Stroke Council

Message from the Chair

Patrick Lyden, MD, FAHA

The American Heart Association's mission is "to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives." The Stroke Council, one of 16 scientific councils within the American Heart Association, is uniquely dedicated to advancing the science of stroke prevention, treatment and recovery through research and education.

Patrick Lyden, MD, FAHA
Chair, Stroke Council

International Stroke Conference 2024

February 7–9, 2024
Phoenix, Arizona

CME Education

Acute Ischemic Stroke Simulation

Be immersed in a 3D environment where your will interact with a life-like virtual patient, complete with dynamic monitoring, dialogue, diagoistic testing, drugs, intervention options and performance debriefing.

Vascular Cognitive Impairment

This online course provides the most current and comprehensive scope of knowledge in the early assessment and management of vascular cognitive impairment. The presentations from experts in the field will challenge and expand on contemporary patient care across the age continuum.

Additional Stroke Resources

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Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day: November 10, 2023
Scientific Sessions: November 11–13, 2023

Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Want to get involved? 

The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke.


Current AHA Research Grant and Funding Opportunities

Grant and funding opportunities are posted throughout the year. Check out a complete listing of current RFPs and apply to fund your research today.

Stroke Journal cover


Stroke reports clinical and experimental information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.


NIH Stroke Scale

CME/CE certified, for healthcare professionals on how to administer the NIH Stroke Scale, a critical component of acute stroke assessment.