27th ESO Stroke Summer School

15-20 September 2024  |  Vilnius, Lithuania

Welcome Message

Welcome to the 27th ESO Stroke Summer School, a prestigious event for young stroke doctors and scientists from various European countries! Organised by ESO, in collaboration with the Lithuanian Stroke Association and Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine, this enriching experience will take place in the vibrant city of Vilnius, Lithuania, from 15 to 20 September 2024.

Prepare to engage with world-class speakers who are experts in the field of stroke, providing you with cutting-edge insights and knowledge. The programme is designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of ideas among the next generation of professionals dedicated to advancing stroke research and treatment.

Beyond the academic pursuits, our exciting social programme promises to create lasting memories. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history, stunning architecture, and warm hospitality of Vilnius while networking with like-minded individuals who share your passion for stroke medicine.

We look forward to hosting you at the ESO Stroke Summer School, where learning, collaboration, and camaraderie converge for an unforgettable experience in the beautiful city of Vilnius. Get ready to make a difference in the world of stroke research and treatment!

Prof. Dalius Jatužis

President of Lithuanian Stroke Association
Chair of the Local Organising Committee

 

Prof. Dalius Jatužis

Prof. Dalius Jatužis

Professor in neurology, FESO, Chair of the Local Organising Committee

PROGRAMME and SCHEDULE

The detailed programme will be published soon.

PROGRAMME and SCHEDULE

Sunday, 15 September
Event opening
Arrival of participants

Monday, 16 September

  • Opening ceremony
  • Stroke care system: challenges and gaps
  • Prehospital stroke management
  • Delivering stroke patients to the stroke center: what did we learn and what can we improve
  • Brain imaging: what, when, whom
  • Brain imaging: when artificial intelligence will replace the radiologist
  • Stroke mimics in clinical practice
  • Pitfalls of posterior circulation stroke

Tuesday, 17 September 

  • IVT – what have we learned from clinical trials and registries
  • Endovascular thrombectomy – what have we learned from clinical trials and registries
  • Reperfusion treatment beyond protocol
  • Basic therapy of the stroke: principles and recommendations
  • Acute coronary syndrome and stroke
  • Neglect in stroke

Wednesday, 18 September 

  • Dual and triple therapy for stroke prevention: for whom and for how long?
  • Secondary stroke prevention beyond antiplatelets
  • Anticoagulants after stroke: old and new players
  • Extracranial artery stenosis: can we believe the trials?
  • Intracranial atherosclerotic disease
  • Persistent foramen ovale: how to manage and treat
  • Inflammation: the new treatment target for prevention after stroke

Thursday, 19 September

  • Methodology of research work
  • Clinical case presentations
  • Workshops in the groups

Friday, 20 September

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage: past, present, and future
  • Rare causes of intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Surgery for intracerebral hemorrhage: what evidence do we have?
  • Surgery of AVMs: what, when and how
  • Post-stroke recovery
  • Post-stroke cognitive impairment
  • Neuroprotection in stroke: what evidence do we have?

Saturday, 21 September
Event closing

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Pictures from Go Vilnius, courtesy of  Gabriel Khiterer and AHOY.

Located along the Neris and Vilnelė rivers, the city of Vilnius combines the heritage of many cultures.

The Summer School will take place in the business district of Vilnius overlooking the famous landmark, Gediminas’ Castle and ideally positioned just steps away from the medieval Old Town, business centers and local attractions.

Getting to Vilnius 

The city’s international airport operates direct flights from Europe’s main cities.

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dalius Jatužis

Dalius Jatužis

LOC Chair
Aleksandras Vilionskis

Aleksandras Vilionskis

Assoc. Professor in neurology, FESO
Rytis Masiliūnas

Rytis Masiliūnas

Neurologist
Antanas Vaitkus

Antanas Vaitkus

Professor in neurology
Vaidas Matijošaitis

Vaidas Matijošaitis

Professor in neurology

APPLY

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Selection criteria:

  • Young physicians with a major interest in cerebrovascular diseases.
  • Applicants should currently be in training in a European teaching hospital that treats acute stroke patients.
  • Applicants should be fluent in English and under the age of 45.
  • Applicants must be ESO members (stroke professionals under 35 years old can become a Junior Member for free here)

The organising committee will select participants based on their:

  • Application
  • Country of origin (not more than 2 participants per country; the host country may have 3 participants)
  • The expected benefit to the individual and to his/her stroke unit and country

One place at the Summer School will be allocated to the winning abstract from the Young Stroke Physicians Committee Workshop at ESOC 2024.

If there are available places, applications from non-European countries may be considered by the organisers. The list of participants will be approved by the ESO Executive Committee.

For successful applicants, tuition, accommodation, meals and coffee breaks costs are covered. Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses to and from Vilnius and any personal expenses outside of the official programme. Accompanying persons are not permitted.

HOW TO APPLY

The application period for ESO Summer School 2024 is now open until 8 April 2024.

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

  • Application form (available here)
  • Personal statement of motivation (1/2 page)
  • CV (1-2 pages)
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a supervisor or Head of Department

Complete applications should be sent via email to the address indicated on the application form. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The deadline to receive applications is 8 April 2024.

APPLY

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Selection criteria:

  • Young physicians with a major interest in cerebrovascular diseases.
  • Applicants should currently be in training in a European teaching hospital that treats acute stroke patients.
  • Applicants should be fluent in English and under the age of 45.
  • Applicants must be ESO members (stroke professionals under 35 years old can become a Junior Member for free here)

The organising committee will select participants based on their:

  • Application
  • Country of origin (not more than 2 participants per country; the host country may have 3 participants)
  • The expected benefit to the individual and to his/her stroke unit and country

One place at the Summer School will be allocated to the winning abstract from the Young Stroke Physicians Committee Workshop at ESOC 2024.

If there are available places, applications from non-European countries may be considered by the organisers. The list of participants will be approved by the ESO Executive Committee.

For successful applicants, tuition, accommodation, meals and coffee breaks costs are covered. Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses to and from Vilnius and any personal expenses outside of the official programme. Accompanying persons are not permitted.

HOW TO APPLY

The application period for ESO Summer School 2024 is now open until 8 April 2024.

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

  • Application form (available here)
  • Personal statement of motivation (1/2 page)
  • CV (1-2 pages)
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a supervisor or Head of Department

Complete applications should be sent via email to the address indicated on the application form. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The deadline to receive applications is 8 April 2024.

CONTACT

Please contact the ESO Head Office for any questions or more information.