Associate Professor Henry Ma
Henry is the acting Head of Stroke at Monash Health and a senior research fellow at Florey Neuroscience and mental health institutes. He is the principle coordinator for START-EXTEND study cluster and he is also involved in a number of large investigator driven clinical studies.
His main interests involve advance neuroimaging, acute stroke therapy and large clinical studies.
Professor Vincent ThijsVincent Thijs is the Head of Stroke at the Austin Health since 2015. He recently moved from Belgium where he headed the Stroke Unit at the University Hospitals in Leuven since 2001. He was a professor at the Department of Neurosciences at KULeuven and a research fellow at the VIB (www.vib.be). He was twice awarded the prestigious Clinical Investigatorship by the FWO, the main research fund in Flanders.
His research interests include acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, young stroke, the genetics of atrial fibrillation and stroke, and neuroimaging. Professor Thijs completed a PhD on magnetic resonance imaging in acute stroke. He has served on the steering committee of several acute stroke clinical trials (WAKE-UP, SCAST, MITI-IV and AXIS) and secondary prevention trials (SOCRATES, RE-SPECT ESUS and REACT-AF).
Professor Thijs is a member of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium and an editorial board member of the Stroke journal, the European Stroke Journal and the International Journal of Stroke. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed papers on stroke related topics.