The ASA Annual Meeting is an educational meeting designed to provide basic and advanced trainees with an overview of the major topics related to modern stroke care. Consultants who do not have a career focus on stroke would also benefit from the up to date summaries of modern management of stroke. The topics will include clot retrieval patient selection, heart-brain interactions with cardiac electrophysiologists and structural interventionists and the management of haemorrhagic stroke, including the emergency reversal of anticoagulation. The faculty will be drawn from stroke and other subspecialty experts from Australia and New Zealand.

 

For more information click here

Program click here

Registrations closed 

 

 

 

 


3rd Korean Australian Joint Stroke Congress (KAJSC)

 

The Australasian Stroke Academy invites you to register for the 3rd Korean Australian Joint Stroke Congress (KAJSC) at www.kajsc24.com . This meeting will be held the day before the APSC/ANZSO meeting in Adelaide in September. The KAJSC will start September 24th and the APSC/ANZSO meeting will begin September 25th . 
The 2nd day of the KAJSC will overlap with the ASA Workshop on day 1 of the APSC/ANZSO meeting and your registration fee for the KAJSC will cover the ASA Workshop on September 25th as well. We invite you to register for both meetings.
The KAJSC will focus on several themes of interest including:
  • Thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • ICAD and Moyamoya
  • Secondary prevention 
  • In-hospital and neurointensive care
  • Stroke and Alzheimer's disease immunotherapy
  • Code stroke in Australia, New Zealand and Korea
We look forward to seeing you in Adelaide!

 


Message from the President

 

Dear colleagues, 

 

The Australasian Stroke Academy is looking forward to another year of collaborative stroke education in 2024.

 

We are starting off with a lipids webinar on Feb 6th (please contact us if you cannot locate your invitation in your inbox), and we’ll be presenting further webinars throughout the year. We are also planning the Australasian Stroke Academy annual meeting which will be run July 27/28 at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto.

 

We’ll also be collaborating with the Korean Stroke Society to deliver a scientific meeting at the Adelaide InterContinental Hotel September 24/25, immediately before the 2024 APSC/ANZSO ASM next door at the Adelaide Convention Centre September 25-28. You’re welcome to join all of our meetings.

 

We will also be delivering Code Stroke training in conjunction with the Angels Initiative. Whilst aimed at Basic Physician Trainees all health practitioners are welcome to join. These will be presented online to make attendance as feasible as possible.

 

We hope you take advantage of all of the stroke educational opportunities that the Australian Stroke Academy offers. See you onsite or on-line!

 

 

A/Prof Andrew Wong

President, Australasian Stroke Academy

Feb 2024

 

 


 

 

ASA Statement regarding Stroke in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

 

 

The Australasian Stroke Academy supports initiatives aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

 

We would encourage all people working in stroke to be familiar with how stroke affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples (henceforth respectfully referred to as Aboriginal Australians(1)) and recommend reading the papers in the References section.

 

STROKE IN INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

·       Stroke incidence is significantly higher in Aboriginal than non-Aboriginal Australians(2)

·       Stroke occurs at an earlier median age (7-28yrs earlier) in Aboriginal Australians

·       Poorer stroke outcomes for those living in remote and very remote regions(3)

·       Age-specific incidence is greater in all age groups – particularly ages 45-54 years where stroke incidence is 17 times that of non-Aboriginal population of the same age(4)

·       Age-standardised case fatality of stroke in the Aboriginal Australians nearly two-fold that of the non-Aboriginal Australians(3)

·       Research also shows that recognition of stroke signs and symptoms (face, arm, speech, time (FAST) acronym) at a community level is lower in Aboriginal than non-Aboriginal people (5). It is probable that patients are not presenting to hospital for various reasons and the burden of stroke and those living with disability is under-identified.

 

The drivers behind the above stroke specific statistics lie in the social determinants of health – including inadequate public housing, food and energy insecurity and the persisting legacy of colonisation. No matter how advanced our acute stroke care management becomes, the reality is we will not make significant improvement in these dire statistics without addressing the root causes. This table from Balabanski (5) and Dos Santos (6) outlines this: