The European Course in Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ECMINT) is an intense theoretical course, an important contribution to neuroradiology training and education, focussing on neuroendovascular pathology/therapy and held at St Anne’s College in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Registration for the ECMINT Examination 2019 for the ESMINT Diploma is open.

Next cycle: ECMINT 3

Dates of ECMINT 3 - the third cycle:

  • Course 1: 10 - 14 December 2018
  • Course 2: 26 - 29 June 2019
  • Course 3: 16 - 20 December 2019
  • Course 4: 23 - 26 June 2020


ECMINT 3.2 took place 26 - 29 June 2019. ECMINT 3.2 is one of four courses which will make up the ECMINT curriculum.

Topic: Aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage, delayed cerebral ischaemia

Please consult the preliminary programme of ECMINT 3.2.

Report for ECMINT 3.2 by the Education & Examination Committee

96 delegates from all over Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Central America, Middle East and Singapore attended this course. It really was a great few days with excellent lecturers and tutors and St Anne’s just buzzed with enthusiasm and positive energy.

State of the art management and treatment strategies of all aneurysm types was the main theme. In depth discussion and debate was exchanged on these important topics, which confront the INR community on a daily basis.

An afternoon focussed on delayed cerebral ischaemia, still an important cause of poor outcome in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage – hopefully the delegates …our future…will be stimulated to further our understanding and management of this complication.

Thank you again to all our lecturers and tutors and of course the delegates themselves.

See some of you in Nice and hopefully many of you in Oxford in December.

Ms Tarryn Ching, Phil White, Shelley Renowden

ECMINT 3.2. accreditation

ECMINT 3.2 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 22 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


ECMINT 3.1 took place 10 - 14 December 2018.

Report by the Education & Examination Committee

The first course of the 3rd cycle of ECMINT is now complete – neurovascular disease of the skull base (and some spinal) as the main topic with lots of other lectures related to arterial anatomy, embryology and haematology in particular. The important subject of consent - the very beginning of our interventional journey was also well covered… was vascular access, the second part!

Again we are grateful to our expert internationally acclaimed faculty from Europe and the UK who all give of their time and expertise so generously. Thankfully, this year, life was not complicated by snow and airport closures that we encountered one year ago!

With the participation and excellent tuition given by so many experts, it is hardly surprising that the course is rapidly expanding and gaining in popularity – 96 delegates but with 155 applicants on this occasion – regrettably it is impossible to accept everyone as part of its appeal has been the small tutorial groups, encouraging valuable discussion and an intimate atmosphere.

ECMINT 3.2 (aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage and delayed ischaemic deficit) will take place in June 26th-29th, 2019, 96 places. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Hope to see you then.

With best wishes to all for 2019.

Tarryn Ching, Phil White, Shelley Renowden

Programme & more of ECMINT 3.1

Please consult the final programme of ECMINT 3.1.

ECMINT 3.1 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 28 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

ECMINT 3.1 is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT 3.1 on EthicalMedTech.


More information about ECMINT 3.3 - ECMINT 3.4 will be given in due time.

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ECMINT materials

The ECMINT materials are available for ECMINT students (password protected).

What is ECMINT?

ECMINT is a 2-year program for trainees in interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery. The Course is currently in its third 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.

Intense theoretical training in neuroradiology

Delegates attending this course, focussed purely upon neurovascular disease/therapy, travel from all over the world, not only from Europe and the UK but also from Australia, the Middle East, Indonesia, Southern America and the USA. Their backgrounds are predominantly neuroradiology but there are also neurosurgeons, neurologists and one cardiologist all wishing to receive training in endovascular neurosurgery/neuroendovascular therapy.

Each cycle comprises 4 courses, over 2 years, each intense theoretical 4-5-days, comprising lectures, small group tutorials and formative quizzes/tests.

Topics covered in the training in neuroradiology

The course covers embryology, neuroanatomy, vascular anatomy, neuroimaging, clinical neuroscience, pharmacology, haematology, bioengineering, natural history and pathophysiology of neurovascular disease and management including critical care - and all delivered by experts in their field from all over Europe and the UK.

Much of the theoretical knowledge outlined by the European Board in Neurointervention (EBNI) in their recommendations for acquiring competence in endovascular neurointervention, is covered by this two-year course.

