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7th International Conference on Neurological Disorders & Stroke, will be organized around the theme “Unravel the Recent Innovations in the Treatment of Stroke and Neurological Disorders ”

Stroke Congress 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Stroke Congress 2018

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Neurological disorders are disorders of central and peripheral nervous system which comprises of brain, spine and nervous system. There are more than 600 neurological diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer, Parkinson, brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases including stroke, and dementia which are common. Millions of people are affected worldwide due to neurological disorders.

  • Track 1-1Brain disorders
  • Track 1-2Memory disorders
  • Track 1-3Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Track 1-4Brain and Spinal Tumors
  • Track 1-5Therapeutic advancements in Neurological disorders

Cerebrovascular refers to blood flow in the brain. Arteries supplying oxygen to the brain are affected and bring about one of a number of cerebrovascular diseases. Most common is a stroke or mini-stroke and sometimes can be hemorrhagic stroke. Cerebrovascular diseases include carotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. Restriction in blood flow can be caused by vessel narrowing, clot formation, blockage or blood vessel rupture.

It is estimated that about 6 million deaths are due to cerebrovascular disorders. It is the second leading cause of death in the world and 6th most common cause of disability.

  • Track 2-1Hemorrhage stroke
  • Track 2-2Cerebral Ischemia
  • Track 2-3Carotid stenosis
  • Track 2-4Vascular malformations
  • Track 2-5Arteriovenous malformations
  • Track 2-6Novel therapeutics to treat cerebrovascular diseases

Neuroradiology focuses on diagnosis and assessment for any abnormalities in brain, spine, peripheral nervous system, head and neck using neuroimaging techniques.

Neuroimaging allows visual representation of structure and function of brain and nervous system. Through neuroimaging diagnosis we can evaluate the current status and progression of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Neuroimaging include various techniques such as MRI, PET, and CT for diagnosis.

  • Track 3-1Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Track 3-2Structural imaging
  • Track 3-3Functional imaging
  • Track 3-4Advancement in Neuroimaging techniques
  • Track 3-5Limitations associated with neuroimaging

Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty which deals with diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases by performing surgery on brain, spinal cord, nervous system and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. It is performed by a skilled neurosurgeon. There are specialized branches to special and difficult conditions. Pediatric neurosurgery treats children with operable neurological diseases. Oncologic neurosurgery deals with brain and spinal tumors surgery.

  • Track 4-1Cerebrovascular neurosurgery
  • Track 4-2Functional neurosurgery
  • Track 4-3Oncological neurosurgery
  • Track 4-4Skull base surgery
  • Track 4-5Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Track 4-6Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Track 4-7Neuroanesthesia
  • Track 4-8Brain and Spine surgery
  • Track 4-9Advance techniques in neurosurgery

Spinal cord is an important part which acts as a mediator between brain and peripheral nervous system. It extends from medulla oblongata in the brain stem to lumbar region of vertebral column. The brain and spinal cord together makeup central nervous system.

Spine damage can impair the sensation and movement of the person. A neutral spine refers to the "three natural curves present in a healthy spine". Most common spinal diseases are scoliosis, spina bifida, lumbar spinal stenosis etc. spinal diseases cause back pain. A spinal tumor is a condition where an unusual growth occurs in the spinal cord.

  • Track 5-1Scoliosis
  • Track 5-2Spinal tumor
  • Track 5-3Spine osteoporosis
  • Track 5-4Spinal Muscular atrophy
  • Track 5-5Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Track 5-6Spina Bifida
  • Track 5-7Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Track 5-8Spinal Surgery

Brain tumor refers to abnormal growth of cells within the brain. There are two types of tumors: malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors. Symptoms may include headaches, seizures, problem with vision, vomiting, and mental changes. The cause of brain tumors is unknown. Treatment includes combination of surgery, chemo and radiation therapy.

Neurooncology is the study of brain and spine neoplasms. Many of these are life-threatening which include astrocytoma, glioma, and brain stem tumor is the most common. Commonly used treatments are radiation therapy, chemotherapy, corticosteroids and use of neurosurgical interventions.

