Scientific Program

Scientific Program

The 14th World Stroke Congress will bring the latest science, clinical trials and guidelines to
stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support, from every part of the globe.

*Updated as of July 2022.
**Program remains subject to change.

Program Highlights

Debate 1

Presentation Titles:

  • Should intra-arterial thrombolysis be considered following mechanical thrombectomy with suboptimal recanalization?
  • Mechanical thrombectomy for patients with large infarcts (Aspects 3-5), Yay or Nay?

 

Debate 2

Presentation Titles:

  • Is perfusion imaging for decision making for reperfusion treatment in patients with large vessel obstruction in the late time window essential or not worth the hassle?
  • Low-dose alteplase for stroke thrombolysis- is the clinical role defined?

 

Debate 3

Presentation Titles:

  • Should patients on a direct oral anticoagulant within the last 48 hours be excluded from thrombolysis, or should testing and reversal be considered?

 

Debate 4

Presentation Titles:

  • A single covert brain infarction – an incidental finding or opportunity for prevention?
  • Should double antiplatelet be given routine for a short period for all non-AF ischemic stroke patients? (DAPT)?

 

Debate 5

Presentation Titles:

  • Which is the better strategy for primary and secondary stroke prevention- Tailored to the individual or use of polypill concept?
  • Is medical treatment enough for patients with asymptomatic severe cervical carotid stenosis?

 

Debate 6

Presentation Titles:

  • Left atrial appendage closure is the main treatment option for patients with AF who has a stroke despite optimal anticoagulation? anticoagulant?

Stroke in the COVID-19 pandemic

Presentation Titles:

  • Pathophysiology and outcomes of stroke associated with COVID-19 infection
  • Impact of COVID-19 on stroke care- early experience from the breakout in Wuhan
  • Hyperacute recanalization stroke treatments in COVID-19 patients
  • Stroke rehabilitation in a pandemic – Limitations and opportunities

 

Diagnostic and Predictive Biomarkers in Stroke and Cognitive Impairment

Presentation Titles:

  • The role of biomarkers in acute stroke management
  • Biomarkers to guide secondary stroke prevention
  • Biomarkers of high-risk carotid and intracranial atherosclerosis
  • Biomarkers and the risk of dementia

 

Latest approaches to ICH management

Presentation Titles:

  • Comparison of 2022 ICH guideline: ESO and AHA/ASA
  • Latest data on blood pressure management in ICH
  • Advances in neurosurgical ICH approaches
  • Recent issues of oral anticoagulant associated ICH
  • Anticoagulation after ICH – considerations for patients with AF, cerebral microbleeds and others

 

Advance in Intracranial Artery Stenosis (ICAS) and Clinical Practice

Presentation Titles:

  • Stroke syndromes and mechanisms related to ICAS
  • Advances in imaging for ICAS
  • Hyperacute treatment for stroke-related to ICAS
  • Secondary prevention for stroke secondary to ICAS

 

Retrieving the clot – achieving the task 

Presentation Titles:

  • Aspiration versus Stent Retriever Thrombectomy – When to use which?
  • How clot imaging could help thrombectomy?
  • Thrombectomy-resistant large vessel obstruction stroke- tricks and tips
  • Adjunctive Intra-arterial thrombolysis optimizing reperfusion

 

New Avenues for Secondary stroke prevention

Presentation Titles:

  • Factor XIa inhibition: what is the rational in context of secondary stroke prevention
  • Lp(a) a new potentially treatable target in secondary stroke prevention
  • Intensive lipid control and tighter target levels for secondary stroke prevention
  • Anti-inflammatory targets for secondary stroke prevention

 

Updates on stroke primary and secondary prevention

Presentation Titles:

  • Antiplatelets including role of dual antiplatelet therapy
  • Anticoagulation and device therapy for structural heart disease
  • Carotid disease- medical management and carotid intervention
  • Blood pressure control: Is intensive lowering necessary?

 

Disparities in stroke epidemiology and care

Presentation Titles:

  • Stroke in Women: What we all should know in 2022
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in stroke: novel insights
  • Digital health innovations to reduce inequities in stroke
  • Impact of country and region economic status

 

Hyper-acute therapies of ischemic stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • Intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy- a critical review of the evidence
  • Lesson learnt from meta-analysis of RCT for thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy
  • Intravenous thrombolysis prior to mechanical thrombectomy: Application in the real world.

