20 – 25 June 2011   print this page

Course directors:

Kurt Niederkorn, University of Graz, Austria
Vida Demarin, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zlatko Trkanjec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tatjana Rundek, University of Miami, United States
Roman Haberl, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Course description:

During the Stroke Summer School you are cordially invited to participate in exciting social activities.

Primary objective of the course is to encourage cooperation and to promote exchange of knowledge between participants from different countries. The course is a meeting of respected scientists that work with stroke presenting and discussing all major aspects of stroke risk factors, as well as new insights in epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. Probably the major feature of the course is enabling exchange of experience among experts and comparison of stroke data from various countries. Also, the course allows knowledge transfer between respected scientists from western countries and colleagues from central and east European countries working with stroke. Participants are kindly asked to arrange their travel to and accommodation in Dubrovnik. Our local organizers in Dubrovnik will be happy to help you.

The Stroke Summer School is evaluated with 4 ECST points.

Registration fee: 750 HRK (100 Euro)

Registration fee can be paid to the account:


Course lecturers:

David Russell, University of Oslo, Norway
Vladimira Vuletić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Vida Demarin, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zlatko Trkanjec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vanja Bašić Kes, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Osman Sinanović, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Robert Mikulik, St. Annes University Hospital, Czech Republic
Danijela Štorga Tomić, Ingvit d.o.o., Croatia
Roman Haberl, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Nikola Barić, Private GP. Department, Labin, Croatia
Michael Chopp, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, United States
Dragutin Kadojić, Klinički bolnički centar Osijek, Croatia
Lilya Zvyagina, Odessa Regional Medical Center, Ukraine
Milija Mijajlović, Neurology Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
Marinko Dikanović, General Hospital Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Natan Bornstein, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Petar Kes, Clinical Hospital Centre, Rebro, Zagreb, Croatia
Hans Van der Elst, ALOKA Company Europe, Germany

Work Schedule:

MONDAY 20.06.2011.

09.00 - 09.45 DEMARIN V, BATTISTIN L: The efforts of CEESS and Research Group on Delivery of Neurological Services of WFN in spreading the knowledge throughout Europe

09.45 - 10.30 DEMARIN V: Stroke and neuroplasticity

10.30 - 11.15 van ELST H: Recent advances in ultrasonography

11.15 - 12.00 ŠTERNIĆ N: Transient Ishaemic Attack: problems of definition, diagnosing and therapy

12.00 - 12.45 BORNSTEIN N: Personalized medicine in stroke prevention

12.45 - 13.30 RUSSELL D: Cerebral Embolus Detection Using Transcranial Doppler

13.30 - 14.15 BORNSTEIN N: Post Stroke Complications - Dementia

14.15 - 17.00 Workshop: TRKANJEC Z: Stroke and dementia overlapping

TUESDAY 21.06.2011.

09.00 - 09.45 BUMBAŠIREVIĆ LJ: Acute stroke treatment in stroke units:protocols, guidelines and dilemmas

09.45 - 10.30 MIKULIK R: Enhancing the Efficacy of Recanalization Therapy

10.30 - 11.15 ŠTERNIĆ N: Micro bleeds – an important risk factor for stroke

11.15 - 12.00 RUSSELL D: Invasive Medical Procedures and Silent Cerebral Ischemia

12.00 - 12.45 BUMBAŠIREVIĆ LJ: Atrial fibrilation and Stroke

12.45 - 13.30 ZVYAGINA L: New treatment modalities of cognitive disturbances in patients with cerebrovascular diseases

13.30-14.15 VULETIĆ V: Cerebral vasoreactivity in type 2 diabetes mellitus

19.00 Workshop: DEMARIN V: Mediterranean diet – food for brain

WEDNESDAY 22.06.2011.

09:00 - 17:00 Joint meeting of two Summer Schools (Summer Stroke School and Adriatic Summer Epilepsy School) – pointing out common aspects of two most frequent neurological diseases

to be held at Island of Šipan, Hotel Božica

09.00 - 09.45 HEĆIMOVIĆ H: Clinical history taking

09.45 - 10.30 STEFAN H: EEG in epilepsies

10.30 - 11.15 DEMARIN V: Stroke and epilepsy

11.15 - 12.00 DEMARIN V (mentor): Case presentations

14.00 - 17.00 Workshop:

1. Treatment of newly diagnosed epilepsy (E. Perucca)

2. Management of AED drug interactions and adverse effects (J. Bainbridge)

3. Differential diagnosis of non-epileptic and epileptic events (H. Hećimović)

THURSDAY 23.06.2011.

09.00 - 09.45 HABERL R: 20 years of stroke prevention: where did we become better?

09.45 - 10.30 RUSSELL D: LDL-Cholesterol and Stroke Prevention: The Lower the Better

10.30 - 11.15 KADOJIĆ D, ROSTOHAR BIJELIĆ B, POROBIĆ M, RIMAC J, DIKANOVIĆ M: Speech disturbances in patients with ischemic stroke

11.15 - 12.00 ZVYAGINA L: Different treatment approaches of emotional disturbances in patients with stroke and PD

12.00 - 12.45 DIKANOVIĆ M:Sexual dysfunction in stroke patients

12.45 - 13.30 CHOPP M: Stimulating brain plasticity and enhancing recovery post stroke

13.30 - 14.15 ŠTORGA TOMIĆ D: Stabilized oral NADH and stroke rehabilitation

14.15 - 15.00 ŽIKIĆ M: Monica messages

15.00 - 17.00 Workshop: SINANOVIĆ O: Sleep disorders and cerebrovascular diseases

FRIDAY 24.06.2011.

09.00 - 09.45 DEMARIN V: Neurological manifestation of Fabry

09.45 - 10.30 KES P: Nephrological aspects of Fabry

10.30 - 12.30 BAŠIĆ KES V, ANTIĆ S: Interesting Fabry cases

12.30 - 13.15 BARIĆ N: Relation between body mass index (BMI) and common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) in a sample of relatively healthy women

14.00 - 16.00 Conclusion remarks, evaluation and closing of the course

Lunch will be served everyday between 14.00-16.00