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-                   Registration

9:00-9:05           Opening words; Director Neurocenter Finland, Eero Rissanen

9:05-9:25          TBA

9:25-9.45          TBA

9:45-10:00       Coffee

10:00-10:20      Clinical trials in stroke: clinical pharma industry ‘s point of view, Catharina Östberg, Clinical Operations Head of Site Management Nordics, Bayer Gmhb

10:20-10:40      Clinical Trials in Stroke: investigator’s point of view, Prof. Jukka Putaala, Stroke Unit, Helsinki University Hospital

10:40-11:00     Clinical trial regulation and CTIS submission portal- stroke investigators are you ready for GCP and new portal?  Director, Clinical Research, Essi Sarkkinen, Oy Medfiles Ltd 

11:00-11:20      National inititatives to enhance match-making in clinical trials, Director Eero Rissanen, Neurocenter Finland

11:20-11:40      Trial Nation – experience from Denmark on nationally coordinated clinical trials collaboration, CEO Marianne Pilgaard, Trial Nation, Denmark

11:40-12:00      Moderated panel discussion & questions from audience

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)