International Stroke Conference

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Why you should attend

International Stroke Conference

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease and brain health. Network with thousands from endless combinations of expertise, experience and background. Form life-long collaborations and engage in exceptional education and science through presentations on the latest research from global thought leaders.

Join the conversation across numerous topics that emphasize basic, clinical and translational science. Discover a vast network of professionals collaborating towards understanding stroke pathophysiology, developing effective therapies and exploring brain health and stroke recovery. Experience an array of specialized topics where your expertise is essential. Take part in this unique and career-essential gathering of compelling science and professional connections.

Key Dates

ISC 2025 Key Dates
Date Event
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 ISC 2025 Sessions Suggestions portal closes
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Abstract Submission OPENS
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 Abstract Submission CLOSES
Tuesday, August 27, 2024 #ISC25 Registration OPENS
Wednesday, October 2, 2024 Late-Breaking Science & Ongoing Clinical Trial Abstract Submission OPENS
Wednesday, October 30, 2024 Late-Breaking Science & Ongoing Clinical Trial Abstract Submission CLOSES
Tuesday, February 4, 2025 #ISC25 Pre-Conference Symposia and State of the Science Stroke Nursing Symposium
Wednesday, February 5, 2025 International Stroke Conference 2025 sessions begin
Friday, February 7, 2025 International Stroke Conference 2025 sessions end

International Stroke Conference Leadership

Tudor Jovin, MD, FAHA

Tudor Jovin, MD, FAHA

Chair, International Stroke Conference
Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FAHA

Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FAHA

Vice Chair, International Stroke Conference
Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, FAHA

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, FAHA

President, American Heart Association

2024 Invited Speakers

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS, FAHA

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS, FAHA

Session: 159. From Bench to Bedside and Beyond: Cerebral Microcirculation and Neurovascular Coupling
Presentation: Emerging Therapies for Microvascular Occlusion in Acute Stroke 
Marion S Buckwalter MD, PhD

Marion S. Buckwalter, MD, PhD

Session: 001. The Blood Brain Barrier in Brain Health: The AHA-Allen Frontiers Group Initiative in Brain Science
Presentation: The Blood-Brain Barrier Is Defective in Infarct-Induced Neurodegeneration
Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, FAHA

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, FAHA

Session: 138. The Paola De Rango Invited Symposium: Stroke Risk and Prevention in Women During Midlife
Presentation: Menopause Related Physiology, Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and Stroke Risk: A Clinical Perspective 
Johanna T. Fifi, MD, FAHA

Johanna T. Fifi MD, FAHA

Session: 117. Should Unruptured Small Aneurysms Be Treated? (Debate)
Presentation: Aneurysm Size - Does It Matter for Management? 
Talya K. Fleming, MD, FAAPMR

Talya K. Fleming, MD, FAAPMR

Session: 135. The Implementation of Aerobic Exercise in Stroke Rehabilitation: When, Where, and How?
Presentation: Analyzing the Effect of a Comprehensive Stroke Recovery Program with Modified Cardiac Rehabilitation
Nicole R. Gonzales, MD, FAHA

Nicole R. Gonzales, MD, FAHA

Session: 035. Consent: Unlocking the Final Frontier of Knowledge
Presentation: Ethics and Bias in Stroke Trial Enrollment
Mayank Goyal, MD, PhD, FAHA

Mayank Goyal, MD, PhD, FAHA

Session: 073. Navigating the Gray Zone: Debates on Patient Selection and Imaging in Endovascular Therapy
Presentation: Premorbid Disability or Dementia Cannot Be Take in Isolation: Has to Be in The Context of Other Factors Like Imaging, Patient’s Wishes, Etc.
Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA

Steven M Greenberg, MD, PhD, FAHA

Session: 012. ARIA: Vascular Manifestations of Amyloid Immunotherapy 
Presentation: ARIA and Stroke: What Does the Vascular Neurologist Need to Know?
Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Session: 022. Brain Stimulation for Stroke Recovery
Presentation: One Year Follow-Up Results to the Pivotal VNS-REHAB Trial
Demetrius Klee Lopes, MD

Demetrius Klee Lopes, MD

Session: 153. Coming-of-Age Updates on Mobile Technology Advances in Stroke Care
Presentation: The Development of Meaningful Platforms with HIT: Breaking Down the Silos
Mayowa Owolabi, MD, DrM, FRCP, FAAN, FANA, FAS

Mayowa Owolabi, MD, DrM, FRCP, FAAN, FAHA, FAS

Session: 040. Stroke Systems of Care in Resource-limited Settings
Presentation: The Vascular Neurology Global Workforce

Session: 147. Lancet Commission on Stroke Pragmatic Solutions and Research Priorities for Reducing the Global Burden of Stroke (a World Stroke Organization / ASA Joint Symposium)
Presentation: Projected Burden and Pragmatic Solutions and Research Priorities to Improve Prevention of Stroke
Anna Ramos-Pachon, MD, PhD

Anna Ramos-Pachon, MD, PhD

Session: 140. Tracking Pre-hospital Care to Improve Stroke Outcomes: The Development of EMS Quality Metrics and New Devices
Presentation: Which Stroke Patients Are Worth Triage? 
Nobuyuki Sakai, MD, DMSc

Nobuyuki Sakai, MD, DMSc

Session: 169. Large Core Reperfusion – Why, When, and How?
Presentation: Should We Perform Thrombectomy in Patients with Large Core Differently Than in Those with Small/Moderate Core? 
Nicole B. Sur, MD

Nichole B. Sur, MD

Session: 118. Sleep for Stroke Prevention: Where to Go Next
Presentation: Overview of Sleep and Its Disorders for the Vascular Neurologist  
Jenny P. Tsai, MD, FRCP(C)

Jenny P. Tsai, MD, FRCP(C)

Session: 058. Grey Areas: Decision Making in Difficult Cases (Debate)
Presentation: Stroke Neurology/Neurointervention Perspective  
Susanne Wegener, MD

Susanne Wegener, MD

Session: 014. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Stroke Care: From Hype to Reality
Presentation: Machine Learning in Stroke Imaging  
Clnton Wright, MD, MS, FAHA

Clinton Wright, MD, MS, FAHA

Session: 164. StrokeNet Thrombectomy Endovascular Platform Trial: Know the Latest (an AHA/ASA and US Governmental Agencies Joint Symposium)
Presentation: NINDS Perspective on STEP


The American Heart Association is committed to supporting women and families in science and medicine, and will offer onsite childcare centers for all scientific conferences during conference and special activity hours.

Childcare is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years.

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