Programming (International Stroke Conference)

Updated:Jan 5,2016
International Stroke Conference 2016, Feb. 16-19, 2016


When & Where

Nursing Symposium: Feb. 16
Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 16
Sessions: Feb. 17-19

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, Calif.

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The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Cerebrovascular healthcare professionals and investigators bring a spectrum of the very best stroke science to ISC - from the most basic research to patient-based studies to larger clinical trials and population analyses.  We warmly invite you to join us for one of the exciting pre-conference symposia, and to stay for the conference to hear the latest exciting research results and clinical education.

Kyra J. Becker, MD, FAHA, Chair, International Stroke Conference Program Committee

Program Description

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This 2½-day conference features more than 1,500 exemplary presentations in 21 categories that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment. Join us and network with more than 4,000 leaders and colleagues in the stroke field from around the world with wide-ranging research and clinical expertise. Sessions in clinical categories will center on community risk factors, emergency care, acute neuroimaging, acute endovascular and acute nonendovascular treatment, diagnosis of stroke etiology, cerebral large artery disease, in-hospital treatment, clinical rehabilitation and recovery, and health services, quality improvement, and patient-centered outcomes. Sessions in basic science categories focus on vascular biology in health and disease, basic and preclinical neuroscience of stroke recovery, and experimental mechanisms and models. Further specialized topics include pediatric stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, nursing, preventive strategies, vascular cognitive impairment, aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, neurocritical care, vascular malformations, and ongoing clinical trials. Cutting-edge presentations on these topics attract a wide range of healthcare professionals and investigators including adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists, physiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, primary care physicians, hospitalists, nurses and nurse practitioners, rehabilitation specialists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, pharmacists, and basic researchers spanning the fields of cerebrovascular function and disease. Education. Inspiration. Illumination.

The International Stroke Conference - connecting the world to stroke science.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the International Stroke Conference, participants should be able to:
  • Identify recent advances in basic models of stroke and their translation to clinical research. 
  • Evaluate recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of cerebrovascular disease. 
  • Analyze new and ongoing advances in clinical research through late-breaking science and ongoing clinical trials sessions. 
  • Discuss new research, treatments and interventions with scientists and investigators working in all areas of cerebrovascular disease.
  • Interpret the rapidly changing areas within the stroke spectrum such as emerging options for the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, mechanisms of stroke recovery, and the impact of vascular cognitive impairment.
  • Appraise the diverse challenges presented by cerebrovascular disease to specific populations, including ethnic and racial minorities, women, children, and developing communities.