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Stroke Treatment Academic Industry Roundtable

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October 1-2, 2020 


STAIR XI was rescheduled from its original date of March 23-24, 2020 and was convened on October 1-2, 2020 as a virtual conference entitled CYBER STAIR XI. 

STAIR XI was one of the most important STAIR conferences to date because recent stroke clinical trials have dramatically altered the landscape in our understanding of the stroke treatment time window. This new "transparent time window" significantly impacts study design, objectives and outcomes determination as well as cross-industry device and drug company collaborations including imaging integration.


STAIR XI leads in developing new strategies incorporating these breakthroughs. This new frontier raises important questions, poses unique challenges and presents new opportunities to the stroke research, development and treatment communities which STAIR XI addressed.


The Transparent Time Window -

New Perspectives in Reperfusion, Neuroprotection and Imaging 


The five main conference sessions with over 20 presentations will address the following critical concerns:

  1. Acute Stroke Trials: New Data, New Landscape, New Designs

  2. Neuroprotection: Preclinical and Clinical Evaluation in 2020

  3. Role of Imaging in Recent and Future Clinical Trials

  4. Intravenous Thrombolysis Trial Design plus NINDS - STEP Platform

  5. Regulatory Perspectives on Clinical Trial Issues:

  • Image-based Subject Selection

  • Drug, Device and Combined Study Regulations and Policies


Consensus Workshops to Develop Recommendations

Consensus Workshop 1:  

Top Priorities for Neuroprotective Studies

Facilitators – Chair: Pat Lyden  Co-chair: Eng Lo

Consensus Workshop 2:

Imaging Workshop - The Time Window Gets Transparent

Facilitators – Chair: Bruce Campbell   Co-chair: Maarten Lansberg 

Consensus Workshop 3: 

How to Establish the "Outer Limits" of Reperfusion Therapies

Facilitators – Chair: Larry Wechsler     Co-chair: Tudor Jovin

True to the STAIR model, via a facilitated consensus process, participants developed recommendations covering the most compelling and timely questions facing the field today. The final manuscripts containing these consensus statements have been published in the journal Stroke. Participants who contributed to these publications are listed therein.

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