HEADS-UP symposium explores stroke disparities


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A three-part #ISC21 symposium will explore research-based solutions to address neurological health disparities in “Health Equity and Actionable Disparities in Stroke: Understanding and Problem-Solving (HEADS-UP): A Glance at the Past and a Glimpse Into the Future.” (A recording of this session is available for registered ISC attendees through April 16.)

The symposium kicks off on Wednesday, March 17, with a live session and keynote by Walter Koroshetz, MD, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Koroshetz will explore the need for and explain how NINDS is leading research into stroke inequities.

Stroke disparities researcher, Philip Gorelick, MD, medical director of the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center at St. Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan, professor, translational neuroscience at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and recipient of the Edgar J. Kenton III Lecture Award will share key findings from his decades of conducting race-ethnic, minority-focused clinical trials. 

Three on-demand sessions will complement the live session. Each session will address community engagement. There will be a Zoom-based session on both Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18, where stroke experts will be available to answer questions about career development and offer feedback on stroke disparities grants or manuscripts in development. An on-demand HEADS-UP poster session will round out the programing.

18 Isc Pm 0087 60186f172fddfBruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA

Bruce Ovbiagele, HEADS-UP program chair, shared what makes this symposium a must-attend #ISC21 event. “This is a profound opportunity to hear about the latest in stroke disparities science as it pertains to engaging vulnerable and underserved communities in conducting your research; learn about the funding vision and opportunities for stroke disparities research from the NIH; see and receive feedback on stroke disparities ideas, grants, or manuscripts in development from experienced health equity researchers; and glean tips about advancing your academic career from academic leaders."

See the Online Program Planner for more information.

Register here for #ISC21.