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International Stroke Conference 2019

Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 5, 2019
Sessions: Feb.6–8, 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii


ISC 2019 Program Highlights

Program Committee Chair Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD and Vice-Chair Louise McCullough, MD, PhD welcomed attendees to ISC 2019 and review some of the highlights planned this year.

Pre-Con II: Stroke in the Lab World

Dr. Pinzon interviews Sunghee Cho, PhD, and Joseph LaManna, PhD, co-chairs for the Pre-Con II Session about its theme: Cutting Edge Topics in Experimental Stroke Research.


Tuesday's Selected Science

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Hands-On Curriculum Educates Neuroscience Nurses on Bedside Swallow Screening
Stephanie Meletis | University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Identifying and Understanding Factors Associated with Post-Stroke Anxiety
Jennifer Sanner | UT Health Cizik School of Nursing, Houston, TX

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Effectiveness of a Caregiver-Centered Empowerment Program for Chinese Stroke Family Caregivers
Aileen W Chan | The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Nurse Advocacy in the Development of Outpatient Stroke Clinics: Led and Managed by Nurses
Amanda James | Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Wednesday's Selected Science

SHINE Trial Results

Louise McCullough, MD, vice chair for ISC 2019, interviews Karen Johnston, MD, principal investigator of the SHINE trial about the results and their significance for patients and clinicians. (Jump to the SHINE science)

RIGHT-2 Interview with PI Philip Bath, MD, DSc

Louise McCullough, MD, PhD interviews Philip Bath, MD, DSc, principal investigator of the RIGHT-2 trial, about the prehospital administration of TNG in ultra-acute stroke. (Jump to the RIGHT-2 Science)

ISC 2019 Wednesday Highlights

Louise McCullough, MD, PhD and Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD provide a recap of select Day 1 clinical trials.

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Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial Primary Results
Karen C Johnston | University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

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Glyceryl Trinitrate for Pre-hospital Ultra-acute Stroke: Main Results From the Rapid Intervention With Glyceryl Trinitrate in Hypertensive Stroke Trial-2 (RIGHT-2)
Philip M Bath | University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Increasing Rate of Stroke From Infective Endocarditis Related to Opioid Abuse in the U.S.
Setareh Salehi Omran | Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

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Outcomes After Endovascular Stroke Therapy in High Versus Low Volume Centers
Sunil A Sheth | UT Health, McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Apolipoprotein E and Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Trans-Ethnic Meta-Analysis
Sandro Marini | Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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Apoptosis Signal-Regulating Kinase 1 (ASK1) is a Novel Master Molecular Switch Controlling Microglia/Macrophage Reactions That Impact Short- and Long-Term Stroke Outcomes
Yejie Shi | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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Circulating Peripheral Factors Induce Age-Related Epigenetic Changes in Microglia Which Induces a Primed Phenotype
Edward C Koellhoffer | UT Health McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

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Stroke Impairs Epithelial Microfold Cells in Intestinal Peyer's Patches
Juneyoung Lee | UT Health Houston, Houston TX

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Cerebral Microbleeds and the Effect of Anticoagulation on Outcomes in 3699 Patients With Embolic Strokes of Undetermined Source: An Exploratory Analysis of the NAVIGATE ESUS Trial
Ashkan Shoamanesh | McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Using Cilostazol for Secondary Stroke Prevention in High-risk Patients: The Cilostazol Stroke Prevention Study for Antiplatelet Combination (
Kazunori Toyoda | National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita Osaka, Japan

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Interleukin 4 Improves White Matter Repair After Stroke By Promoting Oligodendrocyte Differentiation
Xiaoming Hu | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Audience members at ISC19

Audience members listen to a presentation on Wednesday at ISC19. See and share more photos from the conference.

Ivor Benjamin on Screen at ISC19

If you missed AHA/ASA president Ivor Benjamin addressing the conference, read his speech here.

Luncheon at ISC19

Attendees shared ideas and made new friends at the Advance Practice Providers Luncheon on Wednesday.


