Advancing Stroke Care in Asia

18th NOVEMBER 2023



In collaboration with 

APSOWorld Stroke Organisation LogoWFNR

Event Chairs

Prof Riadh Gouider 
WFN Education Core Committee Co-Chair

Dr Abdul Hanif Khan Yusof Khan
Chairman, AOAN Young Neurologist Academy, Malaysia

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Opening and introduction

Prof Dr Wolfgang Grisold (President, WFN)

Prof Dr Hamidon Basri (President, AOAN)



Session 1:

Stroke Burden and Challenges in Asia

Prof Richard Stark (WFN, Australia) &
Dr Umapathi Thirugnanam (Singapore) 

Epidemiology, stroke burden and challenges in Asia

Prof. Dr Hamidon Basri (Malaysia)

Clinical features and subtype of stroke

Prof. Dr Madakasira Vasantha Padma Srivastava (India)

Primary stroke prevention for Asian population: genetic, cultural and lifestyle differences

Prof. Teruyuki Hirano (Japan)



Session 2:
In collaboration with APSO

Secondary Stroke Prevention, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, and Intracerebral Haemorrhage in Asian Population

Dr Chandrashekhar Meshram (WFN, India)  &
Prof. Dr Kay Sin Tan (Malaysia)

Secondary Stroke Prevention

Dr Chesda Udommongkol (Thailand)

Update on Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

Prof. Mohammad Wasay (Pakistan)

Optimizing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcome in ICH

Dr Kay-Cheong Teo (Hong Kong)




Session 3:
In collaboration with WSO

Updates on Hyperacute and Acute Management in Stroke

Prof. Riadh Gouider (WFN, Tunsia)  &
Prof. Dr Valeria Caso (Italy)

Recent advances in thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke

Prof. Sheila Martins (Brazil), President WSO

Update on intravenous thrombolysis and stroke care management

Prof. Jeyaraj D Pandian (India), President Elect WSO

Acute interventions in Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)

Prof. Craig Anderson (UK), Vice President WSO



Session 4:
In collaboration with WFNR

Updates on Rehabilitation in Stroke


Prof. Steven L. Lewis (USA) - WFN Education Core Committee Co-Chair &
Dr. Caterina Pistarini (Italy) - WFNR Secretary General

Recent Technology Adoption in Stroke Neurorehabilitation

Prof. Dr Nam-Jong Paik (Korea) – WFNR President Elect

Neuromodulation tools for stroke motor recovery : where are we now?

Prof. Dr Wayne Feng (USA) – Adjunct Member, WFNR

Advancements on rehabilitation of stroke

Dr Abhishek Srivastava (India) – WFNR Member at Large




Closing remarks

Prof. Riadh Gouider (WFN)