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ISC 2019 showcases great science

If you attend only one stroke conference each year, don’t miss ISC 2019, Feb. 6-8 in Honolulu!

During this 2-1/2-day meeting, you will be able to choose from more than 1,600 presentations (including the very latest in stroke trial results, provocative debates and illuminating invited talks) that emphasize basic, clinical and translation sciences as they evolve to a better understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the goal of developing more effective therapies.

In addition to all of this great science, you can take in other ISC audience favorites such as Game of Strokes, CED Talks (Cerebrovascular Education and Discovery), Crossfire Debates and ten joint international association sessions. New this year, we have added other program highlights including a Town Hall Forum that will focus on Women in Stroke; a Mock Courtroom Trial:  The Case of ESUS: Anti-Platelets versus 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.

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Stroke in the Lab World: Cutting-Edge Topics in Experimental Stroke Research

This stimulating pre-conference symposium is designed to discuss emerging topics in basic and pre-clinical stroke studies and to synergize with the main conference, which has a substantial component concerning the clinical aspects of vascular diseases. While stroke is primarily considered a CNS event, peripheral systems have enormous influence in brain injury development and the recovery process.

In this full day symposium, leaders in the field will discuss how the peripheral gut system and the body’s metabolic status influence the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases, including the role of peripheral immune cells in CNS injury and neuroimmune interactions in stroke. It will also address recently developed imaging techniques to visualize neuroinflammation. Additional highlights of this symposium include presentations by junior investigators who were selected to meet our mission of fostering young investigators to further advance the stroke field.

This Pre-Conference Symposium, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, is being held in conjunction with the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM). The ASA would like to thank them for their generous support of and educational contribution to Stroke in the Lab World: Cutting-Edge Topics in Experimental Stroke Research. The ASA would also like to thank the ISCBFM for their generous support of the travel grants to the Junior Investigators who will be presenting at Stroke in the Lab World: Cutting-Edge Topics in Experimental Stroke Research.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the complex interaction between the gut and brain in vascular diseases
  • Relate the dichotomous role of microbiota in stroke
  • Demonstrate the regulatory role of metabolic function in innate host response
  • Determine the potential benefits of ketone bodies in stroke outcome
  • Explain the therapeutic utility of myeloid cells in neuroinflammation in stroke
  • Illustrate the role of monocyte-derived macrophage in functional recovery in stroke
  • Document imaging as a marker for early network organization
  • Assess the use of in vivo imaging and optogenetic tools for structural plasticity in stroke


Don’t miss these industry events

You’ll participate in an array of sessions, interactive training and debates at the AHA/ASA’s International Stroke Conference 2019 Feb. 4-6.

But there’s even more at ISC. Be sure to also check out Unofficial Satellite Events and Expert Theaters.

The events are independently organized by exhibitors, universities, nonprofits and industry supporters to provide prime opportunities to learn about the latest scientific advancements, and the theaters are settings to discover the newest products and services for stroke specialists.

Unofficial Satellite Events

Unofficial Satellite Events are not a part of the official International Stroke Conference planned by the ISC Program Committee.

Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
2-6 p.m. Feb. 4 / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5
Sheraton Waikiki
Sponsor: SNIS
Supported by: CV Section

Route to Severe Stroke Management: Diagnosis and Treatment of Large Hemispheric Infarction
7-9 p.m. Feb. 6
Prince Waikiki Hotel, Pi’lnaio Ballroom
Sponsor: Biogen
Supported by: Biogen

Current Controversies in Stroke: Stroke Care in the Real World
6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 6
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Resort, Tapa Ballroom 1-2
Sponsor: Medtronic
Supported by: Medtronic

Expert Theaters, Booth 152

These events are not part of the official International Stroke Conference 2019 as planned by the International Stroke Conference Program Committee. Complimentary lunch will be provided by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to the first 100 attendees.

Reversal of Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Experiencing Life-Threatening Bleeds
12:10-12:40 p.m. Feb. 6
Sponsor: Portola Pharmaceuticals

To Be Announced
1-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6
Sponsor: VIZ

Personalized Medicine and Post-ESUS Risk Reduction Strategies
12:10-12:40 p.m. Feb. 7
Sponsor: Medtronic