IPSO Working Groups

IPSO Working Groups

IPSO will send out periodic emails to IPSO members when volunteers for working groups are needed.  Members may also contact IPSO to express interest in joining a working group.

IPSO Charter Working Group

Role: Provide input on the IPSO charter before we send it out to the full membership for ratification.  We would appreciate the involvement of any members who have experience founding other organizations or societies, or simply love org charts and parliamentary procedure.


Heather Fullerton; San Francisco, United States
Kathleen Colao; San Francisco, United States
Nomazulu Dlamini; Toronto, Canada
Alexandra Linds; Toronto, Canada
Steven Pavlakis; New York, United States
Christine Mrakotsky; Boston, United States

Expression of Interest

Are you interested in joining a working group?  If so, please Email Us with the following information:

  • Working group(s) you are particularly interested in, in order of preference
  • Your nationality and specialty (we are aiming for diverse representation—international and multidisciplinary)
  • Are you interested in chairing a working group?  Every working group chair automatically becomes a member of the IPSO Steering Committee.
  • Anything special about your background or experience that would be relevant to a particular working group?
Pediatric Stroke Readiness Working Group

Role: Prepare an IPSO position statement on what it means for a center to be “ready” to take care of a child with a stroke, and what we as an organization think should be criteria for a “Pediatric Stroke Center.”  The process will include surveys of IPSO members to develop consensus.  Will need representatives from multiple disciplines and different nationalities to participate in this controversial issue.


Chair: Tim Bernard; Denver, United States
Co-chair: Christine Fox; San Francisco, United States

Todd Abruzzo; Phoenix, United States
Nihal Bakeer; Indianapolis, United States
Julia Boccoli; Rosario, Argentina
Lucas Elijovich; Memphis, United States
Daniel R. Fain; Grand Rapids, United States
Pierre Fayad; Omaha, United States
Lucia Gerstl, Munich, Germany
Marcie Files; Kansas City, United States
Neil Friedman; Phoenix, United States
Kristin Guilliams; St. Louis, United States
Dana Harrar; Washington D.C., United States
Rebecca Kahler; Kansas City, United States
Minal Kekatpure; Bangalore, India
Manoëlle Kossorotoff; Paris, France
Anneli Kolk; Tartu, Estonia
Gogi Kumar; Dayton, United States
Sarah Lee; Palo Alto, United States
Mesha Martinez; Indianapolis, United States
Christine Mrakotsky; Boston, United States
Maria Fernanda Rios Pistoia; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Michael Rivkin; Boston, United States
Jonathan Smith; Vancouver, Canada
Nicholas Stence; Denver, United States
Jo Tilley; Fort Worth, United States
Yenny Zuñiga; Bogotá, Colombia
Marcela Torres; Fort Worth, United States

Future IPSO Working Groups

We plan to launch additional IPSO working groups.  Please contact us if you are interested in any of the planned working groups below.

Hemorrhagic Pediatric Stroke Working Group

Role: Seeking members to participate in a working group to develop, launch, and enroll in a pediatric hemorrhagic stroke registry. The working group would also seek grant funding to support the initiative. This working group will work with the IPSO Education Committee on guidelines for the care of children with hemorrhagic stroke or its etiologies, like brain AVMs.

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