Pediatric Ischemic stroke: Recent practical advances in acute interventions
Mark Mackay (Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia)
- To gain an understanding of the rationale for, and safety of acute stroke interventions in children, including tPA and endovascular clot retrieval.
- To gain understanding of the barriers and enablers to rapid diagnosis of childhood stroke.
- To gain understanding of the role CT and MR based imaging modalities to select children for acute stroke interventions
- To understand the benefits of, and develop a framework for setting up Code Stroke protocols appropriate to your health care setting.
About the speaker
Associate Professor Mark Mackay is a paediatric neurologist and director of the paediatric stroke program at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He is a clinician-scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, where he leads the childhood stroke research group. He is a Board member of the International Pediatric Stroke Organization; Executive Committee member of the International Pediatric Stroke Study; Stroke Foundation Clinical Council member; and an invited stroke expert on the Global Burden of Diseases Study.
His research focuses on understanding the causes of and consequences of childhood stroke, and improving accuracy and timeliness of stroke diagnosis. He chaired the development of the Australian best-practice guidelines for the diagnosis and acute management of childhood stroke. He is principal investigator on a multi-centre study to implement a national paediatric code stroke protocol to bridge the gap between Australian children and adults in accessing reperfusion therapies