We are pleased to announce that the 2th International Symposium on Mechanical Thrombectomy Acute Stroke (SYMTAS) will be held from 31th May to 1st June in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. SYMTAS is the successor of «International Symposium on Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke», which was founded by José A Castillo and José M Pumar in 2017.

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, Mechanical Thrombectomy  therapy has become a standard therapy for acute stroke for ELVO, has been recently shown to be beneficial in randomized clinical trials and is now regarded as another strategy.

This two-day meeting will provide opportunities for stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventionists, researchers, 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 SYMTAS 2017. We will also address many areas of interest linked to recanalization, including the critical care for such patients, complications, prevention of recurrence, novel devices designs, and relevant strategies. We encourage you to join us, for the meeting and to share your research and exchange views with your peers.

Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) is located in Galicia, situated in the far north-west of Spain. Is very beautiful, harmonious and well preserved and hosts its five-centennial university, one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. Santiago de Compostela

The cathedral, considered as a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, keeps the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria, a jewel of the medieval sculpture. However, the authentic symbol of the city is the Baroque western façade of the cathedral, which forms one of the sides of the square of Obradoiro, one of the world´s most beautiful urban areas.

Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James, Chemin de Saint Jacques, Jackobsweg, O Caminho de Santiago, Il Cammino di Santiago). The routes leading to Santiago are busier than ever with pilgrims from all over the world, resulting in a fusion of languages, customs and a continual cultural exchange.

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Hope to see you in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 31 May-1 Jun 2018