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Dr. Bart van der Worp

Dr. Bart Van der Worp

Utrecht, Netherlands
President Elect

Bart Van der Worp is a neurologist with a special interest in cerebrovascular diseases at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is a member of the recently founded Dutch CONTRAST consortium which aims to identify and test new treatments.

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Dr. Bart van der Worp has been (co-)Chief Investigator of the randomised clinical trials HAMLET, PAIS, COOLIST, and VAST and is (co-)Chief Investigator of PRECIOUS (www.precious-trial.eu), EuroHYP-1 (www.eurohyp1.eu), APACHE-AF (www.apache-af.nl), and – starting shortly – MR ASAP.

He is a member of the recently founded Dutch CONTRAST consortium which aims to identify and test new treatments for patients with acute ischaemic stroke or intracerebral haemorrhage, a.o. via a range of follow-up trials to MR CLEAN. Three years of preclinical work in the 1990s have aroused his interest in the translation of findings from animal stroke studies to clinical trials, which he aims to improve together with other members of CAMARADES (www.dcn.ed.ac.uk/camarades) and Multi-PART (www.dcn.ed.ac.uk/multipart).

Other Executive Comittee Members

Prof. Valeria Caso

Perugia, Italy
President

Valeria Caso is a stroke neurologist at the University of Perugia Stroke Unit. She earned her PhD from the University of Perugia in stroke medicine in 2003 and has been recently certified in the role of associate professor in Neurology.

Prof. Urs Fischer

Bern, Switzerland
Secretary General

Urs Fischer is the “Professor for Acute Neurology and Stroke” at the University Hospital (Inselspital), Bern. He is co-chair of the Stroke Center Bern, chair of the Acute Neurological Inpatient Department and co-director of the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), University of Bern.

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