Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend International Conference on Neurological Disorders & Stroke and Neurooncology Dubai, UAE.

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Wai Kwong Tang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Keynote: Structural and functional MRI correlates of Post Stroke Depression

Time : 10:00 AM - 10:40AM

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Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. His main research areas are Addictions and Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. Professor Tang has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Depression is common following an acute stroke. Post stroke Depression (PSD) has notable impacts on the function recovery and quality of life of stroke survivors. Incidence decreased across time after stroke, but prevalence of PSD tend to be stable. Many studies have explored the association between lesion location and the incidence of PSD. For example, lesions in frontal lobe, basal ganglia and deep white matter have been related with PSD. Furthermore, cerebral micro bleeds and functional changes in brain networks have also been implicated in the development of PSD. In this presentation, evidences of such association between the above structural and functional brain changes and PSD will be reviewed.

Keynote Forum

Rola Aatif Mahmood

Department of Radiology, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

Keynote: Imaging of ischemic Stroke

Time : 10:40AM - 11:30AM

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Finished her High School attended: Khawla secondary girl’s school; 2003-2006. GPA= 99.3% Graduated from Medical university attended: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 2006-2011 Completed internship in Salmaneya Medical Complex- Bahrain Completed Bahrain licensure exam in June 2012 Completed Saudi licensure exam in June 2012. Previous job: ultrasound specialist and patient support consultant in Abbott laboratories from September 2012 to august 2013. Current Job: Slamaniya Medical Complex- Radiology Department.


Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of acquired disability.  It is divided into ischemic and haemorrhagic. Ischaemic strokes are divided themselves according to territory affected or the causing mechanism. Knowledge of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of neuronal injury in stroke is essential to target treatment.  The goals of an imaging evaluation for acute stroke are to establish a diagnosis as early as possible and to obtain accurate information about the intracranial vasculature and brain perfusion for guidance in selecting the appropriate therapy.  A comprehensive overview including the current radiological investigations and their implications will be discussed , for example:  CT angiography can depict intravascular thrombi. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging helps in detection of hyperacute ischemia.  Gradient-echo MR sequences is helpful in detecting a hemorrhage.  The status of neck and intracranial vessels can be evaluated with MR angiography, and a mismatch between findings on diffusion and perfusion MR images may be used to predict the presence of a penumbra.