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Founding Members’ Congress

April 24-26, 2022
Vienna, Austria

The IPSO Founding Members’ Congress will be held in Vienna, Austria from April 24-26, 2022. The mission of the Congress is to unify the global community of professionals engaged in research and clinical care for children with cerebrovascular diseases, and chart a path forward for multinational, multidisciplinary efforts.

Goals of the IPSO Founding Members’ Congress:

  1. To foster interactions between professionals with diverse interests in pediatric cerebrovascular disease and support international research and clinical collaborations
  2. To discuss and define IPSO goals and priorities and brainstorm about how IPSO can make an impact on pediatric cerebrovascular disease worldwide
  3. To finalize and ratify the IPSO charter:  membership, organizational structure, and policies
  4. To determine how IPSO can best facilitate interactions between members
  5. To discuss how to best engage patients and families and address their priorities:  education, advocacy, and interactions with patient/family organizations

Scientific Program Committee

Thank you to the IPSO Scientific Program Committee
for drafting the IPSO Congress program.

Chair: Rebecca Ichord; Philadelphia, United States

Noma Dlamini; Toronto, Canada
Lucas Elijovich; Memphis, United States
Lucia Gerstl; Munich, Germany
Sebastian Grunt; Bern, Switzerland
Samuel Gwer; Nairobi, Kenya
Sahar Hassanein; Cairo, Egypt
Moran Hausman-Kedem; Tel Aviv, Israel
Ilona Kopyta; Katowice, Poland
Laura Lehman; Boston, United States
Janette Mailo; Edmonton, Canada
Mesha Martinez; Indianapolis, United States
Elizabeth Mayne; Palo Alto, United States
Christine Mrakotsky; Boston, United States
Mukta Sharma; Kansas City, United States
Nazia Tabassum; Kansas City, United States


Key Dates for 2022

Below is an timeline of the year ahead, including submission dates and registration deadlines. Please click on the + icon to open and review the key dates.

Key dates

*Subject to change

July 1, 2021 – Membership renewal
July 13, 2021 – Call for program ideas open
September 1, 2021 – Abstract submissions open
September 6, 2021 – Deadline for program ideas
January 3, 2022 – Speakers confirmed
February 4, 2022 – Registration open
February 16th, 2022- Hotel Accommodation open
February 7, 2022 – Abstract submissions deadline
March 7, 2022 – Early Bird Congress rate ends
April 4, 2022 – Regular Congress rate ends
March 26, 2022 – Last day to book hotel room
April 24, 2022 – Last day to register for Congress
April 24-26, 2022 – IPSO Founding Members’ Congress

Latest COVID-19 Entry Restrictions into Austria

Below are some useful links to help keep you up to date with the current COVID-19 rules for entering Austria for the IPSO Congress. We expect these restrictions to regularly change/adapt based on the global situation, and advise checking these website regularly for the most up-to-date information. 

The IPSO Founding Members’ Congress will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all registrants. We will adhere to the current local/regional COVID-19 guidelines set in place by the Austrian government and any additional measures recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Further details regarding masking and testing requirements will be provided closer to the meeting.  Our venue includes beautiful outdoor spaces for breaks and meals.

CME Credits

Disclaimer: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of UCSF and the International Pediatric Stroke Organization (IPSO) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. UCSF is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration for the IPSO Congress is now open!


Book your accommodation in Vienna for the IPSO Congress.

IPSO Congress dinner event

Attendees are invited to one of Vienna’s finest venues, the Kursalon

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