European Course in Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy

Registration for the ESMINT Diploma Examinations is closed. Please see more details below.


ECMINT is a 2 year program for trainees in interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery. The Course is now in its second edition. The Course is comprehensive with a curriculum compliant with the requirements of the UEMS specialist section. It teaches trainees all components needed to practice the subspecialty.

Teaching is by an international faculty over 4 residential periods of 4/5 days each. These will be held at St Anne’s College, Oxford (UK). Students are encouraged to complete all 4 periods in sequence but completion of each element will credited for CME points. The ESMINT accreditation committee will undertake certification of students completing the Course.

Dates of ECMINT 2 - the second cycle:

Course 1: December 12-16, 2016
Course 2: June 20-23, 2017
Course 3: December 11-15, 2017
Course 4: June 27-30, 2018

The ESMINT Diploma:

ESMINT offers a formal diploma that represents a prestigious qualification in Neurointerventional therapy. Please find more information about the qualification process and the diploma here .

The next ESMINT Diploma examination will take place Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Hotel Le Meridien, Nice. In the morning, there will be written examinations. In the afternoon, oral examinations will be held. The award celebration will take place during the ESMINT Congress on Friday, September 8 at 14:55h in the main meeting room in the Acropolis Convention Center.

The registration for the examination has closed August 23, 2017.

The ESMINT examination for the first cycle took place Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in conjunction with the ESMINT Congress in Nice, France. The award celebration took place during the ESMINT Congress on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 15:10h in the main meeting room.

ECMINT Students receiving the ESMINT Diploma during the Award Ceremony




December 11-15, 2017

The third course of the second cycle of ECMINT will be held again in St. Anne's College in Oxford. The course topic is: Stroke.

Please consult the preliminary programme for more information.


June 20-23, 2017

The second course of the second cycle of ECMINT was held again at St. Anne's College in Oxford. The course topic was: Interventional Neuroradiology Techniques: Cerebral Aneurysms.

The course comprised a structure programme of lectures and tutorials followed by the examination (quiz). 

ECMINT is growing fast! Selected 75 delegates attended the second part of the second cycle devoted to aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage and delayed ischaemic deficit. The lectures and tutorials (state of the art) were again delivered (to the expected high standard) by renowned European experts and were appreciated by all. Three course quizes aided knowledge consolidation and the end of course quiz will, as usual, contribute to the entry criteria for the ESMINT Diploma. New professional relationships were forged both during the academic meeting and during some evening rest and relaxation.

Please look out for registration for ECMINT 2.3, December 11-15, 2017, Ischaemic Stroke, same venue. We will be able to accommodate 90 delegates, so please register early.

ECMINT 2.2 is granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

ECMINT 2.2 is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT on EthicalMedTech

Some impressions of ECMINT 2.2:

ECMINT 2.2. Lecture ECMINT 2.2. Participants


December 12-16, 2016

The first course of the second cycle of ECMINT was held recently at St Anne's College in Oxford. The theme of the course (comprising lectures, tutorials and quizzes) was neurovascular disorders of the skull base, encompassing skull base and craniofacial tumours, dural fistulas and venous sinus thrombosis. Embryology, anatomy, coagulation, antiplatelets completed the programme, all of which was successfully delivered by a renowned, distinguished faculty.

For the first time, the course were oversubscribed (68 delegates were accepted) and applicants had to be turned away -  so early booking is necessary to avoid disappointment at future courses.

ECMINT 2.1 was the first of four courses of the second cycle which will make up the ECMINT curriculum. ECMINT 2.1 was granted 24 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Delegates comments:
“Good course. Will come to the other 3.”
“Excellent course.”
“Overall very high value.”
“Thank you for the wonderful course.”
“Excellent course. Will suggest others to attend.”
“Well organised course with good lecturers and faculty, would recommend it. Lecturers were enthusiastic and easy to approach for more discussion.”

The pictures shows a workshop of ECMINT 2.1 The picture shows the participants during the quiz at ECMINT 2.1

> For more information about the first cycle ECMINT 1