ICCA Stroke 2020 Scientific Program

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March 20th

Time Room Session Speaker

07:00 – 08:00 Exhibition area Registration and Welcome

08:00 – 10:20 Main Hall Session 1: Carotid stenting

Moderators: Iris Grunwald , Adam Kobayashi

Panelists: Bagrat Alekyan, Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek, Prokhor Pavlov, Carlos Alejandro Alvarez

Facilitator: Horst Sievert

The current status of carotid stenting: Guidelines and clinical practice Stefan Bertog

Asymptomatic carotid stenosis - why so much controversy for intervention on the carotid arteries? Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek

Pre-procedural imaging of the carotid artery Kavita Vani

How to do carotid stenting – tips and tricks based on > 40 yers of experience Klaus Mathias

Advanced techniques of radial access for carotid stenting Sasko Kedev

Update on integrated protection in CAS with Neuroguard Sasko Kedev

Carotid stenting with MER stent - 30 days & 24 months follow-up. Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek

MESH stents – advantages and limitations Antonio Micari

Five years of experience with recanalization and stenting of total/subtotal carotid stenosis. Ivo Petrov

May OCT control improve the results of carotid stenting? Sergey Volkov


10:20 – 10:50 Exhibition area Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:30 Main Hall Session 2: Vertebral stenting

Moderators: Klaus Mathias, Sasko Kedev

Panelists: Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek, Bagrat Alekyan

Facilitator: Stefan Bertog

How to do vertebral stenting: Tips and tricks, case examples Klaus Mathias

Vertebral stenting in > 500 cases Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek


11:30 – 12:15 Main Hall Session 3: Complications of carotid and vertebral stenting

Moderators: Kenneth Snyder, Antonio Moreno

Panelist: Dimitrios Nikas, Annie Chakrabarti, Changez Jadun

Facilitator: Iris Grunwald

Case based lectures

Case 1 tbc

Case 2 Antonio Moreno

Case 3 Anton Khilchuk


12:15 – 13:25 Main Hall Session 4: Live case transmission from CardioVasculäres Centrum Frankfurt

13:25 – 14:35 Main Hall Session 5: Imaging for the stroke interventionist

Moderators: Iris Grunwald

Panelists: Carlos Alejandro Alvarez, Klaus Mathias, Changez Jadun

Facilitator: Kenneth Snyder

What you really need and what is nice to have Annie Chakrabarti

CT training Panagiotis Papanagiotou

Automatic imagine analysis and artificial intelligence in stroke detection: Which systems are available, how good are they, how to implement them Anna Podlasek


14:35 – 15:55 Main Hall Session 6: Acute stroke interventions: background and trial results

Moderators: Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Naveed Akhtar

Panelists: Anna Podlasek, Antonio Micari, Changez Jadun, Alexander Drofa

Facilitators: Iris Grunwald, Carlos Alejandro Alvarez

The evidence for acute stroke interventions – all randomized trials in 10 min Stefan Bertog

Time is brain – what does this really mean? How much time do we have? Does every minute count? Klaus Faßbender

What is in the guidelines? What is the reality? Peter Lanzer

Impact of delays in transfer to comprehensive stroke centers on outcomes Nelson Hopkins

When is tPA or other lytic still helpful? Kenneth Snyder

Mechanical thrombectomy in nonagenarians Maria Politi


15:55 – 16:25 Exhibition area Coffee Break

16:25 – 18:30 Main Hall Session 7: Building an interventional stroke service

Moderators: Nelson Hopkins, Jan Kovac, Klaus Fassbender

Panelists: Dmitry Skrypnik,, Omer Goktekin, Ian Ewart, Carlos Alejandro Alvarez

Facilitator: Horst Sievert

Similarities and differences of treatment for acute stroke and acute myocardial infarction Andrea Pacchioni

How to build the world best acute stroke program Adnan Siddiqui

Training EMT’s and ER docs in recognition Nelson Hopkins

Artificial intelligence in acute stroke treatment Maria Politi


General anesthesia? Yes, no, sometimes – Expert case-based discussion

A UK patient with need for general anesthesia Iris Grunwald

An American stroke patient managed without general anesthesia Nelson Hopkins


Training the interventionalists

According to interventional neuroradiology societies recommendations Adnan Siddiqui

