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ESC Heart & Brain Workshop

An educational workshop from the ESC Council on Stroke

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A workshop with a multidisciplinary approach to stroke prevention and treatment.

Registration is now open.

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A workshop with a multidisciplinary approach to stroke prevention and treatment.

Registration is now open.

The workshop

In 2016, the European Society of Cardiology created the ESC Council on Stroke as a multidisciplinary constituent body to promote the interdisciplinary cooperation, education, research on stroke with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe. Without interdisciplinary cooperation, successful stroke prevention, treatment and aftercare would not be possible.

More than 26% of the 1000+ Council members are not cardiologists - they are specialists from other disciplines including internal medicine, neurology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, radiology, intensive care medicine, basic science etc. The Council on Stroke aims to bridge the gap between clinical and scientific specialties and perspectives and therefore proposes an Educational Workshop on Stroke with this aim of improving interdisciplinary cooperation.

Prague.PNGThe goal of this ESC Heart & Brain Workshop is to bring together leading experts in the field of stroke and cardiologists, neurologists, radiologists, surgeons and other specialists to learn from each other. The main ambition of this workshop is the multidisciplinary view – speakers will be neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, epidemiologists, pharmacotherapists etc.

Session information

The first edition of this workshop is designed for cardiologists but also for neurologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons and neurosurgeons whose work has a component in stroke and who are members of the ESC Council on Stroke.

If you are a not member of the ESC Council on Stroke, we encourage you to become a member today. Membership is free.

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Learning objectives

The course is designed to stimulate multidisciplinary approach to stroke prevention and treatment and to educate cardiologists.

The aims of this workshop are:

  • To learn about stroke aetiology and pathophysiology (cardioembolic stroke, atherothrombosis, embolic stroke of unknown source - ESUS, lacunar, hemorrhagic, etc.)
  • To learn about pharmacologic prevention for new patient subsets (e.g. ESUS)
  • To learn about endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
  • To stimulate close interdisciplinary contacts leading to international cooperation in stroke research
  • To stress the role of multidisciplinary teams in stroke



The ESC Heart & Brain Workshop is a two half-day meeting composed of lectures, debates, panel discussions and workshops. The content is supplied by the ESC Council on Stroke and the course is in English.

The speakers of the course will be international experts in the field, primarily the Council on Stroke Nucleus or Board members.

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The participation to this workshop is free. Please note that this event is limited to 100 participants maximum.
Travel and accommodation expenses are at the charge of the delegate.

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Carolinum - Charles University
Blue Hall - Celetna 20
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Endorsed by

ESO Logo.pngThis meeting is endorsed by the European Stroke Organization.

It is open to all who are interested in cerebrovascular diseases


The ESC Heart and Brain Workshop is supported by Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH and Medtronic in the form of educational grants. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by its sponsors. More information here