Stroke Council

Message from the Chair

Peter D. Panagos, MDThe American Heart Association’s mission is "to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives." The Stroke Council, one of 16 scientific councils within the American Heart Association, is uniquely dedicated to advancing the science of stroke prevention, treatment and recovery through research and education. Read Dr. Panagos' full message

Peter D. Panagos, MD
Chair, Stroke Council

International Stroke Conference 2020

Nursing Symposium: Feb. 18, 2020
Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 18, 2020
Sessions: Feb. 19–21, 2020
Los Angeles, Calif.

Registration opens in October

CME Education

Acute Ischemin Stroke Simulation - Be immersed in a 3D environemnt where you will interact with a pife-like virtual patient, complete with dynamic monitoring, dialog and more. Register Here

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Vascular Cognitive Impairment

This online course provides the most current and comprehensive scope of knowledge in the early assessment and management of vascular cognitive impairment. The presentations from experts in the field will challenge and expand on contemporary patient care across the age continuum. Register Today!

Additional Stroke Resources

Funding Opportunities

AHA research programs are available to basic, clinical and population scientists.


Stroke Journal

Stroke reports clinical and experimental information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.

NIH Stroke Scale

CME/CE certified, for healthcare professionals on how to administer the NIH Stroke Scale, a critical component of acute stroke assessment.

Scientific Sessions 2019

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 16–18

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stroke Council Scientific Statements and Slide Sets

The Stroke Council's Scientific Statements Oversight Committee has developed a Stroke Guidelines Development Manual (PDF) to better structure the stroke guideline development process.  The manual is a reference for the Stroke Guideline Writing Committees. Guidelines and revisions must adhere to the manual strictly, although writing committees are asked to consult the manual and follow its procedures as feasible.  Thereafter, all new guidelines and revisions will adhere to the processes and procedures outlined in the manual.

Stroke scientific statements and advisories are published in Stroke.  Joint AHA and American College of Cardiology (ACC) statements also appear in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

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