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Next cycle: ECMINT 4

Dates of ECMINT 4 – the fourth cycle:

  • Course 1: 1 May – 24 June 2021 (online)
  • Course 2: 13 – 16 December 2021
  • Course 3: 21 – 24 June 2022
  • Course 4: tbd

The registration fee for each course is £775 (onsite) or £300 (online) and includes:

  • ECMINT 4.x Course Fee
  • Accommodation in college
  • All meals in the college mensa during the course

If you are interested in registering for ECMINT 4.x, please send an application together with a short CV to: tarryn.ching@nds.ox.ac.uk

ECMINT 4.1

ECMINT 4.1 will take place online on Saturday, 1 May – Thursday, 24 June 2021. ECMINT 4.1 is one of four courses that will make up the ECMINT curriculum.

The topic is Neurovascular disease of the skull base.

ECMINT 4.1 Programme

Please check the preliminary ECMINT 4.1 programme – version 2. The structured programme contains lectures and tutorials which are held in English.

ECMINT 4.1 Registration

If you are interested to register for ECMINT 4.1, please send an application together with a short CV to tarryn.ching@nds.ox.ac.uk.

The registration fee is £300 and includes:

  • ECMINT 4.1 Course Fee

ECMINT 4.1 Accreditation

ECMINT 4.1 is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT 4.1 on EthicalMedTech.

ECMINT 4.2

ECMINT 4.2 will take place 13 – 16 December. ECMINT 4.2 is one of four courses that will make up the ECMINT curriculum.

The topic is Cerebral Aneurysms.

ECMINT 4.2 Programme

Please check the preliminary ECMINT 4.2. preliminary programme. The structured programme contains lectures and tutorials which are held in English.

ECMINT 4.2 Registration

If you are interested to register for ECMINT 4.2, please send an application together with a short CV to tarryn.ching@nds.ox.ac.uk.

The registration fee is £775 and includes:

  • ECMINT 4.2 Course Fee
  • Accommodation in college
  • All meals in the college mensa during the course

ECMINT materials

The ECMINT materials are available for ECMINT students (password protected).

ECMINT: The ESMINT Diploma

ESMINT offers a formal diploma that represents a valid theoretical qualification in neurointerventional therapy. An average pass mark in all 4 ECMINT formal quizzes of 60% or more is needed to obtain entry to the ECMINT examination, held annually the day before the ESMINT Congress in September. Successful participants will obtain the ESMINT Diploma.

Past cycle: ECMINT 3

Dates of ECMINT 3 – the third cycle:

  • Course 1: 10 – 14 December 2018
  • Course 2: 26 – 29 June 2019
  • Course 3: 16 – 20 December 2019
  • Online Course 4: 9 November – 17 December 2020

ECMINT is endorsed by EBNI.

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ECMINT 3.4

ECMINT 3.4 took place online from 9 November – 17 December 2020. ECMINT 3.4 is one of the four courses that will make up the ECMINT curriculum.

Topic: Endovascular Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformations and Fistulas

ECMINT 3.4 Programme

View the updated ECMINT 3.4 programme. The structured programme contains lectures and tutorials which are held in English.

ECMINT 3.4 Accreditation

ECMINT 3.4 is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT 3.4 on EthicalMedTech.

Report on ECMINT 3.4 by the Education & Examination Committee

ECMINT (now EBNI endorsed) had to join the 2020 socially distanced world of education with a virtual ECMINT 3.4 focussed on brain, facial and spinal arteriovenous malformations.

97 delegates signed up for a series of pre-recorded lectures accessible from early November and live tutorials were held during the first half of the week of December 14th and 3.4 concluded with a virtual invigilated exam.

The course content was no different from a live Oxford course but the professional interaction was inevitably diminished and the social interaction obviously and regrettably absent. Formative quizzes were via an Ortrac APP, a new development with explanations/rationale and references for the answers included.

The end of course exam/quiz was a new brave venture – virtual and invigilated remotely. We are sorry that there were some, perhaps inevitable, IT hiccoughs (hopefully not to be repeated) with the process but for the vast majority the exam passed off successfully and the delegates are to be congratulated and should feel proud to have embraced the occasion and dealt head on with the difficulties – good training for their INR careers!

Tarryn Ching has been on maternity leave (we all wish her well) and we thank Odette Dawkins who stood in for her. Odette worked incredibly hard, tirelessly and contributed enormously to the success of this course. (It simply would not have happened without her!).

We do hope that for ECMINT 4.1 in June 2021 we will all be in St Anne’s College, Oxford once again. We will keep you updated.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021.

Stay safe.

Best wishes,
Odette, Phil, Shelley

ECMINT 3.3

ECMINT 3.3 took place 16 – 20 December 2019. ECMINT 3.3 is one of the four courses that will make up the ECMINT curriculum.

Topic: Ischaemic Stroke.

ECMINT 3.3 Accreditation

ECMINT 3.3 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 28 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

ECMINT 3.3 is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT 3.3 on EthicalMedTech.

Report on ECMINT 3.3 by the Education & Examination Committee

100 delegates (some quite experienced) attended this course – fabulous state of the art lectures and tutorials delivered by experts from Europe and the UK – the topic – Ischaemic Stroke. So much has evolved in this rapidly progressing exciting subject since 2.3…..the indications for thrombectomy are changing and management now quite appropriately requires being somewhat individualised …. the quizzes even had to be re-written to reflect our changing experience!

