IPSO 2024 Congress

 March 22nd-24th, 2024
Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, Canada
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 0A4, Canada

Congress 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.

Detailed IPSO 2024 Congress Program

Day 01 (Friday, March 22, 2024)

Pre-Congress

Friday, March 22, 2024

8:00AM

Check-In & Poster Set Up (Odd Numbers)

Day 1

Friday, March 22, 2024 9:00am-5:30pm

9:00AM

Opening of the IPSO 2024 Congress (General Assembly)

Updates on Collaborative Initiatives

9:30AM

Keynote: Fetal Embolization of Vein of Galen Malformation: A New Paradigm

Moderator: Heather Fullerton, MD, MAS | Neurology | San Francisco, United States
Speaker: Darren Orbach, MD, PhD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Boston, United States

10:00AM

Session #1: Clinical Focus: Advances in the Care of Cerebral Vascular Malformations

Moderators:
Silvia Buratti, MD | Neonatology and Neurocritical Care | Genoa, Italy
Anthony Wang, MD| Neurosurgery | Los Angeles, United States

Speakers:

Title: Genetics of intracranial vascular malformations in children and the role of endovascular biopsy
Daniel Cooke, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | San Francisco, United States

Title: Standard and controversial approaches to treating cavernous malformations: surgical resection to obliterative surgery to medical management
Speaker: Sandro Benichi, MD| Neurosurgery | Paris, France

10:50AM

Session #2: Clinical Highlight: Cerebral Proliferative Angiopathy

Moderator: Tim Bernard, MD | Neurology | Aurora, United States

Title: Cerebral Proliferative Angiopathy
Speaker: Alfred See, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology & Neurosurgery | Boston, United States

11:20AM – 12:50PM

Lunch and Poster Session (Odd Posters)

12:50PM

Oral Abstracts Session #1

Moderator: Coming soon!

Speakers:

Title: Stimulation for Perinatal Stroke Optimizing Recovery Trajectories (SPORT): A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
Adam Kirton, MD, MSc, FRCPC| Neurology | Alberta, Canada

Title: Juvenile mice are susceptible to infarct-induced neurodegeneration that causes cognitive decline
Elizabeth Mayne, MD, PhD | Neurocritical Care Neurology | Palo Alto, United States

Title: Pediatric Craniocervical Arterial Dissection: Clinical Presentation, Risk Factors, Neuroimaging and Pediatric NIH Stroke Scale in a Series of Chilean Patients
Fernanda Balut Oyarzun, MD| Neurology| Santiago, Chile

Title: Multi-omics characterization of immune triggers in Moyamoya disease
Dominic Camperchioli, MD| Neurology Resident| Salt Lake City, United States

Title: Do Pokes Prevent Strokes? Incomplete Immunization Status Significantly Elevated in Pediatric Stroke Population
Dominic Camperchioli, MD| Neurology Resident| Salt Lake City, United States

2:00PM – 2:10PM

Break

2:10PM

Session #3: Clinical Focus: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) as a Venous Disease

Moderators
Matt Amans, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | San Francisco, United States
Adam Rennie, MB, BS, BMSc, FRCR| Neurointerventional Radiology | London, United Kingdom

Speakers:

Title: “Idiopathic intracranial hypertension” versus “symptomatic venous stenosis”: what is the evidence?
Mesha Martinez, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Indianapolis, United States

Title: The glymphatic system – what it means, how we can image it, and how it might play a role in IIH
Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD, PhD, MHBA, FRCPC| Neuroradiology | Toronto, Canada

Title: Endovascular management of IIH: Pros and Cons
Grégoire Boulouis, MD, PhD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Tours, France

3:20PM – 3:40PM

Break: Specialty Sessions End

3:40PM

Clinical Review #1: Fetal and Perinatal Stroke

Moderator: Andra Dingman, MD | Neurology | Aurora, United States

Speakers:

Title: Insights into Perinatal stroke: exploring the spectrum from venous to arterial and unraveling hemorrhagic Infarction in term-born infants
Maria Luisa Tataranno, MD, PhD | Neonatal Neurology | Utrecht, Netherlands

Title: Improving function for perinatal stroke survivors: from standard to experimental approaches
Iona Novak, PhD, OT | Professor & Occupational Therapist | Sydney, Australia

