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What's new in 2024?

2024 marks the sixth year of the programme.

We will continue with the previous years’ successful innovations: offering an allocation of fellowships dedicated to, and reserved for, women in addition to the regular number of fellowships and observerships (started in 2022), and offering all ESMNT fellows free registration to the online EXMINT course and the opportunity to participate in our e-Fellowship programme. These are not compulsory, but both are strongly recommended. ESMINT fellows will receive a free registration to the ESMINT Congress.

In March of this year we ran a successful pilot edition of the ESMINT Skills Training. ESMINT fellows and observers are encouraged to apply if appropriate, particularly those who have attend ECMINT. The next edition will be in November 2024.

Finally, 2024 will see the launch of a series of lectures on the basics of neurointerventions for ESMINT fellows and observers by well-known neurointervention.

We extend our gratitude to Medtronic for their generous, continued sponsorship of the ESMINT Fellowship programme.

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Testimonials:

The Esmint fellowship offered a unique experience to ameliorate my Neurointerventional skills in one of the most prestigious centers in France. It contributed profoundly to my career and therefore I am extremely grateful. (Fellow, Reims)

This observership was an incredible learning opportunity. All the teachings from Prof. Kulcsár and the amazing Zurich team will be reflected in the care of my patients. I am honored and grateful to ESMINT for being the link that connects us. (Observer, Zurich)

During my 4-month tenure, I participated in a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including endovascular treatments for aneurysms and embolizations for AVMs and dAVFs. Also, I engaged in presentations, meetings, and conferences across Italy, fostering professional growth. Beyond the enriching professional experience, I formed lasting bonds with a supportive team, making my time at Niguarda Hospital truly memorable. I wholeheartedly recommend the programme for its unexpected rewards and opportunities for personal and professional development.(Observer, Niguarda, Milan)

What is the ESMINT Fellowship Programme?

The ESMINT Fellowship Programme was founded in response to the growing need for trained neurointerventionalists in the field of ischemic stroke. The programme is for physicians wishing to obtain competence in Acute Ischemic Stroke Interventions (AISI) as defined by the European Board of Neurointervention (EBNI).

Aim of the ESMINT Fellowship Programme

The goal of the programme is to train young neurointerventionalists in stroke procedures by offering financial support for them to join an INR training center.

By the end of the training period, trainees should have performed at least 25 stroke procedures as first operator, and be able to manage clinically and endovascularly the vast majority of the stroke cases referred to their own centre.

Components of the ESMINT Fellowship Programme

The programme consists of:

  • A 1-year training at one of the designated centres (see below), financially supported by ESMINT. 
  • Fellows are also offered complimentary registration to the online EXMINT course and invited to join  our e-fellowship programme. These are not compulsory, but both are strongly recommended.
  • A series of lectures on the basics of neurointerventions by well-known neurointerventionalists is planned for ESMINT Fellows starting in 2024.
  • ESMINT fellows will also receive a free registration to the ESMINT Congress.

What is the ESMINT Observership Programme?

ESMINT also offers an Observership Programme.

Aim of the ESMINT Observership Programme

The goal of the observership programme is to offer an informal learning experience as a visiting observer in a university hospital environment.

Components of the ESMINT Observership Programme

This programme consists of:

  • A 3 – 4 month observership at one of the designated centres (see below), financially supported by ESMINT
  • Observers are offered complimentary registration to the online EXMINT course and invited to join our e-fellowship programme. These are not compulsory, but both are strongly recommended.
  • A series of lectures on the basics of neurointerventions by well-known neurointerventionalists is planned for ESMINT Fellows and Observers starting in 2024.
  • ESMINT observers will receive a free registration to the ESMINT Congress.

Centers offering the ESMINT Fellowships and Observerships (please be aware this list is subject to change)

Mentor Tommy Andersson for the Fellowship Programme

Mentor Edoardo Boccardi

Mentor Prof. Christophe Cognard

Mentor Prof. Jan Gralla Bern Switzerland

Mentor Zsolt Kulcsar

Mentor Laurent Pierot

Mentor Istvan Szikora

Applying for an ESMINT Fellowship

The following physicians are eligible to take part in the programme:

  • Licensed European* physicians
  • ESMINT members**
  • 40 years of age or under at the time of application
  • 6 months experience in diagnostic neuroradiology (including diagnostic neuroangiography) + 6 months training in clinical neurosciences
  • Currently working in a hospital with neuro facilities (INR center, neurosurgery, stroke unit)

*For the purposes of the ESMINT Fellowship a “European physician” is a physician living and working in one of the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the UK. UK candidates are advised that post-Brexit it has become extremely difficult for them to obtain the necessary permissions for hands-on work in the EU.

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

Applications for an ESMINT fellowship require the following documents in PDF:

  1. Statement of motivation: please provide a statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) covering your motivations and aims in applying for the Fellowship programme, as well as future career plans. This is a very important part of the application.
  2. Letter of reference from your chief / head of department
  3. Short, up-to-date CV
  4. Copy of the identification page of your valid passport (we also strongly recommend that you apply for any necessary visa well in advance)
  5. Proof of vaccinations: DT POLIO, Hepatitis B
  6. Health risk coverage and liability cover/professional insurance
  7. Certification of profession

This Programme has been made possible by a generous educational grant from Medtronic.

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Applying for an ESMINT Observership

The following physicians are eligible to take part in the programme:

  • Licensed physicians – priority will be given to those from continental Europe and its neighbouring countries (e.g. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Israel). Those from further afield will be considered if possible. However, they may wish to look into the EYMINT e-Fellowship programme – click HERE for details.
  • ESMINT members*
  • 40 years of age or under at the time of application
  • 6 months experience in diagnostic neuroradiology (including diagnostic neuroangiography) + 6 months training in clinical neurosciences
  • Currently working in a hospital with neuro facilities (INR center, neurosurgery, stroke unit)

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

Applications for an ESMINT observership require the following documents in PDF:

  1. Statement of motivation: please provide a statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) covering your motivations and aims in applying for the Fellowship programme, as well as future career plans. This is a very important part of the application.
  2. Letter of recommendation from your chief / head of department
  3. Short, up-to-date CV
  4. Copy of the identification page of your valid passport (we also strongly recommend that you apply for any necessary visa well in advance)
  5. Proof of vaccinations: DT POLIO, Hepatitis B
  6. Health risk coverage and liability cover/professional insurance
  7. Certification of profession

This Programme has been made possible by a generous educational grant from Medtronic.

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