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Resources from ESC Heart and Stroke

The international conference of the ESC Council on Stroke

Friday 25 - Saturday 26 January 2019, Berlin - Germany

The ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 was a big sucess.  View the recources by clicking on the title of the presentations.

Read the meeting report by Dr Afzal Sohaib, ESC Council on Stroke Cardiologist of Tomorrow representative.

Friday 25 January 2019

Welcome by the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Council on Stroke (W. Doehner and J. Kovac)

Plenary session: Young clinician session

Chairs: A Sohaib / N Voigt

Great debate Pro/Contra I: ESUS Cardio view vs Neuro view

Chairs: N Bornstein / G Häusler



Symposium: The stroke unit  Session

Chairs: W Doehner / JC Barthelemy

Keynote lecture - the Stroke Heart Syndrome

When stroke hits the heart. Troponin elevation and other problems (M Endres)

Hot topics debate: The role of interventional cardiologists in stroke treatment

Chairs: I van Gelder / M Mazighi

Great debate Pro/Contra II: Arrhythmias and stroke


Symposium Practical Management of Patients at Risk of Stroke – Where are we now

Chair: W. Doehner
  • Anticoagulation after a stroke: balancing the risks and benefits (D Nabavi)
  • Antithrombotic concepts for patients with AF and renal impairment (JB Westendorf)

Saturday 26 January 2019

Great debate Pro/Contra III: Cardiac interventions and stroke

Chairs: A Halliday / P Widimsky


Workshop session: Clinical cases and Guidelines

Plenary Session: Summary and take home

Chairs: W Doehner / P Widimsky

Wrap-up of Workshops (Workshop leaders)

Summary and concluding remarks (W Doehner)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

The ESC Heart & Stroke, 2nd International Conference of the ESC Council on Stroke, Berlin, Germany, 25-26/01/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 8 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found a

Live educational activities, occuring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deeemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined By the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.



The ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 was successfully accredited by the Berlin Medical Chamber. 

All M.Ds. licensed in Germany attending the ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 will be able to collect 9 credit points for attendance. More information concerning CME credits recording process via Berlin Medical Chamber website.


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This meeting is endorsed by the European Stroke Organization.

It is open to all who are interested in cerebrovascular diseases.