UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Stroke One Day Course : Advanced Stroke Neuroimaging

This one-day course for healthcare professionals provides an overview of using neuroimaging and mechanical thrombectomy to treat people who have had a stroke.

Date: 1st November 2023, 9am - 5pm
Location: Basement lecture theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

This short course offered by the world leading UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology will give an overview of using neuroimaging and mechanical thrombectomy to treat people who have had a stroke. This course will outline methods of quantifying the impact of the stroke using advanced imaging techniques– from penumbral and core infarct size through to methods of imaging recovery from stroke. It will also cover the more familiar aspects of imaging stroke such as using CT and MRI based modalities to evaluate infarcts and haemorrhages.
You'll learn about:

  • Diagnosing stroke and identifying aetiology using imaging
  • Using imaging to guide treatment – thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy 
  • How patients are selected for mechanical thrombectomy and how to get best outcomes 
  • Investigation pathways to clarify causes of intracerebral haemorrhage 
  • Endovascular services – setting the up, measuring how effective they are
  • Machine Learning and its potential applications in acute stroke and rehabilitation

Lecture Topics:

  • Ischaemic stroke
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage 
  • Machine learning 
  • Endovascular treatment 
  • Evidence basis for thrombectomy 
  • Endovascular Service Delivery 


By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • select the appropriate imaging modality to evaluate a stroke case
  • Understand the ways in which imaging is developing and will be used in the future
  • evaluate the current evidence for endovascular treatment and common complications of this treatment
  • Select patients for endovascular treatment 
  • Use imaging to look for the aetiology of stroke 
  • Use imaging to differentiate between stroke and stroke mimics 

Attendee are invited to submit a case for presentation on the day for discussion with the panel and the audience. Please contact s.gill@ucl.ac.uk for any further information; usual length of presentation being 5-10mins with a 10-15 minute discussion facilitated by the teaching faculty.

The course is accredited with 6 Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP) CPD points and you will also receive a certificate of attendance.

To book please visit: UCL Online Store

Fee: £140 for in person 

Prof David Werring
David is Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at UCLH and The National Hospital, Queen Square. He runs a specialist outpatient service for patients with cerebral small vessel disease and a one-stop intracranial haemorrhage clinic at Queen Square with same-day neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, specialist nurse and consultant opinions.

Dr Sumanjit Gill
Sumanjit Gill is a Consultant in Stroke and Acute Geriatrics at the Royal Free Hospital in addition to being a course co director of the stroke MSc at UCL. She is also an Associate Professor (Teaching) and undertakes a range of teaching activities both at undergraduate and postgraduate level

“Sessions were excellent – lots of useful clinical information presented very clearly.” “Overall excellent presentations with evidence based data - many thanks for organising”.