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All ISGC members who present talks at the workshop are required to upload an abstract for publication in the Proceedings of the ISGC in Neurology Genetics.  Invited speakers may also upload an abstract for publication if desired. Please note that authors are free to redact information given in the talk from the published abstract as long as the content that remains is interpretable to a reader that did not hear the original talk. Abstracts for oral presentations and posters must be submitted before the deadline noted in the email sent to members If you have any questions please email Carla Fortes.

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January 30th (Europe and US) and 31th (Asia)

Dear ISGC colleagues,

Next January 30th (Europe and US) and 31th (Asia) we will have our first Virtual Workshop of the year! The Virtual Workshop will be organized by the Tiantan group.

As we announced in the Bordeaux workshop we will continue having two virtual workshops each year focused on specific fields that might be of interest to the ISGC consortium.

The title of the Virtual Workshop is: Clinical and WGS research in Chinese stroke patients.

The Virtual Workshop times will be: 6:00 am Beijing time (January 31th), 23:00 Central European Time, 17:00 Eastern time (January 30th).

We will send you soon the program and registration link information.

Melbourne, Australia ,

March 1-3, 2023

The 28th ISGC Workshop will be held in Melbourne, Australia, March 1-3, 2023. Registration is open, Early Bird ends 15 January, and we hope to see you all there! PLEASE REGISTER UNDER THIS LINK:

Registration 28th ISGC Workshop Melbourne

We hope you are also planning to join the fantastic social events. Please feel free to book your ticket and inform us of any dietary/allergic constraints by sending a message to the Melbourne organizing team at

The Abstract submission is open, and the deadline is 15th January you can submit the abstract under the following link:

28th ISGC Workshop Abstract Submission

Abstract recommendations are listed in the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION LINK.

Hope to see you in Melbourne!

28th ISGC Workshop organizing committee.

Bordeaux, France,

September 2022

On behalf of the hosts of the event , Stéphanie Debette and Aniket Mishra from the University of Bordeaux (France) together with Rufus Akinyemi and Mayowa Owolabi from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria),Thank you for a great workshop in Bordeaux, France.

27th Workshop ISGC Bordeaux

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May 17 2022

On behalf of the ISGC Steering Committee, I am pleased to announce the next ISGC Virtual Mini-Workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, May 17th 2022 at 4-5:30 PM US EDT (9-10:30 PM BST, 10-11:30 PM CEST and May 18, 2022, 5-6:30 AM Seoul/Tokyo, 6-7:30 AM Melbourne) titled: “Neuroimaging-Genetics Interface in Stroke – Where We are Now and Where We are Going?”
We have an extraordinary line-up of guest speakers including a keynote address by Dr. Jorge Sepulcre-Bernad, MD, PhD, Assoc Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Mind/Brain/Behavior, Harvard University.
Registration is free - please register using this


March 10, 2022

On behalf of the ISGC Steering Committee, we are pleased to announce the 9th ISGC Virtual Mini-Symposium, which will be held on March 10, 2022 at 10-11.30 PM CET (4-5.30 PM EST, 9-10.30 PM GMT, 8-9.30 AM Melbourne, 6-7.30 AM Seoul/Tokyo). This 9th Mini-Symposium, hosted by Tom Van Agtmael and Chris Anderson, is entitled: Translational Genomics in Stroke. This is a hot topic that we think will be interesting for the ISGC members. Guest speakers include: Alice Chen-Plotkin, University of Pennsylvania; Tom Van Agtmael, University of Glasgow; Hyacinth I. Hyacinth, University of Cincinnati, and Nathalie Beaufort, LMU Munich, and Maria Suciu, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Registration will be free! Please register using this Link:


December 14, 2021

The 8th ISGC Virtual Mini-Workshop on: Early Onset Stroke.
Date: December 14, 2021 (Europe/the Americas); December 15, 2021(East Asia/Australia)
Time: 9-10.30 PM CET, 8-9.30 PM UK, 3-4.30 PM EST, 2-3.30 PM CDT, 5-6.30 AM Seoul/Tokyo, 7- 8:30 AM Sydney/Melbourne
There is ample evidence that the genetic contribution is greater for stroke at younger compared to older ages. This mini-workshop will emphasize monogenic contributions to early onset stroke, but the session will also present preliminary results from a sex-specific early-onset GWAS and an update on mechanistic studies of prothrombotic factors in early-onset stroke.
This mini-workshop is hosted by: Jukka Putaala, Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Patricia Musolino, Steven Kittner.
Please register using this Link:


