This year the 22nd ESO Stroke Summer School will take place in Berlin, hosted by the Center for Stroke Research Berlin and the Department of Neurology of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. ESO Stroke Summer School will be held from 10-14 September.

The ESO Summer School is organized each year by a team of stroke physicians in a European city, and is supported and endorsed by ESO.The 2018 local organising committee is comprised of, Prof. Dr. Andreas Meisel, Prof. Dr. Jan Sobesky, and Prof. Dr. Matthias Endres.

During one week, stroke specialists from Europe provide their expert knowledge to young physicians with a major interest in cerebrovascular diseases. The application deadline is 31 March.

Participants are selected by the the local organizing committee on the basis of:

  1. application (letter of motivation, CV, letter of support)
  2. current affiliation with a European stroke unit
  3. maximum 2 participants per country, one per stroke unit.
  4. If there are still places available, applicants from non-European countries will be considered.

The ESO Summer School usually bears costs of accommodation, meals, coffee breaks and the social programme for participants and speakers. Participants cover their travel expenses, the dinners outside the usual programme and any personal expenses during their stay including telephone and internet costs from the hotel. Accompanying persons are not permitted.

Topics

Neuroanatomy, etiology and stroke syndromes | Acute stroke: diagnostic pathways | Thrombolysis and endovascular therapy | ICH, SAH and malformations | Principles of neurological intensive care therapy | Neurosurgery and stroke | Secondary prophylaxis | Immunology and stroke | Stroke complications | Neurorehabilitation | Minimizing time delay in acute stroke care | Critical decision making and ethics in stroke medicine | Heart and brain | Neuropsychological alterations after stroke | To operate or to stent: carotid stenosis | To close or to anticoagulate: PFO | Hemicraniectomy in the older patient | Thrombolysis beyond the guidelines | Advanced neuroimaging in stroke | Vasculitis and rare causes of stroke | Simulation workshops: emergency room decision making, thrombectomy for neurologists | Challenging cases: end of life decisions; stratification for late thrombectomy; stroke and bleeding under OAK therapy; therapeutic options in stroke due to dissection | Clinical site visits: prehospital thrombolysis – the stroke mobile (STEMO); how to use MRI in the Stroke Unit; Neuro ICU; stroke research – experimental lab tour | Special lecture: innovative therapies – from bench to bedside? | Presidential Lecture