The Mexican Association of Cerebrovascular Disease (AMEVASC, in Spanish) realizes Annual Meetings every third week of August, a tradition that stared and has continued uninterruptedly for the last 20 years. The purpose of these meetings is to update and train general practitioners and specialized doctors. In addition, modules are offered to nurses and paramedics, impacting every element of the stroke care management.
The XIX Annual Meeting of the Mexican Association of Cerebrovascular Disease was carried out in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico from August 14th to 17th 2019 with professors from Mexico and from abroad
The Meeting included topics about the national and international epidemiology, treatment and diagnostic methods in stroke. Clinical cases were discussed, from paediatric neurology, sleep disorders, the effect of environmental pollution on the cerebral microvasculature, and new rehabilitation strategies.
Along with the Annual Meeting, the scientific symposium gathered original researches from basic and clinical sciences, presenting results of experimental studies, registries and novel clinical experiences.
On August 17th, the Course of Neurological Endovascular Therapy was carried out with the International Society of Interventional Neurology (ISIN) addressing the advances in thrombectomy techniques, indications of therapeutic procedures and high-resolution imaging advances.
For the first time in Mexico, hospitals were recognized as Primary Stroke Care Centers and were invited to be part of a Network willing to reach a National Certification for Stroke Care. AMEVASC has already developed a Strategic Plan that includes the Certification of Hospital for Stroke Care. Furthermore, the Mexican Network for Stroke was funded in collaboration of stroke patients and their relatives, in order to increase the impact and promote stroke educational campaigns.
In addition, courses and workshops were also realized at the event, including:
• Pre-Congress course on the approach and treatment of stroke.
• Course for nursing and paramedics.
• Neuroimaging workshops.
• Course of Neurosonology.
• Workshop on Neurointerventionism.
We will be waiting for you in Guadalajara for the XX Annual Meeting of the Mexican Association of Cerebrovascular Disease in August 2020.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.