September 21, 2021

Inaugural ISGC Early-Career Investigator Virtual Mini-Symposium, will be held on September 21, 2021. This Mini-Symposium will be hosted by Kristiina Rannikmae and John Cole.
The goal of this mini-symposium will be to determine how the ISGC can best support the needs of clinical and pre-clinical early-career researchers (ECR - e.g. PhD researchers, postdoctoral researchers, junior faculty, junior investigators) to help them succeed in academic medicine; create collaborations; write successful grants and manuscripts. While all ISGC members are welcome, the symposium will focus on determining the needs of ECRs.
Please register using this Link:


Jul 27, 2021

ISGC virtual Mini Workshop on: Genetics of Intracerebral Hemorrhage.
When: Tuesday Jul 27, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)/ 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) / Jul 28, 2021 06:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Hosts: Chris Anderson, Guido Falcone, Jonathan Rosand, Dan Woo
Please register using this Link:

Zoom & hubs.mozilla,

March 30, 2021

The ISGC Virtual Mini-Workshop on: Stroke outcome genetics, to be held on March 30, 2021 (Europe/the Americas); March 31, 2021 (East Asia/Australia). Time: 9-10.30 PM CEST, 8-9.30 PM UK, 3-4.30 PM EDT, 2-3.30 CDT, 4-5.30 AM Seoul/Tokyo, 6-7.30 Sydney/Melbourne. Stroke outcome genetics is a new, rapidly developing field with many areas of interest such as: genetics of acute endophenotypes after stroke, domain-specific recovery, long term recovery, cognition, and rehabilitation. The exciting program includes: •Guest speakers: Prof Ingrid Kockum, Karolinska Institute and Prof Zaal Kokaia, Lund University •ISGC “Science Pitch”: several short presentations given by stroke outcome genetics researchers •Presentations of joint projects in stroke outcome genetics •Possibilities for questions and discussion This mini-workshop is hosted by: Christina Jern, Jane Maguire, Arne Lindgren.
To registrar for the workshop, please complete this survey:


December 15, 2020

The third ISGC Virtual Mini-Symposium, which will be held on December 15, 2020 at 9-10.30 PM CET (3-4.30 PM EST, 8-9:30 PM GMT, 7-8:30 AM Melbourne, 5-­6:30 Seoul/Tokyo). This third Mini-Symposium, hosted by Jemma Hopewell and Israel Fernandez, is entitled: Insights into COVID-19 and relevance for stroke. This is a hot topic that we think will be interesting for the ISGC members.
Please register using this Link:


November 10, 2020

November ISGC Virtual Mini-Workshop to focus on core ISGC business—sharing new ideas, grants, and shoring up existing collaborations.
Australian Eastern time: Wednesday November 11 7-8:30 AM
Japanese/Korean time: Wednesday November 11 5-6:30 AM
European Central time: Tuesday November 10 9-10:30 PM
US Eastern time: Tuesday November 10 3-4:30 PM
Time: Nov 10, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please register using this


September 15, 2020

The next ISGC Virtual Mini-Workshop, which will be held on September 15th 2020 at 7-8:30 AM US EDT (1-2:30 PM CEST, 12-1:30 PM BST, 9-10:30 PM Melbourne, 8-9:30 Seoul/Tokyo). Because of the cancellation of our planned in-person workshops for this year, the Steering Committee has decided to organize regular virtual mini-workshops, which will be brief to allow participation across the world. This next mini-workshop, hosted by Amy Brodtmann and Matt Pase in Australia, is entitled: “Cognitive impacts: aging, polygenic risk scores and cerebral small vessel disease”
We have an extraordinary line-up of guest speakers: Dr. Paul Lacaze, Head of the Public Health Genomics Program, Monash University, Australia; and Dr. Elodie Persyn, Research Associate in Statistical Genetics at King’s College London together with Dr Hugh Markus, Professor of Stroke Medicine at University of Cambridge, will present new research. Dr Natalia Rost, MGH Stroke Neurologist and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Dr Stéphanie Debette, Professor of epidemiology at Bordeaux University and INSERM Center U1219, will present an overview of their new projects. Dr Debette will chair a stimulating discussion with Dr Bradford Worrall, professor of neurology and public health sciences at the University of Virginia.
Please register using this LINK:

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June 16th, 2020

The inaugural ISGC Virtual Mini-Workshop which will take place on June 16, 2020 from 9-10:30 PM (GMT). This will be the first of a series of monthly ISGC mini-workshops. The title of the workshop is: “The Power of the Transcriptome at Single-Cell Resolution,” and will be held live via Zoom. Guest speakers will include Prof Philip De Jager, Weil-Granat Professor of Neurology at Columbia University (“Cell subtypes of the CNS parenchyma: Identifying cellular communities and their relation to pathology”), and Prof Hemali Phatnani, Director of the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease at the New York Genome Center (“Spatiotemproal dynamics of molecular pathology in ALS”).

