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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.

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Happy anniversary, tPA!

ISC Program Chair Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon, PhD, FAHA, AHA President Nancy Brown and AHA President Robert A. Harrington, MD, FAHA, will host the Opening Main Event Wednesday and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the tPA trial results, the fifth anniversary of the endovascular trial results and the 50th anniversary of the Stroke journal.

Here is the lineup for the Opening Main Event:

Welcome and Introduction of AHA/ASA President
Nancy Brown

AHA Presidential Address
Robert A. Harrington, MD, FAHA

25th Anniversary of the tPA Trial Results and the Fifth Anniversary of the Endovascular Trials’ Results
Patrick D. Lyden, MD

25th Anniversary of the tPA Trial Results
John R. Marler, MD

Fifth Anniversary of theEndovascular Trials’ Results
Tudor G. Jovin, MD

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Stroke Journal

Stroke: The First 40 Years
Vladimir Hachinski, CM, MD, DSc

Stroke Accomplishments and Innovations Over the Past 10 Years
Marc Fisher

The International Impact of Stroke
Stephen Davis

Stroke: A Vision for the Future
Ralph L. Sacco

Check the Stroke Online Program Planner or the AHA Conferences App for specific times and locations.

Choose from 3 Pre-Conference Symposia 

ISC 2020 features three Pre-Conference Symposia to cover the depth and breadth of new developments since last year. The three symposia scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, are:

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Stroke research and technology on display

Don’t miss out on all of the new technology and innovations in the Science & Technology Hall. You’ll uncover innovations in exhibitor booths, the Learning Studio, Stroke Central and Simulation Zone. And don’t miss the poster sessions and tours, which are taking place, adjacent to the Science & Technology Hall.

10 Professor-Led Poster Tours: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hall H

Expert moderators will lead tours that are organized by category and include a short presentation and Q&A with each poster author in that section.

To take part, view the Moderated Poster Sessions on the Online Program Planner or the AHA Conferences App. Then, at 5:20 p.m., arrive at the numbered section sign for your selected section/category. Headsets will be available to listen to the presenters.

Regular Poster Sessions: 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday in Hall H

Presenters will be at their posters for informal Q&As with attendees. The one-on-one posters aren’t part of the Professor-Led Poster Tours.

To see the posters featured in today’s Regular Poster Sessions, view the Poster Sessions on the Online Program Planner or the AHA Conferences App.

Posters also will be available for viewing 8 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Thursday in the Poster Hall (Hall H). See Thursday’s Stroke News for details on tomorrow’s Professor-Led Poster Tours and Regular Poster Sessions.

See page 20 of the Final Program for the Poster Hall map.

Professor-Led Poster Tours

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Posters WMP1-WMP120

  1. Acute Endovascular Treatment Moderated Poster Tour I
  2. Acute Neuroimaging Moderated Poster Tour
  3. Aneurysm Moderated Poster Tour
  4. Cerebral Large Artery Disease Moderated Poster Tour
  5. Community/Risk Factors Moderated Poster Tour I
  6. Diagnosis of Stroke Etiology Moderated Poster Tour
  7. Experimental Mechanisms and Models Moderated Poster Tour
  8. Health Services, Quality Improvement and Patient-Centered Outcomes Moderated Poster Tour I
  9. Intracerebral Hemorrhage Moderated Poster Tour
  10. Preventive Strategies Moderated Poster Tour

Regular Poster Sessions

6:30-7 p.m.
Posters WP1-WP502
These posters are not included in the Professor-Led Poster Tours.

  • Acute Endovascular Treatment Posters I
  • Acute Neuroimaging Posters I
  • Acute Nonendovascular Treatment Posters I
  • Aneurysm Posters I
  • Basic and Preclinical Neuroscience of Stroke Recovery Posters I
  • Cerebral Large Artery Disease Posters I
  • Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery Posters I
  • Community/Risk Factors Posters I
  • Diagnosis of Stroke Etiology Posters I
  • Emergency Care/Systems Posters I
  • Experimental Mechanisms and Models Posters I
  • Health Services, Quality Improvement and Patient-Centered Outcomes Posters I
  • In-Hospital Treatment Posters I
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage Posters I
  • Nursing Posters I
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment Posters I
  • Late-Breaking Science Posters I

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Late-Breaking Science coming to ISC 2020

Be sure to hear the latest late-breaking science during the Thursday Main Event and the Friday Closing Main Event.

Thursday Main Event
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Hall K

  • Determining the Optimal Dose of Tenecteplase Before Endovascular Thrombectomy (EXTEND-IA TNK Part 2): A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial
  • ESCAPE-NA1 Trial
  • Multifocal Transcranial Rotating Permanent Magnet Stimulation in Chronic Ischemic Stroke
  • The Woven Study: Wingspan One-Year Vascular Imaging, Events and Neurologic Outcomes
  • Effects of Pre-Hospital Acute Stroke Treatment as Measured With the Modified Rankin Scale; the Berlin – Pre-Hospital Or Usual Care Delivery (B_PROUD) trial

Closing Main Event
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hall K

  • The Randomized Study of Endovascular Therapy With Versus Without Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Acute Stroke With ICA and M1 Occlusion (SKIP Study)
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Home BP Telemonitoring Plus Nurse Case Management (HBPTM+NCM) Versus HBPTM Alone on Systolic BP (SBP) Reduction Among Minority Stroke Survivors
  • The Spot Sign and Tranexamic Acid on Preventing ICH Growth – Australasia Trial (STOP-AUST): A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
  • Cilostazol Versus Other Anti-Platelet Drugs for the In-Stent Restenosis After Carotid Artery Stenting: The Carotid Artery Stenting With Cilostazol Addition for Restenosis (CAS-CARE) Trial
  • Apixaban or Warfarin and Aspirin or Placebo After Acute Coronary Syndrome or PCI in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Prior Stroke: Insights From the AUGUSTUS Trial
  • World First Robotic Neurovascular Intervention Experience: Opening the Doors to Remote Procedures

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