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2018 TTST

14th International Symposium on Thrombolysis, Thrombectomy and Acute Stroke Therapy

Houston, Texas, USA
October 20-22, 2018
Venue: Hotel Zaza
5701 S Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

The TTST event was founded by Drs. Werner Hacke and Greg del Zoppo in 1990, and brings together invited experts on reperfusion therapy for acute stroke every two years from Europe, North America, and Asia. TTST has provided opportunities for a broad range of discussions on reperfusion therapy and clinical research. Initially focused on thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke, recent TTST conferences have helped lay the groundwork for the recent success of thrombectomy clinical research.

Conference Goals

  • Advancing our understanding of reperfusion therapies
  • Updating physicians and scientists on latest results from clinical trials
  • Addressing areas of interest linked to patient selection, imaging, recanalization, bleeding complications, prevention of recurrence, novel trial designs, and relevant neuroscience
  • Explore the changing landscape of thrombolysis/thrombectomy training, distribution of thrombolysis/thrombectomy manpower, and alteration of health care systems to optimize reperfusion therapy, with a worldwide perspective

The event is unique in a number of ways:

  • Lessons learned and insights gained from expert analysis of recent thrombectomy trials
  • Interpretation of new guidelines pertinent to patient management in Europe, North America, and Asia
  • Perspectives on the future of reperfusion therapies, and the relative roles of thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Strategies to increase the appropriate delivery of both thrombolysis and thrombectomy

Assembled are more than 100 leading authorities on acute stroke research and treatment from across the globe to address these topics and their constituent issues. Participants engage in presentations, extended open discussion and collegial consensus development to derive and recommend methods to improve the processes and mechanics of stroke research.

The importance as well as the scope and depth of interest in this conference are demonstrated by the enthusiastic participation of the world’s top stroke research leaders. Our local planning committee and international steering committee is comprised of experts in thrombolysis and thrombectomy, and have designed a program that is comprehensive and will complement but not duplicate other national and international meetings.

We are excited to host the event in Houston this year—known for the largest rodeo in the world, the NASA space program, the second most theater seats in the U.S. after New York City, many beautiful bayous, and thousands of fantastic restaurants. We look forward to another productive TTST conference.

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TTST 2018 Planning Committee

James C. Grotta, M.D.
Sean Savitz, M.D.
Sunil Sheth, M.D.
David Liebeskind, M.D.

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