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Friday, 5 November 2021

(Bahrain Time, GMT +3)

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Adel Hazzani
Associate Professor
King Saud University’s College of Medicine in Riyadh, KSA

14:10 - 14:40

Opening Ceremony Stroke Journey in Bahrain
Fatema Abdulla
Consultant Neurologist,Salmaniya Medical Complex President, Bahrain Neurology Society, Bahrain


14:40 - 15:00

MENA Stroke Journey
Dr. Hany Mohamed Aref
Professor and Head of Neurology Department
Ain Shams University, Egypt

15:00 - 15:20

2030 Action Plan for the WSO
Dr. Sheila Cristina Ouriques Martins, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Sul Chief Neurology and Neurosurgery in Hospital Moinhos de Vento President-Elect World Stroke Organization, Brazil

15:20 - 15:40

2030 Action Plan for the ESO
Dr. Valeria Caso
Past President
European Stroke Organization, Italy

15:40 - 16:00

Road Map for Controlling Stroke in Africa
Prof. Mayowa Ojo Owalabi
Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences,
Director, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


16:00 - 16:20

Stroke Pathway 20 Minutes Ideal Time
Dr. Robert Mikulik
Director of Stroke Program
International Clinical Research Center
St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno, Czechia

16:20 - 16:40

Transient Ischemic Attack Update
Dr. Ashfaq Shuaib
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Stroke Program, Division of Neurology
University of Alberta, Canada

16:40 - 17:00

Acute Stroke Management
Prof. Jeyaraj Pandian
Professor of Neurology and Principal/Dean
Christian Medical College
Vice President, World Stroke Organization
President, Indian Stroke Association, India

17:00 - 17:20

Updates in Acute Stroke Management
Ali Al Khathaami
Dr. Ali Al Khathaami
Consultant, Stroke and Neurology Professor of Neurology Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, KSA

17:20 - 17:40

Intracerebral Hemmorhage
Dr. Hani Humaidan
Consultant Neurologist
Royal Bahrain Hospital, Bahrain

17:40 - 18:00

The Critically Ill, When Do You Need to Act?
Dr. Omar Ayoub
Associate Professor and Consultant
Neurology, Stroke, and Neurocritical Care, KSA

18:00 - 18:10

18:10 - 18:25


18:25 - 18:45

Update in the Guidelines of Stroke Prevention
Prof. Ahmed Abdelalim
Professor of Neurology
Kasr Alainy – Cairo University, Egypt

18:45 - 19:05

High Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients
Dr. Firas Khaleefah Al-Nidawi
Consultant Neurologist
King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain

19:05 - 19:25

Heart and Stroke
Dr. Amal Al Hashmi
Head of Central Stroke Unit
Founder and President
Oman Stroke Society, Oman

19:25 - 19:45

Small Vessel Disease and Dementia
Prof. Dilraj Sokhi
Assistant Professor, Adult Clinical Neurology
Aga Khan University, East Africa

19:45 - 20:05

Genetics and Stroke
Dr. Cristina Skrypnyk
Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine
Consultant, Medical Genetics
Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain

20:05 - 20:15

20:15 - 20:30


20:30 - 20:50

Egyptian Experience with COVID-19 and Stroke
Dr. Tamer Roushdy
Lecturer of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine
Ain Shams University, Egypt

20:50 - 21:10

Stroke Unit Setup in COVID-19 Era
Dr. Nouran Yasin Taher
Consultant Neurology and Stroke
Stroke Fellowship Program Director
King Abdul Aziz Medical City, KSA

21:10 - 21:30

Covid-19 and Stroke in MENA Region
Dr. Maria Khan Junaidi
Executive Board Member, MENASO Senior Neurologist and Stroke Specialist Rashid Hospital, UAE

21:30 - 21:40

21:40 - 21:50

Saturday, 6 November 2021

(Bahrain Time, GMT +3)

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Hany Mohammed Aref
Professor and Head of Neurology Department Ain Shams University, Egypt


