|“To be placed in charge of the quality of training in the whole of Europe is the highest distinction one can be awarded as a medical expert in the training sector,” said the director of the Center for Postgraduate Studies in Neurosciences in Danube University Krems, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Brainin. The chairman of the science faculty Prof. Wolf-Dieter Heiss, also director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research in Cologne, believes that Danube University Krems is a most suitable venue for the project because it will be able to adequately accommodate the field of tension between east and west and balance deficits in training throughout Europe by means of high quality.
Experts from France, England, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Croatia complement the faculty and worked out a syllabus that integrates all aspects of stroke training. These include the epidemiology and prevention of the disease, diagnosis and early management including acute interventions, long-term rehabilitation, its social aspects, and experimental principles of normal and pathological brain circulation.
This postgraduate course will be the first to be offered for the whole of Europe. “So far we’ve only had national postgraduate programs in some countries - in Italy, Great Britain and France, for instance. A European-wide program has never been established so far. We note that there is active interest in a Master’s program of this nature,” said Brainin. The project will be supported by the European Stroke Initiative and EBEWE Pharma company.