Not only have recent discoveries unveiled innate inflammation as an important risk factor leading to stroke and transient ischemic attacks, but have also opened new avenues for prevention and therapeutic intervention in cerebrovascular disease. This landmark international 1.5-day symposium will convene for the first time different disciplines under the umbrella of innate inflammation as a key element in cerebrovascular disease.
Discussions will involve the cellular regulation of ischemic tolerance and inflammatory and immune mechanisms in the initiation and progression of central nervous system injury, and present opportunities for therapeutic intervention. These discussions, their dissemination through the Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, and the collaborations emerging from this forum will ultimately advance translational research in this critical area and help build and strengthen ties among disciplines, fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations related to inflammation, vessel wall disease, and stroke.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.