Pre-Conference Symposia

International Stroke Conference 2019

Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 5, 2019
Sessions: Feb.6–8, 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii

Registration
AHA Professional Member registration opens Oct. 3
Nonmember registration opens Oct. 10



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Abstract Submission
All abstract submissions are now closed for 2019


 


Additional Information

Pre-Con I: Stroke in the Real World: In Search of the Big Kahuna: Rare Causes of Stroke

This Pre-Conference Symposium of the International Stroke Conference is designed to provide cutting edge information for healthcare professionals caring for patients with, or at risk for stroke. This one-day symposium highlights scientific advances in cerebrovascular disease while emphasizing their application in the real world. The symposium informs the audience about issues along the full continuum of stroke care and covers varied topics of interest to healthcare providers working in the emergency department, hospitalist settings, primary care, general neurology, pharmacies, and other stroke care arenas.

This year’s symposium will focus on the rare causes of stroke including: identifying, distinguishing and a rheumatology perspective on CNS vasculitis; distinguishing vasculitis, vasospasm and atherosclerosis; mechanism of inherited small vessel ischemic lesions; neurocutaneous cause of stroke; endocarditis - treatment and indications for surgery; genetic collagen vasculopathies; interventions in FMD and moyamoya; MELAS; and stroke in the transgender patient. There will also be a series of challenging breakout sessions. Participants will also have the opportunity to have an informal lunch with the faculty where questions or challenging stroke cases may be discussed.


Pre-Conference I Schedule

Please note there is a separate registration fee to attend the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium I.

For a printable copy, download the ISC Pre-Con I Schedule (PDF).

ISC Pre-Con I Schedule
TimeEvent
8:00 a.m.You Had Me at Aloha
Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon, PhD, FAHA, Miami, Florida
8:05 a.m.Hawaii Five-O: When the Suspect is an Uncommon Cause of Stroke
8:35 a.m.Q&A
8:45 a.m.Surfing the Banzai when the Pipe is Closing Out: Identifying and Distinguishing CNS Vasculitis
Kanjana Perera, MD, Hamilton, ON, Canada
9:30 a.m.Q&A
9:40 a.m.Surf's Up: A Rheumatology Perspective on CNS Vasculitis: Discussion and Treatment Options
10:00 a.m.Q&A
10:10 a.m.Seek to Sea More: Vessel Wall Imaging - Putting it in a Bucket: Do You Really Need a Biopsy? Distinguising Vasculitis, Vasospasm and Atherosclerosis
10:40 a.m.Q&A
10:50 a.m.A Waste of Bait to Go for the Small Fish; Go for the Big Ones: Mechanism of Inherited Small Vessel Ischemic Lesions: Lessons from Genetic Causes
11:35 a.m.Q&A
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Shooting the Curls: Neurocutaneous Cause of Stroke: Who Am I?
1:30 p.m.Point Break: Endocarditis: Treatment and Indications for Surgery
2:00 p.m.–2:10 p.m.Break
2:10 p.m.–3:20 p.m.Kokua for a Specific Subset of Patients (Breakout Sessions)
2:10 p.m.–2:40 p.m.Concurrent IA: In the Soup: Stroke in the Cancer Patient
Babak B Navi, MD, New York, NY

Concurrent IB: Hang 10: Therapuetic Challenges in Treating Infectious Cuses of Stroke: HIV, VZV, Nematodes, Tics, Fungal

Concurrent IC: Making the Drop: Stroke in Pregancy
2:50 p.m.–3:20 p.m.Concurrent IIA: In the Soup: Stroke in the Cancer Patient
Babak B Navi, MD, New York, NY

Concurrent IIB: Hang 10: Therapeutic Challenges in Treating Infectious Causes of Stroke: HIV, VZV, Nematodes, Tics, Fungal

Concurrent IIC: Making the Drop: Stroke in Pregnancy
3:20 p.m.Break
3:30p.m.Cowabunga: Genetic Collagen Vasculopathies
Douglas Gould, PhD, San Francisco, CA
4:00 p.m.Q&A
4:05 p.m.Tsunami: Perils and Pitfalls in Interventions in FMD and MoyaMoya
4:25 p.m.Q&A
4:30 p.m.Keep Calm and Surf On: MELAS: From Bench to Bedside
4:55 p.m.Q&A
5:00 p.m.Kumu: Stroke in the Transgender Patient
5:30 p.m.Mahalo
Louise D. McCullough, Md, PhD, Houston, TX

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

For full CME/CE accreditation information on the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium, please visit strokeconference.org.



Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss uncommon causes of stroke
  • Identify and differentiate CNS vasculitis
  • Propose treatment options for CNS vasculitis from a rheumatology perspective
  • Determine vasculitis, vasospasm and atherosclerosis
  • Define mechanisms of inherited small vessel ischemic lesions
  • Recognize neurocutaneous causes of stroke
  • Assess treatment for endocarditis including indications for surgery
  • Describe genetic collagen vasculopathies
  • Explain the perils and pitfalls in interventions in FMD and MoyaMoya
  • Describe MELAS from bench to bedside
  • Discuss stroke in the transgender patient
  • Manage stroke in the cancer patient
  • Recognize therapeutic challenges in treating infectious causes of stroke including HIV, VZV, nematodes, tics, and fungal
  • Document stroke in pregnancy

Program Committee

  • Ted Wein, MD, FRCPC, FAHA, Chair
  • Cherylee Chang, MD
  • Robert Cote, MD, FRCPC, FAHA, FANA
  • Nicole R Gonzales, MD
  • Brett Kissela, MD, MS
  • Michael Wang, MD, PhD
  • Miguel A Perez-Pinzon, PhD, FAHA (ISC Program Committee, Chair)
  • Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA (ISC Program Committee, Vice Chair)

Pre-Con II: Stroke in the Lab World: Cutting-Edge Topics in Experimental Stroke Research

This pre-conference symposium is designed to discuss emerging topics in basic and pre-clinical stroke studies and to synergize with the main conference, which has a substantial component concerning the clinical aspects of vascular diseases. While stroke is primarily considered a CNS event, peripheral systems have enormous influence in brain injury development and the recovery process.

In this full day symposium, we bring together leaders in the field to discuss how the peripheral gut system and the body’s metabolic status influence the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases, including the role of peripheral immune cells in CNS injury and neuroimmune interactions in stroke. We will also address recently developed imaging techniques to visualize neuroinflammation. Additional highlights of this symposium include participation of junior investigators who were selected to meet our mission of fostering young investigators to further advance the stroke field.


Pre-Con II Schedule

Please note that there is a separate registration fee to attend the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium II.

For a printable schedule, download the ISC 2019 Pre-Con II Schedule PDF.

ISC 2019 Pre-Con II Schedule
TimeEvent
8:30 a.m.Opening
Sunghee cho, PhD, White Plains, NY
 Brain-Gut Axis in Stroke
Moderator: Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA, Houston, TX
8:40 a.m.–10:10 a.m.Hypertension, Gut, and Neurovascular Dysfunction
Costantino Iadecola, MD, New York, NY
9:10 a.m.Good and (or) Bad Side of Gut Microbiota in Stroke
9:40 a.m.Discussion
10:10 a.m.Junior Investigator Awardee Presentation (TBD)
10:25 a.m.–10:45 a.m.Break
 Ketosis and Metabolic Function
Moderator: Joseph C. LaManna, PhD, Cleveland, OH
10:45 a.m.Regulation of Metabolic Function in Innate Host Response
Raymond A Swanson, MD, San Francisco, CA
11:15 a.m.Benefits of Keytone Bodies in Stroke Outcome
Michelle Puchowicz, MD, Memphis, TN
11:45 a.m.Discussion
12:15 p.m.Junior Investigator Awardee Presentation (TBD)
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.Lunch
 Neuroinnume Interaction in Stroke
Moderator: Midori A. Yenari, MD, San Francisco, CA
1:30 p.m.Inflammation and Resolution in Stroke
Eduaro Candelario-Jalil, PhD, Gainesville, FL
2:00 p.m.Monocyte-derived Macrophage: Function in Stroke Recovery
2:30 p.m.Discussion
3:00 p.m.Junior Investigator Award Presentation (TBD)
3:15 p.m.Break
 Imaging: Post-Stroke Tissue Inflammation and Plasticity
Moderator: Raghu Vemuganti, PhD, Madison, WI
3:30 p.m.Imaging: A Marker for Early Network Organization?
Jean Claude Baron, MD, Paris, France
4:00 p.m.In Vivo Imaging and Optogenetic Tools for Cortical Circuit Structure and Function in Stroke
4:30 p.m.Discussion
5:00 p.m.Junior Investigator Award Presentation (TBD)
5:15 p.m.Closing

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

For full CME/CE accreditation information on the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium, please visit strokeconference.org.



Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the complex interaction between the gut and brain in vascular diseases
  • Relate the dichotomous role of microbiota in stroke
  • Demonstrate the regulatory role of metabolic function in innate host response
  • Determine the potential benefits of ketone bodies in stroke outcome
  • Explain the therapeutic utility of myeloid cells in neuroinflammation in stroke
  • Illustrate the role of monocyte-derived macrophage in functional recovery in stroke
  • Document imaging as a marker for early network organization
  • Assess the use of in vivo imaging and optogenetic tools for structural plasticity in stroke

Program Committee

  • Sunghee Cho, PhD, Co-Chair
  • Joseph LaManna, PhD, Co-Chair
  • Eng Lo, PhD, FAHA
  • Raghu Vemuganti, PhD
  • Yongting Wang, PhD
  • Bruno Weber, PhD
  • Midori Yenari, MD, FAHA
  • Miguel A Perez-Pinzon, PhD, FAHA (ISC Program Committee, Chair)
  • Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA (ISC Program Committee, Vice Chair)