International Stroke Conference 2021

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#ISC21 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Take a look at some of the planned activities in store at International Stroke Conference 2021.

A link to the full Program Planner is coming soon.

Wednesday, March 17

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME (UTC -6)
EVENTS
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Move More Fitness and Dance Breaks (Recorded)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Break
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
HEADS-UP Opening Session: Pre-Test
VIP Speaker: Head of NIMHD (TBD)
Kenton Lecture: Phil Gorelick
164. Acute Treatment of Stroke during COVID-19 (Case Vignettes) 11. Mismatch Misalignments for Extended-window IV-thrombolysis for Non-Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
191. CED Talks (Cerebrovascular Education and Discovery) Nursing Symposium: Let's Talk About Race 48. I Swear to Treat the Stroke, the Whole Stroke, and Nothing but the Stroke
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
LIVE: Opening Main Event
CEO Welcome: Nancy Brown
AHA Presidential Address: Mitch Elkind
Late-Breaking Science Abstracts
135. The Leptomeningeal Collaterals: Understanding Their Specialized Function and Regulation in the Context of Stroke 172. Clinical Considerations in Acute Hypertension Management
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break and/or News Media events
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Industry Events / News Media Events / Learning Studios / Fireside Chats
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting
HEADS-UP Career Development Session: "Think Tank" Council Networking Session Council Networking Session

Thursday, March 18

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME (UTC -6)
EVENTS
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Move More Fitness and Dance Breaks (Recorded)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Break
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
68. Case Vignettes from the 2019 Update of the Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke 66. Review of the Oversights of Comprehensive Nursing 137. Where We Are Going, Do We Need Roads? Discussing the Future of Neuroprotection in Stroke
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
183. Tenecteplase Is Ready for Clinical Practice (Debate) 27. Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: A Global Effort 19. The Unruptured Aneurysm – Follow, Treat, Refer? (Debate)
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
Thursday Main Event
Late-Breaking Science Abstracts x 5
PBS Stroke Film Trailer (4 mins)
121. Enriched Environments and Recovery 141. Planes, Teams, and Automobiles: Going the Distance for the Acute Stroke Patient
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break and/or News Media events
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Industry Events / News Media Events / Learning Studios / Fireside Chats
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting
HEADS-UP Career Development Session: "Building Momentum" Council Networking Session Council Networking Session

Friday, March 19

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE U.S. CENTRAL TIME (UTC -6)
EVENTS
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Move More Fitness and Dance Breaks (Recorded)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Break
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
34. In the Age of Thrombectomy Does Thrombolysis Have a Role in LVO Treatment? (Debate) 23. CT, CTA, Perfusion, or Multiphase CTA in the Spoke versus the Hub: Optimal Acute Stroke Evaluation 187. Stroke Prevention for Patients with COVID-19
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
13. To Treat or Not to Treat - and If So, How? Up-to-date Perspective on the Treatment of Cervical Carotid High-degree Stenosis (Debate) 61. Data, Big Data, Biggest Data and Stroke 21. Knowns and Unknowns in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Treatment
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simu-live Simu-live
Closing Main Event
Late-Breaking Science Abstracts x 5
Chair's Closing Remarks
116. Prognostication and Early Withdrawal of Care in Ischemic Stroke and ICH 58. Sleep and Brain Health: Time to Wake Up to the Risks?
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break and/or News Media events
1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Industry Events / News Media Events / Learning Studios / Fireside Chats
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting
Council Networking Session Council Networking Session

Available OnDemand

TIME
EVENTS
Any time

These sessions will be available OnDemand from the start of the meeting:

  • Challenging EVT decision making – when, where, and who to treat
  • Treatment of acute stroke in childhood and young adults
  • Advanced Imaging in Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease: Misnomer or Game-Changer?
  • Bridging Gaps in Preclinical Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery Research: Translational Impact
  • Challenges in managing Raised ICP and Cerebral Edema in Stroke
  • Circadian Variation in Stroke: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Implications
  • Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness in COVID-19
  • Early Mobility: Myths, Facts and Evolving Science
  • Epidemiology of COVID-19
  • Feinberg, Willis, Sherman and Stroke Mentoring Award Lectures
  • HEADS-UP OnDemand Session 1
  • HEADS-UP OnDemand Session 2
  • HEADS-UP OnDemand Session 3
  • How aneurysms are born, grow and mature – the latest in aneurysm biology
  • Infection and Inflammation as Risk Factors for Stroke in Children and Adults
  • New Frontiers in Endovascular Therapy
  • Paola De Rango Memorial Session on Stroke in Women: The Association of Hormones with Stroke Risk Across Women of Different Ages and Race-Ethnicities
  • Pathophysiology and Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19
  • Physically Distanced Rehabilitation: Fad or Future?
  • Stroke and Depression: Pragmatic Approach to Diagnosis and Evidence Based Treatment
  • Stroke in Pregnancy: What To Expect When They’re Expecting
  • Stroke Motor Rehabilitation Challenges Across the Life Span: Similarities and Differences Between Infants and Adults
  • Stroke: High Impact Articles in Post-stroke Outcomes 2020 (a Stroke Journal Session)
  • Substance Abuse in Stroke
  • The Global Management of High Blood Pressure for the Prevention of Stroke: Joint Session from World Hypertension League and World Stroke Organization
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Delivering Telehealth Services
  • Therapeutic approaches for cerebral amyloid angiopathy and related hemorrhagic stroke
  • Validation Results from the MarkVCID Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Biomarkers Consortium
  • Improving Care of Patients Undergoing TransRadial (TR) Band
  • Re-engineering Staff Education
  • Utilization of an APP for 7 Day Discharge Calls
  • Acute Nonendovascular Treatment Oral Abstracts
  • Brain Health Oral Abstracts
  • Cerebrovascular Manifestations of COVID-19 Oral Abstracts
  • Cerebrovascular Systems of Care Oral Abstracts
  • Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery Oral Abstracts
  • Health Services, Quality Improvement, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Oral Abstracts
  • Imaging Oral Abstracts
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage Oral Abstracts
  • Late-Breaking Science Oral Abstracts I
  • Late-Breaking Science Oral Abstracts II
  • Neuroendovascular Oral Abstracts
  • Nursing Symposium Oral Abstracts
  • Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease Oral Abstracts
  • Risk Factors and Prevention Oral Abstracts
  • Translational Basic Science Oral Abstracts
  • Moderated ePoster Sessions
  • ePoster Sessions

