ESO Stroke Summer School


The ESO Stroke Summer School is a flagship event for ESO and a prestigious educational meeting for stroke trainees throughout Europe.

It is organised each year by a team of stroke physicians in an European city.  During one week, stroke specialists from Europe provide their expert knowledge to young physicians with a major interest in cerebrovascular diseases.

The 24th ESO Stroke Summer School will take place in Caen, France from 24-28 August 2020.

Please note that the ESO Stroke Summer School is on application only and participation is limited.
Application deadline: extended to 15 June 2020

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All information can be found on the Summer School Website.

Who should apply?

  • Young stroke physicians or researchers with a major interest in cerebrovascular diseases
  • Applicants should currently be in training in an European teaching hospital that treats acute stroke patients
  • Candidates up to and including the age of 45
  • Candidate should be fluent in English

All applicants are expected to be ESO Members
(Junior membership application – up to 35 years, free of charge – is available here).

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.

How to apply?

Interested applicants are requested to complete the application form (download here) and submit together with the following documents:

  • Application form (letter of motivation, CV (max. 2 pages), two letters of recommendation)
  • Maximum two applicants per country and one applicant per site will be accepted
  • If there are still places available, applicants from non-European countries will be considered
  • All applicants are expected to be ESO members or to have applied for ESO membership

Future Summer Schools


We are pleased to announce that we were able to award the ESO Stroke Summer School host location for 2021 to Birmingham, United Kingdom. We are confident that this host will maintain the very high standard set by previous ESO Summer Schools.


Thank you to all who have applied to host ESO Stroke Summer School. We have received several excellent bids which are under review. The 2022 host will be notified and then announced here.