14:10 - 14:20

AHA Stroke Center Certification in the MENA Region
Mr. Khalid Shkair
Program Manager – ECC
Lead – Stroke Center Cecrtification, MENA
American Heart Association, UAE

14:20 - 14:40

EMS in Acute Stroke and the Mobile Stroke Unit
Prof. Peter Panagos
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology
Department of Emergency Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, USA

14:40 - 15:00

Long-Term Plan for Stroke in the Arab World
Prof. Kevin Sheth
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Executive Director of the NNCTU and Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery;
Vice-Chair, Clinical & Translational Research, Neurology & Neurosurgery;
Division Chief, Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology Yale School of Medicine, USA

15:00 - 15:20

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Quality and Research System Update
Prof. Jeffrey Saver
Professor and SA Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Carol and James Collins Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA

15:20 - 15:30


15:30 - 15:50

Secondary Prevention of Large Artery Disease
Dr. Mohammed Almekhlafi
Associate Professor Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology University of Calgary, Canada

15:50 - 16:10

Decompression in Acute Stroke
Dr. Nabeel Hameed
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgical Residency Training Coordinator
Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital Co., Bahrain

16:10 - 16:30

Future of Neuro-Intervention Training in Stroke
Dr. Adnan Qureshi
Professor of Neurology
Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute and Neurology Department
University of Missouri, USA

16:30 - 16:50

Door to Angio Suite
Dr. Ahmed El Bassiouny
Professor of Intervention Neurology Ain Shams University Medical School, Egypt
Satellite Symposium – Medtronic

16:50 - 17:10

Endovascular Thrombectomy for Large Core Infarcts? Too Large to Treat?
Prof. Amrou Sarraj, MD FAHA
Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Chief, Stroke Division, University Hospitals Neurological Institute
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Stroke Systems, University Hospitals Neurological Institute, USA

17:10 - 17:30

AI in Stroke and where are we going?
Dr. Ameer E. Hassan
Director of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Neurocritical Care and Clinical Neuroscience Research Valley Baptist Brain and Spine Network
Professor of Neurology and Radiology University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

17:30 - 17:40

17:40 - 17:55


17:55 - 18:15

Stroke Advance Imaging
Dr. Andrew M. Demchuk
Stroke Neurologist
Director, Calgary Stroke Program
Alberta Health Services, Canada

18:15 - 18:35

Early Identification and Management of PSS Patients
Dr. Peter Sanderson
Clinical Director & Consultant Neurological Physiotherapist
Paediatric Specialist Physiotherapy, UK
Satellite Symposium – AbbVie

18:35 - 18:55

Artificial Intelligence and Stroke
Dr. Bijoy Menon
Neurologist and Professor, Department of Neurosciences,
Radiology and Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary, Canada

18:55 - 19:15

Optimizing Acute Stroke Care
Dr. Mohammad Ayesh AlJohani
Consultant Neurologist, Stroke Specialist Head of Neurology Department KFHM, KSA
Satellite Symposium – Allm MEA FZ-LLC

19:15 - 19:25

19:25 - 19:40


19:40 - 20:00

Is It Neurorehabilitation or Neuromodulation? Experience in Egypt
Dr. Nevine El Nahas
Professor of Neurology
Head of Stroke Unit and Neuromodulation Laboratory
Ain Shams University, Egypt

20:00 - 20:20

Post Stroke Rehabilitation
Dr. Abdulla Al Rahoomi
Sports Medicine & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diagnostic & Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,
Healthpoint Hospital, UAE

20:20 - 20:40

Novel Approach in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patient
Dr. Suad Trebinjac
The Director of Rehabilitation Department in Czech Rehabilitation Hospital Al Ain
Consultant in PM&R in Al Garhoud Private Hospital and FIFA Medical Center, UAE

20:40 - 21:00

Post Stroke Spasticity
Dr. Khalid Anwar
Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Amana Healthcare , UAE

21:00 - 21:20

Principle of Stroke Rehabilitation Care: The Recommended Standardized Practice
Dr. Rouaa Faiz Mandurah
Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
King Fahad Medical City, KSA

21:20 - 21:30

21:30 - 21:40