25 March 2021, Thursday

Pre-Conference Symposium (1)

(8:15am - 11:35am)

Innovating Post Stroke Care – Where Are We Now? 

* This symposium is designed for the nurses and allied healthcare professionals. This is available as a stand-alone symposium with no requirement to register for the main conference to attend. Registration fee for this symposium is S$20. 


Pre-Conference Symposium (2)

(6:30pm - 8:55pm)

Symposium on Stroke for the Non-Neurologists – Recent Stroke Developments

Topics in this symposium include : 

• Antithrombotic strategies for secondary stroke prevention 

  • Updates on latest evidence and controversial issues

• Vascular risk factor control for primary and secondary stroke prevention 

  • New targets and evidence-based practice

• Stroke Etiologies

  • Reviewing the causes of stroke and work-up of underling stroke aetiology

• Hyperacute stroke reperfusion 

  • A review of the up-to-date strategies for stroke reperfusion strategies


* This symposium is targeted for primary care doctors who are interested in the care of stroke patients. This is available as a stand-alone symposium with no requirement to register for the main conference to attend. Registration fee for this symposium is S$20. 


26 March 2021, Friday

Pre-Conference Symposium (3) 

(11:00am - 12:30pm)

Hyperacute Stroke Management Simulated Cases

Advanced Group – For healthcare professions with on-going services and moderate experience with IV tPA and EVT.  (FULL)

Basic Group – For healthcare professionals with no or minimal experience with IV tPA and EVT.  (FULL)

* This is an interactive hands-on session with limited spaces. There will be case discussions, simulation sessions and interaction platforms. Participants are to select one of the above. Participants must be registered with the main conference.  Registration fee for this symposium is S$50.

Abstract Oral Presentation

Open to all registered attendees to attend

(2:00pm - 3:30pm)

  • 8 presentations with Q&A sessions

  • Judging round conducted by panel of judges


Main Conference Plenary Session (1) 

(4:15pm - 9:20pm)

  • Stroke in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This session will cover the COVID-19 pandemic and stroke, featuring talks on stroke in associated with COVID infection, case report presentations showcasing examples of stroke complications in patient infected patients, and discussions on how to adapt stroke care as we continue to cope with the pandemic.

  • Keeping Up-to-Date on Stroke Part 1 / Stroke Highlights from 2019/2020 Part 1

We are pleased to introduce this novel approach of keeping up to date on advances in stroke over the last 1-2 years. Speakers will present key highlights on important topics by reviewing key publications, notable conference talks and trial presentations. In this first part, we will focus on issues in hyperacute stroke management.


27 March 2021, Saturday

Main Conference Plenary Session (2) 

(7:45am - 7:15pm)

  • Topical Reviews Part 1 & 2

The 2-part session is a selection of talks providing reviews on topical stroke issues aiming to provide insights and perspectives from experts in their fields. Of note, there is a plenary talk on the evolution of stroke reperfusion and another on stroke across Southeast Asia.

  • Keeping Up to Date on Stroke Part 2 / Stroke Highlights from 2019/2020 Part 2

In this second part, the focus is topics that are key during stroke unit management.

  • Keeping Up to Date on Stroke Part 3 / Stroke Highlights from 2019/2020 Part 3

Still with the approach on keeping up to date, this session will discuss rehabilitation post-stroke. There will be a panel of speakers each covering top updates in their fields.

  • Perspectives in Stroke Care

As healthcare professionals, we cannot lose sight of our patients’ and their caregivers’ perspectives. It is also important to have an understanding of the global stroke situation.

  • Controversies 

There are many areas in stroke care which are evolving and hence there remains some controversy. This section covers these topics, providing the current level of evidence and the controversial aspects.