November 2 – 4, 2021


8th  International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain 2021

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The 8th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain is a multidisciplinary scientific conference focused on collateral circulation in acute ischemic stroke. This 3 day conference is structured around 40-minute sessions devoted to key issues in translating the collaterome in acute stroke therapy across the globe.

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Add to My Calendar 2019-11-04 18:00:00 2019-11-06 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 5th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain The 5th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain is a multidisciplinary scientific conference focused on collateral circulation in acute ischemic stroke. Los Angeles, CA, USA UCLA Neurovascular Imaging Research Core

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ePosters and abstracts related to collaterals and hemodynamics in acute stroke will be featured on our website. We encourage you to still submit your work even if you cannot attend the conference.


25+ interactive satellite sessions, including local audience, remote sites and live participants around the world, coordinated by convenient time zones.

Introduction & Welcome Reception

David S Liebeskind, MD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Ashfaq Shuaib, MD (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

6:00-7:30 PM

Moderated Posters & Mentored Networking Event

7:30-10:00 PM

Greece, Armenia & Egypt

Safouris Apostolos (Athens, Greece)

Nerses Sanossian (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Ossama Mansour (Alexandria, Egypt)

7:30-8:10 AM

Sweden & Finland

Teresa Ullberg (Lund, Sweden)

Fabian Arnberg (Stockholm, Sweden)

Olli Suomalainen (Helsinki, Finland)

8:10-8:50 AM

Germany & Switzerland

Marios Psychogios (Basel, Switzerland)

Alex Brehm (Basel, Switzerland)

Werner Hacke (Heidelberg, Germany)

Urs Fischer (Bern, Switzerland)


8:50-9:30 AM

Italy & France

Italo Linfante (Miami, FL, USA)

Simone Beretta/Susanna Diamanti (Milan, Italy)

Adrien Ter Schiphorst (Montpelier, France)

Pierre Seners (Paris, France)

Jean-Claude Baron (Paris, France)

9:30-10:10 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:10-10:40 AM

Spain & Portugal

Marc Ribo (Barcelona, Spain)

Juan Arenillas (Valladolid, Spain)

Joao Sargento Freitas (Coimbra, Portugal)

Pedro Vilela (Lisbon, Portugal)

10:40-11:20 AM


Marilyn J Cipolla (Burlington, VT, USA)

Randolph S Marshall (New York, NY, USA)

James Faber (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

11:20 AM-12:00 PM


12:00-1:00 PM

Australia & New Zealand

Bernard Yan (Parkville, Australia)

Mark Parsons (Melbourne, Australia)

Anne Alexandrov (Memphis, TN, USA)

Anna Ranta (Wellington, NZ)



Ian Winship (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

Brian Buck (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

Glen Jickling (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

1:40-2:20 PM

Neurovascular Devices & Technologies: AI in Stroke

David Golan (Viz.AI)

Greg Albers (Rapid AI)

George Harston (Brainomix)

Zeid Barakat (Perfuse)

2:20-4:00 PM


Min Lou (Hangzhou, China)

Liping Liu (Beijing, China)

4:00-4:40 PM

Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore & Vietnam

Thomas W Leung/Xinyi Leng (Hong Kong, China)

Antonio Moya (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Christian Co (Global City, Philippines)

Vijay K Sharma (Singapore)

Thang H Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

4:40-5:20 PM

Neurovascular Imaging Research Core Lab Tour Before Dinner Session

5:20-7:20 PM

Georgia & Azerbaijan

Zurab Nadareishvili (Washington, DC, USA)

Alexander Tsiskaridze (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Nabil Seyidov (Baku, Azerbaijan)

7:20-8:00 PM

Kazakhstan, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

Zauresh Akhmetzhanova (Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan)

Anita Arsovska (Skopje, Northern Macedonia)

Stanislav Groppa (Chisinau, Moldova)

Yakutkhon Madjidova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Inna Lutsenko/Abai Turdubaev (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

8:00-8:40 PM

India, Nepal, Thailand & Bhutan

Aneesh Singhal (Boston, MA, USA)

PN Sylaja (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)

Lekhjung Thapa, MD (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Kunakorn Atchaneeyasakul (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Nijasri Suwanwela (Bangkok, Thailand)

Yangchen, MD (Thimpu, Bhutan)

Tashi Tenzin, MD (Thimpu, Bhutan)

8:40-9:20 PM

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Kazakhstan

Andrei Alexandrov/Boris Chulpayev (Memphis, TN/Plattsburgh, NY, USA)

Igor Voznjouk/Anton Tolmachev (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Dmytro Lebedinetz (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Lyudmila Anatskaya (Minsk, Belarus)

Aida Kondybayeva (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

9:20-10:00 PM

Israel, Cameroon & Tanzania

Roni Eichel/Yoram Solberg (Jerusalem/Caesarea, Israel)

Natan Bornstein/David Tanne (Jerusalem, Israel)

Gregory J del Zoppo (Seattle, WA, USA)

Daniel Gams Massi (Cameroon)

Philip Adebayo (Tanzania)

7:30-8:10 AM

Nigeria, Ghana & South Africa

Yomi Ogun (Lagos, Nigeria)

Rufus Akinyemi (Ibadan, Nigeria)

Fred Sarfo (Accra, Ghana)

Kathleen Bateman (Cape Town, South Africa)

8:10-8:50 AM

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary & Poland

Robert Mikulik (Brno, Czech Republic)

Viktor Szeder (Los Angeles, CA)

Georgi Krastev/Miroslav Mako/Jozef Haring (Trnava, Slovakia)

István Szikora (Budapest, Hungary)

Michal Karlinski (Warsaw, Poland)

8:50-9:30 AM

Bulgaria, Croatia & Romania

Radoslav I Raychev (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Teodora Sakelarova (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Vladimir Kalousek (Zagreb, Croatia)

Tudor Jovin (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Razvan Radu (Bucharest, Romania)

9:30-10:10 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:10-10:40 AM

Belgium & Netherlands

Fabien Scalzo (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Anke Wouters (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Bart Emmer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Agnetha Bruggerman (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Leon Rinkel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

10:40-11:20 AM

Brazil & Uruguay

Sheila C Martins (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Nicolas Sgarbi (Montevideo, Uruguay)

11:20 AM-12:00 PM


12:00-1:00 PM

Argentina, Chile & Paraguay

Pedro Lylyk (Bueno Aires, Argentina)

Edward Feldmann (Springfield, MA, USA)

Eloy Mansilla (Santiago, Chile)

Alan Flores/Luis Diaz Escobar/Fatima Pedrozo (San Lorenzo, Paraguay)

1:00-1:40 PM


Jason D Hinman (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Adam H DeHavenon (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

Jin Moo Lee (St. Louis, MO, USA)

1:40-2:20 PM

Networking Coffee Break

2:20-2:50 PM


Antonio Arauz (Mexico City, Mexico)

Adrienne Dula (Austin, TX, USA)

Steven Warach (Austin, TX, USA)

Sunil Sheth (Houston, TX, USA)

2:50-3:30 PM


Noboyuki Sakai (Kobe, Japan)

Naoki Kaneki (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

3:30-4:10 PM

Mongolia & Korea

Amarbayasgalan Ravdan (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

Beom Joon Kim (Seongnam, Korea)

Woo-Keun Seo (Seoul, Korea)

Oh Young Bang (Seoul, Korea)

4:10-4:50 PM


David S Liebeskind, MD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Ashfaq Shuaib, MD (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

4:50-5:00 PM



The unique scientific conference will convene over 50 invited faculty from around the world to connect with remote audiences in more than 50 countries and regions. The interspersed networking opportunities will enhance collaborative initiatives in this burgeoning field and rapid dissemination of ePosters, proceedings and other publications.


The Luskin Center, centrally located within UCLA near the Neurovascular Imaging Research Core Laboratory and Medical Center, offers 25,000 square feet of meeting space and exhibitor areas. This includes a multipurpose conference hall with advanced audio/video capabilities for more than 750 people.


Registered guests are invited to attend a catered reception with open bar on November 6th! Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served on November 7th. Complementary breakfast and lunch will be served on November 8th. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be provided during breaks.


Relax, refresh and rejuvenate in one of the Luskin’s 254 beautifully appointed guest rooms, featuring luxurious amenities and all the comforts you need for an exceptional stay at UCLA. Take advantage of the hotel’s on-site business center, in-room fine dining service and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Luskin Conference Center.


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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the venue from LAX?

Take the San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, a premiere Los Angeles meeting venue and hotel, is located one mile ahead at end of the turnaround.

Can I present my scientific data on hemodynamics or collaterals at the meeting?

Yes. Electronic posters and abstracts will be viewable on our website, providing an opportunity to showcase your latest data on the topic.

Can I get certificate of attendance?

Yes. Certificates of attendance can be provided upon request.

What about parking?

Self-parking is available underneath the Luskin Conference Center and in UCLA Parking Structure 8, Level 4, directly across the street from the Center. There is a convenient Pedestrian Walkway/Bridge connecting Parking Structure 8 (on Level 3) to the Los Angeles Conference Center property. There is a daily fee to park in either location.

Can online registrants participate in all sessions from around the world?

Yes. All of the region/country specific sessions are coordinated to the local time zones at each location.

Documentation for visas

Documentation for visa requirements can be provided after you have been registered for the meeting. Please contact us.


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