Most spoke highly of their experience at St Anne’s and the formal anonymous feedback forms reflected this, although a few were disappointed with the venue, although specifically chosen to provide value for money and the collegiate environment to stimulate professional development and discussion….and therefore appreciated by many.

Tarryn Ching, Phil White, Shelley Renowden

ECMINT 3.2

ECMINT 3.2 took place 26 – 29 June 2019.

Topic: Aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage, delayed cerebral ischaemia

Read the ECMINT 3.2. final programme.

ECMINT 3.2. accreditation

ECMINT 3.2 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 22 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Report for ECMINT 3.2 by the Education & Examination Committee

96 delegates from all over Europe, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Central America, Middle East, and Singapore attended this course. It really was a great few days with excellent lecturers and tutors and St Anne’s just buzzed with enthusiasm and positive energy.

State of the art management and treatment strategies of all aneurysm types was the main theme. In-depth discussion and debate were exchanged on these important topics, which confront the INR community on a daily basis.

One afternoon focused on delayed cerebral ischaemia, still an important cause of poor outcome in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage – hopefully, the delegates …our future…will be stimulated to further our understanding and management of this complication.

Thank you again to all our lecturers and tutors and of course the delegates themselves.

See some of you in Nice and hopefully many of you in Oxford in December.

Ms. Tarryn Ching, Phil White, Shelley Renowden

ECMINT 3.1

ECMINT 3.1 took place 10 – 14 December 2018.

Programme & more of ECMINT 3.1

Please consult the ECMINT 3.1: Final programme.

ECMINT 3.1 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 28 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

ECMINT 3.1 is compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Please consult ECMINT 3.1 on EthicalMedTech.

Report by the Education & Examination Committee

The first course of the 3rd cycle of ECMINT is now complete – with neurovascular disease of the skull base (and some spinal) as the main topic with lots of other lectures related to arterial anatomy, embryology, and haematology in particular. The important subject of consent – the very beginning of our interventional journey was also well covered…..as was vascular access, the second part!

Again we are grateful to our expert internationally acclaimed faculty from Europe and the UK who all give of their time and expertise so generously. Thankfully, this year, life was not complicated by the snow and airport closures that we encountered one year ago!

With the participation and excellent tuition given by so many experts, it is hardly surprising that the course is rapidly expanding and gaining in popularity – 96 delegates but with 155 applicants on this occasion – regrettably it is impossible to accept everyone as part of its appeal has been the small tutorial groups, encouraging valuable discussion and an intimate atmosphere.

ECMINT 3.2 (aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage and delayed ischaemic deficit) will take place in June 26th-29th, 2019, 96 places. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Hope to see you then.

With best wishes to all for 2019.

Tarryn Ching, Phil White, Shelley Renowden

What is ECMINT?

ECMINT is a 2-year program for trainees in interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery. The Course is currently in its third edition. The Course is comprehensive and its curriculum is compliant with the requirements of the UEMS specialist section. It teaches trainees all the components needed to practice the subspecialty.

Teaching is by an international faculty over 4 residential periods of 4-5 days each. These are held at St Anne’s College, Oxford (UK). Students are encouraged to complete all 4 periods in sequence, but completion of each element will earn CME points. The ESMINT accreditation committee will undertake certification of students completing the course.

An intense theoretical training in neuroradiology

Delegates attending this course, focused purely on neurovascular disease/therapy, travel from all over the world, not only from Europe and the UK but also from Australia, the Middle East, Indonesia, Southern America, and the USA. Their backgrounds are predominantly in neuroradiology but there are also neurosurgeons, neurologists, and one cardiologist all wishing to receive training in endovascular neurosurgery/neuroendovascular therapy.

Each cycle comprises 4 courses, over 2 years. Each of these comprises an intense theoretical 4- to 5-day course, consisting of lectures, small group tutorials, and formative quizzes/tests.

Topics covered in the neuroradiology training

The course covers embryology, neuroanatomy, vascular anatomy, neuroimaging, clinical neuroscience, pharmacology, haematology, bioengineering, natural history and pathophysiology of neurovascular disease and management including critical care – all delivered by experts in their field from all over Europe and the UK.

Much of the theoretical knowledge outlined by the European Board in Neurointervention (EBNI) in their recommendations for acquiring competence in endovascular neurointervention, is covered in this two-year course.

  • Course 1: main theme: skull base disease including arteriovenous dural fistulas, vascular skull base tumors and venous disease.
  • Course 2: main theme: aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage and delayed cerebral ischemia
  • Course 3: main theme: ischaemic stroke
  • Course 4: main theme: brain and spinal vascular malformations

How will the neuroradiology content be delivered?

The lectures provide a comprehensive, up-to-date overview delivered by our experts.

Small group tutorials promote stimulating delegate/expert discussion and interaction, and enthusiastic participation encourages the development of professional relationships.

Quizzes/tests further enhance and reinforce knowledge and are facilitated by comprehensive, up-to-date reading lists sent in advance of the course.

The last of the 3 course quizzes/tests is web-based and held under examination conditions at the Oxford Computer Department.