April 6-7

Pestana Palace Hotel



Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to the Lisbon Stroke Summit which will be held in Lisbon on 6-7 April 2018. 

Lisbon Stroke Summit aims to create a great scientific and networking success by providing a platform for international experts to discuss and compare experiences in cohesive and comprehensive sessions. Lisbon Stroke Summit enables participants to have the chance to benefit from scientific exchange during the formal activities. It is also an opportunity to participants to debate and discuss unresolved issues, highlight difficult clinical cases and discuss up-to-date scientific information essential to improve Stroke care. 

We would like you to join us at Lisbon Stroke Summit 2018. Don’t miss this international debate on the state of the art in acute stroke! Help us build knowledge in acute stroke! 


Sofia Galego Isabel Fragata Patrícia Ferreira 

LSS 2018, Co-Chairpersons 

Stroke care is multimodal, so the aim of this summit is to have a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, so that together we can improve the care we offer. Consequently, Lisbon Stroke Summit Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee are multidisciplinary and comprise neurologists, internists and interventional neuroradiologists. 

Organizing Committee 

- Sofia Galego 

- Isabel Fragata 

- Patrícia Ferreira 

- Cristina Sousa 

- Jaime Pamplona 

- Marisa Mariano 

- Alberto Fior 

- Bruno Maia 

- Rui Carvalho 

Scientific Committee 

- Ana Paiva Nunes 

- Elsa Azevedo 

- João Alcântara 

- João Reis 

- Jorge Campos 

- Teresa Cardoso 


Countless lectures
and activities

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: go for early EVT? (30’)
HOSTS: Ana Paiva Nunes & Gustavo Santo
PROS: Diana Aguiar
CONS: Jonathan Coutinho

Neurointervention: should we specialize in stroke only? (30’)
HOSTS: Ana Paiva Nunes & Gustavo Santo
PROS: To be confirmed
CONS: Raul Nogueira

"Beyond Guidelines" on stroke treatment.

Jeffrey Saver

How much is too much? Should we exclude patients with ASPECTS < 5 from EVT? (30’)
HOSTS: Elsa Azevedo & Isabel Fragata
PROS: Mayank Goyal
CONS: João Reis

How low should we go? Can we perform EVT in patients with LVO and low NIHSS? (30’)
HOSTS: Elsa Azevedo & Isabel Fragata
PROS: Laurent Pierot
CONS: Lia Neto

Time: Is there a place for IV rtPA in unknown TLSW stroke?
HOSTS: Sofia Galego & Jaime Pamplona
PROS: João Sargento Freitas
CONS: Andrew Demchuck

Place: Should we treat distal occlusions with EVT?
HOSTS: Sofia Galego & Jaime Pamplona
PROS: Ângelo Carneiro
CONS: Juan Macho

Expert multidisciplinary roundtable to discuss challenging cases in stroke

CASE 1 (30’)
CASE 2 (30’)
NRL: João Alcântara
INTERNIST: Patrícia Ferreira
NRI: Rui Carvalho

CASE 3 (30’)
CASE 4 (30’)
NRL: Miguel Rodrigues
INTERNIST: Teresa Cardoso
NRI: José Amorim

Expert multidisciplinary roundtable to discuss challenging cases in stroke

CASE 5 (30’)
CASE 6 (30’)
NRL: Manuel Manita
INTERNIST: Luísa Rebocho
NRI: Ricardo Veiga

Evidence-base stroke treatment

Loius Caplan

Host: Alexandre Amaral e Silva

Rafael Freitas (Madeira) (10’)
Paulo Ávila (Açores) (10’)
Discussion (10’)

Expert multidisciplinary roundtable to discuss challenging cases in stroke

CASE 7 (30’)
CASE 8 (30’)
NRL: Bruno Maia
INTERNIST: Luísa Fonseca
NRI: Jaime Rocha

Patient selection for EVT? Advanced Imaging vs direct to angio suite (30’)
HOSTS: Jaime Pamplona & Catarina Fonseca
ADVANCED IMAGING: Maarten G. Lansberg

Clinical imaging mismatch vs Perfusion imaging mismatch (30’)
HOSTS: Jaime Pamplona & Catarina Fonseca
CLINICAL: Victor Urrutia
PERFUSION: Richard Leigh


