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Advancing the Study of Stroke in Women Conference, April 8-9, 2024

by Regina Sester | Feb 28, 2024
Registration is now open for the NINDS-sponsored 1.5 day conference entitled: Advancing the Study of Stroke in Women Through the Integration of Basic, Clinical and Socioeconomic Perspectives. WHEN: All day Monday, April 8, 2024 starting at 8:00 am (breakfast 7:30 am) and half day Tuesday, April 9th, 2024, starting at 7:45 am (breakfast 7:15) and ending at Noon WHERE: Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA (reduced rate of $199 + $28 taxes = $227 per night) CONFERENCE COST: $225 Use the links below for conference registration and hotel reservations.

Please register early as space is limited and may fill up.  It is important to book accommodations at the hotel – see important deadlines below. 
Conference Registration: (click on the box that says “get tickets”)
Hotel Reservations:  Book your group rate for Advancing the Study of Stroke in Women
The registration fee of $225 includes attendance at keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakout interest groups. Registration also includes networking and access to individuals from multiple disciplines, national and international speakers, and NIH representatives, as well as reception and dinner on Monday night, two breakfasts, two lunches, and three breaks. 
Travel support will be available for early career researchers (including early stage investigators (ESI),  trainees, graduate students, post-docs, fellows, residents) and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. ESI refers to the standard NIH definition of individuals who completed their terminal degree or end of post-graduate training (whichever is later) within the past 10 years and have not previously competed successfully as a PI for a substantial NIH independent research award such as an R01.  See this web site for more information related to diversity in the context of this NIH-supported conference:

All attendees are eligible to submit an abstract to be presented as a poster.  Accepted posters will be presented during a networking reception the afternoon of Monday, April 8.  Preference for abstract acceptance will be given to early career researchers and individuals from underrepresented groups (as noted above) who are applying for travel support.   More details re: abstract submission is included within the registration link. You should go ahead and register and make hotel reservations prior to notification of whether your abstract was accepted or you will receive travel funds.

DEADLINES ---   To request travel support: March 8 (we will let you know by March 15)

                              For abstract submission:  March 8  (we will let you know by March 15)

For hotel reservations at Sheraton Pentagon City: March 22 IMPORTANT to get reduced rate. A block of rooms has been set aside.

For conference registration: April 1

Who should attend:  Anyone interested in sex and gender differences in stroke.  This includes front line health professionals (physicians, nurses, therapists, etc.), researchers, epidemiologists, basic scientists, public health and policy advocates, trainees and graduate students.

A dedicated conference on stroke in women has not been convened in the US in almost 20 years.  While sessions at various scientific conferences have had individual presentations on stroke in women/sex differences in stroke, none have developed future priorities with planned follow-up as this conference is positioned to do.

Feel free to forward this email widely. 

Virginia Howard and Mat Reeves, on behalf of the Conference Planning Committee for PROWESS PRevention and Outcomes in Women Enhancing Stroke Support

Instructions for Conference and Hotel Reservarions ADVANCING THE STUDY OF STROKE IN WOMEN April 8-9 2024 FINAL