Acute catheter-based stroke interventions have been proven to be superior to systemic lysis.
However, most strokes are still only treated medically because there are not enough physicians capable of performing these procedures outside of large stroke centers. We want to change this by educating and training interventionalists from different specialities in these procedures.

ICCA Stroke is an interdisciplinary and interactive course with leading experts in the field, recorded cases, step by step presentations, debates and hands-on workshops on catheter-based treatment of acute stroke. You are invited to join leading experts and pioneers in stroke intervention, who will guide you through the different aspects of stroke treatment: patient selection, imaging, indication, how to do it, post-procedural care as well as avoiding and managing complications.

The meeting is designed for interventionalists from all fields specializing in acute stroke intervention, vascular surgeons, neurologists and stroke physicians, anesthetists and anyone involved in endovascular stroke treatment, pre- and postprocedural care.

The ICCA Stroke meeting is facilitated by the World Federation for Interventional Stroke Treatments - WIST with the aim to ensure that acute catheter based stroke intervention procedures are only performed by well trained doctors. The meeting includes an examination and provides the foundation for further training lead by WIST in dedicated stroke centers.

With the meeting attracting over 300 attendees from around the world in 2017, we are confident that ICCA Stroke 2018 will be an even greater success. Join us April 13-14, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland and get an update on the latest developments in interventional techniques and devices!

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Iris Grunwald

On behalf of the board of directors


Iris Grunwald, MD, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK & Southend University Hospital,
Southend-on-Sea, UK

L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA

Klaus Mathias, MD, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany

Horst Sievert, MD, CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany


Stefan Bertog, MD, CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC, Frankfurt, Germany & Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA

Adnan Siddiqui, MD, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA

Kenneth Snyder, MD, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA

ICCA STROKE 2018 is supported by:

World Federation For Interventional Stroke Treatment