Author: Dr Tom Moullaali1,2 and Dr Barbara Casolla3, twitter: @tom_moullaali and @BarbaraCasolla

In these unprecedented times, the shape and delivery of stroke training may have changed in your area. Furthermore, the pace at which evidence-based stroke treatments are evolving may leave disparities across Europe (for example, recent unavailability of mechanical thrombectomy services in Scotland, UK1), leaving gaps in experience for stroke trainees. A recent survey of neurology residency training programmes across Europe found substantial variation in the duration and content of training.2 Do similar findings exist for stroke? And are they important to you?

The ESO Young Stroke Physicians and Researchers Committee want to design a survey to capture your experience of stroke training. We aim to identify similarities and differences across countries, and identify perceived strengths and areas of need. The findings may inform the ESO Department to Department Visit Programme and the European Master programme in stroke medicine.

What areas of stroke training should our survey address? Please share your thoughts with us on twitter! @tom_moullaali and @BarbaraCasolla @ESOstroke

Not on Twitter? We have also started a discussion topic in the ESO group in LinkedIn and will be happy to receive your emails on

  1. Coutts. Preventing unnecessary disability after stroke in Scotland. Lancet. 2019; 394 (10205): 1225-1226
  2. Kleineberg et al. Differences in Neurology Residency Training Programmes Across Europe – A Survey Among the Residents and Research Fellow Section of the European Academy of Neurology National Representatives. Eur J Neurol. 2020. doi: 10.1111/ene.14242. Online ahead of print.