Neuro-Interventional, Brain Health tracks offer new programming

Two new tracks have been added to the ISC 2020 program. They seek to answers unresolved questions and bring out future expectations and needs. Be sure to check the Stroke Online Program Planner for more details, times and locations.

Neuro-Interventional track

What can be done to improve patient neurological outcomes? The Neuro-Interventional Track, (Wednesday, Feb. 19) which features five sessions throughout the day, will strive to answer that central question.

The lineup for the Neuro-Interventional track is:
7-8:30 a.m.: Pre-Hospital Large Vessel Occlusion Triage: Does One Size Fit All?
8:45-10:15 a.m.: Optimizing EVT
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Controversies in Endovascular Stroke Treatment (Debate)
3-4 p.m.: Controversies in Stroke: A Three-Way Debate
4:15-5:15 p.m.: Latest and Greatest in Aneurysm Treatment

Brain Health track

From basic scientists to epidemiologists to practicing clinicians, all ISC 2020 attendees can participate in the Brain Health Track that will feature seven sessions on broad topics over two days.  To advocate for better brain health across all stages of life, the AHA recently established a Brain Health Science Subcommittee. It’s co-chaired by Gorelick and Eric E. Smith, MD, MPH, FRCPC, associate professor in the Cummings School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

The track will explore practical concepts for preserving cognitive function. For example, research shows that high blood pressure, depression, social isolation and other risk factors — even early in life — can contribute to eventual cognitive decline.

Other subjects include basic pathogenic mechanisms, gene interactions, myelin structure, biomarkers, screening, issues across the lifespan and cognitive factors unique to women.

Register now for ISC 2020.