Programming - International Stroke Conference 2021

Hundreds of experts with one goal: deliver the latest in cerebrovascular science and care

NEW: ISC 2021 Program Agenda & Planner

#ISC21 has something for everyone -- from translational basic science to post-stroke care, for students and early-career professionals to longtime experts in the field.

This year, a special emphasis on the cerebrovascular manifestations of COVID-19 will bring more understanding to the worldwide pandemic. 

#ISC21 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Here are some of the highlighted planned activities in store at International Stroke Conference 2021.

Wednesday, March 17

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME (UTC -6)
EVENTS
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Move More Fitness and Dance Breaks (Recorded)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Break
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
194. HEADS-UP Opening Session: Pre-Test
VHealth Disparities Research that Matters: Walter J. Koroshetz
Kenton Lecture: Philip B. Gorelick
187. COVID-19 Debates: General Anesthesia vs Conscious Sedation? / Coagulopathy or Endotheliopathy? 11. Mismatch Misalignments for Extended-window IV-thrombolysis for Non-Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes (Debate)
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
191. CED Talks (Cerebrovascular Education and Discovery) NS ME. Nursing Symposium: Let's Talk About Race 48. I Swear to Treat the Stroke, the Whole Stroke, and Nothing but the Stroke
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
LIVE: Opening Main Event
CEO Welcome: Nancy Brown
AHA Presidential Address: Mitch Elkind
Late-Breaking Science Abstracts
135. The Leptomeningeal Collaterals: Understanding Their Specialized Function and Regulation in the Context of Stroke 172. Clinical Considerations in Acute Hypertension Management
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break and/or News Media events
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
199. Racing to Greater Life Expectancy by 2030: Is Racism a Tangible Target to Achieve Cerebrovascular Health Equity? 
An ASA Special Session
 
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Industry Events / News Media Events / Learning Studios / Fireside Chats
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting
HEADS-UP Career Development Session: "Think Tank" Council Networking Session Council Networking Session

Thursday, March 18

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME (UTC -6)
EVENTS
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Move More Fitness and Dance Breaks (Recorded)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Break
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
68. Case Vignettes from the 2019 Update of the Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke 66. Review of the Oversights of Comprehensive Nursing 137. Where We Are Going, Do We Need Roads? Discussing the Future of Neuroprotection in Stroke
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
183. Is This Clot-Busting Agent Ready for Clinical Practice? (Debate) 27. Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: A Global Effort 19. The Unruptured Aneurysm – Follow, Treat, Refer? (Debate)
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
Thursday Main Event
Late-Breaking Science Abstracts
PBS Stroke Film Trailer
121. Enriched Environments and Recovery 141. Planes, Teams, and Automobiles: Going the Distance for the Acute Stroke Patient
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break and/or News Media events
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Industry Events / News Media Events / Learning Studios / Fireside Chats
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting
HEADS-UP Career Development Session: "Building Momentum" Council Networking Session Council Networking Session

Friday, March 19

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME (UTC -6)
EVENTS
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Move More Fitness and Dance Breaks (Recorded)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Break
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
34. In the Age of Thrombectomy Does Thrombolysis Have a Role in LVO Treatment? (Debate) 23. CT, CTA, Perfusion, or Multiphase CTA in the Spoke versus the Hub: Optimal Acute Stroke Evaluation (Debate) 188. Prevention of Stroke in COVID-19 Patients 
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
13. To Treat or Not to Treat - and If So, How? Up-to-date Perspective on the Treatment of Cervical Carotid High-degree Stenosis (Debate) 61. Data, Big Data, Biggest Data and Stroke 21. Knowns and Unknowns in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Treatment
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
Closing Main Event
Late-Breaking Science Abstracts
ISC Program Chair's Closing Remarks
116. Prognostication and Early Withdrawal of Care in Ischemic Stroke and ICH 58. Sleep and Brain Health: Time to Wake Up to the Risks?
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break and/or News Media events
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Industry Events / News Media Events / Learning Studios / Fireside Chats
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting
Council Networking Session Council Networking Session

Available OnDemand

TIME
EVENTS
Any time

These sessions will be available on demand during meeting:

  • Challenging EVT decision making – when, where, and who to treat (Debate)
  • Treatment of acute stroke in childhood and young adults (Debate)
  • Advanced Imaging in Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease: Misnomer or Game-Changer?
  • Bridging Gaps in Preclinical Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery Research: Translational Impact
  • Challenges in managing Raised ICP and Cerebral Edema in Stroke
  • Circadian Variation in Stroke: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Implications
  • COVID-19 and Stroke: An International Perspective
  • Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness in COVID-19
  • Early Mobility: Myths, Facts and Evolving Science
  • Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of COVID-19
  • HEADS-UP 1 - "Worth the Work": Partnering with the Community to Reduce Disparities
  • HEADS-UP 2 - Community-Based Clinical Trials Across the Continuum of Care
  • HEADS-UP 3 - Public Outrach, Program Opportunities, and Pandemic Preparedness
  • How aneurysms are born, grow and mature – the latest in aneurysm biology
  • ISC 2021 Award Lectures: Feinberg, Willis, Sherman and Stroke Mentoring Award Lectures
  • Infection and Inflammation as Risk Factors for Stroke in Children and Adults
  • New Frontiers in Endovascular Therapy
  • Paola De Rango Memorial Session on Stroke in Women: The Association of Hormones with Stroke Risk Across Women of Different Ages and Race-Ethnicities
  • Pathophysiology and Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19
  • Physically Distanced Rehabilitation: Fad or Future?
  • Stroke and Depression: Pragmatic Approach to Diagnosis and Evidence Based Treatment
  • Stroke in Pregnancy: What To Expect When They’re Expecting
  • Stroke Motor Rehabilitation Challenges Across the Life Span: Similarities and Differences Between Infants and Adults
  • Stroke: High Impact Articles in Post-stroke Outcomes 2020 (a Stroke Journal Session)
  • Substance Abuse in Stroke
  • The Global Management of High Blood Pressure for the Prevention of Stroke: Joint Session from World Hypertension League and World Stroke Organization
  • Therapeutic approaches for cerebral amyloid angiopathy and related hemorrhagic stroke
  • Treatment of Acute Stroke in Patients with COVID-19: Case Studies
  • Validation Results from the MarkVCID Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Biomarkers Consortium
  • Improving Care of Patients Undergoing TransRadial (TR) Band
  • Re-engineering Staff Education
  • Results from the PATH2Caregiving Program and Future Directions of Stroke Caregiving
  • Acute Nonendovascular Treatment Oral Abstracts
  • Brain Health Oral Abstracts
  • Cerebrovascular Manifestations of COVID-19 Oral Abstracts
  • Cerebrovascular Systems of Care Oral Abstracts
  • Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery Oral Abstracts
  • Health Services, Quality Improvement, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Oral Abstracts
  • Imaging Oral Abstracts
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage Oral Abstracts
  • Late-Breaking Science Oral Abstracts I
  • Late-Breaking Science Oral Abstracts II
  • Neuroendovascular Oral Abstracts
  • Nursing Symposium Oral Abstracts
  • Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease Oral Abstracts
  • Risk Factors and Prevention Oral Abstracts
  • Translational Basic Science Oral Abstracts
  • Moderated ePoster Sessions
  • ePoster Sessions