Alexandria university faculty of medicine
Stroke and neurointervention unit , Neurology department
Ossama mansour, is Professor of clinical and interventional neurology in the department of Neurology at the Medical school of Alexandria., stroke and neurointervention unit. Dr. Mansour is a double qualified neuroradiologist and Neurologist with special training in vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology. His focus and emphasis is taking care of patients with neurovascular diseases and stroke. He is the founder and current President of Middle east north Africa stroke and interventional neurotherapeutics organization (MENA-SINO) Dr. Mansour’s research interests are related to endovascular outcome research, to assess the efficacy and safety of new treatments of neurovascular diseases and clinical trial design as well as medical devices research , stroke , aneurysm and AVM treatment. Dr mansour published about 130 of researches articles in high ranked journals.And he is involved in Editorial and reviewing work of most of them. Dr Mansour is Executive Board Member of SVIN , Fellow Member of ESO , WSO , FSVIN . Dr Mansour received a lot of national and international awards in stroke and neurointerventional field. Dr. Mansour’s mission is to provide the best care possible for patients with cerebrovascular diseases including but not limited to stroke, carotid artery occlusive disease, brain aneurysms and cerebral vascular malformations, Spinal interventions , and EVT for AIS , stenoocclusive lesions .

Presenter Of 1 Presentation

Setting Up Interventional Acute Stroke Programs in the Middle East

Session Name
Session Type
Joint Session
28.10.2021, Thursday
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Lecture Time
10:56 - 11:10


Abstract Body

Background : Setting up a new system is often challenging, particularly if it involves changing the existing routine that people have become used to. In MENA region, with population of more than 600 million and more than 17 countries with heterogeneous health care systems and limited resources in the majority of its parts, these challenges can be daunting.

In the light of cross-sectional analysis of background information on stroke, current treatment options, procedure reimbursement as well as individual hospital environment, e.g. space, staffing, teams, budget, and management.Taking into consideration MENA regional challenges in stroke health care systems and the shortage in different segments of the stroke chain of care resources.

Aim : This review sheds light on a general, comprehensive overview , on behalf of Middle East North Africa Stroke and Interventional Neurotherapies Organization (MENA-SINO) Group of experts , on each stage of the patient pathway and what to consider when improving an existing service or when setting up a new service from scratch.Shedding light on some models in setting National Intervention Programs for AIS which showed success and could be inspirational to other developing systems of care in the MENA region. Additionally from a comprehensive dissecting understanding of health care systems in the region it will describe regional fitting roadmaps for setting a Neurointrventional Program overcoming the regional based obstacles and for maximizing the stroke treatment benefit in the light of cost-effectiveness agenda for that part of the world.