Stroke Council

Message from the Chair

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA

The Stroke Council of the American Heart Association is dedicated to the advancement of stroke care, through scientific engagement, research and education. It is my honor to serve as Chair of the Stroke Council, comprising a multidisciplinary and diverse group of members striving towards improving acute stroke treatment, prevention and recovery, and its impacts more broadly on brain health.

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA
Chair, Stroke Council

Stroke Science News
The Stroke Council actively participates in the publication of scientific statements or guidelines that are important to our members. We've included those along with articles or research that cover topics of interest to our members below.

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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Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois

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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.

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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.