ISC 2019 is essential to your career

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. From forming multiple, life-long collaborations with the best minds in the profession to hearing the latest big trial results to the exceptional education and science, if you are involved in the stroke medical profession, ISC is essential to your career.

This 2½-day conference features more than 1,600 compelling presentations in 21 categories that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a better understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the goal of developing more effective therapies.

This conference provides the opportunity to network with thousands of colleagues in the stroke field from around the world with wide-ranging expertise and experience.

This year will see the return of many favorite sessions including Game of Strokes; CED Talks (Cerebrovascular Education and Discovery); Crossfire Debates in the Closing Main Event; and 9 joint international association sessions. Just a few of the new additions to the program include the Town Hall Forum focusing on Women in Stroke; a Mock Courtroom Trial: The Case of ESUS: Anti-platelets vs Anti-thrombin or Anti-Xa: What Is the Best “Anti” for My Patient?; and NIH Clinical and Applied Research Programs in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) (Joint Government Agency Session).

Clinical Sessions focus 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.

Basic Science Sessions 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.

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.

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