Join us in Hawaii for ISC 2019

Dear Colleague:

Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD, FAHA
Chair of the International Stroke Conference 2019 Program Committee

This is a thrilling time in the field of cerebrovascular disease as the stroke landscape is evolving at an ever-increasing rate. Learn about all of the latest advances in stroke and receive the most compelling stroke education by being a part of the International Stroke Conference – connecting the world to stroke science.

The 2019 conference will take place Feb. 6-8 in stunning Honolulu, Hawaii. On behalf of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, and the Stroke Council Program Committee, we warmly welcome you to join us.

The program emphasizes 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. Stroke systems of care, quality and outcomes are also key parts of the conference.

The International Stroke Conference 2019 provides unique opportunities to meet and network with colleagues from around the world with wide-ranging research interests and expertise in stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. For 2019, we anticipate more than 4,500 professional attendees, as well as exhibitors displaying exciting, new stroke products and services. We are truly dedicated to the international nature of this conference with science, attendees, presenters and faculty coming from all corners of the world.

The 2019 program offers three separate pre-conference symposia: the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium; the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium I: Stroke in the Real World: In Search of the Big Kahuna: Rare Causes of Stroke, which will focus on rare causes of stroke; and the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium II: Stroke in the Lab World: Cutting-Edge Topics in Experimental Stroke Research, which will be held in conjunction with the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. The main days of the ISC include compelling invited symposia; rousing debates; provocative oral scientific abstract presentations; intriguing scientific abstract posters; and special lectures on recent advances and state-of-the-science technologies.

This premier conference is intended for adult and pediatric neurologists; neurosurgeons; neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists; physiatrists; endovascular specialists; emergency medicine specialists; primary care physicians; hospitalists; nurses and nurse practitioners; rehabilitation specialists; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and pharmacists. Additionally, the ISC is just as much home for basic scientists, clinical scientists, stroke program coordinators, policymakers and public health officials who work in the stroke field.

Stimulating symposia, debates and abstract presentations will focus on numerous topics from 21 stroke-related categories. The latest results from major clinical trials will be presented at the meeting. 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.

In addition to exceptional education and networking with thousands of cerebrovascular research and practice experts from around the globe, you will also have the opportunity to experience the glorious island of Oahu. It is truly all of Hawaii on one island — tropical playground and urban fantasy. Rich in Hawaiian culture, the island has outstanding resort areas, and features the electrifying city of Honolulu with cosmopolitan shopping, multi-ethnic cuisine and exhilarating entertainment.

The other side of Oahu is a stunning tropical island with breathtaking natural beauty and an abundance of recreational activities on land, in the ocean, and by air. Partake in one of the many outdoor activities, explore the rich Hawaiian history, or just enjoy one of the exquisite beaches. At night, you can enjoy the Hawaii Regional Cuisine, jazz bars and stylish nightclubs. Add a few days to your stay in order to explore everything the island has to offer and make this meeting a true experience.

Please join us for the International Stroke Conference 2019 in beautiful downtown Honolulu and be a part of this outstanding and illuminating experience. We look forward to seeing you in February.

ISC 2019 — Education. Inspiration. Illumination.