Thursday's Selected Science

MISTIE 3 Results

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA interviews Dan Hanley, MD and Issam Awad, MD, co-principal investigators of the MISTIE 3 trial about what the clinical and surgical results suggest for treating patients with ICH. (Jump to the MISTIE science)

ISPOT Results

Louise McCullough, MD, PhD interviews Nina Gentile, MD, principal investigator of iSPOT, about the purpose and results of the trial and how it relates to the SHINE trial presented on Wednesday. (Jump to the iSPOT science)


ISC19 Thursday Science Highlights

Louise McCullough, MD, PhD and Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD review select science presented on Day 2 of ISC 2019 in Honolulu.


Endovascular Therapy Outcomes in Large Core

Peter Panagos, MD interviews Amrou Sarraj, MD about his recent work on endovascular thrombectomy outcomes in large core, which he presented in multiple sessions for ISC 2019. (Jump to the EVT Large Core science)

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MISTIE 3 Trial Results
Daniel F Hanley | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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MISTIE III Surgical Results: Efficiency of Hemorrhage Removal Determines mRS
Issam A Awad | University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Endovascular Thrombectomy Outcomes in Large Core on CT Are Strongly Associated With Perfusion Core Volume and Time: Implications From Two Large Cohorts for Future Trials
Amrou Sarraj | UT Health Science Center At Houston, Houston, TX

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Insights on Selected Procoagulation Markers and Outcomes in Stroke Trial (iSPOT) Primary Results
Nina T. Gentile | Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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ApoE4 Disrupts Cerebrovascular Microcirculation and Undermines White Matter Integrity and Cognitive Function
Yorito Hattori | Weill Cornell Med, New York, NY

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Amelioration of Ischemic Stroke Damage Through Inhibition of Interleukin-6 Signaling With Tocilizumab Requires Sex Specific Dosing
Jacob Hudobenko | UT Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

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Main Results of the Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study (enchanted) of the Early Intensive Blood Pressure Control After thrombolysis
Craig Anderson | The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

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Andexanet Alfa for Treatment of Factor Xa Inhibitor-related Acute Major Bleeding
Truman John Milling Jr. | Seton Dell Medical School Stroke Institute, Austin, TX

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A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control in Patients with a History of Stroke:The Recurrent Stroke Prevention Clinical Outcome (RESPECT) Study
Kazuo Kitagawa | Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Effects of a Quality Improvement Intervention on Adherence to Evidence-based Therapies for Acute Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients in Hospitals With Stroke Units - Insights From the BRIDGE Stroke Trial
M. Julia Machline Carrion | Heart Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Spenopalatine-ganglion Stimulation for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Pooled Meta-analysis of the Impact 24A and Impact 24B Trials
Ashfaq Shuaib on behalf of ImpACT-24 Steering Committee | University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Treatment of Carotid Stenosis in Asymptomatic, Non-Octogenarian, Standard Risk Patients with Stenting versus Endarterectomy: A Pooled Analysis of the CREST and ACT I Trials
Jon S Matsumura | University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Secondary Stroke Prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic Care Model Teams Early to End Disparities: The SUCCEED Trial
Amytis Towfighi | University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Newton-2: Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Eg-1962 in Adults With Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Stephan A. Mayer, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Greater Exercise Dose During Stroke Inpatient Rehabilitation Improves Walking Recovery, but the Response is Not Linear
Tara D Klassen | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Friday's Selected Science

The Paola DeRango Memorial Session | Women in Stroke

Moderators Stacie Demel, DO, PhD and Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, discuss the topics planned for The Paola DeRango Memorial Session | Stroke in Women Throughout the Life Course: An International Perspective and why research on stroke in women specifically is so important.

ISC 2019: What We Learned

Louise McCullough, MD, PhD reviews the top science presented for ISC 2019, including MISTIE III and SHINE, and encourages viewers to attend ISC 2020 in Los Angeles next year.


Extending the Thrombolytic Time Window to 9 Hours for Acute Ischemic Stroke Using Perfusion Imaging Selection - The Final Result
Henry Ma | Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Deferoxamine (iDEF) Trial: Main Results
Magdy H Selim | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Telerehabilitation in the Home versus Therapy In-Clinic for Patients With Stroke
Steven C Cramer | University of California Irvine, Orange, CA