We will have a data blitz session to provide opportunity for ISGC members to present data on either single-cell transcriptomic or spatial transcriptomic data. Please let us know if you would like to present your work at this meeting. We encourage the sharing of data, even if preliminary. More workshop details will follow.

To register for the workshop, please complete this survey:

Melbourne, Australia,

21-23 October 2020

The workshop has been cancelled and it will be reschedule at a future date. Date will be announced via email.

The next ISGC Workshop will be held in Melbourne, Australia.

Registration is not yet open for this workshop.

More information about the workshop will be added here when it becomes available.

St. Louis, MO, USA,

2-4 October 2019

Thank you for a great workshop in St. Louis!


Queen's College, Cambridge,

11-12 April 2019

Hosted by: Jemma Hopewell, Hugh Markus, and Matthew Traylor

Thank you for a great workshop in Cambridge!

Washington, DC, USA,

8-9 November 2018

Hosted by: Paul Nyquist and John Cole

Thank you all for a wonderful workshop in Washington, DC! We hope to see you for the next workshop in Cambridge, UK on April 11th and 12th, 2019!

Kyoto, Japan,

12-13 April 2018

Hosted by: Yoichiro Kamatani and Fumihko Matsuda

Thank you all for a wonderful workshop in Kyoto! We hope to see you for the next workshop in Washington, DC, USA on November 8 and 9th 2018!

Utrecht, Netherlands,

2-3 Novemeber 2017

Hosted by: Ynte Ruigrok

Thank you all for a wonderful workshop in Utrecht! We hope to see you for the next workshop in Kyoto, Japan on April 12 and 13th 2018!

Houston, TX, USA,

1-2 June 2017

Hosted by: Myriam Fornage

Thank you all for a wonderful workshop in Houston! We hope to see you for the next workshop in Utrecht, NL on November 2nd and 3rd 2017!

Milan, Italy,

2-3 November 2016

Hosted by: Giorgio Boncoraglio

Thank you all for a wonderful workshop in Milan! We hope to see you for the next workshop in Houston, TX on June 1st and 2nd 2017!

Boston, MA, USA,

28-29 April 2016

Hosted by: Christopher Anderson and Steve Lubitz

Thank you all for a wonderful workshop in Boston! We hope to see you for the next workshop in Milan, Italy on November 3-4, 2016!

Barcelona, Spain,

22-23 October 2015

Hosted by: Israel Fernandez and Jordi Jimenez Conde

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,

4-5 June 2015

Hosted by: Guillaume Pare

Paris, France,

6-7 November 2014

Hosted by: Stephanie Debette

Salt Lake City, UT, USA,

3-4 April 2014

Hosted by: Jennifer Majersik

Lund, Sweden,

14-15 November 2013

Hosted by: Arne Lindgren and Christina Jern

Charlottesville, VA, USA,

25-26 April 2013

Hosted by: Bradford Worrall

Krakow, Poland,

15-16 November 2012

Hosted by: Agnieszka Slowik and Joanna Pera

Newcastle, Australia,

12-13 April 2012

Hosted by: Jane Maguire, John Attia, and Christopher Levi

Jacksonville, FL, USA,

17-18 November 2011

Hosted by: James Meschia and Pankaj Sharma

Leuven, Belgium,

16-17 June 2011

Hosted by: Vincent Thijs and John Cole

Miami, FL, USA,

13-14 January 2011

Hosted by: Tatjana Rundek, Ralph Sacco, and Susan Blanton

Edinburgh, Scotland,

17-18 June 2010

Hosted by: Cathie Sudlow and Brad Worrall

Cincinnati, OH, USA ,

7-8 January 2010

Hosted by: Dan Woo and Stephanie Debette

Munich, Germany,

25-27 June 2009

Hosted by: Martin Dichgans

Boston, MA, USA,

7-8 November 2008

Hosted by: Jonathan Rosand

Baltimore, MD, USA,

3 November 2007

Hosted by: Steven Kittner


23 July 2007

Hosted by: Hugh Markus