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Welcome Message

We are pleased to announce that the 13th International Symposium on Thrombolysis, Thrombectomy and Acute Stroke Therapy (TTST2016) will be held from 30th October to 1st November in Kobe, Japan. TTST2016 is the successor of "International Symposium on Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke", which was founded by Werner Hacke and Greg del Zoppo in 1990, and the biannual meetings thereafter in La Jolla (CA), Nara (JPN), Copenhagen (DEN), Bethesda (ML), Hamilton Island (AUS), Lyon (FRA), Whistler (CDN), Hong Kong (HK), Budapest (HUN), New York (NY), and Mannheim (GER).

The symposia have provided opportunities to discuss the possibility of reperfusion therapy and encouraged investigators in many countries to design controlled clinical trials on the efficacy and safety of thrombolytic therapy. The contribution of the symposia is enormous in the development of reperfusion therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Now, thrombolytic therapy has become a standard therapy for acute stroke throughout the world, and mechanical thrombectomy has been recently shown to be beneficial in randomized clinical trials and is now regarded as another strategy.

This three-day meeting will provide opportunities for stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventionists, researchers in the various fields all over the world, to meet and discuss both current and future issues related to reperfusion therapy and acute stroke treatment. We will share the update of the current trials and new data from the trials presented at the WSC 2016 in Hyderabad precedent to this Symposium. We will also address many areas of interest linked to recanalization, including the critical care for such patients, bleeding complications, prevention of recurrence, novel trial designs, and relevant neuroscience. We encourage you to join us, for the meeting and to share your research and exchange views with your peers.

Kobe is an extraordinary city where Western and Eastern cultures fused, located near the historical cultural cities of Himeji, Kyoto, and Nara, being just one hour away by bullet train. Kobe was struck by a great earthquake in 1995, causing severe destruction, but has recovered completely since.
Hope to see you in Kobe, Japan in October 2016.

President: Etsuro Mori (13th International Symposium on Thrombolysis Thrombectomy and Acute Stroke Therapy (TTST2016))/Professor (Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Tohoku University School of Medicine, JAPAN