IPSO will host an in-person Congress on March 22-24th, 2024 in Toronto, Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children. The mission of this 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.

We would like to express gratitude to our following sponsors for their generous support to the 2024 IPSO Congress.

2024 IPSO Congress Partnerships


Gold Level

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and the planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to driving sustainable development and generating a positive impact with its businesses. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world.

Moyamoya Foundation

Silver Level

Founded in 2018, the Moyamoya Foundation (aka MoyaMoya Foundation Co) is a disease focused 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Moyamoya vasculopathy is a rare, progressive group of diseases in which the main arteries supplying the brain with blood (the internal carotid arteries and intracranial branches) narrow over time and collateral vessels called “moyamoya vessels” develop as an attempt to compensate for the lack of blood flow. Moyamoya patients are at increased risk for stroke, among other neurological complications. Currently, the typical intervention for moyamoya patients is revascularization surgery.

We are a fully volunteer organization consisting of many moyamoya patients, caregivers, and others with personal connections to moyamoya disease. We are managed by a six-member Board of Directors and our primary funding comes from donations through social media and our website.

Our missions are to promote awareness of moyamoya and advance moyamoya research through collaboration with healthcare professionals and academics about research priorities for moyamoya patients. We also provide assistance to families and patients undergoing moyamoya treatment.

We recently launched the “Global Moyamoya Patient Registry”, a collective effort to gather comprehensive data about this rare disease. Patients can securely share important data such as, demographics, symptoms, treatments, family history, and unique experiences of living with a rare disease, such as delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and travel considerations for specialty care. This collection of data will be used by researchers to improve outcomes for patients.

Thornhill Medical

Silver Level

Marking 20 years in 2024 as a global innovator in respiratory and oxygen-related scientific research and advanced technologies. The team collaborates each day with customers, innovation leaders, industry, hospital, and military partners in more than 19 countries and in 65+ research institutes, while pushing the boundaries of what’s technologically possible in interoperability, remote or autonomous delivery and the use of AI, and developing solutions that can transform vascular diagnostics through arterial blood gas control. Drawing on two decades of pioneering scientific and engineering innovations that address the needs of health systems and providers, Thornhill Medical is unlocking tomorrow’s medical technology solutions, today.

Thornhill Medical manufactures RespirAct Clinical which is a computer-controlled gas blender used to control arterial CO2 and O2 in spontaneously breathing participants. Changing the partial pressure of CO2 and O2 in the blood is done to stimulate blood flow responses in organs which can then be monitored using imaging technology (i.e. TCD or MRI). Monitoring blood flow response to blood gas changes in these organs reveals aspects related to their vascular beds. There are many potential applications for this technology including understanding the mechanisms of injury in stroke patients.

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Watch a video about Respiract’s system overview


Bronze Level

Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets novel products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions in markets with significant unmet need. Penumbra supports healthcare providers, hospitals and clinics in more than 100 countries.


Bronze Level

CERENOVUS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is a global leader in neurovascular care. Our commitment to changing the trajectory of stroke is inspired by our long heritage and dedication to helping physicians protect people from a lifetime of hardship. CERENOVUS offers a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.


Bronze Level

For 45 years, Balt has been leading the way – collaborating with physicians and institutions to develop elegant neurovascular solutions. As the premier global platform focused on neurointerventional innovation, we always push the boundaries of what’s possible in patient care.


Bronze Level

At Scientia Vascular, we believe that without access, therapy can not exist. Through cutting-edge innovation, we’re answering our calling to radically disrupt the way diseases of the brain are treated. Our teams have been at the forefront of neurovascular systems, pushing beyond established boundaries to deliver the products physicians and patients need most.

Children's Medical Center Dallas

Institutional Partner

Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the flagship hospital of Children’s Health, is the home of the Center for Cerebrovascular Disorders in Children, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to children with complex, often life-threatening disorders that impact or cause injury to the blood vessels that supply the brain. As the only Center of its kind in Texas and one of a handful across the nation, we offer an unmatched level of experience. Our expert team specializes in neurointerventional radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, neurologic critical care and neuro-anesthesia. From strokes and arteriovenous malformations to vein of Galen malformations, Moyamoya disease and cerebral venous thrombosis, we work one-on-one with patients to assess, evaluate, manage and treat conditions..

Download Children’s Health CCDC Brochure
Download Children’s Health Stroke Podcase Card
Download Children’s Health New Dallas Pediatric Campus Information

Sickkids: Neurosciences and Mental Health (NMH)

Institutional Partner

We are uncovering innovative solutions for mitigating and curing brain diseases in children.The Neurosciences & Mental Health research program focus on the development and plasticity of complex neural systems in animal models and humans through a variety of approaches including molecular genetics, electrophysiology, behavior, cognition and neuroimaging. As a leader in paediatric neurosciences and mental health, and a hub of discovery for applied mental health research at SickKids, we’ve made a number of important research discoveries and published high-impact papers, translating our work into better health outcomes for children and youth.

Sickkids: Research Institute

Institutional Partner

The SickKids Research Institute (RI) is Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute conducting and translating groundbreaking research, training the next generation of researchers, and supporting global scientific communities with knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities. We’re taking more discoveries from the lab bench to the bedside, making a bigger impact on children’s lives around the world, sooner.

Sickkids: Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health

Institutional Partner

The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health (GH-CBMH) at SickKids cultivates the multidisciplinary integration of clinical care, research and education to improve the outcomes of children and youth living with brain and mental health disorders.

By pioneering new understanding, therapies and approaches to care for the developing brain, and promoting and executing interdisciplinary and interprofessional activities, the centre strives to exceed its reputation as innovators in paediatric neurosciences and mental health care, both at SickKids and across global scientific communities.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Institutional Partner

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among the nation’s leading pediatric specialty hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. Their expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, as well as the care of critically ill newborns. The two campuses in San Francisco and Oakland are known worldwide for basic and clinical research and are at the forefront of translating research into interventions for treating and preventing pediatric disease. Visit to learn more.

Cook Children's Medical Center

Institutional Partner

Every child deserves health care designed just for them. At Cook Children’s, we’re more than a health care system––we’re your friends, neighbors and even family members. And we’re parents too, so we can see the world through your eyes. We see what you’re going through––and how we can help you and your child get the best care and support possible.

From pediatricians to specialists we take care of kids from head to toe. That’s why parents from all across Texas, the U.S. and around the world trust their children to our pediatric experts. Whether it’s check-ups, injuries or serious illnesses, when you come to Cook Children’s you can trust that we’ll care for the one child that matters most, yours. That’s what it means to deliver care that connects.

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