  • Track 6-1Gliomas
  • Track 6-2Meningiomas
  • Track 6-3Pathology of brain tumors
  • Track 6-4Causes and symptoms of brain tumors
  • Track 6-5Diagnosis of brain tumors
  • Track 6-6Brain tumor surgery
  • Track 6-7Latest advances in tumor research

An ischemic stroke occurs when there is sudden loss of blood flow to the brain caused by blockage of artery or a temporary loss of blood supply to one part of the brain (mini-stroke). Ischemic stroke can be caused by either thrombosis or embolism. Thrombosis is obstruction of blood flow in the blood vessel due to formation of clot. Embolism occurs when a particle which can be a broken piece of thrombus, fat, air bubble or a tumor flows in the blood and reaches brain until it gets stuck in a narrow blood vessel through which it cannot pass and restricts the blood flow. This interruption of blood flow deprives the brain of oxygen which results in irreversible brain injury and disability.

  • Track 7-1Cerebral thrombosis
  • Track 7-2Cerebral embolism
  • Track 7-3Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Track 7-4Warning signs of stroke
  • Track 7-5Warning signs of stroke

Cerebral hemorrhage also known as cerebral bleed is caused due to rupture of blood vessel inside the brain which causes brain damage. Localized bleeding causes pressure on surrounding tissue which kills the brain cells. Most common causes are head trauma, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and brain tumors. Largest risk factor is high blood pressure. Symptoms are to be assessed FAST (facial droop, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call emergency).

  • Track 8-1Aneurysm
  • Track 8-2Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Track 8-3Subarachanoid hemorrhage
  • Track 8-4Subdural hemorrhage
  • Track 8-5Epidural hemorrhage
  • Track 8-6Symptoms and assessment

Diagnostic tests help us to rule out the presence of a neurological disorder, but evaluating the nervous system can be complicated as same symptoms are present in different conditions. Physicians use a variety of diagnostic techniques along with chemical and metabolic analysis to detect and treat neurological diseases. Diagnosis of central nervous system assesses motor and sensory skills, the functioning of one or more cranial nerves, hearing and speech, vision, coordination and balance, mental status, and changes in mood or behavior, among other abilities. Most common tests used to diagnose a neurological condition are CT scan, MRI, EEG, EMG, Angiogram and Lumbar puncture.

  • Track 9-1Computed tomography
  • Track 9-2Electroencephalography
  • Track 9-3Electromyography
  • Track 9-4Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Track 9-5Ultrasound
  • Track 9-6Positron emission tomography
  • Track 9-7Angiogram
  • Track 9-8Spinal tap
  • Track 9-9Evoked potentials
  • Track 9-10Myelogram
  • Track 9-11Risk factors for neurological disorders

Initially stroke patient is stabilized and complete evaluation is done which includes imaging and diagnosis of stroke.

Stroke it is either treated with intravenous thrombolysis using tissue plasminogen activator or mechanical treatment to physically remove the clot. In a hemorrhagic stroke, mechanical treatment to remove blood or sometimes surgery is done.

  • Track 10-1Stroke diagnosis
  • Track 10-2Tissue plasminogen activator
  • Track 10-3Neural stem cell therapy
  • Track 10-4Mechanical devices to recanalize blood flow
  • Track 10-5Use of Neuroprotectants and Antioxidants to reduce brain injury
  • Track 10-6Palliative care

Hemorrhagic stroke is a medical emergency which requires immediate treatment.  The patient is closely monitored in an intensive care unit. Surgery is recommended depending upon the stroke severity and patient’s condition. A surgery is performed to remove the hematoma and to reduce the pressure on the brain. Surgery for aneurysm is done if hemorrhage is caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Surgery is required only if the hematoma is greater than 3cm and if there is any vascular lesion in young patients.

  • Track 11-1Surgery for anuerysm
  • Track 11-2Decompressive craniotomy
  • Track 11-3Simple aspiration
  • Track 11-4Endoscopic evacuation
  • Track 11-5Stereotactic aspiration
  • Track 11-6Surgery complications

Rehabilitation is an important phase for patients after stroke. Stroke rehabilitation helps you to relearn skills that you lost when stroke affected a part of your brain. The goal is to help you return to independent living. Rehabilitation program depends on the severity of stroke and the part of the body affected. Stroke therapy involves: mobility and motor skills training, self-care skills, communication skills, cognitive skills such as memory and technology assisted physical activities.

