The World Federation for Interventional Stroke Treatment (WIST) has accredited the University of Dundee as its official global training centre. This means doctors and teams from relevant specialities looking to train in Endovascular Stroke Treatment (EST) for WIST accreditation will be able to do so.
The announcement coincides with the publication of WIST competency-based training guidelines. Professor Iris Grunwald, Chair of Neuroradiology at Dundee’s School of Medicine, is the lead author of the guidelines.
Professor Grunwald utilised Dundee’s high fidelity simulators from Surgical Science and unique perfused cadaveric model to develop the training guidelines. Her innovative work in this area has helped establish the School of Medicine as a global centre of excellence for stroke training and treatment.