Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

A 3-day course to help clinical academics develop a research question for a stroke-related PhD or MD project.

What is the Edinburgh Stroke Winter School?

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a tutor at the Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

The Edinburgh Stroke Winter School aims to help new or aspiring clinical academics develop answerable research questions.

We will concentrate on the first three steps of developing research project: defining your research question; choosing the best design; and presentation to potential funders and collaborators.

The Winter School is supported by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and the UK Stroke Association.

Dates for the next Winter School

The 7th Winter School will be held on 24th-26th February 2020.

What we offer

We are a Europe-wide group of stroke clinicians and researchers who study how to improve understanding of the causes and consequences of stroke, and how better to improve prevention and recovery.

Over the course of 3 days, we will work with you to develop a research question that is new and is feasible for a PhD or MD project.

At the end of the School you will present your research question to a panel of experts.

researchers at the Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

Example programme

Read our fantastic feedback!

‘Great interactive course with personalized feedback and excellent speakers. Very helpful for designing you own research project’

‘Great course, can’t recommend it highly enough’

View all the feedback from the 2018 course:

Participants at the 2018 Edinburgh Stroke Winter School
Winter School participants 2018

How to apply

The deadline for the next Winter School will be announced here in due course. Applications are not currently open.

Places on the course are in high demand.

We encourage applications from all specialties relevant to patients with stroke, including (but not limited to): radiology, pathology, neurology, geriatrics, psychiatry, acute medicine, general practice, vascular surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing.

Stroke Winter School 2017 participants
Winter School participants 2017

What should I do after the course?

Once you have finished the course, we encourage you to apply for funding with any one of the stroke research centres around the UK and the rest of the Europe.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs only £250 for the Winter School, 3 nights’ accommodation and the course dinner.

We offer full scholarships for participants from Poland and selected middle-income ESO member states.

Endorsed by the European Stroke Organisation

This meeting is endorsed and funded by the European Stroke Organisation. It is open to all who are interested in cerebrovascular diseases.

Winter School Executive Board

Dr William Whiteley

Professor Hanne Christensen

Dr Else Sandset

Dr Terry Quinn

Dr Fergus Doubal

Professor Frederike Van Wijck

Related links

Blog about the 2018 Winter School on the European Stroke Organisation website

Report on the 2016 Winter School on the ACNR website