International Stroke Conference #ISC2021 Welcomes Patient Voices

Stroke Survivors and Families Getting Seat at ISC 2021 Table!

Original post by David Dansereau March 12, 2021 at

For the first time ever, stroke survivors, family members and other advocates with an interest in stroke and brain health are being allowed to have a seat at the table and to join in for select sessions at the 2021 International Stroke Conference happening next week.

This is great news and perhaps one of the benefits of most conferences still being virtual to maximize safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve been very critical of ASA/AHA not making these live events open and affordable to stroke survivors and their families in the past. I guess I wasn’t the only one writing this in to my conference evaluations after attending ISC 09 and 20 in person and realizing the barriers are so high for the value. The cost is prohibitive for most survivors who may also have an extra burden at needing additional assist and more time to travel to these events as well.

At Enable.Us, we are very interested and have just registered for this session-

“Physically Distanced Rehabilitation: Fad or Future?”

This session will feature experts in stroke rehab discussing the evidence behind digitally-enabled rehab, its benefits and risks, and the experiences and expectations of patients and therapists. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Here’s the rest of the Stroke Connection ISC lineup next week:

Dates Wednesday, Mar. 17-Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021

By registering for Stroke Connection at ISC, you are able to attend any of the following sessions for free at the scheduled date and time!

  • Wednesday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. CT: Physically Distanced Rehabilitation: Fad or Future? Participants can ask questions at the end of the session. Register