Stroke and neuroprotection: novel strategies

Stroke and neuroprotection: novel strategies
Theme: Other neurological disorders

Sunday 23rd April, 16:20 – 18:00

This symposium will focus on stroke and neuroprotection, describing the recent rapid advances in endovascular acute ischemic stroke treatment and highlighting the current most promising neuroprotective strategies in development that could synergize with recanalization and further improve patient outcome. This symposium presenters will update the audience on current state-of-the-art acute ischemic stroke clinical treatments including thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy. Presentations will also focus on new advancements in understanding stroke pathophysiology in the brain, as a systemic disease and the neuroprotective potential of immunomodulation.  Recent developments and the difficulties with translation of findings of neuroprotection from animal models to the clinic will also feature.

  • Karen Doyle, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland: Stroke as a systemic disease: understanding the clots that cause strokes (co-chair)
  • Christian Waeber, University College Cork, Ireland: The Role of Regulatory T Cells in Stroke Recovery
  • Malcolm MacLeod, University of Edinburgh, UK: Improving the translational impact of preclinical stroke research
  • Johanna Ospel, University of Basel, Switzerland: Current state-of-the-art acute ischemic stroke treatment from a clinician's perspective (co-chair)

    Session convened by Neuroscience Ireland

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