Stroke Thrombectomy Workshop
Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020
Time: 08:30 – 16:00pm
Attendance: Approximately 50 Participants
The treatment of acute ischaemic stroke is in an era of rapid evolution. Key advances in the last couple of years include landmark randomized control trials which demonstrated benefits of mechanical thrombectomy in an extended time window (DAWN, DEFUSE-3), as well as identifying eligible patients for intravenous thrombolysis in those who present with an unknown onset of ictus (WAKE-UP). In the pipeline, there are also several trials looking to address key questions in the management of acute ischaemic stroke. These trials will hopefully help us to refine patient selection and treatment protocols. Without a doubt, our understanding and treatment of acute ischaemic stroke will continue to progress with significant pace in the near future.
Amidst this sea of change one thing remains constant. Acute ischaemic stroke will continue to require a collaborative approach from different healthcare professionals. For any comprehensive stroke centre to be successful, a team-based approach is imperative. Therefore a key objective of this workshop is to bring experts from different disciplines to share their knowledge and foster greater mutual understanding within this healthcare community.
The workshop will include a series of lectures from expert faculty (international and local) on topics spanning the spectrum of acute stroke therapy. A hands-on session with flow models will also be available for participants to further enhance their understanding of various mechanical thrombectomy techniques.
In the spirit of collaboration, this year’s stroke workshop will precede a trans-radial access and intervention workshop. Both workshops will be held in the same venue for optimum convenience. We hope physicians who are keen to develop an alternative access for mechanical thrombectomy will see value in participating in both workshops!
Who Should Attend:
- Clinicians with special interest in Acute Ischaemic Stroke (AIS)treatment
- Radiologists or radiology residents with an interest in diagnostic and/or interventional neuroradiology