Teaching Courses

Teaching Courses

The ESOC Educational Committee has developed a comprehensive panel of teaching courses which are provided by world-renowned stroke experts.

The goal of the teaching courses is to provide you with a practical overview and to improve your knowledge regarding these topics. The teaching courses give you a unique opportunity to interact with the speakers and experts in the field and to get some evidence-based answers to questions that are relevant to your daily clinical practice.

Explore the teaching courses we have prepared for you below.

Wednesday, 1 September, 2021
8:30 – 10:00 | Hall E

Modelling intracerebral hemorrhage pathophysiology: from vessel rupture to secondary brain tissue damage.
Speaker: Laurent Puy (France)

Neuroimaging in intracerebral hemorrhage
Speaker: Grégoire Boulouis (France)

Therapeutics interventions for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage
Speaker: Charlotte Cordonnier (France)

Short-term and long-term prognosis after ICH: Ethical dilemmas
Speaker: Marialuiza Zedde (Italy)

Wednesday, 1 September, 2021
15:15-16:45 | Hall E

Learning Objectives: Basic and contemporary clinical best practices and pearls focusing on the early-phase aspects of stroke unit care.

Definition and benefits of a stroke unit
Speaker: Christine Roffe (UK)

Ultra-fast IVT delivery – making it happen
Speaker: Soffien Chadli Ajmi (Norway)

Watching out for early neurological deterioration
Speaker: Pierre Seners (France)

Practical neurosonology in the stroke unit
Speaker: Rossana Tassi (Italy)

Friday, 3 September, 2021
10:30-12:00 | Hall C

Learning Objectives: Clinically oriented course focusing on dilemmas in management of patients with posterior circulation stroke.

Challenges in diagnosis of posterior circulation stroke
Speaker: Dejana Jovanovic (Serbia)

Etiological considerations and diagnostic workup in posterior circulation stroke
Speaker: Branko Malojcic (Croatia)

Management of acute posterior circulation stroke: focus on endovascular treatment
Speaker: Andrea Zini (Italy)

Life and health after posterior stroke 
Speaker: Ana Catarina Fonseca (Portugal)

Thursday, 2 September 2021
08:30-10:00 | Hall D

Learning Objectives: Comprehensive clinically oriented overview of carotid intra- and extracranial disease targeting stroke clinicians and covering topics from baseline to clinical management and difficult decisions.

Extracranial atherosclerotic carotid disease
Speaker: Arijana Lovrencic Huzjan (Croatia)

Extracranial non-atherosclerotic carotid disease
Speaker: Emmanuel Touzé (France)

Intracranial atherosclerotic carotid disease
Speaker: Petra Ijas (Finland)

Intracranial non-atherosclerotic carotid disease
Speaker: Dominique Herve (France)

Thursday, 2 September 2021
08:30-10:00 | Hall E

Cerebrovascular disease in inflammatory arthropathies
Speaker: David Hunt (UK)

Prothrombotic conditions and stroke
Speaker: Georgia Kaiafa (Greece)

Giant cell arteritis and stroke
Speaker: Yannick Béjot (France)

CNS vasculitis
Speaker: Hubert de Boysson (France)

Thursday, 2 September 2021
15:45-17:15 | Hall G

Learning Objectives: Mimics can be challenging in stroke medicine. This course aims at providing an overview of mimics and pitfalls, when symptoms are transient and even brief, how do the clinician make the correct diagnosis?

The transient ischemic attack, who is at risk and who to send home
Speaker: Kristina Szabo (Germany)

Looking for aura: how to differentiate between migraine with aura and TIA
Speaker: Ewoud van Dijk (Netherlands)

The transient mimic
Speaker: Aine Merwick (Ireland)

How did I end up here? The clinical features of a TGA
Speaker: Torsten Bartsch (Germany)

Stroke or seizure?
Speaker: Francesco Brigo (Italy)

Thursday, 2 September 2021
08:30-10:00 | Hall F

Learning Objectives: Course to outline and illustrate the development of evidence-based medicine. Starting from a research question to implementing evidence in clinical practice.

