Stroke Council Message from the Chair

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

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHAThe 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.

The core activities of the Stroke Council focus on identifying, promoting and supporting the best science in the field of stroke. The most impactful new stroke science is featured annually at the International Stroke Conference, a venue for the latest in both basic and clinical research, as well as a forum for professional education and networking. The Science committees of the Stroke Council contribute to educational content and support the commissioning of the globally influential AHA/ASA Stroke Guidelines and Scientific Statements. These serve as guides to optimal clinical care based on best available scientific evidence, and identify gaps in knowledge for future research, which are disseminated to the healthcare community through the high-impact AHA/ASA Stroke journal.

The Stroke Council thrives from the contributions of our members, and is especially invested in the support and career development of early career colleagues, with involvement of fellows-in-training and early career members in our scientific meetings, science sub-committees and scientific statements, in conjunction with travel awards and grants to encourage and reward engagement. Council members contribute to advocacy initiatives and help to shape priorities for research funding.

Membership and active involvement with the council offers the opportunity not only for advancing stroke-related patient care, but also for life-long career development and professional fulfillment. I encourage you to join the Stroke Council, and invite your volunteerism!



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

International Stroke Conference

Pre-Cons and Stroke Nursing Symposia: February 6, 2024
ISC Sessions: February 7–9, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, Arizona

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