Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are delighted to present to you the 2016 Asia Pacific Stroke Conference to be held in sunny Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. The conference is jointly organised by the Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation (APSO) and the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA), scheduled from 14 to 17 July 2016 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. The conference theme is “Extending access to stroke treatment”. We believe that this theme is particularly relevant in the setting of a new era in the management of acute stroke involving reperfusion modalities of thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke, and early physiological control including blood pressure lowering in acute intracerebral haemorrhage.
The conference is a 4-day program with plenary sessions, workshops and scientific abstract presentations pertaining to cutting edge research related to the wide range of manifestations and effects of stroke, including prevention, acute treatment, rehabilitation, recovery/resettlement, systems of care and basic sciences. We will include lively debate sessions on acute revascularisation, stroke registries and models of delivery of care, which we are sure you will find these sessions entertaining as well as informative.
APSO is now in its 7th year of formation and is expanding its reach and activities as a pivotal regional stroke organisation devoted to enhancing stroke research, care and policy across Asia. Given that Asia includes almost two thirds of the world’s population which is undergoing rapid demographic and lifestyle changes, the burden of stroke is large and increasing, but there are enormous opportunities for health improvement.
We warmly welcome you to the 2016 Asia Pacific Stroke Conference.
Professor Craig Anderson
President of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation
A/Professor Bernard Yan
Chairman of the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2016 Local Organising Committee