ESO Stroke Winter School
6th ESO–ESMINT–ESNR Stroke Winter School
The 6th ESO ESMINT ESNR Stroke Winter School was held in Bern, Switzerland from the 29th January to 1st of February 2019.
37 rising stroke physicians and 30 neurointerventionalists arrived in Bern from 22 different countries.
Future 7th ESO-ESMINT-ESNR Stroke Winter School will take place from 28 – 31 January 2020.
Further information will be available in early fall.
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 proposed ESO-ESMINT-ESNOR teaching course 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.