They will provide dedicated training in an area of clinical stroke management or a specific area of research, last up to 2 days and would be aimed at early career stroke physicians and researchers from across Europe. These workshops could also form a focused training workshop attached to established clinical or academic events with a broader scope. We are looking for interested institutions who wish to host such a course on a topic of their choosing, ranging from rehabilitation, to stroke genetics, to epidemiology, to vascular cognitive impairment, to primary and secondary stroke prevention or to any relevant, stroke-related topic of your choice.

We are seeking bids from individual institutions and countries from all across Europe who may be interested in hosting these Workshops in 2021, bringing education to our trainees and prestige to your institution. The Workshops will be organised by a local organising committee, including programme design and sourcing funding as far as possible, but with additional logistical and financial support as needed from the ESO Educational Committee and Executive.

If you would like further information, or wish to send expressions of interest to bid for these courses, please contact:

Alastair Webb, Chair of the Education Committee:


For expressions of interest, please provide a brief explanation of:

(1) why the proposed location would be suitable;

(2) what the focus of the workshop would be

(3) when the course would be intended to run

(4) how your local organising committee would address the mission of the event, (including raising any necessary funding).”

Deadline to submit your application: 1 May 2020