February 6-8 2013






February 6 – 8, 2013
Hawai`i Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawai`i (Oahu)

Dear Colleague:

This is a very exciting time in the field of cerebrovascular disease. The rate of discovery of new diagnostic and therapeutics for stroke has never been greater. Come be a part of the International Stroke Conference (ISC) – connecting the world to stroke science. The 2013 conference will take place Feb 6 – 8, 2013, at the Hawaii Convention Center, located on the island of Oahu in stunning Honolulu, Hawaii. On behalf of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, and the Stroke Council Program Committee, we welcome you to join us. The program emphasizes basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment. Stroke systems of care, quality and outcomes are also key parts of the conference.

The International Stroke Conference 2013 provides unique opportunities to meet and network with colleagues from around the world with wide-ranging research interests and expertise in stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation – all with the beautiful beaches and glorious mountains of the island of Oahu right outside your door. Last year’s professional attendance was one of the highest in the conference’s history. For 2013, we anticipate more than 3,700 professional attendees, as well as exhibitors displaying new stroke products and services. We are truly dedicated to the international nature of this conference with attendees, presenters and faculty coming from all corners of the world.

The 2013 program offers two separate pre-conference symposia: the State-of-the-Art Stroke Nursing Symposium and the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium which will focus on scientific advances in cerebrovascular disease while emphasizing their application in the real world. The main days of the ISC include invited symposia; debates; oral scientific abstract presentations; and scientific abstract posters, as well as special lectures on recent advances and state-of-the-art technologies. This conference is intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurointerventionalists, endovascular specialists, emergency medicine specialists, physiatrists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, and primary care doctors who care for stroke patients. Additionally, the ISC is just as much home for basic scientists, clinical scientists, stroke program coordinators, policy makers and public health officials who work in the stroke field.

Special symposia, debates and abstract presentations will focus on numerous topics from 21 stroke-related categories. Sessions in clinical categories will center on diagnosis, acute nonendovascular treatment, in-hospital treatment, rehabilitation and recovery, pediatric stroke, prevention, community/risk factors, nursing, emergency medicine, outcomes, experimental mechanisms & models, vascular biology, intracerebral hemorrhage, and vascular cognitive impairment. Sessions in surgical and interventional categories will focus on aneurysm, acute neuroimaging, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, acute endovascular treatment, SAH & other neurocritical care management, and vascular malformations.

This year, not only will you have the opportunity to experience exceptional education and cutting edge technology, you will also have the chance to see the spectacular island of Oahu – the heart of Hawaii. Whether it’s relaxing at one of the many gorgeous beaches, discovering the exotic natural flora and fauna, exploring the vibrant downtown shopping area, or partaking in one of the many exhilarating water sports, Oahu offers something for everyone. From the breath-taking natural beauty, the tranquil turquoise waters, the thrilling downtown nightlife, and the warmth of the local people, there is no place like Hawaii. Please join us in magnificent Honolulu, Hawaii for the International Stroke Conference 2013.

E Komo Mai – Welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you in February 2013.

Steve Greenberg, MD, PhD
Chair, International Stroke Conference Program Committee