ISC 2014 — Connecting the world to stroke science

Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA

Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA

The rate of discovery of new diagnostic and therapeutics for stroke has never been greater, making this an exciting time in the field of cerebrovascular disease. Come be a part of the International Stroke Conference 2014 — connecting the world to stroke science — Feb. 11-14 in San Diego.

“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,” said Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA, chair of the ISC 2014 Program Committee.

ISC 2014 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 2014, we anticipate almost 3,800 professional attendees, as well as exhibitors displaying new stroke products and services. We are truly dedicated to the international nature of this conference with attendees, presenters and faculty coming from all corners of the world,” Dr. Greenberg said.

The 2014 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: Emergency Stroke Care 2014, which will focus on issues pertinent to the acute management of stroke in the Emergency Department; and the new Student/Trainee/Early Career Pre-Conference Symposium II: Animal Models 2.0: Co-morbid Conditions, Optogenetics and Other New Directions.

The main days of ISC 2014 include outstanding invited symposia, debates, oral scientific abstract presentations, and scientific abstract posters, as well as special lectures on recent advances and state-of-the-science technologies. Special symposia, debates and abstract presentations will focus on numerous topics from 21 stroke-related categories.

Sessions in clinical categories will center on:

  • Stroke community/risk factors
  • Emergency care/systems
  • Acute neuroimaging
  • Acute endovascular and acute nonendovascular treatment
  • Diagnosis of stroke etiology
  • Cerebral large artery disease
  • In-hospital treatment
  • Clinical rehabilitation and recovery
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ongoing clinical trials

“This year, not only will you have the opportunity to experience exceptional education and network with almost 3,800 cerebrovascular research and practice experts from around the globe, you will also have the chance to see the beautiful city of San Diego,” Dr. Greenberg said. “Please join us for ISC 2014 in beautiful San Diego, and be a part of this exceptional and illuminating experience. We look forward to seeing you in February.”