4:30PM

Harnessing Multidisciplinary Care for Hyperacute Pediatric Stroke

Moderators:
Kristin Guilliams, MD, MSCI | Neurocritical Care Neurology | St. Louis, United States
Mahendra Moharir, MBBS, MD, M.Sc., FRACP | Neurology | Toronto, Canada

Speakers:
Samyami Chowdhury, BSc(hons), MBChB, MRCPCH | Neurology | Toronto, Canada

Panelists:
Megan Barry, DO | Neurology | Chicago, United States
Nicola Fearn, MD | Neurology | Melbourne, Australia
Dana Harrar, MD, PhD| Neurocritical Care Neurology | Washington D.C, United States
Elbert John Layug, MD, DPPS, FCNSP, FPNA| Neurology Stroke Fellow| Toronto, Canada
Jennifer Quon, MD | Neurosurgery | Toronto, Canada
Adam Rennie, MB, BS, BMSc, FRCR| Neurointerventional Radiology | London, United Kingdom
Marcela Torres, MD | Hematology | Fort Worth, United States

5:35PM

AVM Research Interest Group Meeting

Moderators:
Helen Kim, MPH, PhD | Professor | San Francisco, United States
Ethan Winkler, MD, PhD | Neurosurgery | San Francisco, United States

5:35PM – 6:35PM

Poster Removal (Odd Numbers)

Day 02 (Saturday, March 23, 2024)

Day 2

Saturday, March 23, 2024 8:30am-5:00pm

7:15AM – 8:15AM

Poster Set Up (Even Numbers)

8:15AM

Day 2 Welcome

8:15AM

Challenging Case Conference

9:45AM

Community Story

10:00AM-10:15AM

Break

10:15AM

Global Perspective Session

Moderator: Coming soon!

Speakers:
Ilona Kopyta, PhD, MD | Neurology | Katowice, Poland
Manish Parakh, MD | Neurology | Jodhpur, India

10:45AM

Session #4: Clinical Focus: Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) in Children with Large Vessel Occlusion

Moderators:
Todd Abruzzo, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Phoenix, United States
Amanda Baker, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | New York City, United States

Speakers:

Title: Overview of Pediatric LVO: Picking Patients and Avoiding Pitfalls
Lucia Gerstl, MD | Neurology | Munich, Germany

Title: Emerging Adult Literature and How It Should Affect Pediatric Practice
Kartik Bhatia, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Sydney, Australia

Title: The Evolution of Pediatric EVT: Results from the Save Childs Pro prospective study
Peter Sporns, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Basel, Switzerland

11:45AM-1:15PM

Lunch and Poster Session (Even Posters)

1:15PM

Session #5: Scientific Session: Anatomy and Biology of Cerebrovascular Disease in Childhood

Moderators:
Johanna Fifi, MD| Neurointerventional Radiology | New York, United States
Prakash Muthusami, MBBS, MD| Neurointerventional Radiology | Toronto, Canada

Speakers:

Title: Insights from single cell genomics on the development of cerebral vasculature
Thomas Wälchli, MD, PhD | Neurosurgery | Zürich, Switzerland
Ethan Winkler, MD, PhD | Neurosurgery | San Francisco, United States

Title: Genetic Discovery for Cerebral Vascular Malformations: The Story of the KRAS Mutation
Ivan Radovanovic , MD, PhD, FMH| Neurosurgery | Toronto, Canada

Title: Biology of Pediatric Aneurysms and Drivers of Growth
Flavio Requejo, MD| Neurointerventional Radiology| Buenos Aires, Argentina

Title: Endoluminal sampling in situ enables genetic characterization of vein of Galen Malformation
Andrew Hale, MD, PhD| Neurosurgery Resident | Birmingham, United States

2:45PM-3:00PM

Break

3:00PM

Clinical Review #2: Stroke in Congenital Heart Disease: Risks and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Moderators:
Elizabeth Mayne, MD, PhD | Neurocritical Care Neurology | Palo Alto, United States
Christine Mrakotsky, PhD | Neuropsychology | Boston, United States

Speakers:

Title: Monitoring for Stroke in the Congenital Heart Disease Population in the ICU
Michele Mills, RN, MSN, CPNP | Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner | Chicago, United States

Title: Neuropsychological outcomes and interventions in the Congenital Heart Disease Population (with or without stroke)
Renee Sananes, Ph.D, C. Psych | Psychology | Toronto, Canada

3:45PM

Clinical Review #3: Michael Scott Memorial Symposium on Clinical Management of Moyamoya

