Residents and research fellows discover the VUmc
This year’s annual hospital visit on Sunday 25th of June 2017 brought 80 residents and research fellows from all over the world to the impressive VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) located in the southwestern part of Amsterdam, close to the campus of VU University. The RRFS hospital visit was organised in collaboration with the Dutch Junior Neurology Association.
The hospital visit started with an introduction on the main clinical and research focus of the hospital being multiple sclerosis, stroke and Alzheimer dementia by Professor Uitdehaag, Professor Nederkoorn and Professor Scheltens. The VUmc has established an outstanding multidisciplinary care for patients and world leading research units with the aim to combine excellent patient care and world class research.
As one example, the state-of-the-art stroke unit at the VUmc masterminded the “Mr Clean trial” which showed that intra-arterial treatment within 6 hours from stroke onset in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by an intracranial arterial circulation occlusion is safe and clinical-effective.
Afterwards, the attendees visited the hospital in small groups and were guided through the up-to-date modern facilities on both research and clinical care in an encouraging and agreeable atmosphere.
The hospital visit was followed by a get-together in a nearby bar where international residents and research fellows had the chance to mingle and discuss their particular experiences.
We are confident that this fruitful exchange will continue and the network of international residents and research fellows will further grow. We are looking forward to seeing you at the EAN congress in Lisbon next year!