INTERNATIONAL STROKE CONFERENCE 2017 News

Mar. 31

  • Lying flat, sitting up similar for mild and moderate stroke recoveryHead position doesn’t matter when patients are recovering from a mild to moderate stroke. The first head-to-head trial of lying flat versus sitting up showed no statistically or clinically significant differences in death or disability 90 days after admission between the two positions. READ MORE
  • Triple antiplatelet therapy no better than guideline for stroke, TIATriple antiplatelet therapy with aspirin, clopidogrel and dipyridamole is not superior to guideline-based agent treatment with aspirin + dipyridamole or clopidogrel alone for preventing recurrent strokes. Late-breaking results of the TARDIS (Triple Antiplatelets for Reducing Dependency in Ischemic Stroke) trial were announced during the Main Event at ISC 2017 in Houston. READ MORE
  • Expand your learning, earn CME with Stroke OnDemand™Experience the in-depth educational programming of ISC 2017 and earn CME, thanks to the new and improved Stroke OnDemand™ program. Stroke OnDemand provides access to more than 150 hours of presentations from the conference through downloadable PDFs of presenter slides and accompanying audio files in an MP3 format. READ MORE
  • Thank you to ISC 2017 supportersThe American Heart Association/American Stroke Association would like to thank the International Stroke Conference 2017 supporters. READ MORE

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Jan. 10

  • Welcome from the program chairThis is a very exciting time in the field of cerebrovascular disease. The rate of discovery of new diagnostic and therapeutics for stroke has never been greater. On behalf of the American Stroke Association and the ISC Program Committee, we welcome you to join us at the International Stroke Conference. ISC will take place Feb. 22–24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. READ MORE
  • ISC 2017 features education in a variety of formatsThe International Stroke Conference, Feb. 22-24 in Houston, offers learning opportunities about stroke treatment and research both in and outside the education sessions. New sessions include debates, TED CED talks and a team competition, while the Science & Technology Hall offers popular features such as the Simulation Zone and the Case Studies Theater. READ MORE
  • Communication vital in stroke treatmentInterdisciplinary teams have improved the treatment of stroke patients, but better outcomes depend on effective communication among team members and caregivers, plus more efficient management of cognitive, emotional and sleep issues. The daylong State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium will address those issues Tuesday, Feb. 21. READ MORE
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