Cerebrovascular Disease

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Track: Traditional Special Interest Group
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Stroke management has substantially changed over the past decade, with advances in the selection and treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. There remain areas where the evidence is insufficient to formulate clear recommendations for the practicing neurologist, or where new evidence from recent trials has emerged that challenges the current consensus. Through case-based presentations and overview of current evidence, faculty will present novel research and applications of stroke and neurointerventional treatments. This session will cover important topics, in particular: 1) emerging prehospital triage and treatment, 2) advances in diagnostic neuroimaging and 3) long term sequelae on brain health and cognition, and provide participants with evidence-based approaches to increase their competence and performance in clinical practice and research. Faculty will facilitate discussions of innovative research in mobile stroke units, bypass of traditional emergency protocols and treatment, emerging imaging techniques and its role in selection for interventional therapies and secondary prevention, and brain resilience and vulnerability on an individual’s potential for recovery from acute stroke, which will bridge the gap in knowledge, competence, performance for attendees and subsequent patient outcomes.

Chair: Alexandra L. Czap, MD

Co-Chair: Andrei Alexandrov, MD


  • Describe prehospital and emergency best-practice protocols and technologies to facilitate patient triage and treatment
  • Identify clinical pathways to improve accuracy of stroke diagnosis and treatment
  • Discuss the burden of vascular-related cognitive impairment and impact on recovery from acute injury

Working Outside the Box: Evidence Supporting Mobile Stroke Units


Inside Out: Vessel Wall Imaging


Brain Resilience in Stroke


Placental Growth Factor as a Sensitive Diagnostic Biomarker for Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Poster Presenter: Jason Hinman, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles

Serial Assessment of Aspects Regions as a Stronger Predictor of Outcomes

Poster Presenter: Rebecca Stafford, BA, Boston Medical Center

Spinal Cord Ischemia Following Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (PVA-ECMO)

Poster Presenter: Sara Berman, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania