8th ESO–ESMINT–ESNR Stroke Winter School

The 2021 Stroke Winter School will take place VIRTUALLY from 2-4 February 2021.


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 this years course will be reduced to 100 Euro.

Applications will be accepted through 15 November 2020 (23:59 CET).

More information can be found in the 2021 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.

Due to the currently unpredictable situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the organizational committee has decided to hold the 8th ESO-ESMINT-ESNR Stroke Winter School 2021 (www.strokewinterschool.com) as an exclusively virtual teaching course.

The daily lecturing and teaching program by national and international experts in all subspecialties of acute stroke treatment will be held in a digital and virtual format. The organisors already established an web-based online teaching platform at the Neurocenter of the University Hospital Inselspital Bern (www.neuronews.ch) and are on the way to build up a new platform for the Stroke Winter School 2021 with several new additional and innovative features.

With this new interactive platform we will not only be able to stream lectures from specialists from all over the world, but will also include live interactive tutorials, live case discussions, virtual stroke workflow simulations and an online library. The platform will offer the participants to discuss hot topics in real time and to stay in contact with the World Top Shots in Stroke Medicine. The sponsoring industry will be represented within the platform and participants and industry will be able to get in contact at any time!


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.