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) perspective Jan Kovac

The WIST concept Klaus Mathias

A look at the impact of ICCA in the countries where it was held Nelson Hopkins


What if something does not work: CT broken down, anaesthesia busy with another emergency, neurologist not available, bi-plane or DSA does not work, …. – stop and conservative management or proceed with intervention? Nelson Hopkins

Perioperative neurocritical care in endovascular acute stroke treatment Atilla Özcan Özdemir


All day
Hands-on Workshop
Supported by 3D Systems/ Simbionix

March 21th

Time Room Session Speaker

07:00 – 08:00 Exhibition area Registration

07:00 – 08:00 Exhibition area E-Poster presentations

Moderators: Anna Podlasek, Iris Grunwald

08:00-09.15 Main Hall Session 8: The global picture – lessons learned

Moderators: Kenneth Snyder, Omer Goktekin

Panelists: Alexander Drofa, Shrey Mathur, Jan Kovac, Sergey Volkov, Stefan Bertog

Facilitator: Horst Sievert

What do you know about North- Dakota? Problems and solutions Alexander Drofa

How is it going in Poland? Piotr Musialek

A cardiologist in Greece Dimitrios Nikas

The Frankfurt experience Horst Sievert

This is what we do in Istanbul Omer Goktekin

Buenos Aires Carlos Alejandro Alvarez

A stroke center in Tanzania? Reuben Mutagaywa

The Moskov program Bagrat Alekyan

Other examples around the world Nelson Hopkins


9:15 –9:45 Exhibition area Coffee Break

9:50-12:45 Main Hall Session 9: How to do acute stroke interventions

Moderators: Iris Grunwald

Panelists: Ian Ewart, Atilla Özcan Özdemir, Anna Chakrabarti, Maria Politi, Sergey Volkov

Facilitator: Omer Goktekin

Prehospital stroke management Klaus Fassbender

Peri-interventional stroke management Shrey Mathur

What you should tell your anesthesiologist Ian Ewart


What you really should know about the anatomy Kenneth Snyder


Acute stroke intervention step by step – A simulator case Iris Grunwald


My 5 most important tips and trips in achieving first pass thrombectomy Atilla Özcan Özdemir

When and how to deal with M3 occlusions Panagiotis Papanagiotou

Endovascular treatment of acute intracranial stenosis in acute stroke - with only angioplasty with drug eluting balloon Antonio Moreno

Acute tandem occlusions (cervical/cerebral, cervical/cervical, cerebral/cerebral) – case examples Anton Khilchuk

How to deal with acute carotid dissection as cause of acute stroke Adnan Siddiqui

How to treat basilar stroke case-based lecture Panagiotis Papanagiotou

Transradial and transbrachial ischemic stroke treatment - tips and tricks, why we should not afraid of arm access in acute situation Anton Khilchuk

Direct carotid access for acute stroke interventions Klaus Mathias


Session 10: Lunch symposium tbc

13:55- 14:40 Main Hall Session 11: Case examples – anterior strokes

Moderators: Panagiotis Papanagiotou

Panelist: Jan Kovac, tbc

Facilitators: tbc

Case 1 Dmitry Skrypnik

Case 2 Kenneth Snyder

Case 3 Changez Jadun


14:40 – 15:30 Main Hall Session 12: Case examples – posterior strokes


Panelists: Peter Lanzer, Ivo Petrov

Facilitators: tbc

Case 1 Changez Jadun

Case 2 Naveed Akhtar

Case 3 Prokhor Pavlov


15:30 – 16:00 Exhibition area Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:45 Main Hall Session 13: Learning from complications during acute stroke intervention and carotid stenting

Moderators: Horst Sievert, Prokhor Pavlov

Panelists: Iris Grunwald, ,Kenneth Snyder, Antonio Micari, Kavita Vani, Sasko Kedev

Facilitator: Stefan Bertog

Case 1 Adnan Siddiqui

Case 2 Naveed Akhtar

Case 3 Adam Kobayashi

Case 4 Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek

Case 5 tbc

Case 6 tbc

Case 7 Antonio Moreno


17:30 –18:00 Main Hall Written knowledge test Iris Grunwald

18:00 – 18:30 Main Hall Exam results and closing remarks Iris Grunwald