Pre-Conference Symposia – International Stroke Conference

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
8:30 am - 5:45 pm

HEADS-UP Precon Schedule
Time Activity
Moderators Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA, San Francisco, CA
Amytis Towfighi, MD, Los Angeles, CA
8:30 a.m. Welcome, Pre-Test, Policy Maker Intro
Moderator: Bruce Ovbiagele, MD MSc MAS MBA MLS FAHA
8:35 a.m. Distinguished Policy Maker Lecture
Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, San Francisco, CA
8:50 am Q&A
8:55 a.m. Implementation Science Approaches and Tools
9:10 a.m. Q&A
9:05 a.m. Social Determinants of Health and Information Research
9:30 a.m. Q&A
9:35 a.m. Introduction of the Edgar J Kenton III Lecture
Nneka Ifejika, MD, MPH, Dallas, Texas
9:40 a.m. Edgar J Kenton III Lecture
Cheryl D Bushnell, MD, MHS, Winston-Salem, NC
9:55 a.m. Q&A
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Implementation Science to Address Disparities in Acute Stroke Prognoses
Sandy Middleton, PhD, Darlinghurst, Australia
10:25 a.m. Q&A
10:30 a.m. Think Tank (Career Development Session)
Barbara G Vickery, MD, MPH, New York, NY
Janet A Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, Durham, NC
James F Burke, MD, Columbus, OH
Mathew J Reeves, PhD, East Lansing, MI
10:30 a.m. Identifying and Addressing Racial Disparities in Stroke Care: Insights from a Contemporary National Quality Improvement Initiative
M Carter Denny, MD, MPH, Washington, DC
10:45 a.m. Q&A
10:52 a.m. Title TBD
Nicole Rosendale, MD, San Francisco, CA
11:07 a.m. Q&A
11:15 a.m. Title TBD
Alexis N Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHA, Gainesville, FL
11:30 a.m. Q&A
11:37 a.m. Title TBD
Charles Esenwa, MD, Bronx, NY
12:00 Noon Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. HEADS-UP Poster Session
20 Poster Abstracts to be presented
Please see complete list in HEADS-UP Schedule (PDF)

Poster Professors:
Richard T Benson Sr, MD, PhD, Bethesda, MD 
Cheryl D Bushnell, MD, MHS, Winston Salem, NC
Michelle Nichols, PhD, RN, Charleston, SC 
Mayowa Owolabi, Dr.M, MBBS, MSc, FMCP, FAAN, FANA, FRCP, FAS, Ibadan, Nigeria 
Anjail Z Sharrief, MD, MPH, Houston, TX&

3:00 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. Implementation Science to Bridge Differences in Posthospital Stroke Care and Outcomes
Janet A Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, Durham, NC 
3:20 p.m. Q&A
3:25 p.m. Implementation Science for Health Equity in Stroke Rehabilitation
Lisa Juckett, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, Columbus, OH
3:40 pm Q&A
3:45 p.m. Implementation Science to Overcome Disparities in Stroke Risk Factor Management
4:00 p.m. Building Momentum (Career Development Session)
Nicole R Gonzales, MD, Aurora, CO
Karen C Johnston, MD, Charlottesville, VA
Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, MD, Seattle, WA
Louise D McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA, Houston, TX
5:25 p.m Closing Remarks, Post-test, & Adjourn
Amytis Towfighi, MD, FAHA

February 7, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m.

HEADS-UP Precon Schedule
Time Activity
Moderators Mollie McDermott, MD, MS, Ann Arbor, MI
Theodore Wein MD, FRCPC, Mont-royal, QC, Canada
9:00 a.m. Howdy, Y'all!
Mollie McDermott, MD, MS, Ann Arbor, MI
9:05 a.m. Hang Your Hat On It: Neurocritical Care for the Non-neurologist: Why Does NCC Exist?
9:45 a.m. As All Git-Out: Acute Blood Pressure Management after Ischemic Stroke and IPH
10:15 a.m. I'm Fixin' To: Sodium Disorders in NICU Patients: A Practical Approach
Torrey Boland Birch, MD, Chicago, IL
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Debate: Hemicraniectomy: Pre-Emptive
Wendy C. Ziai, MD, Baltimore, MD
11:15 a.m. Debate: Hemicraniectomy: Wait for Deterioration
William Metcalf-Doetsch, MD, Chicago, IL
11:30 a.m. Ugly As Sin: Management of Complications after Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy
Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, FAHA, Boston, MA
12:05 p.m. Ready and Rarin' To Go: Anticoagulant Reversal in ICH
Jennifer Frontera, MD, Brooklyn, NY
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Debate: Mannitol for ICP
Lauren H. Sansing, MD, New Haven, CT
1:45 p.m. Debate: Hypertonic Saline for ICP
Ruchira M. Jha, MD, Phoenix, AZ
2:00 p.m. I'll Tell You What!: Care of the Post-Endarterectomy or Carotid Stent Patient
Alejandro A. Rabinstein, MD, FAHA, Rochester, MN
2:25 p.m. Death Warmed Over: Brain Death and Neuroprognostication in the ICU
2:55 p.m. This Ain't My First Rodeo: Vasospasm Revisited
Soojin Park, MD, FAHA FNCS, New York, NY
3:20 p.m. I Smell What You're Stepping In: Emerging ICU Stroke Therapies (Portable MRI)
3:50 p.m. Break
4:05 p.m. Bless Your Heart: APPs in the NICU
Cecelia Ratay, DNP, Pittsburgh, PA
4:30 p.m. Debate: Multimodal Monitoring in the ICU: Yes
Paul M. Vespa, MD, Los Angeles, CA
4:45 p.m. Debate: Multimodal Monitoring in the ICU: No
Neha S. Dangayach, MD, Los Angeles, CA
5:00 p.m. It's Time to Put Out the Fire and Call in the Dogs
Theodore Wein MD, FRCPC, Mont-royal, QC, Canada

Stroke in the Lab World

Stroke in the Lab World: High-Dimensional Single Cell Analyses to Unravel the Complexities of Cerebrovascular Disease and Brain Health

February 7, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This symposium is designed to be a deep-dive into single cell -omics techniques and other high-dimensional single cell analyses as applied to research in cerebrovascular diseases and brain health. Topics include methodologies in single cell transcriptomics as well as applied research presentations on vasculature development, neurodegenerative diseases, ischemic stroke, intracranial stenosis, intracerebral hemorrhage, hypertension and cognition, among other topics. There will also be a panel discussion focused on opportunities and limitations of high dimensional single cell analysis techniques. In addition to senior faculty talks, the symposium includes presentations from early career faculty and trainees who were selected to meet our mission of fostering young investigators to further advance the stroke field.

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare the advantages of single cell transcriptomics and other single cell analysis methods.
  • Explain the results of various studies applying high dimensional analyses at the single cell level.
  • Describe cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in vulnerability to ischemia, hemorrhage, vascular remodeling, and neurodegeneration.