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The Asian Stroke Summer School is a prestigious educational summit for stroke trainees throughout Asia organized by a team of expert stroke physicians and interventionalists.

For the past 10 years, the European Stroke Winter School, endorsed by the ESO, ESNR and ESMINT has been held in Bern, Switzerland. Its approach is unique: Interventionalists and Neurologists from an existing or potential stroke treatment centre apply together to attend the course and are trained together to go home and start or improve on their service.
The course format has turned out to be a successful way to spark interest in providing comprehensive and endovascular stroke treatment services throughout Europe.

Due to limited capacity, we have had to reject half the applicants each year, a large number of whom are from Asia. In close co-operation with Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland, an additional course dedicated especially for participants in Asia was started - The Asian Stroke Summer School 2022 in Thiruvananthapuram was very successful. In view of this and due to popular demand, the next edition will be held from 11-14 July 2024 at Thiruvananthapuram. This course is organized by University of Bern along with the Comprehensive Stroke Care Program and Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

The program includes lectures given by Asian and international faculty on stroke treatment as well as technical and clinical tutorials. A special focus will be on  communicating the technical skills of thrombectomy with hands-on sessions using flow models and simulators. In addition, the course will pay particular attention to addressing the local challenges. These include building up large-scale regional and national stroke treatment networks and establishing a dedicated education program for complex clinical and interventional stroke treatment in Asia.

Dr. P N Sylaja

Dr. Urs Fischer

Dr. E R Jayadevan

Dr. Jan Gralla