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 the programme, and networking with peers, promises to create lasting memories. Get to know Vilnius and 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

Sunday, 15 September
Event opening
Arrival of participants

Monday, 16 September

  • Opening ceremony
  • Global stroke burden and stroke care systems
  • Diagnostic advantages and challenges in stroke

Tuesday, 17 September 

  • Reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Prevention of stroke

Wednesday, 18 September 

  • ESO Symposium on stroke management

Thursday, 19 September

  • Life after stroke
  • Stroke genetics and small vessel disease
  • Discussions on extraordinary clinical cases

Friday, 20 September

  • Hands-on training
  • Other causes of stroke

Saturday, 21 September
Event closing

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

Applications are now closed.

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.