Krassen Nedeltchev (Chair)
Krassen Nedeltchev was born in the city of Varna, Bulgaria, the gem of the Black Sea coast. He graduated from medical school in Varna in 1991 and started his neurology training at the University Hospital of Varna, Bulgaria. After a fellowship in cerebrovascular diseases at the University Clinic of Neurology at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, Dr Nedeltchev joined the staff in 2005, as an attending physician. In 2007, he obtained the Venia docendi from the University of Bern and took over the position of chairman of neurology at the Triemli Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, Prof. Nedeltchev is chairman of the Neurology Department and director of the Stroke Center at the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland. He is author or co-author of 144 Pubmed-listed scientific publications including topics such as stroke thrombolysis, MR-imaging of the carotid atherosclerotic plaque, secondary prevention of PFO-related stroke and vasomotor reactivity in migraine with aura. Dr Nedeltchev is the founder and principal investigator of the International PFO Consortium, a collaboration of 19 stroke centers in eight countries on two continents. He is vice president of the Swiss Stroke Society and European Stroke Organisation fellow.