2019

State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 2019

The State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium is a can’t-miss forum designed to provide cutting-edge information for nursing, rehabilitation and other healthcare professionals who treat patients and families in all phases of stroke care from prevention to treatment in the emergency department through rehabilitation. The symposium will update and inform the audience about nursing issues along the continuum of stroke care (primary and secondary prevention, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, rehabilitation and program development).

The goal of the program is to share innovative best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes. An exciting plenary program and stimulating breakout sessions are planned to meet educational needs for nurses, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at various skill levels.

Key takeaways of the nursing symposium include:

  • Explain practical approaches to treat acute ischemic stroke, such as NIHSS and nuances, ICU stroke care, stroke imaging and perfusion scanning, stroke etiology and acute stroke complications
  • Recognize the unexpected twists in the road during stroke recovery, such as sexuality post-stroke, fatigue and driving after stroke and returning to work and caregiver support.
  • Summarize various professional education topics, such as the latest clinically relevant topics and tips from top nurse experts; Boot Camp Training for stroke coordinators; and how to successfully disseminate stroke knowledge, including how to prepare an excellent abstract, outlining what the basic skills of a published author are and how to transform your presentation to publication
  • Describe advances in clinical research, practice and quality improvement, including addressing stroke center issues with quality improvement projects (facilitating timely transfers, optimal management of length of stay, preventing long and short-term readmissions); palliative care and stroke: caring for the whole patient and engaging families early; and using biologic markers to personalize treatment for stroke-related symptoms and outcomes including antibody profiling in stroke, bioenergetics for post-stroke fatigue, and fMRI in post-stroke depression
  • Demonstrate how to facilitate admission, progression and discharge for stroke, such as the nurse’s role in stroke care transitions, the benefits of coordinated stroke care post-hospitalization and infusing technology in rehabilitation and recovery.

Pre-Con I covers “Stroke in the Real World”

This day-long Pre-Conference Symposium of the International Stroke Conference takes place Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will provide the latest information for healthcare professionals caring for patients with, or at risk for stroke. This one-day symposium highlights scientific advances in cerebrovascular disease while emphasizing their application in the real world. The symposium informs the audience about issues along the full continuum of stroke care and covers varied topics of interest to healthcare providers working in the emergency department, hospitalist settings, primary care, general neurology, pharmacies, and other stroke care arenas.

This year’s symposium will focus on the rare causes of stroke including: identifying, distinguishing and a rheumatology perspective on CNS vasculitis; distinguishing vasculitis, vasospasm and atherosclerosis; mechanism of inherited small vessel ischemic lesions; neurocutaneous cause of stroke; endocarditis – treatment and indications for surgery; genetic collagen vasculopathies; interventions in FMD and moyamoya; MELAS; and stroke in the transgender patient. There will also be a series of challenging breakout sessions focusing on stroke in the cancer patient; stroke in pregnancy; and therapeutic challenges in treating infectious causes of Stroke including HIV, VZV, nematodes, tics, and fungal. Participants will also have the opportunity to have an informal lunch with the faculty where questions or challenging stroke cases may be discussed. (Please note you must register to attend the Pre-Conference Symposium.)

The learning objectives of this pre-conference include:

  • Discuss uncommon causes of stroke
  • Identify and differentiate CNS vasculitis
  • Propose treatment options for CNS vasculitis from a rheumatology perspective
  • Determine vasculitis, vasospasm and atherosclerosis
  • Define mechanisms of inherited small vessel ischemic lesions
  • Recognize neurocutaneous causes of stroke
  • Assess treatment for endocarditis including indications for surgery
  • Describe genetic collagen vasculopathies
  • Explain the perils and pitfalls in interventions in FMD and MoyaMoya
  • Describe MELAS from bench to bedside
  • Discuss stroke in the transgender patient
  • Manage stroke in the cancer patient
  • Recognize therapeutic challenges in treating infectious causes of stroke including HIV, VZV, nematodes, tics, and fungal
  • Document stroke in pregnancy

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.

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.

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