Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop

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

What is the ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop?

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a tutor at the Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

The ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop (formerly known as 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 Workshop is supported by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and the UK Stroke Association.

Dates for the next Workshop

The 7th ESO Edinburgh Stroke Research Workshop 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 Workshop 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 2019 course:

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

How to apply

The deadline for the next Workshop is December 13th 2019. Applications are now 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 Workshop, 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.

Sponsorship for applicants from Polish Medical Universities

The Boloz-Kulesza Trust Fund and the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Trust Fund will be sponsoring suitably qualified and experienced applicants from Polish Medical Universities. For further information about the scholarships, please contact Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham, Polish School of Medicine Coordinator for the University of Edinburgh, at PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk.   The closing date for scholarship applications is Friday 13th December.

Executive Board

Dr Else Sandset, Dr Fergus Doubal (co-Chairs)

Dr William Whiteley

Dr Terry Quinn

Professor Frederike Van Wijck

Professor Hanne Christensen

Dr Tom Moullaali (ESO Young Stroke Physicians and Researchers representative)

Dr Alastair Webb (ESO Education Committee representative)


Related links

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

Report on the 2016 Winter School on the ACNR website