ESMINT Season's Greetings 2015
Thank you to all our members and friends!
Dear ESMINT member or friend
The registration for ECMINT 1.3 is closed!
The third ECMINT course will be held again at St. Anne's college, Oxford, from 14-18 December 2015. The focus is "Stroke". Students are encouraged to complete all 4 courses but completion of each element will be credited for CME points. ECMINT 1.3. is designated for a maximum of, or up to 24 European CME credits (ECMEC).
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The 7th ESMINT Congress 2015 has just finished and it has been a success with around 700 attendees. We would like to thank all participants for their valuable contribution and hope that you had an excellent congress experience.
The certificate of attendance is available for all congress participants. Please click here for more information.
The presentations and pictures of the congress will be soon available. We will send a separate news alert.
Finally, please save the date for the 8th ESMINT Congress 2016, hosted by Prof. Jens Fiehler, Germany: September 8-10, 2016!
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The recipient of the Stroke Research Grant has been announced during the ESMINT Congress on Friday, September 11, 2015.
Neurointerventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke - Standards of Practice
Intense medical research and technology development have recently produced powerful new techniques to treat acute ischemic stroke. The positive results of multiple randomized thrombectomy trials revolutionized the management of this devastating condition and generated a sudden increase in demand for properly equipped institutions and trained personal.
Due to the temporary shortage of these conditions ESMINT, as a leading medical society of the field in Europe, declares its professional standpoint on the basic requirements for neurointerventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
Ischemic stroke is a neurovascular disease. As such, all aspects of its treatment require expertise in the neurovascular field. Hence, it should be treated (either invasively or conservatively) by a trained neurovascular team. In this regard, the invasive treatment itself (thrombectomy, thrombaspiration, etc.) should be exclusively performed in neurointerventional units by properly trained personnel.
The requirements for a neurointerventional unit are set by the Standards of Practice in Interventional Neuroradiology – INR, as approved by UEMS as of 04-02-2011 (https://www.esmint.eu/training-education). An updated version of the Standards are expected to be published by a multisociety working group of ESMINT, ESNR and the UEMS Division of Neuroradiology in the near future.
The increased demand for a round the clock interventional service creates a significant challenge for most neurointerventional sites. ESMINT recommends that sites without sufficient number of trained neurointerventionists may employ dedicated specialists without full training in neurointerventions as supervised members of the neurointerventional team.
Such individuals need to be trained to collect the necessary knowledge and experience level. ESMINT offers didactic education and certified exams through its ECMINT training course (https://www.esmint.eu/training-education/ecmint). The practical training needs to be provided by the clinical site. ESMINT strongly discourages practicing neurointerventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke by independent physicians or physician groups not being trained and not belonging to a neurointerventional team.
ESMINT has been established in order to promote the benefits of minimally invasive neurological therapies in Europe through education, training and support for high quality scientific research.
ESMINT encourages and supports medical practitioners and scientists working to develop and improve minimally invasive methods for the treatment of neurological diseases. These methods will naturally evolve and currently involve the use of image guidance and medical devices such as endovascular catheters to perform treatments with minimum associated trauma.
The Society promotes the safe application of such techniques and their practice by suitably trained and competent practitioners throughout Europe. ESMINT encourages the setting of international standards for practice and research and encourages their use and appropriate implementation.
The Society consists of individuals and groups of members working or training in geographical Europe in the field of minimally invasive neurological therapy. The members determine the organisational structure of the Society and are expected to aspire to the highest standards of ethical and scientific medical practice.
More at http://www.esmint.eu/
ESMINT is organising a series of residential training courses in partnership with the Oxford Neurovascular and Neuroradiology Research Unit (ONNRU), Oxford University. ECMINT is a 2 year program for trainees in interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery. 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.
The third ECMINT course will be held again at St. Anne's college, Oxford, from 14-18 December 2015. The focus will be "Stroke". Students are encouraged to complete all 4 courses in sequence but completion of each element will credited for CME points. The ESMINT accreditation committee will undertake certification of students completing the course.
Registration for ECMINT 1.3 is now open!
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