• Interactive case based discussions
  • Key note lectures from experts in the field
  • Simulator training
  • Latest clinical trials
  • Newest guidelines

Acute catheter-based stroke interventions have been proven to be superior to systemic lysis in a number of randomised trials. With a number needed to treat (NNT) of only 2, acute stroke interventions are extremely efficient. Up to 20% of acute strokes can and should be treated with catheter techniques.

Please join us at ICCA STROKE, April 20 - 21, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. See how to remove clots from the brain and make a real difference in the life of your patients. There is no other catheter intervention you can perform with such a huge impact!

ICCA Stroke is an interdisciplinary and interactive course with lectures from leading experts in the field, recorded cases, step by step presentations, debates and hands-on workshops. You will be guided 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 interventionists 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 in dedicated stroke centers.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Iris Grunwald

On behalf of the board of directors


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

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

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

Horst Sievert, MD, interventional angiologist & cardiologist, CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC,
Frankfurt, Germany


Stefan Bertog, MD, cardiologist, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA

Adam Kobayashi, MD, neurologist, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland

Piotr Musialek, MD, interventional angiologist and cardiologist, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland

Piotr Odrowaz-Pieniazek, MD, cardiologist, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Tadeusz J. Popiela, MD, interventional neuroradiologist, Polish Medical Society of Radiology, Warsaw, Poland

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

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

ICCA STROKE 2018 is supported by:

World Federation For Interventional Stroke Treatment