Interactive learning opportunities abound at ISC 2018

The International Stroke Conference 2018 — a 2½-day meeting Jan. 24-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California — is dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. The conference provides unique opportunities for you to meet and learn from colleagues with wide-ranging interests and expertise through a variety of educational sessions, from lectures to interactive training.

Engaging and interactive programming

Game of Strokes
Wednesday, Jan. 24
Can you guess the correct answer before the timer runs out? Three teams of stroke professionals from around the world will test their knowledge in a game show-style competition. Those in the audience can play along using the ISC 2018 Mobile Meeting App.

Cerebrovascular Education and Discovery Talks
Wednesday, Jan. 24
3-4 p.m.
In this session dedicated to cerebrovascular education and discovery, leaders in the field will give short (18 minutes or less), powerful talks on innovative, engaging ideas about stroke research, education and policy.

Confirmed speakers and presentations include:

  • Donna A. Perez-Pinzon, Miami, Florida. Neonatal Stroke: Little Brains, Big Consequences
  • Thomas G. Brott, Jacksonville, Florida. Free Fallin’ – Can the Megadrop in Stroke Mortality Continue?
  • Philip Bath, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: To Treat or Not to Treat – That Is Still the Question
  • A. M. Hakim, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Small Vessel Disease – A Major Health Challenge and Opportunity

Crossfire Debates
Held during the closing Main Event, the debates feature experts who will discuss some of the hottest controversies in stroke. For each topic, two or more authorities will pitch opposing viewpoints, including rebuttals. The audience will vote on who made the stronger case. Debate topics will include:

  • Anticoagulation therapy should not be restarted in patients with anticoagulation-related lobar intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Hemicraniectomy versus not in patients over 60
  • Prolonged cardiac ambulatory monitoring wide use versus not

Learning in the Science & Technology Hall

Simulation Zone
In this interactive training area, you can test your stroke knowledge, skills and critical thinking using two displays:

  • Body Interact is a screen-based 3-D immersive training platform that virtualizes acute and chronic neurovascular disorders with a lifelike patient. The simulation includes dynamic monitoring, dialoguing, diagnostic tests, medications, imaging, intervention options and performance debriefing.
  • The Mentice VIST® G5 Simulator is a portable high-fidelity endovascular simulator enabling hands-on procedural training for clinicians and medical professionals. The modules include a wide variety of training scenarios to challenge the learner’s technical skills, clinical decision-making abilities and procedural proficiency.

Expert Theater
Learn about products and therapeutic treatments from industry supporters while you enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by the American Stroke Association.