Moderators:
Manoëlle KOSSOROTOFF, MD | Neurology | Paris, France
Ed Smith, MD, MBA | Neurosurgery | Boston, United States

Speakers:

Title: Moyamoya medical management
Alvin Ndondo, MBChB, FCPaed | Neurology | Cape Town, South Africa

Title:Beyond moyamoya disease: moyamoya and associated conditions
Ji Hoon Phi, MD| Neurosurgery | Seoul, South Korea

Title: How should imaging guide decision making in moyamoya?
Nadia Khan, MD | Neurosurgery | Zürich, Switzerland

5:00PM

Day 2 Ends

5:05PM-5:15PM

Group Photo

5:15PM

Moyamoya Research Interest Group Meeting

5:15PM – 6:15PM

Poster Removal (Even Numbers)

Post Congress

Saturday, March 23, 2024

7:00PM-9:30PM

Congress Dinner Event

Day 03 (Sunday, March 24, 2024)

Day 3

Sunday, March 24, 2024

8:00AM

Day 3 Welcome

8:00AM

Clinical Review #4: Tools for Managing Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease

Moderators:
Leonardo Brandao, MD, M.Sc | Hematology | Toronto, Canada
Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO| Neurosurgery | Cincinnati, United States

Speakers:

Title: Antithrombotic treatment for childhood ischemic stroke: arterial and venous
Gordana Kovacevic, MD| Neurology | Belgrade, Serbia
Olivera Serbic, MD, PhD | Hematology | Belgrade, Serbia

Title: Endovascular devices and their improvements over time
Alhamza Al-Bayati, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Pittsburgh, United States

9:00AM

Session #6: Clinical Debates: Controversies in Managing Brain AVMS

Moderators:
Rabia Qaiser, MD, FAANS | Neurosurgery | Indianapolis, United States

Speakers:

Title: AVMs in HHT: When to treat? When not to treat?
Greg James, MD, PhD, FRCS | Neurosurgery | London, United Kingdom

Title: AVMs in HHT: When not to treat?
Amal Abou-Hamden, MBBS, B.Med.Sc.(Hons) FRACS| Neurosurgery | Adelaide, Australia

Title: Risk of AVM recurrence in the pediatric population
Rashmi Saraf, MD | Neurointerventional Radiology | Mumbai, India

Title: Mixed modality approach to treating high-grade brain AVMs
Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD | Neurosurgery | San Francisco, United States

10:30AM-10:40AM

Break

10:40AM

Session #7: Clinical Focus: Looking Towards the Future: Technology Improving the Care of Cerebrovascular Diseases in Children

Moderators:
Adam Kirton, MD, MSc, FRCPC| Neurology | Alberta, Canada

Speakers:

Title: 3-D Modeling of cerebral aneurysms and AVMs
Carmen Parra-Farinas, MD, PhD| Neuroradiology | Toronto, Canada

Title: Gaming for rehabilitation: Bootle Blast
Trish Domi, PhD| Post Doctoral Researcher | Toronto, Canada

Title: Invasive speech neuroprostheses: current state and potential to help pediatric stroke survivors
Alex Silva| Student MD/PhD | San Francisco, United States

11:35AM

Collaborative Research Updates from IPSO Members

Title: International Pediatric Stroke Study Collaboration & Beyond
Noma Dlamini, MD, M.Sc., PhD | Neurology | Toronto, Canada

Title: Vein of Galen Malformation: International Registry Update
Silvia Buratti, MD | Neonatology and Neurocritical Care | Genoa, Italy

Title: Moyamoya Research Updates: What is next?
Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD| Medical Geneticist| Houston, United States

12:05PM

Closing Remarks

12:15PM

IPSO 2024 Congress Ends

Post Congress

Sunday, March 24, 2024

12:30PM

Workshop: Endovascular Workshop for Pediatric Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke

12:30PM

Workshop: A Novel “Brain Stress Test” for the Practical Assessment of Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Children, Sponsored by Thornhill Medical

12:30PM

IPSO Education Committee Meeting

12:30PM

IPSO Communications Committee Meeting

12:30PM

IPSO Neurointerventional Specialty Council Meeting (Council Members Only)

12:30PM

IPSO GAPSER Working Group Meeting

12:30PM

IPSO Board of Directors Meeting

1:30PM

IPSO Steering Committee Meeting

2:15PM

IPSO & Advocacy Meeting