15th Interdisciplinary Cerebrovascular Symposium

June 6–8, 2018 | Herrenkrug Parkhotel | Magdeburg

Welcome notes


ICS Challenge (MATCH)


Scientific program

The final program is now available.


Introductory courses
Chairs: MD Oliver Beuing, PhD Philipp Berg (Magdeburg, DE)

09:00–09:45  History of endovascular aneurysm treatment
Prof. Daniel Rüfenacht (Zurich, CH)
09:45–10:15 Basic concepts and applications of MRI for flow imaging
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Oliver Speck (Magdeburg, DE)
10:15–10:45Coffee break
10:45–11:45  Introduction to fluid dynamics and computational fluid dynamics
PhD Juan Cebral (Fairfax, VA/US),
PhD Gábor Janiga (Magdeburg, DE)
11:45–12:30 Basics of intracranial aneurysm pathophysiology
MD, PhD Riikka Tulamo (Helsinki, FI)
13:30–13:45Official opening
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Strackeljan (Magdeburg, DE)
13:45–15:30Session I – aneurysm wall
Chairs: MD Philippe Bijlenga (Geneva, CH), PhD Matthew J. Gounis (Worcester, MA/US)
13:45–14:05 Remodeling of the aneurysm wall and risk of rupture
MD, PhD Juhana Frösen (Kuopio, FI)
14:05–14:25 Modelling intracranial aneurysm evolution – critical reflections, future directions
PhD Paul N. Watton (Sheffield, GB)
14:25–14:45 MRI-QSM as a biomarker for sentinel headache & unstable aneurysms
MD David M. Hasan (Iowa City, IA/US)
14:45–15:05 When the disease is in the arterial wall – challenges on treatment and imaging insights of fusiform aneurysms
MD Vitor Mendes Pereira (Toronto, CA)
15:05–15:30 Round table discussion
15:30–16:00Coffee break
16:00–17:30SwissNeuroFoundation-Session – Big data and global projects data sharing challenges
16:00–16:30 Japan collaborative project on intracranial aneurysms
MD, PhD Hirofumi Nakatomi (Tokyo/JP)
16:30–17:00 Integrating genetic, biological, clinical and imaging data from  multiple sources – harmonising and making available to the  research community
MD Philippe Bijlenga (Geneva/CH)
17:00–17:30 Blockchain and biomedical data – graal or illusion
Sergei Liubich (Saint Petersburg/RU)
17:30–17:45Coffee break

Selected presentations I
Chair: Nikhil Paliwal (Buffalo, NY/US)


