• WSO Newsletter - December 2014

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  • Call for Application: WSO Young Stroke Professionals Scholarship program

    WSO Young Stroke Professionals Brief Clinical Exchange Scholarship Program Purpose: To support young stroke professionals from any discipline to spend a 1-2 week observership at an international center of excellence in order to foster best clinical practice benchmarking and collaborative research.   Nature of support: Up to 5 scholarships will be awarded each year to cover travel and accommodation up to US$2000 per scholarship, to be reimbursed by WSO on presentation of receipts and a short travel report. The host institution is expected to waive any observership fees.   Application and selection process: Applications are restricted to current WSO members. In general, proposed institutions should be from the same continent/geographical region as the applicant. Applications will be judged by the WSO Young Stroke Professionals Committee based on merit with 2 of the 5 positions weighted towards young stroke professionals from low-middle income countries. The applicants should generally be below 40 years of age.   The application should include: -          curriculum vitae -          provisional budget for travel and accommodation to the proposed institution -          written confirmation from the proposed institution agreeing to the visit -          a 500 word statement explaining how this visit will aid the young stroke professional’s career      Closing Date: Applications for the 2015 round (for travel before June 2016) must be lodged with the WSO via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 5th February 2015 For further information contact Dr Bruce Campbell, WSO Young Stroke Professionals Committee ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Veronica Murray

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, This short notice is to let you know of the sudden and unexpected death of Veronica Murray after a short illness.  Veronica was well-known and respected as a stroke physician and stroke researcher, based in Stockholm, but with a wide network of international collaborators.  She was an enthusiastic and energetic supporter of the WSO.  Her work covered many aspects of stroke treatment and rehabilitation, and she had a special interest in post-stroke depression. She recently led the IST-3 Sweden trials group and had just been awarded a substantial grant to undertake the large- scale EFFECTS trial to evaluate the role of Fluoxetine in facilitating post-stroke recovery. She was a warm and generous host, and always thought of other people's needs before her own.  She will be much missed. She is survived by her son Malcolm. Steve Davis and Peter Sandercock
  • Call for Public Comments on the WSO Stroke Research Recommendations

    WSO Stroke Research CommitteeCall for Public Comments Dear Friends and Colleagues, The WSO Stroke Research Committee has been working to establish a set of research recommendations relevant to the WSO mission for Stroke Treatment, Prevention and Recovery. In establishing these draft recommendations the committee systematically collated, categorized, and reviewed research recommendations from multiple other national, regional, and patient-centered stroke organizations. The WSO Board members were asked to review and prioritize these research recommendations. Recommendations were rated on how strongly they definitely should be included among the top recommendations related to the WSO mission. The top recommendations are listed below: Stroke Treatment Expand and integrate existing stroke trial networks to accelerate translation Establish stroke centers and stroke units to assist patients with acute stroke Stroke Prevention Establish a global chronic disease prevention initiative that includes stroke as a major focus among a cluster of conditions Prevent vascular cognitive impairment Stroke Recovery Standardize the practice of post stroke rehabilitation based on best evidence Evaluate of the best ways to address and improve life after stroke: Improve cognition after stroke; Help people come to terms with the long-term consequences of stroke; Enhance recovery from aphasia; and Improve arm recovery and function. These draft recommendations approved by the WSO Board in October 2014 are now being posted for member and public comment. At present, we request WSO members and other stroke constituents to review these draft recommendations and post any comments on the World Stroke Organization blog. Comments will be collated and reviewed by the WSO Research Committee and included in their final report. We will be accepting comments until Friday, 23 January 2015. To access the research recommendations and make your comments, please visit the WSO blog -http://worldstrokeorganization.blogspot.com.au/ Thank you for your support. Dr Ralph SaccoChair, WSO Stroke Research Committee

wsa logo color The World Stroke Academy (WSA) is a project of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and aims to improve global stroke education. The WSA provides stroke information for healthcare professionals to improve prevention, therapy and management of stroke globally.
The World Stroke Campaign (WSC) provides education and support for stroke survivors, families and healthcare professional involved in stroke treatment, management and rehabilitation. The primary focus of the WSC is the annual World Stroke Day (WSD), promoting stroke awareness to the international community and working towards pushing stroke to the forefront of the global health agenda.
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Through its biennial congresses, the World Stroke Organization (WSO) strives to offer participants opportunities to refine their skills and knowledge in the field of stroke, as well as providing excellent networking opportunities and strengthening scientific collaborations to improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world.
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The International Journal of Stroke (IJS) is the flagship publication of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and publishes high quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is dedicated to building a global stroke community, making it a global voice for stroke research and an excellent platform for sharing international stroke research.
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