Stroke Nursing Symposium

The symposium will discuss the Clinical presentation of stroke, the importance of early recognition and treatment, Role of nurses in the stroke chain of survival, Monitoring and care of post-thrombolysis and post-thrombectomy patients, and How to prevent post-stroke complications.

Stroke Epidemiology & Organizing Stroke Care by Ms. Brenda Johnson
Stroke Clinical Practice Guidelines by Ms. Brenda Johnson & Ms. Lisa Klein
Stroke Quality Improvement ICU & Stroke Unit by Ms. Lisa Klein
Case Studies by Ms. Elizabeth Zink

Running Acute Code Stroke Workshop

The workshop will help the attendees to be able to diagnose acute stroke and evaluate patients for intervention, Understand the importance of timely reperfusion, know the indications and contraindications of thrombolysis and deal with its complications, and know the elements of post-thrombolysis care.
Workshop Lead: Prof. Dr. Ali Alkhathaami

Mechanical Thrombectomy Workshop

The workshop will help the attendees to understand the role of mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke, the selection criteria for intervention clinical and radiological, the technique for mechanical thrombectomy devices and catheters, potential complications, and post-thrombectomy care.
Dr. Fawaz Alshareef
Dr. Abdulrahman Y. Alturki


Neuro-imaging Workshop Part 1 (Ischemic Stroke and Advanced Imaging)

The workshop will help the attendees to understand the role of mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke, the selection criteria for intervention clinical and radiological, the technique for mechanical thrombectomy devices and catheters, potential complications, and post-thrombectomy care.
Dr.Alwaleed Alqahtani, M.D.
Dr.Eyas Abdulrahman Alsuhaibani, M.D.

Neuro-imaging Workshop Part 2 (Bleed and vascular malformation)

The workshop will provide attendees with valuable insights into various cerebral and vascular malformations, including aneurysms, cavernomas, venous malformations, comas, and intracranial bleeding due to hypertension. Our expert speakers will discuss cutting-edge approaches to diagnosis and treatment, enhancing attendees’ understanding of these conditions. The workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in managing these complex medical issues
Dr.Abdullah Hindi AlHindi, M.D.
Dr.Hibah M. Alkadhi, M.D.


The Model of Care for Stroke Rehabilitation Specialized Care Unit

The workshop will help the attendees to be familiar with the structure of a stroke specialized care unit, to be aware of the adequate admission criteria, assessment tools, and intervention techniques for stroke survivors, to be aware of the interdisciplinary team involved in stroke rehabilitation, to build knowledge on how to develop an appropriate plan of care based on the needs of the stroke survivors, how to sustain and measure the durability of the program outcomes after discharge.
Group Discussion
Power Point Presentations
Case Scenario
Mr. Osama Abdelqader
Dr. Sherif Tantawy
Ms. Noura Al Rafdan
Mr. Sultan Al Assadi


Large Vessel Disease

Dr. Saeed Alzahrani
Dr. Moayd Alkhalifah
Dr. Mustafa Alqarni: Asymptomatic Atherosclerotic carotid stenosis/aortic disease
Dr. Victor C Urrutia : Non-atherosclerotic carotid disease, dissection, carotid web …etc
Dr.Jameelah Alghalbi : CNS Vasculitis
Prof. Ashfaq Shuaib X Dr. Ammar Alkawi: [DEBATE] Intracranial atherosclerotic disease Medical VERSUS Endovascular


Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Prof. Dr. Suhail Abdulla Alrukn
Dr. Ahmed Abdelalim
Dr. Mohamed Alzawahmah: Thrombectomy in low ASPECT
Dr. Naif Faisal Alharbi X Dr. Seby John: [DEBATE] EVT in low NIHSS patient, should we go?
Dr. Syed Irteza Hussain X Dr. Abdullah Omar A Alobaid: [DEBATE] Thrombectomy for Medium Vessel Occlusions?
Dr. Hosam Al-Jehani X Prof. Dr. Ahmed Elbasiouny: [DEBATE] Bypass to CSC


MENASO Angels Diamond Awards Ceremony & MENSO AHA Awards


Acute Ischemic Stroke - IV thrombolysis

Dr. Hanan Alqahtani
Dr. Hilana Ahmad Hatoum
Prof. Dr. Bruce Campbell: IV thrombolysis history and extended window 4.5-9 hours.
Dr. Jeyaraj Durai Pandian: IV Thrombolysis in special populations, Nonagenarians, pre-morbid disability, microbleeds .. Etc
Prof. Bijoy K. Menon: Tenecteplase in Acute ischemic stroke, ready to switch?
Prof. Dr. Ali Alkhathaami X Dr. Naser Alotaibi: [DEBATE] IV Thrombolysis bridging to MT in early window