Towards recommendations for hemodynamic simulations – industry needs
Justin Hodges (Orlando, FL/US)
Longitudinal assessment of morphological characteristics during intracranial aneurysm growth
Eva L. Leemans (Amsterdam, NL)
Analysis of 45 early proposed geometric risk factors using a data base of 108 cerebral aneurysms
Leonid Goubergrits (Berlin, DE)
Rupture prediction for internal carotid (IC) and middle cerebral (MC) artery aneurysms by hemodynamic parameters
Takashi Suzuki (Tokyo, JP)
Rupture risk assessment of basilar-tip aneurysms using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Yuya Uchiyama (Tokyo, JP)
Irregularity of cerebral aneurysms based on oscillatory velocity index associated with morphological risk factors of future rupture of unruptured cerebral aneurysm
Satoru Tanioka (Tsu, JP)
Multivariate analysis for rupture prediction of unruptured cerebral aneurysms combining Computational Fluid Dynamics, morphology and clinical information
Hiroshi Ohno (Tokyo, JP)
Vessel wall imaging enhancement of intracranial saccular aneurysms: correlations with high fidelity CFD
Nicole Cancelliere (Toronto, CA)
from 19:30Welcome reception with poster presentation (Herrenkrug terrace)
P01 Evaluation of flow changes in a giant fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery after a complex stenting
Sergey Sindeev (Tambov, RU)
P02 Investigation on relationship between hemodynamic factors and cerebral aneurysm initiation by CFD
Kazutoshi Tanaka (Tokyo, JP)
P03 Stent-induced straightening of intracranial arteries reduces the shear stress at the aneurysm region of the reconstructed parent artery
Bart M. W. Cornelissen (Amsterdam, Enschede, NL)
P04 Extra-intracranial bypass surgery – successful prevention of the recurrence by optimized hemodynamics – a case study
Clemens Oerding (Halle, DE)
P05 CFD analysis in coil embolized aneurysm porous media vs. real coil geometry: basic model study
Soichiro Fujimura (Tokyo, JP)
P06 Effect of wall elasticity on flow structures inside cerebral aneurysms
Keigo Katayama (Tokyo, JP)
P07 Pre-clinical assessment of the oval sutureless Excimer Laser-Assisted Non-occlusive Anastomosis (ELANA) Clip technique for cerebral bypass surgery
Kiki Gortzak (Utrecht, NL)
P08 Proximal Guide wire Audio Sensing – the sound of vessel perforation
Anna Schaufler (Magdeburg, DE)
P09 Intracranial aneurysms – How can Ergodic hypothesis help to infer causality from cross-sectional studies?
Rafik Ouared (Geneva, CH)
P10 Internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm following carotid endarterectomy
Mark Matus (Houston, TX/US, Debrecen, HU)
P11 Mechanical thrombectomy and stroke in Pakistan
Umair Rashid (Lahore, PK)
P12 Neurobiochemical roles of vitamin C and watermelon juice extract on elctrolytes, antioxidant enzymes and oxidative stress biomarkers in the treatment of ischemic stroke in wistar rats
Nasiru Suleiman (Sokoto, NG)
P13 Prognostic value of capillary index score in acute ischemic stroke endovascular treatment
Changchun Jiang (Baotou, CN)
P14 Numerical model of brain and systemic temperature during local hypothermia for ischemic stroke treatment
Yannick Lutz (Karlsruhe, DE)
P15 The effect of suction pressure on suction force for remote aspiration thrombectomy – a CFD study
Dan Dragomir-Daescu (Rochester, MN/US)
P16 Seasonal pattern of patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and its effects on clinical and radiological characteristics and outcome of patients
Maryam Sadeghi (Shiraz, IR)
P17 Isolated headache and its association with the  clinical and radiologic characteristics and the outcome of patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
Banafsheh Shakibajahromi (Shiraz, IR)
P18 Accuracy of blood suppression in vessel wall MRI of intracranial aneurysms – a phantom study
Eva L. Leemans (Amsterdam, NL)
P19 Utility of preoperative three-dimensional volumetric analysis for carotid body tumour resection
Carlos Hinojosa (Mexico City, MX)
P20 Cine MRI assessment of carotid artery pulse wave velocity and reflected wave amplitude in children with sickle cell disease
Jackie Leung (Toronto,CA)
08:00–08:30Welcome coffee

Session II – hemodynamics
Chairs: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hans Henkes (Stuttgart, DE), PhD Gábor Janiga (Magdeburg, DE)

08:30–08:50 Hostile hemodynamics, wall degeneration, aneurysm evolution, and rupture prediction
PhD Juan Cebral (Fairfax, VA/US)


AView – a streamlined clinical platform for intracranial aneurysm management
Nikhil Paliwal (Buffalo, NY/US)
09:10–09:30 Visualization of intraaneurysmal flow – techniques and impact on scientific analysis
Dr.-Ing. Sylvia Saalfeld (Magdeburg, DE)
09:30–09:50 Clinical strategy for aneurysms using CFD
MD, PhD Hiroyuki Takao (Tokyo, JP)
09:50–10:15 Round table discussion
10:15–10:45Coffee break
10:45–12:30Session III – aneurysm treatment
Chairs: Prof. Pedro Lylyk (Buenos Aires, AR), PhD Juan Cebral (Fairfax, VA/US)
10:45–11:05 Flow diversion – elegant treatment for many intracranial aneurysms
Prof. med. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Henkes (Stuttgart, DE)
11:05–11:25 Clinical effect and outcome of patients treated with stent and coils, regarding the stent-induced angle modifications
Prof. Dr. med. Christina Iosif (Brussels, BE)
11:25–11:45 Optical coherence tomography in neurointerventional treatment of aneurysms
PhD Matthew J. Gounis (Worcester, MA/US)
Computer modeling of endovascular devices can enable outcome prediction of endovascularly-treated intracranial aneurysms
Nikhil Paliwal (Buffalo, NY/US)
12:05–12:30 Round table discussion
13:30–15:00Multiple Aneurysms AnaTomy CHallenge 2018 (MATCH)
Chairs: MD Oliver Beuing, PhD Gábor Janiga (Magdeburg, DE)
13:30–14:00 Phase I – segmentation
Philipp Berg (Magdeburg, DE) 
14:00–14:30 Phase II – rupture prediction
Oliver Beuing (Magdeburg/DE)

