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This program has been developed by the MENA-SINO Organization (MENA-SINO) to cover the needs for academic medical specialty training in stroke medicine and neurointerventional therapies throughout MENA region.

This Diploma in Stroke Medicine & Neurointervention (DSMN) will focus on all fields of stroke ranging from acute diagnosis and interventions to rehabilitation and principles of neural repair. In addition, an expert research focus is maintained throughout all lectures and seminars, thus covering all aspects of basic and clinical research.

Additionally, it aims to Improve the detection of variations in the vascular anatomy of the central nervous system and recognize the importance of embryology in the maturation of the vascular system and the potential for clinical expression of mal-development of the vascular system.

Improve the detection and management of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. Enhance risk management strategies based on the most recent developments in imaging of acute ischemia and the development of endovascular techniques.

Improve the detection and management strategies of patients presenting with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured intracranial aneurysm. Improve the understanding of the natural history and treatment rational of patients with incidentally discovered unruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Improve the detection of vascular neoplasms affecting the head and neck region, the brain and spine and spinal cord and indicate the importance of endovascular management of such conditions.

Improve the detecting and management strategies of neonates, infants, children and adult patients presenting with intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Improve the understanding of their risk management by detailing the recent natural history data and outlining the treatment related risks from surgery, radiosurgery and endovascular management.

Proposed period of the degree study: 2 years

It is 2 years With At least 4 months stay in each of the abroad centers ( total 8 months) to fulfill the required logbook needed for enrollment for final exam.

Educational course:

Presented in the form of 4 educational syllabi / 2 years.

Courses in any of the above mentioned countries where the syllabi of the educational course to be presented will be arranged timely.

It Is 4 semesters , each semester is 6 months with intensive educational course presented along 1 weak at the end of this educational course there will be written exam reviewing the syllable of that semester.

Only passed candidate is eligible to go to next semester. Only candidate who:.

  1.  Succeeded in the 4 semesters exams
  2. and with validated logbook
  3. and submitted doctoral thesis for dissertation or published paper in well ranked journals could have the final exam ( oral and written ) to be graduated .

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Our Contributing Organisations

the following are sharing organization either by endorsement or by joint serving of the diploma courses and accreditation



Middle East North Africa Stroke & Interventional Neurotherapies Organization


Alexandria University

Alexandria Uiversity

Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (PRNewsFoto/SVIN)


Society of vascular and Interventional Neurology


UHS lahore

University of Health Sciences Lahore



European Board of Neurointervention



Egyptian Stroke Society

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Mahidol University

Mahidol University