Activities of the Foundation
The Mid-European Neurointerventional Club (MENC)
MENC is a traditional regional meeting focusing on complex and difficult Neurointerventional cases and complications. MENC was first organized in 2005 in Vienna. Since then, the meeting venue has been moving from country to country each year, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. The aim of this meeting is to concentrate on issues related to the practice on neurointerventions under the special circumstances of that region but using the guidance of highly appreciated special guest from the western part of Europe. It is attended by 30-50 physicians each year from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. During the past 14 years, MENC became a matured meeting of high professional quality. Until now it has been organized by direct industrial sponsorship, that is no longer available. In order to preserve the achievements and the spirit of the meeting, (specially with fast growth of stroke interventions), EFMINT offers its assistance taking over sponsorship. To serve this goal, EFMINT is now actively soliciting funds for the purpose of supporting MENC 2019.
For further information, please visit and contact the Board of EFMINT.
The MENC 2019 is officially accredited by EACCME® for 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®).
EastMINT aims at helping less experienced centers to implementing the guideline based procedures and to treat difficult stroke cases with the support of a more experienced team. The remote proctoring will be conducted with the help of a unique state-of-the-art using camera based streaming and communication platform, specifically developed and tested for stroke interventions (Bechstein et al. 2019).
Eastern European Training for Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy in Acute Stroke in Romania (EastMINT-RO)
The pilot project will start in Bucarest, Romania, at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology of the Elias University Emergency Hospital, represented by Stefanita Dima that will be proctored by the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology in the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, represented by Jens Fiehler. In the same time a similar project will be also in Romania, in the Transilvania region, in the County Hospital of Targu Mures that will be proctored by National Institute of Neurosciences, Budapest, represented by Istvan Szikora.