April 5-6

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel, Cascais



Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to the Lisbon Stroke Summit which will be held in Cascais-Lisbon, on 5-6 April 2019.

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 for 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 2019. 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 2019, 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 

- Alberto Fior

-Bruno Maia

- Cristina Sousa 

- Jaime Pamplona 

- Mariana Baptista 

- Marisa Mariano

- Rui Carvalho 

Scientific Committee 

- Ana Paiva Nunes 

- Elsa Azevedo 

- João Alcântara 

- João Reis 

- Luísa Fonseca 

- Raul Nogueira 


Countless lectures
and activities

Hosts: Ana Paiva Nunes / Sofia Calado

Is IV rtPA in patients with LVO still beneficial?
     Pros: to be confirmed
  Cons: João Reis, Portugal

rtPA vs tNK: it’s show time!
     Stick to what we know - rtPA:  Catarina Fonseca, Portugal     
       tNK has come to stay: to be confirmed

Case 1: 

Case 2: 

NRL: Gustavo Santo
Internist: Teresa Mesquita 
NRI: Rui Carvalho

 Anticoagulation: Balancing risk and benefit in challenging patients

Hosts: Rita Silva & Isabel Fragata

Should EVT for LVO be offered to children?

Pros: Vitor M Pereira, Canada
Cons: Maja Steinlin, Switzerland


Moya Moya: bypass or conservative treatment?

Bypass: to be confirmed
Conservative: Domingos Coiteiro, Portugal


Case 3: 

Case 4: 

Expert multidisciplinary roundtable to discuss challenging cases in stroke. 

NRL: Alexandre Amaral e Silva
Internist: Luísa Fonseca
NRI: José Manuel Amorim 
Improved Recanalization Efficiency With the Newest Generation Aspiration Technology  
SPEAKER: Donald Frei, USA
Hosts: Bruno Maia & João Pinho

Minimal invasive surgery for ICH?

Pros: to be confirmed
Cons: Karin Klijn, Netherlands


Is there a role for reversal agents in anticoagulant associated ICH?

Pros: Jennifer Frontera, USA
Cons: Joao Sargento Freitas, Portugal

The future ain’t what it used to be! Artificial Intelligence and Stroke – to be confirmed

Precision Medicine in Stroke – to be confirmed 

Open up your mind! Stem Cells  in Stroke - Lawrence R. Wechsler, USA

Case 5:

Case 6: 

Expert multidisciplinary roundtable to discuss challenging cases in stroke.

NRL: João Alcântara
Internist: Luisa Rebocho
NRI: Jaime Rocha 
Host: Lia Neto

Speaker: J David Spence, Canada

Case 7:

Case 8: 

Expert multidisciplinary roundtable to discuss challenging cases in stroke. 

NRL: Diana Aguiar e Sousa
Internist: Paulo Chaves
NRI: Manuel Ribeiro 
Host: Mariana Baptista

Speacker: Donald Frei, USA

Hosts: Carla Ferreira & Ângelo Carneiro

Do we still need selection criteria for acute LVO beyond 6h?

Pros: Simon Nagel, Germany
Cons: Raul Nogueira, USA

Can we prevent futile recanalization? 

Pros: Peter Vanacker, Belgium
Cons: Pasquale Mordasini, Switzerland

Abstract Submission

Deadline -
March 3, 2019, 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 2019 (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 2019 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 6th .

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 2020 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".


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