Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention of Stroke
03 Jun 2013 - 07 Jun 2013
Course directors:
Vida Demarin, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Roman Haberl, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Kurt Niederkorn, University of Graz, Austria
Tatjana Rundek, University of Miami, United States
Zlatko Trkanjec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

Primary objective of the course is to encourage cooperation and to promote exchange of knowledge between participants from different countries. The course is a meeting of respected scientists that work with stroke presenting and discussing all major aspects of stroke risk factors, as well as new insights in epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. Probably the major feature of the course is enabling exchange of experience among experts and comparison of stroke data from various countries. Also, the course allows knowledge transfer between respected scientists from western countries and colleagues from central and east European countries working with stroke. Participants are kindly asked to arrange their travel to and accommodation in Dubrovnik. Our local organizers in Dubrovnik will be happy to help you.

MONDAY 03 June 2013

09.00 - 09.45 DEMARIN V: 24th Summer Stroke School and its importance in spreading the awareness and knowledge about stroke

09.45 - 10.30 SACCO R: Current trends in stroke epidemiology

10.30 - 11.15 RUNDEK T: Why are we still talking about carotid IMT use or abuse?

11.15 - 12.00 RUSSELL D: Prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: A new era

12.00 - 12.45 MOROVIĆ S: Gut - your second brain

12:45 - 13:30 SIMU M: Management of SAH

14.15 - 17.00 DEMARIN V, VITALE B: The issue of the journal Periodicum Biologorum dedicated to Stroke

TUESDAY 04 June 2013

09.00 - 09.45 VAN HELST H: Recent advances in ultrasound diagnosis

09.45 - 10.30 HABERL R: What remains in stroke prevention after the end of clopidogrel, aggrenox and coumadins?

10.30 - 11.15 VULETIĆ V: Dissection of carotid and vertebral arteries as a cause of stroke

11.15 - 12.00 DEMARIN V: Aortich Atheroma as a risk factor for stroke

12.00 – 12.45 KADOJIĆ D: Tba

12.45 – 13.30 TRKANJEC Z: Silent brain infraction

14.15 - 17.00 MOROVIĆ S: Workshop: Interesting stroke cases

WEDNESDAY 05 June 2013

09.00 - 13.30 PUBLIC HEALTH JOINT ACTION – Croatian Stroke Society and Department of Neurology of the Dubrovnik General Hospital

ASSESSMENT OF STROKE RISK - blood pressure measurements, specially designed questionnaires

DEMARIN V: Stroke – how to prevent it?


14.15 - 17.00 MARTINOVIĆ MAMIĆ D, ČERIMAGIĆ D: Workshop

THURSDAY 06 June 2013

09.00 - 09.45 BORNSTEIN N: Time is Brain – TIA is an Emergency

09.45 - 10.30 NIEDERKORN K: Thrombectomy in acute stroke

10.30 - 11.15 MOROVIĆ S: Gender differences in stroke

11.15 - 12.00 RUSSELL D: Detection of cerebral emboli using transcranial doppler

12.00 - 12.45 TRKANJEC Z: Vascular mild cognitive impairment

12.45 - 13.30 SIMU M: Stroke management - "The Golden Hour" project

FRIDAY 07 June 2013

09.00 - 09.45 BORNSTEIN N: Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis – Surgery vs Stenting

09.45 - 10.30 ERĐELEZ L: Surgical view of Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis

10.30 - 11.15 NIEDERKORN K: Diagnosis and treatment of Vertebral Artery Stenosis

11.15 - 12.00 ČENGIĆ LJ: Tba.

12.00 - 12.45 DIKANOVIĆ: Postpartum stroke

12.45 – 13.30 BARIĆ N: Tba.

14.15 – 17:00 Conclusion remarks, evaluation, final exam and closing of the course

Lunch will be served between 13.30 and 14.15

During the Stroke Summer School you are cordialy invited to participate in exciting social activites.

If you want to expand your mind and knowledge by working in a stimulating environment, submit an application for Summer Stroke Scholarship Program!

The number of participants for the 24th Summer Stroke School is limited and therefore an advance registration is strongly advised.

Registration fee: 750 HRK (100 Euro)

Registration fee can be paid to the account of the Croatian stroke society:

Account number: 2485003-1100225825,

SWIFT: CROAHR2X, IBAN HR6324850031100225825, Croatia bank, Kvaternikov trg 9,

Zagreb, Croatia

Course lecturers:
Ljiljana Čengić, Region Hospital Vinkovci, Croatia
Nikola Barić, Private GP. Department, Labin, Croatia
Roman Haberl, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Vida Demarin, University of Zagreb, Croatia
E. Bernd Ringelstein, University of Münster, Germany
Zlatko Trkanjec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sandra Morović, Medical Centre Aviva, Croatia
Kurt Niederkorn, University of Graz, Austria
Vladimira Vuletić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Lidija Erdelez, KB Merkur, Croatia
Natan Bornstein, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Dragutin Kadojić, Klinički bolnički centar Osijek, Croatia
Marinko Dikanović, General Hospital Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Attached documents
Summer Stroke School Scholarship