  • Track 12-1Post-stroke recovery
  • Track 12-2Subacute care unit
  • Track 12-3Long-term care facilities with skilled nursing care
  • Track 12-4Physical and occupational therapy
  • Track 12-5Functional electric stimulation
  • Track 12-6Physiotherapy for stroke survivors

Immune reactions have an important role in stroke and are associated in the primary and secondary progression of ischemic lesions, and are also in involved in repair, recovery, and overall outcome of stroke. Immune system actively participates in the acute pathogenesis of stroke. Thrombosis and hypoxia trigger an intravascular inflammatory cascade, which is further augmented by the innate immune response to cellular damage occurring in the parenchyma. This immune activation may cause secondary tissue injury. Further research is required to determine what role does immune system has in long-term outcomes after stroke, but elucidation of potential mechanisms may open promising avenues for the development of new therapeutics to improve neurological recovery after brain injury.

  • Track 13-1Use of cytokines as biomarkers and therapeutic targets
  • Track 13-2Inflammatory signalling in ischemic cascade
  • Track 13-3Poststroke immunodepression and adaptive immunity
  • Track 13-4Brain-immune interactions

It is a subspecialty of nursing that helps patients suffering from neurological problems, which include injuries to brain and spine caused from accidents or illnesses. Neuroscience nurses also work with patients suffering from strokes and neurological disorders which affect their movement and cognitive ability. Their role is to assess, diagnose and treat patients that are suffering from neurological problems and also perform thorough physical examinations of patients. They may also help in administering medications or even assist during surgery.

  • Track 14-1Assessment of neurological diseases
  • Track 14-2Pre-operative care
  • Track 14-3Post-surgery nursing
  • Track 14-4Management of patient after stroke
  • Track 14-5Pediatric nursing
  • Track 14-6Neurocritical care nursing

Neuropharmacology is the study of how drug affects the cellular function in the neural system. There are mainly 2 types: behavioral and molecular neuropharmacology. Behavioral neuropharmacology refers to study of how drug affects human behavior which includes drug dependence and also how addiction affects the brain. Molecular neuropharmacology involves study of neurons and their neural mechanisms which affect the behavior. Neuropharmacology helps in developing drugs that benefits neurological function and helps us to better understand the basis for new drug development.

  • Track 15-1Neurochemical interactions
  • Track 15-2Behavioral neuropharmacology
  • Track 15-3Molecular neuropharmacology
  • Track 15-4Neuropyschopharmacology
  • Track 15-5Neurotransmission
  • Track 15-6Drug neurotoxicity

Neuropsychiatry is a sub-specialty of psychiatry which understands the link between mind, body and its behavior. It is the interface of psychiatry and neurology that deals with mental disorders that attribute to neurological disorders. Neuropsychiatry addresses cognition and/or behavior problems caused by brain injury or brain disease. Neuropsychiatrist is trained in both neurological and psychiatric aspects of illness, which helps them to give exclusive care.

  • Track 16-1Mind and brain
  • Track 16-2Cognitive neuropsychiatry
  • Track 16-3Behavioral neurology
  • Track 16-4Psychotherapy for neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Track 16-5Psychiatric treatment and supervision

Worldwide millions of people are suffering from neurological diseases and annually around 6 million people are dying due to various neurological diseases. There are more than 600 known neurological diseases which affect our nervous system but there are limited treatment options till date and there is ongoing research.

Clinical trials and case reports in various fields such as neurooncology, neurosurgery, and stroke recovery are present for the scientists, researchers and doctors to share their experiences of new and complicated neurological conditions. This track gives researchers knowledge about new technologies, clinical trials and new aspects.

  • Track 17-1Clinical trails of biomarkers
  • Track 17-2Ongoing clinical trials in neurology
  • Track 17-3Completed clinical trials
  • Track 17-4Neurology case reports
  • Track 17-5Case reports on stroke
  • Track 17-6Health care reports
  • Track 17-7Case reports on neurosurgery
  • Track 17-8Neurooncology case reports

Some of the approaches such as neural stem cell technique and deep brain stimulation are being advantageous in the treatment of neurological disorders. This conference provides a platform for the researchers to discuss and learn about new therapeutics evolved for neurological disorders.

  • Track 18-1Brain-computer interfaces
  • Track 18-2Neurological drugs and blood brain barrier
  • Track 18-3Stem cell technology
  • Track 18-4Endovascular surgery
  • Track 18-5Electromagnetic stroke recovery
  • Track 18-6Post-stroke recovery therapies
  • Track 18-7Deep-brain stimulation