Sunday, 28th April 2019

08:30-09:00 Welcome and Introduction

09:00-10:10 Session I

09:00-09:20 Clinical signs and diagnosis of Stroke
09:20-09:50 Etiology (AF, carotid, intracranial stenosis)
09:50-10:10 History of and new insights in IVT (Wake-up trial, Tenecteplase, etc)

10:10-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-12:00 Session II

10:40-11:00 History and current evidence on EVT of acute ischemic stroke (literature overview)
11:00-11:20 Technique of stent-retriever thrombectomy
11:20-11:40 Intracranial stenting
11:40-12:00 Extracranial pathology (without intracranial occlusion) in acute ischemic stroke

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Group Discussion: Cases / Indication / Technique

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Session III

15:30-15:45 Latest and greatest in thrombectomy devices
15:45-16:00 Tailoring thrombectomy tools to clot properties. Are we there yet?
16:00-16:15 Technique of intracranial aspiration thrombectomy
16:15-16:30 Stentriever vs aspiration - Does it make a difference?
16:30-16:45 Balloon guide latest approach and technology – reembolisation
16:45-17:00 Medicamentous therapy during and after EVT: IA lytics, heparin, aspirin

Monday, 29th April 2019

08:30-09:00 Session IV

What imaging is necessary for selection in the 0-6 hour time window?

08:30-08:40 No imaging. Go straight to angio
08:40-08:50 ASPECTS and CTA is enough
08:50-09:00 Advanced imaging (MRI/CTP) is a must

How much imaging is necessary for selection in the beyond 6-hour time window?

09:00-09:10 CT/CTA is enough
09:10-09:20 CT Perfusion
09:20-09:35 Role of flat panel CT; ‘one-stop-shop’
09:35-09:50 Follow up imaging (after EVT or if no occlusion detected)
09:50-10:00 Discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Session V

10:30-11:00 EVT in Tandem lesions; different types, different approaches
11:00-11:30 EVT in Post circ stroke (Indication, imaging, procedural aspects)
11:30-12:00 EVT in low NIHSS/ASPECTS, older age, distal occlusion, pre-stroke mRS >2; whom to treat?

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Group Discussion: Cases / Indication / Technique

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:45 Session VI

15:30-15:45 Optimizing pre-hospital triage and transfer pathways for LVO stroke - lessons from RACECAT
15:45-16:00 Pre-hospital scales and new technology for field LVO recognition
16:00-16:15 Are IV lytics for LVO patients presenting directly at thrombectomy centers necessary
16:15-16:30 How can IT optimize pre and intra-hospital systems of care?
16:30-16:45 "The clot"; research and clinical implications

Tuesday, 30th April 2019

08:30-10:00 Session VII

08:30-09:00 How to overcome difficulties with tortuous arterial anatomy in catheterization of intracranial vessels
09:00-09:30 Complications of intracranial mechanical thrombectomy: how to solve them
09:30-10:00 Anesthetic management

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Session VIII

10:30-10:45 Update on recently completed trials
10:45-11:00 Update on ongoing trials
11:00-11:15 Combining reperfusion with neuroprotection- are we ready for prime time ?
11:15-11:30 Data collection / Registries / Benchmarks
11:30-11:45 Cost effectiveness; theory and practical implications
11:45-12:00 Guidelines, quality requirements and role of societies

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Group Discussion: Cases / Indication / Technique

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Examination