TTUHSC El Paso Neurology Department to Present at International Conferences

The Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Department of Neurology continues to showcase its work around the world.

Most recently, two abstracts were accepted as poster presentations at the International Stroke Conference (ISC). Hosted by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), this year’s prestigious event was held in Los Angeles, CA, February 17 – 19, and is considered to be the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. More than 5,000 people attended including stroke physicians, radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroscientists.

In April, the Department of Neurology will have five abstracts presented in the form of posters at the 68th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conference in Vancouver, Canada. This conference is the world’s largest neurology gathering with more than 15,000 international neurologists and neuroscientists in attendance. Attendees will discuss more than 2,500 cutting edge research abstracts that will be presented as poster and platform sessions.

Also in April, three abstracts have been chosen as oral/platform presentations and two abstracts have been accepted as poster presentations at the 25th European Stroke Conference (ESC) that will be held in Venice, Italy. As Europe’s largest stroke conference, participants from more than 80 countries will meet to discuss current issues in stroke treatment as well as interdisciplinary research and clinical collaboration. One of the accepted abstracts was even chosen for the European Stroke Research Foundation (ESRF) Travel Award.

Besides traveling the globe to attend world-renowned conferences, the neurology faculty has also been heavily involved in academic writing over the last few years.

Salvador Cruz-Flores, M.D., M.P.H., has co-authored the following three books: “Hand Book of Clinical Neurology,” “Seizures in Cerebrovascular Diseases – A Clinical Guide,” and “Ischemic Stroke Therapeutics – A Comprehensive Guide.”

Alberto Maud, M.D., is a co-author of the following four books: “Complications of Neuroendovascular Procedures and Bailout Techniques,” “Basic and Advance Neurology,” “Atlas of Interventional Neurology,” and “Intensive Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery: A Physiological Basis for the Treatment of Acute Brain Injury.”

Gustavo Jose Rodriguez, M.D., has co-authored the following four books: “Complications of Neuroendovascular Procedures and Bailout Techniques,” “Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Evolving Paradigms and Management (Neurological Disease and Therapy),” “Atlas of Interventional Neurology,” and “Acute Stroke; Bench to Bedside.”

Finally, Ihtesham Qureshi, MBBS, has co-authored a book entitled “Ebola Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak.”

For additional information on the content of any particular abstract or book mentioned above, please contact Ihtesham Qureshi, post-doctoral research associate for the Department of Neurology at (915) 215-4539 or