Welcome to Stroke Connection at the International Stroke Conference 

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ISC Sessions for Consumers

We’re so glad you’re joining us for the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, the world’s leading meeting of the top stroke experts and researchers. For the first time ever, we have invited stroke survivors, family members and other advocates with an interest in stroke and brain health to join us for select sessions at the ISC.

As the conference progresses, archived sessions will be available to watch at your convenience. 

Stroke Connection at ISC: Simu-Live: Sleep and Brain Health: Time to Wake Up to the Risks?
Learn from experts at the ASA’s International Stroke Conference 2021 about sleep disorders before and after stroke, how sleep disordered breathing may impact brain health and contribute to memory loss, and ways to improve the sleep environment and lessen risk.

CEO Welcome by Nancy Brown and AHA/ASA Presidential Address by Dr. Mitch Elkin: Greetings from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association CEO Nancy Brown and Presidential Address from AHA/ASA President and stroke neurologist Dr. Mitchell Elkind. Hear updates about the AHA/ASA’s latest work to prevent, treat and beat stroke and about advances in stroke.

Stroke Connection at ISC: Stroke in Women: The Association of Hormones with Stroke Risk Across Women of Different Ages and Race-Ethnicities Learn from experts at the ASA’s International Stroke Conference 2021 about the effect of hormones on the risk of stroke in women throughout the lifespan.
Stroke Connection at ISC: Stroke and Depression: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Learn from experts at the ASA’s International Stroke Conference 2021 about the importance of diagnosing and treating depression in stroke patients. 
Stroke Connection at ISC: Racing to Greater Life Expectancy : Learn from experts at the ASA’s International Stroke Conference 2021 about how we need to improve stroke patient outcomes by addressing how structural and other types of racism contribute to stroke health disparities.