The Feb. 7 forum focuses on race-ethnic disparities in cerebrovascular disease.
This HEADS-UP symposium is a multidisciplinary scientific forum focused on race-ethnic disparities in cerebrovascular disease, with the overarching goal of reducing disparities in stroke and accelerating translation of research findings to improve outcomes for race-ethnic minorities who reside in the United States.
Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA, program chair, said he hopes the symposium, which is in its fourth year as a pre-conference symposium, will:
- Stimulate a lively discussion around the theme of Implementation Science. To this end, we have six invited experts who will cover contemporary progress and opportunities across the spectrum of implementation science stroke disparities research.
- Glean insights from Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, about his plans and perspectives for eliminating stroke disparities by funding research and supporting researchers.
- Celebrate the phenomenal contributions of Cheryl D. Bushnell, MD, MHS, the 2023 HEADS-UP Kenton awardee to sex-based stroke disparities research and learn from her what further needs to be done.
- Nurture the careers of early career scholars through career development activities, including a poster session, works-in-progress session and tricks of the trade session where scholars conducting stroke disparities research will present their work or challenges, and receive feedback from seasoned researchers and academicians in the field.
- Foster networking among attendees so new avenues for collaboration might be developed and existing ones strengthened.
“This symposium is a unique opportunity for health care professionals to learn about and contribute to the ongoing dialogue around stroke disparities and identify avenues for them to improve outcomes for stroke disparate populations,” said Dr. Ovbiagele.