Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
December 6-7 | Maribor, SI

December 6-7 | Maribor, SI

December 6-7 | Maribor, SI

December 6-7 | Maribor, SI

December 6-7 | Maribor, SI

OnsiteESIR coursesAcute ischaemic stroke intervention, Maribor/SI, December 6-7, 2023

Acute ischaemic stroke intervention, Maribor/SI, December 6-7, 2023

Ischaemic stroke (thrombotic or embolic) is caused by blockages or narrowing of the arteries that provide blood to the brain, resulting in ischaemia. These severe conditions reduce the blood flow which damages brain cells. These blockages are often caused by blood clots, which can form in the brain arteries. However, they can also occur in other blood vessels in the body before being swept through the bloodstream and into narrower arteries in the brain.

The involvement of interventional radiology in the management of stroke has increased in recent years. This is mainly due to new endovascular treatment modalities such as intra-arterial thrombectomy and recanalization for ischaemic stroke. To keep the time between the onset of symptoms and the treatment as short as possible, a multidisciplinary approach of well-trained teams is mandatory.

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 the diagnosis, treatment options and patient management. Theoretical presentations will be organised to analyse the different aspects of ischaemic stroke. 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, participants also will have the chance to participate in hands-on training sessions where they can practice their technical skills on simulators and flow models. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with experts in interactive case discussions. Faculty members will be there to support and guide physicians through every step.

Who should attend?

The course gives experienced physicians the opportunity to fine-tune their practical skills and learn more about current treatment options for this difficult disease. At the same time, physicians with less experience in stroke management will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:05-10:30 Lectures I

Diagnosis of stroke and treatment options
Supraaortic vascular anatomy and anatomy of Circle of Willis
Occlusion of the anterior circulation

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Lectures II

Occlusion of the posterior circulation
Thrombectomy and thromboaspiration
Complications and management of endovascular treatment

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Hands-on session I (rotating groups)

Introduction: From the puncture site to the occlusion
Flow model training I
Simulator training I

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Interactive case discussions

17:30-18:00 How to organise a stroke service

Thursday, December 7, 2023

09:00-11:00 Hands-on session II (rotating groups)

Introduction: Occlusion balloon: yes or no
Flow model training II
Simulator training II

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:30 Hands-on session III (rotating groups)

Introduction: Carotid artery stenting and medication
Flow model training III
Simulator training III

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:10 Hands-on session IV (rotating groups)

Flow model training IV
Simulator training IV

16:10-16:40 Coffee break

16:40-17:00 Quiz and final discussion

Local hosts

Jernej Lučev
Jernej Lučev
Silvia Breznik
Silvia Breznik


L. De Paoli (Klagenfurt/AT)
K. Hausegger (Klagenfurt/AT)
K. Ivanušič (Ljubljana/SI)
K. Kreiser (Ulm/DE)
J. Magdic (Maribor/SI)
D. Ozretić (Zagreb/HR)
S. Pjević (Maribor/SI)
B. Polanec (Maribor/SI)
A. Slanič (Maribor/SI)


University Medical Centre Maribor
Ljubljanska ulica 5
2000 Maribor

CME accreditation

The ESIR 2023 Maribor Acute ischaemic stroke intervention, December 6-7, 2023 course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Please note that this course is open to healthcare professionals with at least one year of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ischaemic stroke.

The registration fees are as follows:

 Early Fee
(until October 12, 2023)
Regular Fee
(as of October 13, 2023)
CIRSE member*€550€650
Course registration€650€850
Team registration** (CIRSE member*)€700€900
Team registration **€1,000€1,300
(CIRSE member*)

Reduced registration fees are only available for members of CIRSE in good standing.

Upon approval, (interventional) radiologists attending the course may bring with them a colleague from the same hospital but a different medical specialty, with whom they work together in a multidisciplinary team which is relevant for the treatment of the patient. These two physicians will then be able to attend the ESIR course under the “team registration”. Just choose the “team registration” and contact [email protected] with details regarding your non-IR colleague.

These fees include:

  • Course attendance
  • Teaching material for the course
  • Coffee breaks and lunch on both days

General Information

  • Please note that this course is limited to 30 participants and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To attend the ESIR courses as a member, CIRSE membership fee for the year of the course must be settled.
  • Please note that your registration becomes valid only after receipt of payment and after confirmation by the CIRSE Central Office.
  • When making your flight bookings, please make sure that you will be able to stay for the entire course.

Invoices will be issued by the CIRSE Foundation, Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

CIRSE Foundation
Neutorgasse 9
1010 Vienna

Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Email: [email protected]

Cancellation of course registration

The CIRSE Foundation offers all participants the possibility of purchasing insurance with our partner “Europäische Reiseversicherung” via this link. Thus, the CIRSE Foundation itself will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Name changes will be handled as a cancellation and new registration. Please note that CIRSE offers just a platform to affect a policy between you and “Europäische Reiseversicherung”.


Below is a list of recommended hotels within the vicinity of the course venue. To proceed with booking your rooms for the course duration, please get in touch with the hotels directly. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and course delegates shall bear all costs in this context themselves.

Hotel City Maribor
4*, 10 min walk/5 min drive from the venue
Ulica kneza Koclja 22
2000 Maribor
Phone: +386 2 292 70 00
E-mail: [email protected]

Hotel Maribor, City Apartments
4*, 12 min walk/7 min drive from the venue
Glavni trg 8
2000 Maribor
Phone: +386 2 234 56 00
E-mail: [email protected]

Hotel Piramida
4*, 16 min walk/7 min drive from the venue
Ulica heroja Šlandra 10
2000 Maribor
Phone: +386 2 234 43 33
E-mail: [email protected]

B&B Hotel Maribor
3*, 15 min walk/5 min drive from the venue
Ulica Vita Kraigherja 3
2000 Maribor
Phone: +386 2 292 88 00
E-mail: [email protected]

Hotel Orel
3*, 15 min walk/9 min drive from the venue
Volkmarjev prehod
2000 Maribor
Phone: +386 2 234 43 33
E-mail: [email protected]