Contrast meeting june 2019

Dear members of the stroke research community,

You are kindly invited for the CONTRAST consortium meeting 2019 on June 12th in Groningen. This edition is hosted at the Groninger Museum, conveniently located at walking distance from Groningen Central Station.

Focus: This edition will focus on the logistics and epidemiology of stroke care in the Netherlands and promises to become an interactive and inspirational day. The CONTRAST WP8 researchers will be your hosts and will challenge you to discuss the organizational models for IAT in the Netherlands in an interactive workshop setting. You will also get updated on the progression of the consortium in the pre-clinical and clinical workpackages during the lunch break and throughout the day there will be ample room for discussion and networking.

Keynotes: We are happy to announce that Prof. Jeffrey Saver, Neurologist, Associate Vice Chair, Director Clinical Neurotherapeutics Research Center, Dept of Neurology van University College Los Angeles has agreed to provide a keynote lecture on the organization and developments of acute stroke care in the USA. Additionally, Dr. Thomas Monks, Principal Research Fellow in Operational Research and Data Science of University of Southampton will provide an overview of the approach taken in the UK within the NHS system.

Program: The complete program can be found here. Accreditation will be requested for NvN, NVvR, NVvN and VSR.

Registration: Please register by filling out the form. Please do so before Monday June 3rd.

We hope to see you all on June 12th in Groningen!

Young Talent Program Call for Proposals

The CONTRAST Young Talent Program (YTP) aims to stimulate and support young researchers in developing and evaluating high quality innovative scientific ideas across the entire range of stroke research, both in the clinical and/or population-based setting and in preclinical research.

The CONTRAST consortium offers young talents the opportunity to apply for a voucher of EUR 50.000,-. Deadline for submission is Friday May 31, 2019 at 17:00.

Further information:
Call for proposals
Application form

If you have questions, please contact: rick.vannuland@lygature.org

Presentations online

Nov 21, 2018 – At the successful CONTRAST consortium meeting of November 20 in UMC Utrecht we had lively discussions about impaired microvascular reperfusion in clinical and translational research. CONTRAST investigators may access several presentations including the one of our distinguished keynote speaker professor Gregory del Zoppo from Washington University, Seattle, US. on the CONTRAST consortium plaza.

CONTRAST Young Talent Program awarded two Vouchers

The CONTRAST Young Talent Program (YTP) aims to stimulate and support young researchers in developing and evaluating high quality innovative scientific ideas across the entire range of stroke research, both in the clinical and/or population-based setting and in preclinical research.
The CONTRAST Young Talent team received a lot of good ideas on the 2018 call for Vouchers. A total of nine proposals have been enthusiastically and thoroughly evaluated by a team of foreign established researchers. Based on the available budget for the 2018 call, only 2 proposals could be awarded a €50.000,- voucher.
Ajay Patel from the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group at Radboud University Medical Center Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine received a voucher to study: “Deep Learning for Quantification of Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Perihematomal Edema in NCCT“.
Adriaan van Es from the Department of Radiology Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam is awarded a voucher for: “Serial Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion MRI Directly after EVT for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Detecting Incomplete Microvascular Reperfusion in Clinical Practice”.
We wish the awardees a lot of success executing their voucher project and encourage all other young stroke researchers to apply in future calls. A next call is expected to open in spring 2019 to further strengthen the CONTRAST Young Talent Program.

CONTRAST intraconsortium meeting

Date: Tuesday November 20th, 2018

  • CONTRAST workpackage leaders and researchers (PhD students/Postdocs) are kindly invited for the 2018 CONTRAST intraconsortium meeting in Utrecht. In this meeting we will update each other about the different workpackages and trials.
  • Keynote: The keynote lecture will be given by professor Gregory del Zoppo, from Washington University, who has an impressive experience in experimental and clinical stroke research, which goes back to the first stroke reperfusion trials.
  • Focus: In this meeting the focus will be on developing possible concepts for preclinical studies within the consortium, both from clinical and basic experimental viewpoints.
  • Venue: Micaffè, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht
  • Registration: Please register by filling out the form. Please do so before November 13, 2018.
  • Click here for the program.

COEUR Lecture on experimental models of stroke

You are all cordially invited to attend the following COEUR Lecture on experimental models of stroke:

“Large animal stroke models: rationale, techniques and practical experience”, by Prof. Dr. Johannes Boltze from the Fraunhofer Research Institution, Lübeck, Germany.

Click here for the invitation

The CONTRAST Young Talent Program (YTP)

The CONTRAST Young Talent Program (YTP) aims to stimulate and support young researchers in developing and evaluating high quality innovative scientific ideas across the entire range of stroke research, both in the clinical and/or population-based setting and in preclinical research.
The CONTRAST consortium offers young talents the opportunity to apply for a voucher of 50.000 euro.
Deadline for submission is Friday June 22, 2018.

Further information:

If you have questions, please contact: Erna.Erdtsieck-Ernste@lygature.org

CONTRAST WORKSHOP

Apr 17, 2018 – the next CONTRAST Workshop on May 23,2018  will have its venue in AMC, Amsterdam. The exciting program features updates on acute stroke management and translational research by the WP coordinators, and three guest speakers:  prof Gert Kwakkel (VuMC Amsterdam), prof Denis Vivien (Caen University and Medical School, France),  and prof Pengfei Yang  (Shanghai Hospital, Shanghai China).  More information here.