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8th EUSI Stroke Summer School

Zentrum für postgraduale Studien der Neurowissenschaften

Donau-Universität Krems
18.09.2004 - 24.09.2004
39 participants from 19 countries attended the 8th EUSI Stroke Summer School


The Stroke Summer School is a project introduced by the European Stroke Initiative to provide up-to-date information in stroke research and clinical care to young scientists and clinicians. Its intention is to have students participate in lecture programmes and to give the additional opportunity to work and learn in a stimulating environment in which young scientists can exchange their experiences and ideas with colleagues from all over Europe. The idea is to make stroke care and research an international experience with the possibilities of creating small, efficient networks and to mingle with the leading researchers in the field who make themselves available for lively discussions. Thus, for a whole week, lectures and seminars will given by the faculty and will be supplemented by a social programme that enables also informal contacts and fruitful encounters.


The Stroke Summer School is a well established project that has grown to the leading annual academic teaching project in the field. In its 8-year history it was held in varying locations including Rome, Heidelberg, Edinburgh, Debrecen, Helsinki and Paris and is projected to be held in Stockholm in 2005 and in Cambridge 2006

2004: in Austria

For this year the beautiful location of the Danube-University in Krems, Austria, has been chosen. Only one hour from the Capital Vienna, it is located in the middle of the most beautiful vineyards of the Danube region and among the medieval castles towering the meandering river, making this region ideal for smaller congresses, seminars and such teaching projects. The Danube-University hosts a young, but ambitious Clinical Neurosciences Centre which focuses on clinical training programmes among them programmes for research and training in neurorehabilitation. The Danube-University has over 1000 students in the programme for postgraduate doctors of medicine and dentistry and is rapidly expanding. It is the only state-funded university which is exclusively dedicated towards postgraduate studies

A challenging task for an international faculty:

The faculty has been chosen to include all aspects of stroke care and stroke research and also represents academic teachers that are well-known editors from scientific journals who will lecture on aspects of scientific publishing. Basic research and rehabilitation will also be covered. Clinical focuses include prevention, acute interventions and therapy as well as post-stroke care. Finally, Austrian stroke researchers will be able to present their own research and the very advanced system of acute stroke unit care within their country.
Informal tests will be given for every subject, preferably with the multiple-choice method. Every speaker is asked to bring one “unclear or difficult case” for a quiz among the students.


This years honorary lecture was given by Professor Jürg Kesselring from Valens, Switzerland, who spoke about “Music and the Brain” on the opening night and has performed some chamber music together with other well-known neurologists.
Prof. Jürg Kesselring
Welcome Quartett
Welcome Speakers
Welcome Reception
SSS_Report CerebroVasc
Report in Cerebrovascular Diseases for download