The history of the EJCVC in a few bullet points:


  • The European Japanese Cerebrovascular Congress was initiated in Zurich in 2001 by Prof. Y. Sakurai and Prof. Y. Yonekawa, under the name “Swiss-Japanese Joint Conference”.
  • The 2nd meeting was also organized in Zurich two years later.
  • The 3rd meeting, under the name of “European-Japanese Joint Conferences for Stroke Surgery”, was held in 2006 in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the "Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zurich". 
  • The 4th meeting was organized in Helsinki, Finland, in 2008, with Prof. J. Hernesniemi as the Congress President. 
  • The 5th European-Japanese Joint Conferences for Stroke Surgery was organized in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2010, with Prof. H-J. Steiger as the Congress President. 
  • The 6th meeting, under the name “European-Japanese Stroke Surgery conference (EJSSC)”, was organized in 2012 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, with Prof. L. Regli as the Congress President.
  • The 7th EJSSC was held in Verona, from 25 to 28 June 2014, with Prof. A. Pasqualin as the Congress President.
  • The 8th meeting will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Department of Neurosurgery, in the University Hospital Zurich, under the name “European-Japanese Cerebrovascular Congress” (EJCVC 2016) in June 22 to 25 2016.


Aims of the Meeting


This European-Japanese Cerebrovascular Congress represents a unique opportunity to gather the latest updates on neurovascular surgery and intervention for cerebrovascular diseases.

The main topics of the meeting consist of:

  • management of intracranial aneurysm
  • cerebrovascular neuroanatomy
  • management of arteriovenous malformations, cavernomas and dural arteriovenous fistula
  • Hemorrhagic and ischemic Stroke
  • current trends in cerebral revascularization
  • new concepts in cerebrovascular imaging

EJCVC also aims to facilitate networking among cerebrovascular specialists, maintaining the long-standing tradition of international exchanges in clinical neurosciences of the University Hospital Zurich.