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Symposium Neurointervention in the era of endovascular stroke treatment

Symposium and Inauguration Ceremony, 10 January 2020 in Maastricht, The Netherlands

On the 10th of January 2020, a symposium followed by the inauguration of Wim H. van Zwam as Professor in NeuroInterventional Radiology will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The landscape of Interventional NeuroRadiology or Neurointerventional Radiology has dramatically changed in the last decade, partly because of the results of the Dutch MRCLEAN trial that showed for the first time that endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke is extremely beneficial in selected patients. In a relatively short time this new treatment was incorporated in guidelines worldwide and implemented in most of the developed countries. This required a change of logistics in stroke networks, training of more neurointerventionists and defining quality criteria and benchmarks for this new treatment.

In the meantime already existing neurointerventions of various neurovascular diseases improved by introduction of new techniques and devices. Balloon- and stent-assisted coilings of aneurysms have become standard treatments, while flowdiverters, both intra- and extra saccular, have found their way to most neurointerventional practices.

All these new developments will be addressed by a score of renowned and inspiring speakers who will gather for this unique symposium in the center of Europe: Maastricht.

The symposium will be followed by the inauguration ceremony (in Dutch) of Professor Wim van Zwam.

Finally, for those who want to celebrate this occasion with the newly assigned Professor, a party will be held in a special place: the marl caves near Maastricht.  

Timeschedule 10 January 2020

Date: 10 January 2020
Time: 10.00-15.30 incl. lunch
Venue: Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics (SBE), Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht

Date: 10 January 2020
Time: 16.30-17.30
Venue: Maastricht University, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht - Room Aula

Date: 10 January 2020
Time: From 20.30
Venue: Grotten van Kanne,  Avergat 14, 3770 Kanne, Belgium (just across the border of Maastricht)


The program of the symposium “Neurointervention in the era of endovascular stroke treatment” is:


Welcome and coffee


Morning Program: Interventional Neuroradiology (INR)


Prof. R. Letschert, Rector of Maastricht University



Dr. P. Brouwer, president of ESMINT



Prof. K. Terbrugge, Toronto, Canada

History of INR, from pioneers to professionals


Prof. R. Chapot, Essen, Germany

Current technical possibilities in INR


Prof. T. Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden

Education and Training in INR; yesterday, today and tomorrow




Afternoon Program: Endovascular Stroke treatment


Prof. Y. Roos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The story of MRCLEAN: impact on stroke health care


Prof. J. Gralla, Bern, Switzerland

Challenges of implementing endovascular thrombectomy; Regional and national logistics


Prof. V. Costalat, Montpellier, France

Learning from recorded case presentations; the SLICE experience


Prof. M. Goyal, Calgary, Canada

A critical view on Stroke research; are we on the right way










CME credits are requested. The symposium is endorsed by ESMINT.

The symposium and the inauguration ceremony is open for anyone. Registration is free. However, registration is required because of catering purposes. It is therefore of utmost importance that any cancellation after registration should be reported to the Congress Secretariat:


Please register here

The symposium is free but registration via the link is necessary.
Venue: Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics (SBE), Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht
10.00 – 15.30 hrs.

Participation of the symposium includes

  • Free access to the plenary lectures
  • Free access to the catering area and small exhibition
  • Coffee, tea and lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance

The inauguration ceremony is free but registration via the link highly appreciated
16.30 - 17.30 hrs.
Venue: Maastricht University, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht - Room Aula

The party is free for everybody but registration via the link highly appreciated
From 20.30 hrs.
Venue: Grotten van Kanne, Avergat 14, 3770 Kanne, Belgium (just across the border of Maastricht)

Registration desk
The registration area in the symposium venue will be open for registration:
09.00 – 15.30 hrs.

The Congress Secretariat must be notified in case of cancellations:

Accreditation has been requested by the following associations:
- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Radiologie: 2 credits
- EACCME/UEMS-ACI: 4 credits

Certificate of Attendance
Delivery of the Certificates of Attendance will take place after the symposium via e-mail.

The official language of the conference is English.

Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee or the Conference Secretariat can be subject to any liability concerning participation related activity. Participants should, therefore, organize their own (health and travel) insurance(s).

Safety and Security
It is advisable that you do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. The organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants.


MedTech Compliant
This symposium is MedTech Compliant according to the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


   Cerenovus (Johnsen&Johnsen neurvascular branch)




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 Siemens Healthcare Nederland B.V.



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Lahdy Lauvenberg
Project Manager

Avenue Ceramique 222
NL - 6221 KX Maastricht
T +31(0)43 205 71 25

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