Feb. 4, 2014

International Stroke Conference honors awardees

The Plenary Sessions will feature six award-winning presentations. These ISC awards honor investigators for their stroke-related research. Abstract-based awards also provide opportunities for funding to attend ISC for junior investigators.

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David Y. Hwang, MD

Plenary Session I, Hall E

10:59-11:11 a.m.
Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke
David Y. Hwang, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Subjective Judgments of Physicians and Nurses Are More Accurate Than Formal Clinical Scales in Predicting Functional Outcome After Intracerebral Hemorrhage
In recognition of Robert G. Siekert, MD, founding chairman of the American Heart Association’s International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, this award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue stroke-related research.

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Marc Fisher, MD, FAHA

11:40 a.m.-Noon
David G. Sherman Lecture Award
Marc Fisher, MD, FAHA
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Considering the Future of Academic Vascular Neurology
This award recognizes lifetime contributions to investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the stroke field.

Plenary Session II, Hall E

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Francesco Blasi, PharmD, PhD

10:32-10:44 a.m.
Mordecai Y.T. Globus New Investigator Award
Francesco Blasi, PharmD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown
In Vivo Molecular Imaging of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis Using a Fibrin-binding PET Probe
This award recognizes Mordecai Y.T. Globus for his major contributions to research in cerebrovascular disease and his outstanding contributions to the elucidation of the role of neurotransmitters in ischemia and trauma; the interactions among multiple neurotransmitters; mechanisms of hypothermic neuroprotection; and the role of oxygen radical mechanisms and nitric oxide in brain injury.

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Evan Allen, MBA

10:46-10:58 a.m.
Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award
Evan Allen, MBA
Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Orlando
Stroke Severity Adjusted EMS Triage Has Benefits for Bypassed Primary Stroke Centers
This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research in the emergent phase of acute stroke treatment and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference.

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Patricia D. Hurn, PhD, FAHA

11:40 a.m.-Noon
Thomas Willis Lecture Award
Patricia D. Hurn, PhD, FAHA
The University of Texas System, Austin
Sex, Stroke and Innovation
This award recognizes contributions to the investigation and management of stroke-basic science.

Plenary Session III, Hall E

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William Powers, MD, FAHA

12:03-12:23 p.m.
William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke Award
William Powers, MD, FAHA
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
Hemodynamics and Stroke Risk in Carotid Artery Occlusion
This award honors contributions to the investigation and management of stroke-clinical science.

Take in San Diego’s rich history and culture

With picture-perfect beaches, exceptional attractions, year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, San Diego consistently ranks as one of the top travel destinations in North America.

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With fog often obscuring the light from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, it was taken out of service. Today, the National Park Service welcomes visitors.

As you travel any of the area’s 70 miles of coastline, there are plenty of scenic stops where you can absorb breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean’s blue waters. A perennial favorite, Coronado Beach, is considered one of America’s top beaches.

Each day, tourists flock to San Diego’s mega attractions, Balboa Park and SeaWorld San Diego. Built in 1915, Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, gardens and the San Diego Zoo. The zoo is one of the park’s biggest draws, featuring 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies and a botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

Art is alive in San Diego, not only in Balboa Park’s San Diego Museum of Art, Natural History Museum and Timken Museum of Art, but also in the 90 museums in San Diego County. A multitude of art galleries make their home in San Diego. See work from local, regional, emerging and international artists in Little Italy, La Jolla, Ray Street in North Park and the Cedros Avenue Design District.

San Diego is rich in history, thanks to its Native America and Spanish Missionary roots and its cultural and military influences. From Old Town State Park and the Gaslamp Quarter to San Diego’s missions and the USS Midway Museum, the seemingly endless options reveal how San Diego continues to be shaped by its complex and vibrant history.

Beyond these and other landmarks, the city offers world-class shopping, fine dining and a vibrant nightlife. Or take a drive along Historic Highway 101, otherwise known as the Coast Highway, where you’ll see how the Pacific welcomes surfers, kayakers, paddle boarders and boaters taking in Southern California’s waves.

No matter the experience you’re seeking, you’ll want to join us in San Diego.

Science & Technology Exhibit Hall: Explore this must-see destination

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HeadQuarters, Booth 241, is among the many must-see destinations in the Science & Technology Exhibit Hall.

The Science & Technology Exhibit Hall returns to ISC 2014 with a unique blend of innovative equipment, supplies and services. Nowhere else can you take in such offerings at one place at one time.

Visit with representatives from more than 75 companies at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Any time you need to get connected, just stop by one of the Wi-Fi hotspots, located in the Restaurant, Booth 253, and Charging Station, Booth 525.

Be sure to check out the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s HeadQuarters, located in Booth 241, where you can:

  • Get information on the latest AHA/ASA initiatives, including Advocate: You’re the Cure, American Stroke Association, Charitable Estate Planning, Connected Heart Health, Emergency Cardiovascular Care CPR & First Aid, Focus on Quality, Health eHeart Study, Multicultural Markets Power To End Stroke, Patient Education/Online Patient Education, Professional Education and Scientific Publications. Network with your colleagues in the relaxing atmosphere of the Member Circle and power up your smartphone, iPad and other electronic devices (for AHA/ASA Members only).
  • Take in several presentations in the Theater (see below). Visit Booth 241 or pick up a copy of Stroke News for a detailed schedule.

Join us in AHA/ASA HeadQuarters, Booth 241

10-11:00 a.m.
Does your Hospital Have What It Takes?
Test your knowledge by joining the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission for an interactive session about Primary Stroke Center Certification and Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Stroke Journal webinar: Stroke Risk Factors and their Management
Ralph Sacco, MD

12:15-12:45 p.m.
ISC Mobile Meeting Guide App demonstration
Learn tips on how to access all of the International Stroke Conference in the palm of your hand. Browse content and connect with others.
Laura Powell, Double Dutch

1-1:30 p.m.
Claiming Credit at ISC
Michelle Bruns, AHA Professional Education

3-3:30 p.m.
Advocacy — A Year of Advocacy Successes: You’re the Cure

10-11 a.m.
AFIB Jeopardy!

11:10-11:30 a.m.
Advocacy — A Year of Advocacy Successes: You’re the Cure

11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Education On-demand: Learn.Heart.org
Michelle Bruns, AHA Professional Education

12:20-1:20 p.m.
Stroke Journal webinar: Stroke Genetics
Martin Dichgans, MD

1:30-2 p.m.
Stroke OnDemandTM Premium Product demonstration
Learn all of the features of this educational tool.
Diane Perrino, Astute Technology

Join your colleagues for ISC 2014 in San Diego

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ISC 2014 provides exceptional education and cutting-edge technology in stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation

You still have time to register and be a part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

Geared toward experts in stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, this premier educational program, Feb. 11-14 in San Diego, offers more than 1,500 presentations. The programming 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.

Sessions in clinical categories will center on stroke 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 outcomes, quality and health services research. 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, aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage and other neurocritical management, vascular malformations, and ongoing clinical trials.

Beyond gaining knowledge on recent scientific work related to cerebrovascular disease, the conference is complemented by expert presentations throughout the Science & Technology Exhibit Hall.

The simplest way to register is online, and you’ll save $20 when you do so. Also, take advantage of low hotel rates by making your reservation early. Visit the hotel reservation website.