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Acute Stroke Challenges - Monday, 15th April
Venue:   Pillar Hall Learning Centre
Time: 13:00 - 17:30
Hot carotid challenges
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Chairing:   Barbara Rantner, Innsbruck, Austria
Moderator:   Ross Naylor, Leicester, United Kingdom
Time: 13:00 - 13:12
CX Debate: It is reasonable to offer urgent carotid endarterectomy (within the first 48 hours) in patients suffering a minor stroke

For the motion
Time: 13:00 - 13:06
Clement Darling III, Albany, United States

Against the motion
Time: 13:06 - 13:12
Sofia Stromberg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Time: 13:12 - 13:19
Audience participation, discussion and polling
Time: 13:19 - 13:26
ACST-2 - lessons to be learnt from the largest trial comparing stenting and surgery
Speaker:   Alison Halliday, Oxford, United Kingdom
Time: 13:26 - 13:31
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 13:31 - 13:43
CX Debate: The majority of patients with asymptomatic carotid disease do not benefit from carotid interventions

For the motion
Time: 13:31 - 13:37
Ross Naylor, Leicester, United Kingdom

Against the motion
Time: 13:37 - 13:43
Alun Davies, London, United Kingdom

Time: 13:43 - 13:48
Audience participation, discussion and polling
Time: 13:48 - 13:55
Influence of stenosis severity on risk of stroke distal to asymptomatic carotid stenosis
Speaker:   Dominic Howard, Oxford, United Kingdom
Time: 13:55 - 14:00
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 14:00 - 14:07
Local anaesthesia is associated with a lower periprocedural risk in carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients - data from ICSS, CREST, EVA3-S, SPACE and GALA (on behalf of the carotid stenosis trialist collaboration)
Speaker:   Christoph Knappich, Munich, Germany
Time: 14:07 - 14:12
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 14:12 - 14:24
CX Debate: Carotid revascularisation (surgery or stenting) is safe to be performed early after stroke thrombolysis

For the motion
Time: 14:12 - 14:18
Maarit Venermo, Helsinki, Finland

Against the motion
Time: 14:18 - 14:24
Alun Davies, London, United Kingdom

Time: 14:24 - 14:29
Audience participation, discussion and polling
Time: 14:29 - 14:41
CX Debate: Newer technologies and innovations now make carotid artery stenting as safe as carotid endarterectomy in the first 14 days after onset of transient ischaemic attack/stroke

For the motion
Time: 14:29 - 14:35
Peter Schneider, Honolulu, United States

Against the motion
Time: 14:35 - 14:41
Ross Naylor, Leicester, United Kingdom

Time: 14:41 - 14:46
Audience participation, discussion and polling
Time: 14:46 - 14:53
A short interval between the neurological index event is a risk factor for carotid artery stenting but not for carotid endarterectomy - data from a national registry on >56,000 symptomatic carotid patients in Germany
Speaker:   Pavlos Tsantilas, Munich, Germany
Time: 14:53 - 15:00
Audience participation and discussion
 
Tea
Time: 15:00 - 15:30
Hot carotid challenges (continues)
Time: 15:30 - 15:52
Chairing:   Barbara Rantner, Innsbruck, Austria
Moderator:   Ross Naylor, Leicester, United Kingdom
Time: 15:30 - 15:37
Carotid plaque volume as a measure of stroke risk, where next?
Speaker:   Charles McCollum, Manchester, United Kingdom
Time: 15:37 - 15:41
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 15:41 - 15:48
Carotid intraplaque haemorrhage and carotid artery risk score are associated with positive microembolic signals on transcranial Doppler monitoring
Speaker:   Suk Fun (Amanda) Cheng, London, United Kingdom
Time: 15:48 - 15:52
Audience participation and discussion
 
Acute stroke challenges - Intracranial thrombectomy
Time: 15:52 - 17:01
Chairing:   Hugh Markus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Moderator:   Barbara Rantner, Innsbruck, Austria
Time: 15:52 - 16:03
What thrombectomy trials really tell us and how can the findings be implemented into routine clinical practice?
Speaker:   David Hargroves, Kent, United Kingdom
Time: 16:03 - 16:07
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 16:07 - 16:19
CX Debate: Intracranial thrombectomy should be limited to neurointerventionists

For the motion
Time: 16:07 - 16:13
Andrew Clifton, London, United Kingdom

Against the motion
Time: 16:13 - 16:19
Jan Kovac, Leicester, United Kingdom

Time: 16:19 - 16:28
Audience participation, discussion and polling
Time: 16:28 - 16:35
The impact of virtual reality on the quality of thrombectomy training
Speaker:   Thomas Liebig, Munich, Germany
Time: 16:35 - 16:39
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 16:39 - 16:46
Arterial transit artefacts on magnetic resonance imaging correlate with presence of recent symptoms and absent collateral pathways in patients with carotid stenosis
Speaker:   Suk Fun (Amanda) Cheng, London, United Kingdom
Time: 16:46 - 16:50
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 16:50 - 16:57
Choices of intracranial thrombectomy stent rival and technique innovation
Speaker:   Thomas Liebig, Munich, Germany
Time: 16:57 - 17:01
Audience participation and discussion
 
Stroke after cardiac surgery
Time: 17:01 - 17:27
Chairing:   Nick Hopkins, Buffalo, United States
Moderator:   Hugh Markus, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Time: 17:01 - 17:12
Hot topic talk: Stroke after cardiac surgery: More common than appreciated
Speaker:   Nick Hopkins, Buffalo, United States
Time: 17:12 - 17:16
Audience participation and discussion
Time: 17:16 - 17:23
Clinical impact of carotid stenosis in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Speaker:   Sandro Lepidi, Padua, Italy
Time: 17:23 - 17:27
Audience participation and discussion