IPSO Virtual Conference Program

Conference Program

IPSO 2023 Virtual Conference:

April 28-29, 2023

Conference Mission: 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.

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 Hospital for Sick Children, 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 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPSO 2023 Virtual Conference Access

All registered attendees will receive an email from Underline with instructions on how to access the IPSO 2023 Virtual Conference platform. Once you have these login access details, you can enter the IPSO 2023 Virtual Conference Platform. If you are paid registrant and do not receive this email, please contact

Detailed Program

Abstract Proceedings

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IPSO 2023 Virtual Conference: Speakers List

Times in EDT Welcome & IPSO General Assembly
April 28th, 2023
Heather Fullerton, MD, MAS Speaker Neurology San Francisco, United States
Global Perspective: Neurocritical Care for Pediatric Stroke: Indonesia 
April 28th, 2023
Angga Krishna, MD Speaker Neurointerventional Radiology Denpasar, Indonesia
Speaker Session: Advances in the Critical Care of Neonates and Children with Stroke 
April 28th, 2023
Janette Mailo, MD, PhD, FRCPC Moderator Neurocritical Care Edmonton, Canada
Melissa Chung, MD Moderator Neurocritical Care Columbus, United States
Brian Appavu, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurology Phoenix, United States
Steven Miller, MDCM, MAS, FRCPC Speaker & Panelist Neonatal Neurology Toronto, Canada
Michaela Waak, MD, FCICM, FRACP, FRACP Speaker & Panelist Neurocritical Care Brisbane, Australia
Kristin Guilliams, MD Panelist Neurocritical Care St. Louis, United States
Virtual Poster Session, Industry Sponsor Networking & Break,  2:40PM-3:10PM EDT
Speaker Session: Health Equity in Pediatric Stroke Research
April 28th, 2023
Christine Mrakotsky, PhD Moderator Neuropsychology Boston, United States
Akshat Pai, BS Moderator PhD Candidate Toronto, Canada
Lesli Skolarus, MD, MS Speaker & Panelist Neurology Evanston, United States
Maja Steinlin, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurology Bern, Switzerland
Warren Lo, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurology Columbus, United States
Oral Abstract Presentations 
April 28th, 2023
Lori Jordan, MD, PhD Speaker Neurology Nashville, United States
Ariane Soldatos, MD, MPH Speaker Neurology Bethesda, United States
IkeOluwa Lagunju, MD Speaker Neurology Ibadan, Nigeria
Elissa Engel, MD Speaker Hematology Fellow Cincinnati, United States
Day 1 Ends 5:00PM EDT
Day 2 Welcome
April 29th, 2023
Noma Dlamini, MD, M.Sc., PhD Chair Neurology Toronto, Canada
Speaker Session: New Insights into Childhood Arteriopathies and Cerebral Blood Flow 
April 29th, 2023
Noma Dlamini, MD, M.Sc., PhD Moderator Neurology Toronto, Canada
Matsanga Leyila Kaseka, MD, MSc, CSCN (EEG) Moderator Neurology Montreal, Canada
Moran Hausman-Kedem, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurology Tel Aviv, Israel
Steven Hetts, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurointerventional Radiology San Francisco, United States
Francis Impens, PhD Speaker & Panelist Biomedical Research Gent, Belgium
John Wanebo, MD, FACS, FAANS Speaker & Panelist Neurosurgery Phoenix, United States
April 29th, 2023
Research Collaborations Update
Heather Fullerton, MD, MAS Moderator Neurology San Francisco, United States
Silvia Buratti, MD Speaker Neurocritical Care & Neonatology Genoa, Italy
Lori Jordan, MD, PhD Speaker Neurology Nashville, United States
Elissa Newport, PhD Speaker Professor of Neurology Washington, D.C, United States
Break 10:40AM-10:55AM EDT
Speaker Session: Emerging Medical Treatments for Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease
  Laura Lehman, MD, MPH Moderator Neurology Boston, United States
Lisa Sun, MD Moderator  Neurology Baltimore, United States
Issam A. Awad, MD, MSc, FACS, MA (Hon) Speaker Neurosurgery Chicago, United States
Oh Young Bang, MD, PhD Speaker Neurology Seoul, South Korea
Daniel Cooke, MD Speaker Neurointerventional Radiology San Francisco, United States
Peter Dirks, MD, PhD, FRCSC Panelist Neurosurgery Toronto, Canada
Helen Kim, PhD, MPH Panelist Epidemiology San Francisco, United States
Speaker Session: Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Stroke in Resource-limited Settings
April 29th, 2023
Manish Parakh, MD Moderator Neurology Jodhpur, India
Ilona Kopyta, MD Moderator Neurology Katowice, Poland
Marta Hernandez, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurology Santiago, Chile
Mauricio López-Espejo, MD, Msc Speaker & Panelist Neurology Santiago, Chile
Amr Mahmoud, MD, AFS, DIU Speaker & Panelist Neurointerventional Radiology Cairo, Egypt
Alvin Ndondo, MBChB, FCPaed (SA) Speaker & Panelist Neurology Cape Town, South Africa
Bejoy Thomas, MD, DNB, PDCC Speaker & Panelist Neuroradiology Trivandrum, India
Sahar Hassanein, MD Panelist Neurology Cairo, Egypt
Break 1:25PM-1:35PM EDT
Speaker Session: New Controversies in Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease
April 29th, 2023
Elizabeth Mayne, MD, PhD Moderator Neurocritical Care Stanford, United States
Mesha Martinez, MD Moderator Neurointerventional Radiology Indianapolis, United States
Matthew Amans, MD Speaker & Panelist Neurointerventional Radiology San Francisco, United States
Juhana Frösen, MD, PhD Speaker & Panelist Neurosurgery Tampere, Finland
Paul Monagle, MD Speaker Hematology Melbourne, Australia
Adam Rennie, MB, BS, BMSc, FRCR Panelist Neurointerventional Radiology London, United Kingdom
Sarah Lee, MD Panelist Neurology Stanford, United States
Megan Barry, DO Panelist Neurology Denver, United States
Closing Remarks
April 29th, 2023
Noma Dlamini, MD, M.Sc., PhD Speaker Neurology Toronto, Canada
2023 Virtual Conference Ends 3:00PM EDT 

Thank you to our Sponsors for the IPSO 2023 Virtual Conference