Management of patients with acute ischaemic stroke is a major challenge for stroke physicians, due to the narrow time window for thrombolysis.The therapeutic decisions have to be taken instantaneously considering a broad range of clinical and radiological information. Given the rapid developments of diagnostic and therapeutic tools within the last few years, the complexity of stroke treatment has increased and specialist involvement in stroke management is crucial. Therefore, both stroke physicians and neuro interventionists have to be encouraged to work closely together in order to improve the future management of patients with acute stroke.

The aim of the proposed Asian Stroke summer school teaching course is therefore to unite stroke physicians and neuro interventionists in order to enhance the interdisciplinary management of stroke patients.