 

SEA session – Current status and plans to improve stroke care in Southeast Asia- developing a legacy following WSC 2022.

Presentation Titles:

  • Stroke epidemiology & working towards a common data repository
  • Acute stroke services and opportunities to improve care
  • Stroke nursing across the region and potential collaborations
  • Stroke recovery and advocacy- gaps and opportunities
  • Developing a roadmap for stroke care across the region

 

Big picture issues affecting stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • Environmental and climate change & Stroke
  • Ageing paradigms & Brain, Vascular disease
  • Neuroplasticity and stroke recovery
  • Stem cells – the opportunity for stroke

 

Emerging Topics in Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • What’s New With Anticoagulation and Atrial Fibrillation?
  • Rhythm Control in Patients With AF for Stroke Prevention
  • Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: When, How, and in Whom?
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Cognitive Impairment

Joint Session with World Health Organization (WHO) – Salient Considerations for Implementation of interventions for reducing the global burden of stroke.

Presentation Titles:

  • Policy and Pragmatic Solutions to improve global surveillance of stroke and its risk factors
  • Policy and Pragmatic Solutions to improve Primary and Secondary Prevention of stroke
  • Policy and Pragmatic Solutions to improve hyperacute and acute stroke care
  • Policy and Pragmatic Solutions to improve rehabilitation and re-integration of stroke survivors
  • Discussion: Bringing these elements together for scaling up stroke prevention and control globally

 

Joint Session with World Federation of Neurology (WFN) – Challenges in Stroke Education

Presentation Titles:

  • Challenges of stroke education in African- WFN needs registry
  • Regional differences in stroke education, training, and awareness
  • World Stroke Academy Activities and Special Projects
  • The Future Stroke Leaders programme
  • Family centred post stroke education: primary and secondary prevention.

 

Joint Session with World Hypertension League (WHL) – The Global Use of Stroke as an Indicator of Population Hypertension Control

Presentation Titles:

  • Stroke and Hypertension Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Stroke and Hypertension Outcomes in Brazil and South America
  • Stroke and Hypertension Outcomes in Asia
  • Roadmap and overall global plan for hypertension

 

Joint Session with Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) – Reperfusion strategies for stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • Advances of Tenecteplase Treatment for Reperfusion
  • TRACE trials: Tenecteplase reperfusion therapy in acute ischemic cerebrovascular events I, II, and III
  • Automated stroke perfusion evaluation software
  • A topic on endovascular therapy (title pending)

 

Joint Session with The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Neurological Association (ASNA) – Stroke patterns and issues in Asian

Presentation Titles:

  • Stroke and infections
  • Thrombolysis and small vessel disease
  • Clopidogrel resistance in secondary stroke prevention
  • Radiation associated carotid disease

 

Joint Session with Middle East North Africa Stroke and Interventional Neurology (MENA-SINO) and
Middle East North Africa Stroke Association (MENASO) – Stroke Services Organization in the Middle East Region


Presentation Titles:

  • Utilization of Technology To Improve Stroke Care in LMICs in the MENA Region
  • Stroke and Neurointervention Training Challenges & Improvement Strategies in the MENA Region
  • Improving Stroke Research and Increasing Research Outputs in the MENA Region
  • Standardising Stroke Services in the MENA Region

 

Joint Session with The Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) – Interventional Stroke Neurology

Presentation Titles:

  • Clinical Trials in Large Vessel Obstruction Stroke Treatment – What We Have Learnt and How To Move Forward
  • 10 Years of Mechanical Thrombectomy – Implications on Stroke Treatment and Impact of Clotology
  • Evolution of Neuroimaging for Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy- a Global Overview and Gaps in Implementation
  • Medical Management With Mechanical Thrombectomy

 

Joint Session with Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation (APSO) – Stroke in Asia

Presentation Titles:

  • Challenges of stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Asia
  • Embolic Stroke of Unknown Source – treatment in Asians
  • Stroke aetiologies in Asians
  • Stroke care systems in Asia

 

Joint Session with The International Society of Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (VasCog) – Advances in Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Presentation Titles:

  • Post-stroke cognitive impairment and dementia: what have we learned from previous studies and what will DISCOVERY reveal
  • Diagnosing vascular cognitive impairment
  • Dementia risk models in stroke cohorts
  • Brain imaging for vascular cognitive impairment – what is useful and what needs to be established
  • How should we perform better clinical trials globally for vascular cognitive impairment?

