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Aug 31, 2018 New Funding Opportunity Announcements (application due date December 13, 2018): RFA-NS-18-034 Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) to Support Translational Studies for Acute Neuroprotection - Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by NINDS is to invite applications for the Coordinating Center (CC) for the NIH Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN). SPAN will facilitate testing of up to 6 promising neuroprotective drugs or interventions to be given prior to or at the time of reperfusion in experimental models of ischemic stroke (e.g., transient middle cerebral artery occlusion). The CC will work with the awarded network sites (RFA-NS-18-033) and will provide centralized administrative oversight and coordination of all aspects of the network. Full story

Aug 31, 2018 New Funding Opportunity Announcements (application due date December 13, 2018): RFA-NS-18-033 Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) to Support Translational Studies for Acute Neuroprotection (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by NINDS is to invite applications for network sites for the NIH Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN). SPAN will facilitate testing of up to 6 promising neuroprotective drugs or interventions to be given prior to or at the time of reperfusion in experimental models of ischemic stroke (e.g., transient middle cerebral artery occlusion). The awarded network sites will become part of the network and will collaborate with the other awarded sites under the oversight and central coordination provided by the SPAN Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-18-034). Full story

Aug 22, 2018 OHRP Exploratory Workshop: Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research - Livestream on Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT

The OHRP Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on important issues related to human subjects protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and innovative ways to address them. We anticipate that panel discussions will involve only invited speakers and moderators. View Full story

Jul 13, 2018 UPMC Acute Stroke Management Nursing Symposium - Friday, August 24, 2018

Registration is now open for the AHN Neuroscience Institute Annual Stroke Symposium. Stroke can steal your abilities, freedom, your life, unless you know how to strike back. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die and time is of the essence. Remembering Balance Eyes Face Arms Speech Time at start of stroke symptom onset is an integral part of BE-FAST. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and results in significant disability and healthcare expenditures. Allegheny General Hospital is the region's first Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our goal is to identify, educate, and treat stroke patients with the highest level of care. This symposium will provide health care professionals current, evidence-based practice knowledge across the continuum of stroke care. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients. Full story

May 24, 2018 PRESS RELEASE - TELEREHAB - UCI STUDY SHOWS IN-HOME THERAPY EFFECTIVE FOR STROKE REHABILITATION - A multisite US clinical trial compared home-based telerehabilitation program with traditional in-clinic rehabilitation therapy

May 24, 2018 - In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke survivors, according to findings presented by University of California, Irvine neurologist Steven C. Cramer, MD, at the recent 2018 European Stroke Organisation Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Full story

Jan 26, 2018 NEWS & PRESS RELEASE - DEFUSE 3 - BRAIN SCAN GUIDED EMERGENCY STROKE TREATMENT

Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study co-led by researchers in NIH StrokeNet. The results of the "Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for the Ischemic Stroke (DEFUSE 3)” trial, presented at the International Stroke Conference 2018 in Los Angeles and published on Jan. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated that physically removing brain clots up to 16 hours after symptom onset in selected patients led to improved outcomes compared to standard medical therapy. Click Full Story to see the published article: Full story

Dec 18, 2017 11TH WORLD STROKE CONGRESS - MONTREAL CANADA / OCTOBER 17-20, 2018

Over 1000 abstracts will be selected and around 600 will be presented orally at WSC 2018! Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity and present your latest research to leading experts in the stroke community. Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018 Full story

Jun 15, 2017 11TH WORLD STROKE CONGRESS - MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 17-20, 2018

The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is theWSO LOGO full.jpg world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. It was established in October 2006 through the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation with the purpose of constituting one world voice for stroke. Today, WSO has more than 2,600​ individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries. Full story

May 19, 2017 PAR-17-274: NIH/NINDS Funding Opportunity

NIH StrokeNet Clinical Trials and Biomarker Studies for Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (U01) This FOA encourages applications for multi-site exploratory and confirmatory clinical trials focused on promising interventions, as well as biomarker-or outcome measure validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. Successful applicants will collaborate and conduct the trial within the NIH StrokeNet. Following peer review, NINDS will prioritize trials among the highest scoring to be conducted in the NIH StrokeNet infrastructure. Full story

May 19, 2017 PAR-17-275: NIH/NINDS Funding Opportunity

NIH StrokeNet Small Business Innovation Clinical Trials and Biomarker Studies for Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (U44) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose exploratory and confirmatory clinical trials focused on promising interventions, as well as biomarker-or outcome measure validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. The program will utilize the cooperative agreement mechanism to enable milestone-drive projects. Full story

May 19, 2017 PAR-17-277: NIH/NINDS Funding Opportunity

NIH StrokeNet Clinical Trials and Biomarker Studies for Stroke Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention Infrastructure Resource Access (X01) This FOA encourages requests for access to research resources for multi-site exploratory and confirmatory clinical trials focused on promising interventions, as well as biomarker-or outcome measure validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. Successful applicants will be given access to the NIH StrokeNet infrastructure. Full story