Finding the current evidence: How to perform a meta-analysis
Speaker: Peter Rothwell (UK)

Changing the evidence: From prospective registries to randomized clinical trials
Speaker: Diederik Dippel (Netherlands)

Designing and completing randomized clinical trials
Speaker: Craig Anderson (Australia)

External validation of evidence-based medicine
Speaker: Anne Hege Aamodt (Norway)

Thursday, 2 September 2021
17:45-19:15 | Hall E

Learning Objectives: Clinically oriented course aimed to provide the practicing neurologist with insights on potential uses for IVT in specific scenarios.

Managing risk in the face of IVT contraindications and warnings
Speaker: Tiago Moreira (Sweden)

IVT – is there a role for a lower dose?
Speaker: Thompson Robinson (UK)

A Shift in Standards: Beyond a 4.5 Hour Time Window for Thrombolysis
Speaker: Amanda Jagolino-Cole (USA)

Tenecteplase – when and why?
Speaker: Adam Kobayashi (Poland)

Thursday, 2 September 2021
17:45-19:15 | Hall F

Learning Objectives: Insights in choice of imaging modality in stroke with focus on benefits and disadvantages of CT vs MRI.

Can Brain CT Diagnose Intracerebral Haemorrhage Due to Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy?
Speaker: Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (UK)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Before Treatment in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Speaker: Catherine Oppenheim (France)

CT perfusion in the acute setting: stroke and alternative diagnosis
Speaker: Robin Lemmens (Belgium)

MRI for patients presenting with TIA
Speaker: Ivana Galinovic (Germany)

Friday, 3 September 2021
8:30-10:00 | Hall E

Learning Objectives: The Neurologists working every day with neurosonology will provide us with insights to their work and show their techniques for the interested beginner to the experienced user of neurosonology to learn from. This course will demonstrate the many advantages of using ultrasound in the Stroke field.

Introducing Neurosonology
Speaker: Christine Kremer (Sweden)

Improving large vessel diagnostic
Speaker: Sverre Rosenbaum (Denmark)

Transcranial Doppler explained
Speaker: Fabienne Perren (Switzerland)

Role of ultrasound in clinical decision making
Speaker: Christos Krogias (Germany)

Friday, 3 September 2021
8:30-10:00 | Hall F

Learning Objectives: Clinically oriented course aimed to provide the practicing neurologist with insights on current best practices in CVT.

Imaging in CVT
Speaker: Mikael Mazighi (France)

CVT pharmacological treatment and prevention
Speaker: Jonathan Coutinho (Netherlands)

Prognosis and outcomes in CVT
Speaker: Jose Ferro (Portugal)

Pregnancy during and after CVT
Speaker: Marina Diomedi (Italy)

Friday, 3 September 2021
17:15-18:45 | Hall E

Learning Objectives: Clinically oriented course aimed to provide the practicing neurologist some handles on if, when and what to ask the geneticist.

When to consider a genetic cause of cerebral small vessel disease?
Speaker: Saskia Lesnik (Netherlands)

“Cryptogenic” Cerebral Arteriopathy in Stroke in Children and Young Adults. When to Think of Genes?
Speaker: Heather Fullerton (USA)

Ischemic stroke without a cause. When to call the geneticist?
Speaker: Andreea Ilinca (Sweden)

Genetic causes of intracerebral hemorrhage
Speaker: Floris Schreuder (Netherlands)

Friday, 3 September 2021
10:30-12:00 | Hall D

Learning Objectives: Clinically oriented course aimed to provide the practicing neurologist some handles on how to deal with acute stroke during pregnancy and the life thereafter.

Incidence and risk factors of ischemic stroke during and after pregnancy
Speaker: Karoliina Aario (Finland)

Doctor, can I become safely pregnant after my stroke? The value of pre-conceptual care consultation
Speaker: Marc Spaanderman (Netherlands)

Management of acute ischemic stroke during pregnancy
Speaker: Diana Aguiar de Sousa (Portugal)

Secondary prevention during pregnancy; what a neurologist needs to know
Speaker: Mia von Euler (Sweden)

*The teaching courses will not require pre-registration. You can attend them by registering for the conference.