4th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain

Collaterals 2017

October 31 – November 2, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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The 4th 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 into 40-minute sessions devoted to key issues in translating the collaterome in acute stroke therapy across the globe.

Participants may join the conference in person or online via WebEx – just register here in advance.

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Add to My Calendar 2017-10-31 19:00:00 2017-11-02 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 4th International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain The 4th 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


In order to present an electronic poster (ePoster), a brief abstract describing your work must be submitted for consideration. ePosters and associated abstracts will be featured on our website in a blog/forum format, allowing others to provide feedback. We encourage you to still submit your work even if you cannot attend the conference.


24 interactive satellite sessions, including local audience, remote sites and live participants around the world, coordinated by convenient time zones. The times below are in Pacific Time.



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

Ashfaq Shuaib, MD (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

7:00 PM

Mentoring & Networking Reception

7:30 PM


Natan M Bornstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel)

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

7:30 AM

Bulgaria & Croatia

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

Tatjana Rundek, MD, PhD (Miami, FL, USA)

8:10 AM

Spain & Paraguay

Juan F Arenillas, MD, PhD (Valladolid, Spain)

Marc Ribó, MD, PhD (Barcelona, Spain)

8:50 AM

Networking Coffee Break

9:30 AM


Georgios Tsivgoulis, MD, PhD (Athens, Greece)

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

10:00 AM


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

Cenk Ayata, MD (Boston, MA, USA)


Sebastian Ameriso, MD (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Edward Feldmann, MD (Springfield, MA, USA)

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

11:20 AM


Gabrielle A deVeber, MD (Toronto, CA)

Richard Aviv, MBChB (Toronto, CA)

1:00 PM


12:00 PM


Antonio Arauz, MD (Mexico City, Mexico)

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

1:40 PM

Australia & New Zealand

Bernard Yan, MBBS (Parkville, Australia)

Teddy Wu, MBChB (Christchurch, NZ)

2:20 PM

Neurovascular Imaging Research Core Lab Tour

3:00 PM


Dong-Eog Kim, MD, PhD (Seoul, Korea)

Oh Young Bang, MD, PhD (Seoul, Korea)

5:00 PM

Hong Kong, Vietnam & Philippines

Yannie Soo, MBChB (Hong Kong, China)

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

Jose C Navarro, MD (Manila, Philippines)

5:40 PM


Liping Liu, MD, PhD (Beijing, China)

Min Lou, MD, PhD (Hangzhou, China)

6:20 PM


7:00 PM

Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

Thomas W Leung, MD (Hong Kong, China)

Inna Lutsenko, MD (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Anna Nesterova (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

8:00 PM

Nepal & Bhutan

Lekhjung Thapa, MD (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Tashi Tenzin, MD (Thimphu, Bhutan)

8:40 PM

Russia & Kazakhstan

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

Aida Kondybayeva, MD (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

9:20 PM

Armenia & Azerbaijan

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

Rahim Aliyev, MD, PhD (Baku, Azerbaijan)

7:30 AM

Nigeria, Ghana & South Africa

Ivo Jansen, MD (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Yomi Ogun, MBChB (Lagos, Nigeria)

Fred Stephen Sarfo, MBChB, PhD (Accra, Ghana)

Alan Bryer, MBBCh (Cape Town, South Africa)

8:10 AM


Marios Psychogios, MD, PhD (Goettingen, Germany)

Werner Hacke, MD, PhD (Heidelberg, Germany)

8:50 AM

Networking Coffee Break

9:30 AM

Sweden & Finland

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

Natalia S Rost, MD (Boston, MA, USA)

10:00 AM

Italy & France

Italo Linfante, MD (Miami, FL, USA)

Jean-Claude Baron, MD (Paris, France)

10:40 AM


Sheila C Martins, MD (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

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

11:20 AM


12:00 PM


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

James E Faber, PhD (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

1:00 PM


Jialing Liu, PhD (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Liz Tong, MD (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

1:40 PM

Posters & Exhibits Tour

2:20 PM


Tomohide Yoshie, MD, PhD (Kawasaki, Japan)

Jeffrey L Saver, MD (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

3:30 PM


Amarbayasgalan Ravdan, MD, PhD (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

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

4:10 PM


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

Ashfaq Shuaib, MD (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

4:50 PM



The unique scientific conference will convene over 50 invited faculty from around the world to connect with remote audiences in more than 37 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, is an ideal venue with 25,000 square feet of meeting space and exhibitor areas, including a multipurpose conference hall with advanced video telecommunications and simultaneous translation capabilities for more than 750 people.


Morning, noon and night, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center’s full-service fine dining restaurant and lounge is a bustling hub for friends and colleagues to meet and eat. Plateia boasts artfully prepared meals inspired by the Mediterranean and crafted with the finest California-fresh ingredients.


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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Planning Your Stay

We make traveling to the conference simple. UCLA will facilitate travel and hotel accommodations. We encourage you to book your stay with UCLA.

UCLA Luskin Conference Center

$239 per night

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UCLA Luskin Conference Center

$239 per night

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UCLA Luskin Conference Center

$239 per night

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Participate online or in-person.

Online Participant Registration
  • Participate from anywhere in the world.
  • Pricing is per day.

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Trainees Registration
  • For residents and fellows.
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Professional Registration
  • For faculty and attendings.
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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. An electronic poster forum and e-book is viewable online by all meeting participants, 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 2017 is made possible by our generous sponsors.


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UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center

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Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


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