ISC 2020 Stroke News Day (2)

THURSDAY February 20, 2020 February 19-21, 2020 | Los Angeles, California STROKE NEWS #ISC20 Vision for Stroke : To be ‘indispensable, inspiring and trusted’ See VISION , page 10 T he AHA/ASA’s Stroke is the leading journal in its field — and incoming editor-in-chief Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAHA, plans to keep it that way. “Our mission is to drive innovative interdisciplinary research, transform patient care and enhance our understanding of disorders of the cerebral circulation,” Sacco said in his “ Stroke Vision 2020: Creating a Roadmap for the Next Decade” presentation during Wednesday morning’s Opening Main Event at ISC 2020. “Our vision is to be an indispensable, inspiring and trusted source of high-quality scientific knowledge for all disciplines,” he added. Sacco, who is chair of neurology and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami’s Leonard Miller School of Medicine, will take the reins at Stroke on July 1. As part of Wednesday’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Stroke , Sacco unveiled his plans for the journal’s next decade. For starters, he plans to expand diversity on the editorial boards AHA president emphasizes ‘evidence matters’ I t’s a truism in science: Evidence matters. And as AHA/ASA President Robert A. Harrington, MD, FAHA, emphasized in his address at the Opening Main Event of the International Stroke Conference on Wednesday, turning evidence into action matters, too. Harrington wove the theme “evidence matters” throughout his address as a drumbeat to underscore a multitude of points beyond the obvious, ranging from funding research to diversity in the workforce. “Evidence matters in basic discovery science and in the translation of science from the bench to the bedside and then to the community,” said Harrington, chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. “Evidence affects the quality of the care we provide, and it supports our advocacy for improvements in health policy. It’s highly motivating to get up every morning knowing that we are part of one of the most important pursuits that humans can undertake — the search for truth,” he said. Harrington noted the improvements in reducing deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke since 2000. Quality AHA/ASA President Robert A. Harrington, MD, FAHA (left), AHA/ASA CEO Nancy Brown and Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAHA, before the Opening Main Event. See EVIDENCE MATTERS , page 10 DEBATE Who should perform endovascular stroke thrombectomies? INSIDE Science & Technology Hall map 9 Purchase video of top presentations with synchronized slides to watch on any device with Stroke OnDemand™. Miss a session? Welch Mitchell SAVE THE DATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STROKE CONFERENCE 2021 February 10-12, 2021 | Denver, Colorado Funding available for hemorrhagic stroke research A HA/ASA CEO Nancy Brown announced on Wednesday that the American Stroke ssociation-Bugher Foundation Centers of Excellence in Hemorrhagic Stroke Research is now accepting research funding applications online. The collaboration — part of the AHA/ASA and the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation — includes at least three centers and one centralized training center. “Research is the lifeblood of our organization, and for more than three decades the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation has been the most generous funder of our stroke science,” Brown said during the Opening Main Event of ISC 2020. “The foundation has entrusted the American Heart Association with nearly $50 million, with the vast majority benefiting meritorious stroke research.” Frederick McLean Bugher established the foundation in 1961 to support research into cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Bugher wanted to honor his parents, who both had heart disease. Since then, the foundation has expanded its reach, leading to advances worldwide in heart and stroke research. “This newest addition to our research portfolio is designed to accelerate science targeting one of the top causes of stroke morbidity and mortality,” Brown said. The application deadline is Aug. 27. For more information, visit StrokeCenters. Brown Harrington 5