Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

*Updated as of 7 June 2021.
**The programme is subject to change.


ESOC conferences are notable for the excellent scientific programme that includes presentations of major clinical trials, state-of-the-art presentations by renowned clinicians and researchers, and updates on the latest guidelines. The upcoming ESOC 2021 will continue that tradition with a range of different educational and scientific sessions which will address all your learning needs as a professional in the stroke field.

Technology/Multi-discipline/Beyond Medicine Sessions

  • Technology/Multi-discipline/Beyond Medicine Session 1 – How to Get a Stroke Paper Published – The Nuts and Bolts
  • Technology/Multi-discipline/Beyond Medicine Session 2 – Controversies (Voting included)
  • Technology/Multi-discipline/Beyond Medicine Session 3 – Guidelines

Young Stroke Physicians and Researchers Research Design Workshop for Studies in Development

Pre-recorded presentations will be streamed on the scheduled date with live questions and answers at the end of the session.
Participants may submit questions from the start of the session via the virtual session Q&A, which will be facilitated by the moderator of the session.

All Live Q&A sessions will be broadcasted according to the scheduled CEST time and available on demand after the live broadcast.


Scientific Sessions

These 90-minute sessions, selected by the Programme Committee, focus on specific topics in the stroke field, representing several points of view. Each session includes five presentations by international speakers and offers an opportunity for discussion at the end.

  • Acute Stroke Treatment in Difficult Clinical Situations: In-Hospital Strokes and Other Challenges
  • Clinical Challenges in Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Clinical Challenges in Mechanical Thrombectomy for Large Vessel Occlusion
  • Current Status on the Diagnosis and Management of Intracranial Stenosis
  • Emotional and Neurobehavioral Consequences of Stroke
  • Fundamentals 1
  • Fundamentals 2
  • Improving Efficiencies of Stroke Research
  • Infection and Inflammation in Stroke
  • Inflammation, Thrombosis and Stroke Pathogenesis
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage II: Causes, Classification, Management
  • Intracranial Haemorrhage I: Genetics, Secondary Prevention and Brain Repair
  • Large Artery Stroke: Carotid Disease, Plaque and Beyond
  • Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Stroke (Pros and Cons) – Diagnosis, Patient Selection and Outcome Prediction with AI – Where Are We Now?
  • Maximizing Quality of Life After Stroke: Focusing on Needs Including Palliation
  • Non-Reperfusion Therapies for Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Something New in the Pipeline?
  • Pre-Hospital Stroke Medicine – Rapid Transport or First Key Contribution to a Successful Stroke Management
  • Recovery After Stroke: Are We Entering a New Era?
  • Return to Work, Participation, Social Prescribing
  • Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke – What Should We Do Today and What May Be Tomorrow’s Practice?
  • Severe Stroke
  • Sex-Differences in Stroke
  • Small Vessel Diseases
  • Socio-Economics of Stroke
  • Sources of Thromboembolism Beyond Atrial Fibrillation
  • Stroke Care for All Geographic and Economic Levels – Reaching the Remotest Communities in Challenging Circumstances
  • Targeting Cardiac Disease in Stroke Prevention
  • Targeting the Vasculature to Improve Stroke Prevention and Outcome: Focus on the Neurovascular Unit
  • Uncertain, Uncommon or Underdiagnosed Causes of Stroke
  • Upper-limb Assessment, Interventions and Implementation – Evidence and Clinical Practice
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment


Teaching Courses

The Teaching courses are devoted to a specific topic and bring together experts in this field for an intensive discussion. These are 90-minute sessions include also time for Live Q&A discussion at the end.

  • Teaching Course 01: Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Teaching Course 02: Stroke Unit Care and Logistics
  • Teaching Course 03: Clinical Challenges in Posterior Circulation Ischemic Stroke
  • Teaching Course 04: Carotid Disease and Stroke – An Update
  • Teaching Course 05: Stroke in Systemic Disease: Diagnostics and Treatment
  • Teaching Course 06: Transient Symptoms – Stroke or Not?
  • Teaching Course 07: Research Methodology in Stroke Medicine
  • Teaching Course 08: Intravenous Thrombolysis
  • Teaching Course 09 Neuro-Imaging in Stroke
  • Teaching Course 10: Neurosonology
  • Teaching Course 11: Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Teaching Course 12: Monogenic Causes of Stroke
  • Teaching Course 13: Practical Management of Stroke Before, During and After Pregnancy

Pre-recorded presentations will be available for access on demand from the first day of the conference until 3 months after it.

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