 

Key Dates

Date Event
Dec. 16, 2020 Registration begins for attendees and speakers
Jan. 13, 2021 Registration begins for groups and exhibitors
Feb. 8, 2021 Registration begins for news media
Mar. 17–19, 2021 International Stroke Conference 2021

Why you should attend #ISC21

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. From forming multiple, life-long collaborations with the best minds in the profession to hearing the very latest big trial results to the exceptional education and science, if you are involved in the stroke medical profession, ISC is essential to your career.

This three-day virtual conference features more than 1,300 compelling presentations in 17 categories that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a better understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the goal of developing more effective therapies.

For the virtual meeting this year, there will be a combination of both live and OnDemand-only invited and oral abstract sessions; the exciting ePosters and Moderated ePosters will be available online beginning March 17th. During the live sessions, you can submit your questions to the presenters and also participant in the presenter polls. ePosters offer you the opportunity to submit your questions to be answered by the abstract presenter. In addition, all of the sessions will be available OnDemand for registered attendees to access at their convenience until April 16, 2021.

This conference provides the opportunity to network with thousands of colleagues in the stroke field from around the world with wide-ranging expertise and experience.

Clinical Sessions focus on risk factors and prevention; cerebrovascular systems of care; imaging; neuroendovascular; acute nonendovascular treatment; non-acute large vessel disease from veins to arteries; in-hospital care, from the ICU to discharge; clinical rehabilitation and recovery; and health services, quality improvement, and patient-centered outcomes.

Basic Science sessions focus on translational basic science.

Further specialized topics include cerebrovascular manifestations of COVID-19; brain health; intracerebral hemorrhage; cerebrovascular nursing; advanced practice providers and therapists; pediatric cerebrovascular disease; aneurysms and vascular malformations; and ongoing clinical trials.

Presentations on these topics attract a wide range of healthcare professionals and investigators including adult and pediatric neurologists; neurosurgeons; neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists; physiatrists; emergency medicine specialists; primary care physicians; hospitalists; nurses and nurse practitioners; rehabilitation specialists; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; pharmacists; and basic researchers spanning the fields of cerebrovascular function and disease.

Additional Resources

Policies & Procedures

Following is a list of key policies and procedures strongly enforced at the International Stroke Conference.

Registration Fee Policy

Registration for ISC 2021 is non-refundable. However, registrants will have access to any sessions they missed OnDemand through April 16, 2021.

Policy of Recording

Unauthorized recording of the AHA Scientific Sessions, scientific conferences and the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference is prohibited, whether by video, still or digital photography, audio or any other recording or reproduction mechanism. This includes recording of presentations and supporting audiovisual materials, poster presentations and supporting poster materials. The American Heart Association and America Stroke Association reserve the rights to all recordings or reproductions of presentations at AHA/ASA scientific conferences and meetings. Check the program for information about the availability of videotapes or audiotapes for purchase. Exceptions to this policy prohibition are:

  • Audiotape recording for strictly personal and non-commercial use is permitted if not disruptive; and exhibitors may photograph their own booth for promotional purposes upon prior written consent of the AHA/ASA.

During the International Stroke Conference, attendees, vendors, guests and others may be photographed and videotaped by AHA/ASA vendors in capturing the event. Some of these photographs or videos may be displayed by the AHA/ASA in future publications or materials connected with the event. If you do not wish for your image to be displayed by the AHA/ASA, please contact the AHA/ASA in writing at 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, Att: International Stroke Conference Meetings Department, no later than two weeks after the meeting.

AHA Harassment Policy

The AHA requires that all faculty, attendees, exhibitors, presenters, contractors, vendors and volunteers of this AHA meeting comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those that prohibit harassment and discrimination against individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.