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What is an EYMINT e-fellowship?

The 6-month e-fellowship programme (supported by Cerenovus with an educational grant) will enable an EYMINT member to interact directly with an ESMINT mentor and remotely view neuro-interventional procedures that are of interest to them.

The mentor and the e-fellow will have one-on-one discussions, and the e-fellow will also have one-to-one communication with the treating physician during all procedures, which will be live-streamed using the technology from Tegus Medical.

In addition, there will be joint sessions with one mentor and all e-fellows observing. In this setting one e-fellow actively interacts with the mentor via one-to one-communication. The others can ask questions in the chat.

EYMINT e-Fellowship Joint Session.

The goal of the e-fellowship programme is to expose young neurointerventionalists to the breadth of neuro-interventional procedures performed by highly experienced professors of neuro-intervention who are members of ESMINT.

Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of interventional neuroradiology including a broad range of vascular interventions – treatment of acute ischemic stroke, cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain, and congenital cerebral and spinal malformations.

It was a privilege to be one of the first people in this revolutionary program in which I was able to actively participate in neurointerventional cases from different angiosuites across Europe. It opened my eyes and gave me a huge push forward in learning and comprehensive neurointervention as a whole. It was literally an otherworldly experience to stand beside (even though virtually) some of the greatest and forward-thinking neurointerventionalist today. With this program that famous quote by Isaac Newton: ” If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon shoulders of giants” really came to life, metaphorically and literally 😄

ESMINT e-Fellow Vedran Župančić, Zagreb, Croatia

Mentors of the e-fellowship

Mentor Dr. Andrej Afanasjev

Mentor Alessandra Biondi

Mentor René Chapot

Mentor Christophe Cognard

Mentor Prof. Jose Cohen.

Mentor Dr. Markus Holtmannspoetter

Mentor Anne Christine Januel

Mentor Dr. Vladimir Kalousek

Mentor André Kemmling.

Mentor Mario Martinez Galdamez

Mentor Dr. Manuel Moreu

Mentor Laurent Pierot

e-Fellowship Mentor Dr. Riita Rautio

Mentor Stanimir Sirakov

Mentor Dr. Christian Paul Stracke

Mentor Istvan Szikora

e-Fellowship Mentor Dr. Pedro Vega

Mentor Dr. Kamil Zelenak

Who can apply for the e-fellowship?

The e-fellowship is open to all eligible ESMINT members who are accredited to independently perform neuro-interventional procedures.

The criteria of eligibility are:

  • Licensed Physicians
  • ESMINT members*
  • Born 1975 or younger and less than 5 yrs practicing in neurointervention
  • At least 12 months training in interventional neuroradiology / endovascular neurosurgery (including diagnostic neuroangiography)
  • Working in a hospital with neuro facilities (INR center, neurosurgery, neurology, stroke unit) in geographical Europe
  • Adequate language skills for the participating mentor suite

Selection of the e-fellowship applicants will be performed first by the EYMINT Ad-hoc committee members, and then by the participating mentor sides.

Fellows will be chosen by the mentor sites according to language and areas of interest as outlined in the application.

This E-Fellowship was made possible by a generous educational grant from Cerenovus.

*If you are not yet an ESMINT member, please apply and you can complete your ESMINT membership: join ESMINT or renew your membership

Project team of the e-fellowship programme

Dr. Uta Hanning

PD Dr. med. Uta Hanning
E-mail: u.hanning[at]

Dr. Matthias Bechstein

Dr. med. Matthias Bechstein
Scientific Coordinator
E-mail: m.bechstein[at]

Dr. Helena Guerreiro

Dr. Helena Guerreiro
Educational Programme and Social Media
E-mail: h.desousa[at]

PD Dr. med. Teresa Nawka, Community Manager of the e-Fellowshi Programme.

PD Dr. med. Teresa Nawka
Community manager
E-mail: m.nawka[at]

Apply for the ESMINT/EYMINT e-Fellowship

Applications for the 2022 edition of the programme are now closed. The final deadline was Thursday, 11 August 2022 at 23.59 CEST.