Get to know our professionals

Alexandre Amaral e Silva

HVFX, Lisbon, Portugal

Ana Paiva Nunes

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Andrew Demchuck

University Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Ângelo Carneiro

CHPorto, Porto, Portugal

Bruno Maia

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Catarina Fonseca

CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal

Diana Sousa Aguiar

CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal

Elsa Azevedo

CHSJ, Porto, Portugal

Gustavo Santo

CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal

Isabel Fragata

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Jaime Pamplona

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Jaime Rocha

H. Braga, Braga, Portugal

Jeffrey Saver

UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Joan Montaner

Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca (VIHR), Barcelona, Spain

João Alcântara

CMRA, Lisbon, Portugal

João Pinho

H. Braga, Braga, Portugal

João Reis

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

João Sargento Freitas

CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal

Jonathan Coutinho

AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands

José Manuel Amorim

H. Braga, Braga, Portugal

Juan Macho

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Laurent Pierot

CHU Reims, France

Lia Neto

CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal

Louis Caplan

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

Luísa Fonseca

CHSJ, Porto, Portugal

Luísa Rebocho

HESE, Évora, Portugal

Maarten G. Lansberg

Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford, USA

Mahmood Mirza

Neuravi, Galway, Ireland

Manuel Manita

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Marc Fisher

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

Mayank Goyal

University Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Miguel Rodrigues

HGO, Lisbon, Portugal

Patrícia Ferreira

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Paulo Ávila

HSEIT, Angra do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal

Rafael Freitas

SESARAM, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Raul Nogueira

Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Ricardo Veiga

CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal

Richard Leigh

NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Rui Carvalho

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Sofia Galego

CHLC, Lisbon, Portugal

Teresa Cardoso

CHSJ, Porto, Portugal

Victor Urrutia

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Abstract Submission

Deadline -
16 March 2018, 23:59 Western European Time (WET/GMT + 0)

(you'll need to create a user account)

Abstracts sent by email will not be accepted.

General Information

STEP 1: Title

Maximum 150 characters typed in lower-case letters, except for abbreviations. Make the title dynamic and conclusive, rather than descriptive. Do not include authors, institutions, city names, trademarks and abbreviations in the title.

STEP 2: Abstract Authors and Institutions

Your abstract must list at least 1 author in order to be submitted. If an author's name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each abstract.

The submitting author is designated as the presenting author. You may rearrange the order of the authors; however, the senior author must always be listed last. The presenter must be an author of the abstract. You may enter up to 10 authors in the authors list including the Presenter.

The names of authors will be published as listed on the submission form. Please make sure you have entered the full list of authors and that the information given for each author is correct.

The authors' order and details (names, cities, country) will be published as entered by the submitter.

All correspondence will be sent only to the submitting author.

The submitter certifies that he/she has permission from all persons entered as co-authors in this abstract and that they are aware that their names will appear in all publications. The submitter signs and accepts responsibility for the present rules for submission and presentation on behalf of all co-authors.

Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present it if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts.

STEP 3: Abstract Content

All abstracts must be submitted (and will be presented) in English using British English spelling with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.

Abstracts must contain original material neither published nor presented elsewhere prior to the Lisbon Stroke Summit 2018 (in print or electronically).

Abstracts may have the following identifiable sections, but they are not mandatory:

  • Background
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s)

The maximum abstract size is 25 lines (1 800 characters). The character limit does not include the title and the authors. Only the abstract text, table and spaces are taken into account. Do not begin sentences with numerals.

Abbreviations may be used after they are spelled out or defined. Is strictly prohibited the use of commercial drug names, brands and registered trademarks as well as company names, web sites and email addresses. Use generic names for all therapeutic agents.

Abstract Result

Abstract grading is blinded for review by 2 to 6 members of the Scientific Committee. Abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit. Each member of Scientific Committee is selected to review abstracts that best fits their expertise.

Abstracts submitted for consideration must be an original idea, concept, or an improvement or revision of a previous idea. Submissions are peer-reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, and current interest of the topic to the scientific community.

The final selection will be made by the Lisbon Stroke Summit Scientific Committee in March 2018 and all abstract submitters will be notified by e-mail about the outcome (accepted or not accepted) of the review and selection process.

Guidelines for presentations will be provided to authors of accepted abstracts.

Lisbon Stroke Summit (LSS) will publish all accepted abstracts online (open access) in the International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health. As a condition of submission, Lisbon Stroke Summit requires you to agree to such publication and to surrender any copyright over the abstract as submitted to LSS.

Five cases will be chosen by the Scientific Committee to be a part of the "Elementary, my dear Watson" - Top 5 poster session to be held on April 7th .

The authors of the best posters will be invited to pick up the microphone and present their work in person during a dedicated session with the public and a multidisciplinary jury of internists, neurologists and interventionalists.

The best abstract will be announced after the presentations and will be awarded with a European Stroke Organization Conference 2019 registration and travel arrangements.

General Advice - Tips
  1. Keep language correct, simple and clear
  2. Avoid references cited in the abstract
  3. Stay away from complex graphics. Simple line or bar graphs work best. Make sure the font is adequate on each axis to be seen (insert the graphic as a Jpeg attachment and mention it in the abstract - ex.: Graphic 1)
  4. Ensure you follow all the practical guidance on the full call for abstracts
  5. Submit before the deadline, do not leave abstract writing until the 11th hour - this increases stress and leads to errors.

You can change/correct your abstract until the deadline submission. Log in to your account and access "my submissions".




Welcome to Lisbon!

Lisbon has reinvented itself without losing its identity. Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital.

Explore the charms of one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting cities. From the wide, Avenida de Liberdade, to the brightly painted houses in Baixa and Alfama, Lisbon's streets are filled with whimsy, romance, and vibrancy. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being stylishly reborn.

Whether you find yourself exploring the city's newest hot spots for dining and drinking during the summit or you extend your visit, we are sure you'll fall in love with our beloved Lisbon.

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