ICCA Stroke 2022​

September 9-10, 2022
Frankfurt, Germany

ICCA Stroke is an interdisciplinary and interactive course focused on carotid stenting and acute stroke interventions. Leading experts in the field will guide you through patient selection, interventional imaging, accessing the carotids and intracranial vessels, embolic protection, device options, post-procedural care as well as avoiding and managing complications. You will have the opportunity to learn how to build an interventional stroke center and start your own carotid stenting program. Don’t miss your chance to sign up for valuable hands-on training to practice your skills and improve procedural outcome.

Who should attend

The meeting is designed for interventionists from all fields specializing in acute stroke intervention, vascular surgeons, neurologists and stroke physicians, anesthetists and anyone involved in endovascular stroke treatment, pre- and postprocedural care.


This conference has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC)
with up to 17 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


Acute stroke interventions

There is level 1A evidence for thrombectomy in acute stroke with a number needed to treat (NNT) of only 2, acute stroke interventions are extremely efficient. Up to 20% of acute strokes can and should be treated with catheter techniques, but there are not enough interventionists capable of performing these procedures outside of large stroke centers. We want to change this by educating interventionists from different specialties about catheter-based stroke interventions. See how to remove clots from the brain and make a real difference in the life of your patients. We believe there is no other catheter intervention you can perform with such a huge impact!

Carotid stenting

Recent developments of mesh-covered carotid stents, integrated embolic protection and/or filtration and direct carotid access with high-flow proximal protection have reduced risk of stroke during and after the procedure to much lower levels than historically seen. Stay up to date with the latest developments in the comeback of carotid stenting!

Hands-on training

Sign up for hands-on training to practice interventional case(s) on the Simbionix ANGIO Mentor– a high-end virtual reality endovascular simulator that offers different case scenarios with the ability to select from a variety of interventional tools in a realistic environment. Learn tricks, deal with complications and review your performance results.

Trainers: Iris Harel, Maria Politi, Iris Grunwald, Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Anna Podlasek, Sanjay Pillai, Klaus Mathias

In order to sign up for the hands-on training you need to book a congress ticket first. The training is only available with a valid ticket.

Acute stroke simulator training (30 min)
Carotid stenting simulator training (30 min)

Supported by:



Iris Grunwald_resized1

Interventional Neuroradiologist

University of Dundee
Dundee, UK

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University at Buffalo,
New York, USA


Klaus Mathias

Radiologist &

World Federation of Interventional Stroke Treatment (WIST)

Horst Sievert_resized

Interventional Angiologist & Cardiologist​

CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany




CVC, Frankfurt, Germany & Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA

Panagiotis Papanagiotou_resized1

Radiologist &

Hospitals Bremen-Mitte
Bremen, Germany
National & Kapodistrian University
Athens, Greece



University at Buffalo,
New York, USA

Ken Snyder MD PhD_resized1


University at Buffalo,
New York, USA

Invited Faculty 2022

Marion Bloch Neurological Institute
Kansas City, USA

Carlos Alejandro Alvarez

Hospital Privado del Sur
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alexander Drofa

Sanford Health
Fargo, USA

Florian Ceynowa Hospital
Wejherowo, Poland

City Hospital №40
Saint-Petersburg ,Russia

Sasko Kedev

University Clinic of Cardiology University Ss Cyril and Methodius
Skopje, Macedonia

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester, UK

Matthew Lambert

NHS Tayside
Dundee, UK

Klaus Fassbender

Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg, Germany

Neurosciences centre,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S),
New Delhi, India
Indian Society of Neuroradiology
Society of Therapeutic Neurointervention

Southend University Hospital, Mid and South Essex University Hospitals
Southend-on-Sea, UK

NHS Tayside
Perth, UK

Nikita Litvinyuk

Regional Hospital
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

John Paul II Hospital
Krakow, Poland

Muhimbili University of Health and Alliend Sciences
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ioannina University Hospital
Ioannina, Greece

Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Eskisehir, Turkey

District Clinical Hospital
Khanty-Mansysk, Russia

University Hospital Acibadem CityClinic
Sofia, Bulgaria

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK

General Hospital Evangelismos
Athens, Greece

Dmitry Skrypnik

Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia

Kavita Vani

ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital
Delhi, India

Silke Walter

Saarland University Medical Center
Homburg, Germany


Ticket typeRegular price
Physicians450 €
Industry700 €
Nurse/Tech250 €

The on-site registration fee includes:
  • Full access to all sessions and the industry exhibition
  • Daily coffee breaks and packed lunch
  • Access to the on-demand content for 6 months after the course
In order to sign up for the hands-on training you need to book a congress ticket first . The training is only available with a valid ticket.

Upon request to d.thom@cme4u.org, the congress organizer will send participants an invitation letter. This letter must then be completed by the participant with their required data and returned to the  registration office for signature. This invitation is intended to help visitors to obtain a visa and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide financial support.

Unfortunately, we are not able to send invitation letters directly to consulates or through a courier company.

Invitation letters are created exclusively for registered individuals and sent directly per email to them.

All registrations are binding. Notification of registration cancellation must be made in writing to Congress secretariat email: d.thom@cme4u.org
  • Cancellation fee between 0 and 4 weeks of conference date is 100% of the registration fee.
  • Cancellation fee between 4 weeks and 6 weeks of conference date is 50% of the registration fee.
  • Cancellation fee between 6 weeks and 12 weeks of conference date is an administration fee of €50.00 + VAT.
Any eventual refunds will be dealt with after the Congress. Name changes are possible at all times. No shows are charged 100% of the registration fees.
Should you require a visa letter in order to apply for access to Germany email d.thom@cme4.org In your email please provide the following information:
  • Name as it appears on your passport
  • Passport number
  • Country of Issue
  • Expiry date
  • Date of Birth
Please note that we cannot issue a visa letter until payment for your registration has been made.

Hotel Accommodation

For your convenience we have booked hotel rooms in our conference hotel at a rate of € 130,00 per night:
Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 44, 60329, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

ICCA 2022 Abstract and case submission

Abstract Submission is closed

Accepted abstracts and cases will be presented during eposter session.

Registration for presenting authors will be at a reduced price.

Abstract Submission is closed

Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2022

Please note that ICCA does not cover your travel and hotel expenses for the meeting

Selected cases will be featured in our popular “Cathlab Café” sessions – a series of moderated interactive sessions in a casual and friendly setting – a great opportunity to share experiences with your peers and network with key opinion leaders in the field.

Key dates & Deadlines

Congress: September 09 – 10, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30,  2022
Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2022


Acknowledgments for ICCA 2022

The WIST foundation and ICCA acknowledge educational and in-kind grants* in support of this activity from:

Disclosure of support for the “ICCA” event in accordance with the expanded transparency requirements of the FSA Code Expert groups (Section 20, Paragraph 5)

The content of this event is designed to be product and service-neutral. We confirm that the Scientific management and the speakers disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants.