6th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain

Collaterals 2019

November 4 – 6, 2019

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The 6th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain is a multidisciplinary scientific conference focused on collateral circulation in acute ischemic stroke. This 2 ½-day conference is structured around 40-minute sessions devoted to key issues in translating the collaterome in acute stroke therapy across the globe.

Participants may attend the conference in person in Los Angeles or online via WebEx. Be sure to register in advance!

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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 info@collateralperfusion.org

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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


Natan M Bornstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Gregory J del Zoppo, MD (Seattle, WA, USA)

7:30-8:10 AM

Sweden & Finland

Tommy Andersson, MD (Stockholm, Sweden)

Turgut Tatlisumak, MD (Gothenburg, Sweden & Helsinki, Finland)

8:10-8:50 AM

Czech Republic, Hungary & Poland

Robert Mikulik, MD, PhD (Brno, Czech Republic)

Viktor Szeder, MD, PhD (Los Angeles, CA)

István Szikora MD (Budapest, Hungary)

Adam Kobayashi MD, PhD (Warsaw, Poland)

8:50-9:30 AM

Italy & France

Italo Linfante, MD (Miami, FL, USA)

Vincent Costalat, MD (Montpelier, France)

Jean-Claude Baron, MD (Paris, France)

9:30-10:10 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:10-10:40 AM

Spain & Portugal

Marc Ribó, MD, PhD (Barcelona, Spain)

Miguel Viana Baptista, MD, PhD (Lisbon, Portugal)

João Sargento Freitas, MD (Lisbon, Portugal)

10:40-11:20 AM


Marilyn J Cipolla, PhD (Burlington, VT, USA)

Randolph S Marshall, MD (New York, NY, USA)

11:20 AM-12:00 PM


12:00-1:00 PM


Richard Aviv, MBChB (Toronto, CA)

Ken Butcher, MD, PhD (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

1:00-1:40 PM


Antonio Arauz, MD (Mexico City, Mexico)

Steven Warach, MD, PhD (Austin, TX, USA)

1:40-2:20 PM

Neurovascular Devices & Technologies: Exhibitor Workshop

2:20-4:00 PM


Min Lou, MD, PhD (Hangzhou, China)

Liping Liu, MD, PhD (Beijing, China)

4:00-4:40 PM

Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore & Vietnam

Thomas W Leung, MD (Hong Kong, China)

Jose C Navarro, MD (Manila, Philippines)

Vijay K Sharma, MD (Singapore)

Thang H Nguyen, MD, PhD (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

4:40-5:20 PM

Neurovascular Imaging Research Core Lab Tour Before Dinner Session

5:20-7:20 PM

Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan

Nerses Sanossian, MD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Zurab Nadareishvili, MD, PhD (Washington, DC, USA)

Rahim Aliyev, MD, PhD (Baku, Azerbaijan)

7:20-8:00 PM

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

Rakhmatullo Rakhmonov, MD (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Gulnara Rakhimbaeva, MD, PhD (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Inna Lutsenko, MD (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

8:00-8:40 PM

India, Nepal & Bhutan

Aneesh Singhal, MD (Boston, MA, USA)

Lekhjung Thapa, MD (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Yangchen, MD (Thimpu, Bhutan)

Tashi Tenzin, MD (Thimpu, Bhutan)

8:40-9:20 PM

Russia & Kazakhstan

Andrei V Alexandrov, MD (Memphis, TN, USA)

Aida Kondybayeva, MD (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

9:20-10:00 PM

Greece & Egypt

Apostolos Safouris, MD (Piraeus, Greece)

Ossama Mansour, MD, PhD (Alexandria, Egypt)

7:30-8:10 AM

Nigeria, Ghana & South Africa

Yomi Ogun, MBChB (Lagos, Nigeria)

Fred Sarfo, MD (Accra, Ghana)

Alan Bryer, MBBCh (Cape Town, South Africa)

8:10-8:50 AM

Germany & Switzerland

Urs Fischer, MD (Bern, Switzerland)

Marios Psychogios, MD, PhD (Goettingen, Germany)

Werner Hacke, MD, PhD (Hamburg, Germany)


8:50-9:30 AM

Bulgaria, Croatia & Romania

Radoslav I Raychev, MD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Vladimir Kalousek, MD (Zagreb, Croatia)

Tudor Jovin, MD (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

9:30-10:10 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:10-10:40 AM

Belgium & Netherlands

Fabien Scalzo, PhD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Ivo G Jansen, MD, PhD (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

10:40-11:20 AM

Brazil & Uruguay

Sheila C Martins, MD (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Raul G Nogueira, MD (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Fernando Viñuela, MD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

11:20 AM-12:00 PM


12:00-1:00 PM

Argentina, Chile & Paraguay

Pedro Lylyk, MD (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Edward Feldmann, MD (Springfield, MA, USA)

Pablo M Lavados, MD, PhD (Santiago, Chile)

Alan Flores, MD, PhD (San Lorenzo, Paraguay)

1:00-1:40 PM


Jason D Hinman, MD, PhD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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

1:40-2:20 PM

Networking Coffee Break

2:20-2:50 PM

Australia, Fiji & New Zealand

Bernard Yan, MBBS (Parkville, Australia)

Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN (Memphis, TN, USA)

Anna Ranta, MD, PhD (Wellington, NZ)

2:50-3:30 PM


Noboyuki Sakai, MD, PhD (Kobe, Japan)

Matthew J Gounis, PhD (Worcester, MA, USA)

3:30-4:10 PM

Mongolia & Korea

Amarbayasgalan Ravdan, MD, PhD (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

Beom Joon Kim, MD, PhD (Seoul, Korea)

Oh Young Bang, MD, PhD (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.


Collaterals 2018 was made possible by our generous sponsors.



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