ESO–ESMINT–ESNR Stroke Winter School

The 2023 Stroke Winter School will take place in Bern, Switzerland from 31 January-3 February 2023.

Applications are now open through 13 November 2022.

ESO ESMINT ESNR Stroke Winter School 2025

The 12th ESO ESMINT ESNR Stroke Winter School will be held from 28 January to 31 January 2025 in Berne.

More information on the application process will be shared shortly.


Applicants will be selected based on their CV and motivation (registration via website). Selected candidates will need to confirm that they will participate at the course.

The fee for the 2024 course will be 400 EUR, as a participation in costs for room and board. Participants will need to cover travel expenses, any activities outside the official programme, and any other personal expenses during they stay.

Applications will be accepted through 31 October (23:59 CET).

More information can be found in the 2024 flyer and below.


ESO, together with ESMINT and ESNR, endorses a winter course for young stroke physicians and neuroradiologists on the topic of acute interdisciplinary stroke treatment.

The primary goal of the ESO- ESMINT-ESNR winter school on acute interdisciplinary stroke treatment is to join European young stroke physicians and young neuroradiologists in order to enhance interdisciplinary management of patients with acute ischaemic stroke. A series of concentrated high quality teaching sessions and courses on acute stroke management will be offered at a low price.

The secondary goal of the winter school is to perform “hands-on” courses for interventional neuroradiologists and special teaching sessions for stroke physicians.

The winter school offers a unique method of teaching. Combining plenum sessions, discussions and technical training, it fosters improvement in treatment of cerebrovascular disease and advance research in this complex field, leading to technical developments.


Management of patients with acute ischaemic stroke is a major challenge for stroke physicians: due to the narrow time window for thrombolysis therapeutic decisions have to be taken instantaneously considering a broad range of clinical and radiological information. Given the rapid developments of diagnostic and therapeutic tools within the last few years, complexity of stroke treatment has increased and specialist involvement in stroke management is crucial. Therefore, both stroke physicians and neuroradiologists have to be encouraged to work closely together in order to improve future management of patients with acute stroke.

The aim of the ESO-ESMINT-ESNR Stroke Winter School is therefore to unite stroke physicians and neuroradiologists in order to enhance interdisciplinary management of stroke patients. Previous workshops and courses focused on teaching of either stroke physicians or neuroradiologists. However interdisciplinary courses for both specialists are needed.