  • Couse 1: main theme: skull base disease including arteriovenous dural fistulas, vascular skull base tumours and venous disease.
  • Course 2: main theme: aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage and delayed cerebral ischaemia
  • Course 3: main theme: ischaemic stroke
  • Course 4: main theme: brain and spinal vascular malformations

How will the neuroradiology content be delivered?

The lectures provide a comprehensive up to date overview delivered by our experts.

Small group tutorials promote stimulating delegate/expert discussion and interaction and enthusiastic participation encourages the development of professional relationships.

Quizzes/tests further enhance and reinforce knowledge and are facilitated by a comprehensive up to date reading list emailed in advance of the course.

The final of the 3 course quizzes/tests is web based and held under examination conditions at the Oxford Computer Department.


ESMINT offers a formal diploma that represents a prestigious qualification in Neurointerventional therapy. An average pass mark in all 4 ECMINT formal quizzes of 60% will enable entry to the ECMINT examinations held annually before the ESMINT Congress in September. Successful participants will obtain the ESMINT Diploma.

ECMINT: Past courses

This education/training course started in December 2014 with the first ECMINT cycle. In December 2016 the second cycle of ECMINT began.


Date: 27 - 30 June 2018
Place: St Anne's College, Oxford, UK
Course topic: Vascular Malformations

Consult the programme of ECMINT 2.4.

Some comments from delegates:
"Thanks – great course as always”
“Everyone is lovely and everything is excellent. Thank you!”
“Excellent course as always”
“Very useful course, well organised, very good faculty keen to answer questions. Thank you.”

Dr Shelley Renowden, Course Director, after the course:
The World Cup (football) was not the only international event this week  -  83 delegates from all over Europe and the world (including Australia, United States, Middle East) attended St Anne ‘s College once again for the concluding course of the second cycle of ECMINT. The topic discussed was brain and spinal vascular malformations.

Stimulating, state-of-the-art lectures (uber state of the art from Prof. Rene Chapot) and tutorials were delivered by international experts and results of the final quiz guaranteed the place of many potential candidates for the 3rd ESMINT Diploma which will take place before the ESMINT Congress in September.

…….any downside? Yes, Jonathan Berg, clinical geneticist, informed us of potential medical therapy to stabilise/cure AVMs and of course, even much, much worse…it was James Byrne’s last ECMINT.

James was pivotal in the nascence of ECMINT and has contributed so much to the course over the last 4 years. He will be very much missed by myself and Tarryn in particular and we only hope that ECMINT 3 will continue to evolve and grow in stature, reputation, stimulation and with the continuing development of many future international professional relationships."

Some impressions of ECMINT 2.4:

ECMINT 2.4 participants

The picture shows the ECMINT 2.4 students in the classroom. This pictures shows the ECMINT 2.4 students during the quiz.

The European Course in Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy, ECMINT 2.4, Oxford, United Kingdom, 27/06/2018-30/06/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


December 11-15, 2017

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

Please consult the programme for more information.

Dr Shelley Renowden, Professor James Byrne and Ms Tarryn Ching after the course:
"We could not believe it! We had a few freak very hot days in June for ECMINT 2.2. and now freak really cold weather and snow bringing the UK almost to a grinding halt, including Heathrow Airport. Northern Europe was seemingly similarly affected but despite all this, nearly 90 delegates, from all over the world, successfully made it to ECMINT 2.3 to enjoy a stimulating 4 days of enlightening education on all aspects of ischaemic stroke, delivered as usual by leading experts, covering pathophysiology, imaging, pharmacology, anatomy and neurointerventional management.
Passing another end of course quiz brought several delegates closer to the ECMINT diploma in September 2018."

Some impressions of ECMINT 2.3:

ECMINT at St. Anne's College in Oxford Students of ECMINT 2.3. at the examination

ECMINT 2.3 was granted 28 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Please consult the Accreditation Letter by the EACCME.

ECMINT 2.3 was compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT 2.3 on EthicalMedTech.


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.

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

ECMINT 2.2 was 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

ECMINT - cycle 1

The first cycle ECMINT 1 began December 2014 and ended June 2016.