Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

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Stroke conference posts 2nd-highest attendance

Published: 2:53 pm CDT, February 17, 2014

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference recorded the second-highest attendance in the 39-year history of the event.

The conference, held in San Diego on Wednesday, Thursday and part of Friday, drew 4,860 total attendees and 4,053 professional attendees. The record is 5,378, set in 2007, with 4,143 professional attendees. The totals this year were the highest since the economic downturn that followed that 2007 conference.

The Pre-Conference Symposium Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine had a record-high attendance of 511.

The International Stroke Conference is known as the premier meeting for the latest scientific developments in stroke.

The 2015 conference is scheduled for Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 12-14.