With short presentations of selected groups
Yi Qian (North Ryde/AU)
S04 Masaaki Shojima (Kawagoe-city/JP)
S05 Felicitas Detmer (Fairfax, VA/US)
S06 Alexis Hadjiathanasiou (Bonn/DE)
14:30–15:00 Round table discussion
15:00–15:30Coffee break
15:30–17:00Session IV – future perspectives of aneurysm research and treatment
Chairs: Prof. Dr. med. Martin Skalej (Magdeburg, DE), PhD Matthew J. Gounis (Worcester, MA/US)
15:30–15:50 What we have learned from the MR vessel wall imaging of intracranial aneurysms – pearls and pitfalls
MD Charles Christian Matouk (New Haven, CT/US)
15:50–16:10 Machine learning approaches for classification of unruptured intracranial aneurysms
PhD Vincent M. Tutino (Buffalo, NY/US)
16:10–16:30 New generation of surface treated FD – early clinical observations and outlook
Prof. Pedro Lylyk (Buenos Aires, AR)
16:30–17:00 Round table discussion
17:00–17:15Coffee break
17:15–18:45Selected presentations II
Chair: Prof. Dr. med. Christina Iosif (Brussels, BE)

Novel hydrophilic stent coating inhibits platelet adhesion in vitro
Tim Lenz-Habijan (Bochum, DE)
A new flow diverter design with retractable delivery wire tip
Kai Gromann (Bochum, DE)
Comparing the Sphere and a conventional flow-diverter device: modelling aneurysm thrombosis following virtual treatment
Yiannis Ventikos (London, GB)
Computational investigation of thrombin concentration in a cerebral aneurysm treated with flow-diverting stent
Shengzhang Wang (Shanghai, CN)
Stent-induced vessel deformation related to the treatment of intracranial aneurysms
Samuel Voß (Magdeburg, DE)
Odd looking pericallosal aneurysms – how to treat
Umair Rashid (Lahore, PK)
Visualization of CFD during aneurysm sugery
Christian Doenitz (Regensburg, DE)
Validation of intracranial aneurysm flow – standard PIV vs. stereoscopic PIV vs. tomographic PIV vs. phase-contrast MRI vs. CFD
Christoph Roloff (Magdeburg, DE)
3D tomography of red blood cells in micro-channels
Christian Wagner (Saarland, DE)
From 20:00Dinner (Festung Mark)
08:00–08:30Welcome coffee
08:30–10:15Session V – stroke
Chairs: MD Charles Christian Matouk (New Haven, CT/US), MD Vitor Mendes Pereira (Toronto, CA)
08:30–08:50 Recanalisation in acute stroke – strategy and quality-control based on thrombus imaging
Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Schroth (Bern, CH)
08:50–09:10 Emergency stenting of extra- and intracranial arteries and managment of anticoagulation and antiaggregation
Prof. Dr. med. Ansgar Berlis (Augsburg, DE)
09:10–09:30 Thrombectomy beyond six hours after symptom onset
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Skalej (Magdeburg, DE)
09:30–09:50 Atherosclerotic changes in intracranial aneurysms
MD Eliisa Ollikainen (Helsinki, FI)
09:50–10:15 Round table discussion
10:15–10:30Coffee break
10:30–12:15Session VI
Chairs: Prof. Daniel Rüfenacht (Zurich, CH), MD David M. Hasan (Iowa City, IA/US)
10:30–10:50 Thrombosis and haemodynamics computations for flow diversion devices
Prof. Yiannis Ventikos (London, GB)
10:50–11:10 Comparison between CFD and endothelialization in a chamber experiments
PhD Makoto Ohta (Sendai, JP)
11:10–11:30 Accuracy of detecting enlargement of aneurysms using different MRI modalities and measurement protocols
MD Daichi Nakagawa (Iowa City, IA/US)
11:30–11:50 An application of deep learning technique for neurovascular research and future diagnosis
PhD Hitomi Anzai (Sendai, JP)
11:50–12:15 Round table discussion
12:15–12:30Official closing
PhD Gábor Janiga, MD Oliver Beuing (Magdeburg, DE)