Distal Thrombectomy - Wednesday Webinar Series

12pm-1pm EST /  6pm-7pm CET

Sept 16


Moderator: Rishi Gupta, MD, WellStar Health System, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Introduction of Distal Thrombectomy Webinar Series

Rishi Gupta, MD, WellStar Health System, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


What is a DVO? Definitions, frequency, and epidemiology

Clot composition of distal occlusions

David Liebeskind, MD, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, California, USA

What is a DVO? Tissue at risk and clinical consequences

Distal posterior vs. anterior circulations

David Liebeskind, MD, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, California, USA

The use of Artificial Intelligence to help screen for potential distal occlusions, CTA, CTP

Ameer Hassan, DO, Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, Texas, USA

12pm-1pm EST 

6pm-7pm CET


Moderator: Kyriakos Lobotesis, MD, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK


Clinical trial design: time window and imaging criteria for patient selection

Jeffrey Saver, MD, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, California, USA


Defining efficacy parameters of distal thrombectomy (grading systems and scales)

Jens Fiehler, MD, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany


Challenges in measuring efficacy (rehab experience)

Samir Belagaje, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 

Sept 30

12pm-1pm EST

6pm-7pm CET


Moderator: Markus Holtmannspötter, MD, South Nuremberg Hospital, Nuremberg, Germany


Distal image pattern recognition and selection/Automatic distal vessel occlusion detection

Shalini Amukotuwa, MD, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia 


Distal MT criteria/ How pattern selection impacts outcomes

Jeremy Heit, MD, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, California, USA


Identify criteria for clot busting drug vs. DMVO MT

New clinical trials and impact of IV-tPA and thrombolytics

David Fiorella, MD, Stony Brook Neuroscience Institute, Stony Brook, New York, USA

Safety and efficacy of IAT after incomplete LVO mechanical thrombectomy

Urs Fischer, MD, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Oct 14

12pm-1pm EST

6pm-7pm CET

Oct 28


Moderator: Sebastian Fischer, MD, University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum, Germany


Patient journey from spoke hospital to distal MT treatment—what does workflow look like now

Nima Aghaebrahim, MD, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, USA


Patient assessment—checkpoints for triage or transfer for MT and future of distal MT workflow impact

Pascal Jabbour, MD, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Direct to Angio—implications for distal occlusions: post-tpa clot migration in patient transfer and direct-to-angio without vessel imaging

Ashutosh Jadhav, MD, Barrow Brain and Spine, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Role of novel devices (future impact) vs. current tools (MT now)

Rene Chapot, MD, Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus, Essen, Germany

1pm-2pm EST

6pm-7pm CET

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