Pediatric Stroke: Hot Topics, Global Challenges

Pediatric Stroke: Hot Topics, Global Challenges

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Tuesday 20 October 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Course Description
Our aim is to provide practical updates and strategies to address the most pressing and controversial issues related to pediatric stroke. A focus on infectious/ inflammatory mechanisms and acute management will emphasize practical clinical issues combined with distinct but universal considerations of mechanism. 

Speakers will be experts within an emerging childhood cerebrovascular disease global network and will address the challenges of stroke management in resource-limited settings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Approach the acute management of a child with stroke with confidence based on modern evidence-based best clinical practice, and
  2. Appreciate the possible roles of specific infections and inflammation in the pathogenesis of childhood arterial ischemic stroke and resultant treatment implications.

Impact Statements

  1. Evaluate children for infectious causes of stroke.
  2. Identify changes I could make in my practice related to offering children hyperacute stroke therapy.

Organizer: Adam Kirton, MD; University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Acute Stroke Management in Children: An Overview with a Global Perspective
Mark MacKay, MBBS, PhD; Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Philipino Perspective on Pediatric Stroke: Differences in Etiologies and Management
Marilyn Tan, MD, FCNSP, FPNA, FPPS; University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines

African Perspective on Pediatric Stroke: Stroke in Children with HIV
Alvin Ndondo, MBChB, FCPaed (SA); Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa Infectious

Mechanisms of Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Overview and Update on New Global Efforts
Heather J. Fullerton, MD, MAS; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA


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