Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischaemic Stroke, Florence (IT), May 18-19, 2018

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Ischaemic stroke is a very severe disease that affects a huge number of people, and is the fifth highest cause of death in the United States. Stroke is also a leading cause of long-term disability yet is the leading preventable cause of disability.

Due to its high frequency, a large campaign has been started in every part of the world to prepare hospitals and physicians to treat stroke patients. Stroke units, nowadays, are available in the majority of hospitals. To keep the time between the onset of symptoms and the treatment as short as possible, different professional figures must be involved and well trained to manage this type of disease. Thus, a dedicated multidisciplinary team is necessary, including neurologists, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists. 

The aim of our course is to provide physicians who are involved, or would like to be involved, in stroke treatment with the most recent information about diagnosis, treatment options and patient management. A multidisciplinary faculty will discuss the different topics in an informal setting and provide participants with the possibility to improve their knowledge.

By attending the course, you will have the chance to participate in hands-on training sessions where you can practice your technical skills on simulators, discuss cases with experts and test your clinical management skills in practical exercises. Theoretical presentations will be organised to analyse the different aspects of ischaemic stroke and case-based discussions will provide you with opportunity to improve your knowledge of stroke management. Faculty members will be there to support and guide you through every step.

We look forward to welcoming you at "Careggi" University Hospital for this exciting course! 




Friday, May 18, 2018

  Welcome and introduction
  Lectures I
Lecture 1 Clinical diagnosis of stroke and IV treatment
Lecture 2 Angiographic evaluation of collateral circulation and correlation with brain
Lecture 3 Results of IAT and IVT: Literature review
Lecture 4 Occlusion of the anterior circulation
Lecture 5 Occlusion of the posterior circulation
  Coffee break
  Lectures II
Lecture 6 Thrombectomy vs. thromboaspiration
CD 1 Interactive case discussion #1
CD 2 Interactive case discussion #2
Lecture 7 Complications of IAT and their management
CD 3 Interactive case discussion #3
Wrap-up Q&A


Saturday, May 19, 2018

HDT Hands-On Session I  
  • Simulator
  • Flow-model thrombectomy
  • Flow-model thromboaspiration
  • Case discussion
  • Clinical case discussion
  Coffee break
HDT Hands-On Session II
  • Simulator
  • Flow-model thrombectomy
  • Flow-model thromboaspiration
  • Case discussion
  • Clinical case discussion
Wrap-up Hands-on Q&A
Lecture 8 How to organise a stroke service
Lecture 9 European training guidelines for IAT
  Lectures III
RT Round table: Training for IAT
CD 4 Interactive case discussion #4
CD 5 Interactive case discussion #5
CD 6 Interactive case discussion #6
CD 7 Interactive case discussion #7
Wrap-up Closing remarks
  Certificate of attendance



F. Fanelli, Florence (IT)
S. Mangiafico, Florence (IT)



A. Consoli, Paris (FR)
F. Fanelli, Florence (IT)
R. Gandini, Rome (IT)
K. Hausegger, Klagenfurt (AT)
N. Limbucci, Florence (IT)
S. Mangiafico, Florence (IT)
P. Mordasini, Bern (CH)
L. Renieri, Florence (IT)
H. van Overhagen, The Hague (NL)



"Careggi" University Hospital

Largo A. Brambilla 3
50134 Florence



Please note that the following are only suggestions. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee of ESIR courses. CIRSE supports compliance with ethical standards. Therefore, CIRSE emphasises that the participants shall bear any and all costs in this context themselves. 

Villa Incontri - Firenze:
Via Incontri 4
50139 Florence
Phone: +39 055 412888
Fax: +39 339 2404511
E-mail: armoniedivillaincontri@gmail.com


Cosmopolitan Hotel:
Via Francesco Baracca, 187
50127 Florence
Phone: +39 055 4225800
E-mail: info@cosmopolitanhotel.it


Hotel Raffaello:
Via Giovanni Battista Morgagni, 19
50134 Florence
Phone: +39 055 422 4141
Fax: +39 055 434374
E-mail: info@raffaellohotel.it 


Villa le Fontanelle:
Via di Careggi, 26
50139 Florence
Phone: +39 055 795 6300
E-mail: info@villalefontanelle.it 



The ESIR 2018: Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischaemic Stroke, Florence, Italy, 18/05/2018-19/05/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.




Should you have any questions regarding the ESIR course on Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischaemic Stroke, please contact us at office@esir.org.