Stroke Systems of Care

Dr. Fahmi M. Al-Senani
Dr. Selma Kesraoui
Prof. Dr. Adel Alhazzani: Virtual Stroke Care
Dr. Fahad Al Ajlan: Mobile stroke units in the management of acute stroke
Prof. Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi: Ideal foundational requirements for stroke program development and growth
Dr. Dileep R Yavagal: Access to Mechanical thrombectomy (MT2020 from SVIN)


Stroke Systems of Care

Dr. Maria Khan Junaidi
Dr. Fahad Al Ajlan
Dr. Ahmad Aljammaz
Dr. Seby John: TBA
Mr. Ahmed Alkhiri: Intravenous Alteplase in Minor Nondisabling Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Dr. Fawaz Alotaibi: Detection of Large and Medium Vessel Occlusions in Acute Stroke Imaging by Neurology Residents and Stroke Fellows: A Comparison of CT Angiography Alone and CT Angiography with CT Perfusion


Intracerebral hemorrhage and Neurocritical Stroke care

Dr. Majid Farraj Bakheet
Dr. Waleed khojah
Dr. Sepideh Amin-Hanjani: 2023 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Guideline From the AHA/ASA
Dr. Khalid M. Bajunaid : ICH early vs delayed evacuation
Dr. Marida Straccia: ASLS Blended Learning Course: A New Approach to Improving Stroke Care Education.


Acute Ischemic Stroke -Endovascular interventions, Combined with SSNI

Dr. Bader Alenzi
Dr. Seby John
Dr. Abdullah Alrashed: Patient Selection for EVT: Imaging Requirement
Dr. Bader Alahaideb: Current Evidence: EVT for Anterior Circulation LVO
Dr. Ahmad Faqeh: Implantable Loop Recorder to detect Atrial Fibrillation in Post-Stroke patients
Dr. Mohammed Almekhlafi: Approach to Tandem Occlusion Dr. Ali Al Balushi: Aspiration, Stent Retriever or both … Does the Technique Matter ? Dr. Jameel Rasheedi: Post-Thrombectomy Critical Care Update


MENA Stroke Care Plenary

Prof. Dr. Suhail Abdulla Alrukn Prof. Dr. Adel Alhazzani
Dr. Mehdi Farhoudi: Stroke Journey in Iran
Dr. Ammar Alomar: Stroke Journey in UAE


SSNI Session: Controversies in Endovascular Care - Part 1

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Shamy Dr. Mohammed Almekhlafi
Dr. Khalid M. Bajunaid
Dr. Bader Alenzi: Rescue Stenting for Failed Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Abdulrahman Y. Alturki: What to do when medical management fails for ICAD?
Dr. Hassan Ali Abdullah: EVT for MeVO (Medium Vessel Occlusion)
Dr. Hosam Al-Jehani: The role of sinus stenting in IIH
Dr. Aiman Quateen: AI-based decision making in neurointerventions


Stroke in Women

Dr. Nouf Al Mansour
Dr. Nouran Taher
Dr. Shireen Qureshi
Prof. Dr. Sheila Martins: Success stories of women stroke leaders
Dr. Maria Khan Junaidi: Stroke epidemiology in women
Dr. Aisha Ibrahim Al Bakr: Stroke during pregnancy
Dr. Souda Moawia ElSiddig ElSheikhi:Gender difference in access to stroke care


SSNI Session: Controversies in Endovascular Care - Part 2

Dr. Sultan Alqahtani
Dr. Riyadh AL-Okaili
Dr. Naif Faisal Alharbi
Dr. Hosam Al-Jehani
Dr. Fawaz Alshareef: Neurointervention 24/7 city coverage, insights from local experience
Dr. Mohammed Mesfer Alwadai: What do we know about Intrasacular devices today ?
Dr. Mohammed Almekhlafi: Safety and Selection of Flow Diversion in Ruptured Aneuyrsm
Dr.Jameelah Alghalbi: Treating CVST: The Role of Thrombectomy and Medical Management
Dr. Amira Al Raaisi: AVM Management in the Aftermath of ARUBA Trial


Stroke Recovery

Dr. Madhawi Khalid Altaib
Mrs. Nabat Majrashi
Dr. Maha Abdullatif Aldera: Aphasia recovery in ischemic stroke
Dr. Bazah Almubark: Cognitive recovery/rehabilitation in ischemic stroke
Dr. Turki Abualait: Neuromodulation in stroke rehabilitation