Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention of Stroke


Lecturers and participants of the 25th Summer Stroke School.

Lecturers and participants of the 25th Summer Stroke School.

This year in Dubrovnik, under the auspices of the Department of Medical Sciences – Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, our traditional 25th Summer Stroke School was held from June 9-13. The event was organized by Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatian Stroke Society, Zagreb Institute for the Culture of Health, School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Central and Eastern European Stroke Society and the Applied Research Group on Delivery and Care of the World Federation of Neurology.

Directors of Summer Stroke School are: Prof. Vida Demarin (Croatia), Prof. Roman Haberl (Germany), Prof. Kurt Niederkorn (Austria), Prof. Tatjana Rundek (U.S.) and Prof. Zlatko Trkanjec (Croatia). The course brought together top experts from all over the world:  Natan Bornstein (Israel), David Russell (Norway), Moise Desvarieux (U.S.), Yoshikazu Yonei (Japan) who, together with  above mentioned course directors, shared their knowledge and experience with participants during the whole week, both from clinical work as well as from their rich scientific life.

The aim of this course is to contribute to the global fight against stroke, by increasing the knowledge, exchanging experiences and supporting the cooperation among the 60 participants from all over the world, from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, and Slovenia as well as from distant Kazakhstan, Zambia and Japan. Also, participants had the unique opportunity to exchange national data on stroke and discuss specific problems that are unique in some countries and together try to solve problems related to stroke, be they medical, economic or other nature.

During the week, participants presented interesting cases of stroke patients; there have been a total of 32 lectures and 30 presentations of interesting cases by the participants themselves.  It was a fruitful and unforgettable experience for all of us.