Teaching courses

Teaching courses

XXII Nordic Stroke Society Congress 2023

The following teaching courses will be organized during the XXII Nordic Stroke Society Congress 2023. Registration is required.

Teaching courses I

Endovascular thrombectomy, stents and embolization

Time and place: Monday August 21 at 9:00-12:00, Kuopio City Theatre, Kuopio

Course description

Hands on neuroendovascular workshop for mechanical trombectomy on acute stroke. Haptic high fidelity simulators are utilized for training techniques such as clot retrieval and stenting. Participants work 45 min in pairs under expert guidance.

Target audience

Neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists specializing in endovascular neurointervention


16 participants (max): 9:00-9:45, 9:45-10:30; 10:30-11:15, 11:15-12:00


1. Petri Saari, Kuopio University Hospital

2. Antti Lindgren, Kuopio University Hospital

Technical support

Rob Pont, Stryker Ltd

Teaching course II (together with Kuopio Health)

Clinical Trial Workshop – How to match supply with demand

Time and place: Monday August 21 at 9:00-12:00, Kuopio City Theatre (Minna hall), Kuopio

8.30-9.00 Coffee and registration

09.00-09.05 Welcome and opening, Eero Rissanen, Director, Neurocenter Finland

09.05-09.25 Ecosystems in Clinical Research, Nadia Tamminen, Director, Pharma Industry Finland

09.25-09.45 Clinical Research Is the Basis of Efficient Wellbeing Services County, Juha Töyräs, Wellbeing Services County of North Savo, Kuopio University Hospital

09.45-10.00 Break

10.00-10.20 Clinical trials in stroke: Pharma point of view, Catharina Östberg, Head of Site Management Nordics, Clinical Operations, Bayer AG

10.20-10.40 Clinical Trials in Stroke: Clinical Investigator’s Perspective, Jukka Putaala, Head of Stroke Unit, Hospital District of Helsinki &Uusimaa

10.40-11.00 New clinical trial regulation and CTIS submission portal- investigator are you ready for GCP trials and new portal,  Essi Sarkkinen, Director Clinical Research,  Medfiles Ltd 

11.00-11.20 National initiatives to enhance matchmaking in clinical trials, Eero Rissanen, Neurocenter Finland

11.20-11.40 Trial Nation – experience from Denmark on nationally coordinated clinical trials collaboration, Marianne Pilgaard, CEO Trial Nation DK

11.40-12.00 Moderated panel discussion & questions from and to audience ; JP, CÖ , MP (to be confirmed; streaming),  Kuopio Health (Juha T), NT 

Teaching course III

How to write a paper to the Stroke Journal

Time and place: Tuesday August 22 at 12:00-13:00 (lunch break), Kuopio City Theatre, Kuopio

Prof. Johannes Boltze, University of Warwick, UK


30 participants (max)