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Stroke Workshop Brings International Experts to Cincinnati

Published February 2010

About 50 neurologists, geneticists, neurosurgeons and statisticians from Europe, Asia and North America converged on Cincinnati in January for the sixth Inter-national Stroke Genetics Consortium workshop.

The two-day event featured updates and reports on genome-wide association studies in intracranial aneurysm, intracerebral hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, ischemic white matter disease and stroke in the young. There was also a poster session.

Joseph Broderick, MD, chair of  neurology, presented results regarding a potential association of two genes with intracranial aneurysm as well as replication of findings from a Yale study looking for genes related to intracranial aneurysm. UC is the coordinating center of the study with Broderick as the principal investigator.

Daniel Woo, MD, associate professor and director of cerebrovascular genetics in neurology, presented an update on the search for genes related to intracerebral hemorrhage from a large scale genome-wide association study from the Cincinnati region.

“The meeting was extremely successful, with overwhelmingly positive feedback,” says Woo, who co-chaired the event with Stephanie Debette, MD, of Boston University. “The cutting-edge science that was presented will provide new knowledge to reduce the burden of cerebrovascular disease worldwide.”


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