 

Joint Session with ISRRA
Implementation Science – Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

Presentation Titles:

  • What To Implement? Selecting Best Stroke Practices Using Consensus-Based Guidelines
  • How To Implement? Supporting and Sustaining the Implementation of Best Stroke Practices
  • Lessons Learnt From Implementing Evidence-Based Stroke Care in Low-/Middle-Income Countries
  • Building Partnerships With Industry and Academic/Research Centres

TC 1: Challenging Stroke Cases (180 min)

Presentation Titles:

  • Vascular Eagle Syndrome and TIA
  • Fabry Disease and Stroke
  • Bone Disease and Stroke
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Cancer-Associated Stroke
  • Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathies Related to Inflammation

 

TC 2: Pediatric Ischemic Stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • Stroke Etiologies & Treatments
  • Pediatric Stroke Thrombectomy: Workflow Variations Around the World
  • Imaging of Pediatric Ischemic Stroke
  • The Australian Paediatric Acute Code Stroke (PACS) Study – Mark Mackay (SSO Talk; Possible Lived Experience Sharing)

 

TC 3: Imaging Concepts in Stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • Imaging for Haemorrhagic Stroke – From Basic to Advanced
  • Quick Imaging Assessment for Reperfusion Decision Making
  • Imaging of Cerebral Vasculature Including Vessel Wall Imaging
  • Perfusion and Collaterals

 

TC 4: Post Stroke Complications (180 min)

Presentation Titles:

  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Post Stroke Pain and Spasticity- When To Suspect and Treatment Modalities
  • Neuropsychiatric Complications of Stroke
  • Issues With Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Fatigue
  • Movement Disorders
  • Long Term Emotional Well-Being (SSO)

 

TC 5: Rare Genetic Causes of Stroke When To Search for Them

Presentation Titles:

  • Genetic Risk Factors for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Genetics of Aneurysms and SAH
  • Monogenic Cerebral Small-Vessel Diseases
  • Mitochondrial Disease and Stroke

 

TC 6: Neurosonology From Basics to Latest News

Presentation Titles:

  • High Risk Carotid Plaques – Assessing for Risk Beyond Severity of Stenosis
  • Potential Role of Microemboli Monitoring in Stroke Management
  • Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Perfusion Imaging Using TCD
  • Right to Left Shunting With cTCD, cTTE and cTEE
  • When and Which Modality To Use in Stroke Evaluation

 

TC 7: Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System & Cerebral Dissection

Presentation Titles:

  • The Many Faces of PACNS: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Work-Up
  • The Fine Art of PACNS Treatment: From Easy to Tough Cases
  • Cerebral Artery Dissection- Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Work-Up
  • Treatment Options and Duration for Cerebral Dissection

 

TC 8: Breadth of Nursing in Stroke Care

Presentation Titles:

  • Hyperacute Stroke Care With and Without Reperfusion Treatment
  • Stroke Unit Management Is Key in Both Low and High Resource Settings
  • Outpatient Care of Stroke Patients – Scope and Opportunities
  • Role of Nurses in Support and Advocacy for the Stroke Community
  • Sharing by Person With Lived Experience on Their Stroke Journey and How Nurses Made a Difference

 

TC 9: Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Presentation Titles:

  • Introduction to CVST: What We Know and Are Still Learning About?
  • Epidemiology of CVST
  • Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in Women

 

TC 10: Hyperacute Stroke

Presentation Titles:

  • Simulation Training for Mechanical Thrombectom
  • The History of Thrombolysis From NINDS Trial To Present
  • EVT for Non-Interventionalists- Show and Tell
  • Reversal of Anticoagulation for Thrombolysis Treatment
  • Neuroprotection – Where Does It Stand in the Reperfusion Era?

 

TC 11: How to Implement Acute Stroke Care: From the Hospital to the Country 

Presentation Titles:

  • Evaluating your service or potential services – The WSO Roadmap for quality of Stroke Services
  • Structuring your stroke unit and stroke team: what elements are important?
  • Creating the stroke care pathways, implementing reperfusion therapy
  • Why and how to monitor the quality?
  • How to discuss with health managers to organize stroke care?

Case-Based Discussion

  • Moderate discussions with an interactive platform of interesting stroke dilemmas