• WSO General Assembly 2014

    The World Stroke Organization is holding its General Assembly on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 between 1 and 2pm at the Haliç Congress Centre in Istanbul, Turkey, during its biennial World Stroke Congress.
  • World Stroke Congress 2018 - Call for bids now open

    The call for bids for the 11th World Stroke Congress which will take place in October 2018 is now open.  In line with the will to hold the World Stroke Congress in different regions of the world and according to the former regional sequence, this time bids from the Americas will be given priority in the evaluation process. If you are interested in hosting this congress, please contact the WSO Administrative Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Bidding procedure timetable
  • WSO August News

  • New impact factor for IJS 4.029!

    Dear WSO Members, WSO is absolutely delighted to inform you that the 2013 Impact Factor for the International Journal of Stroke is 4.029! This is a huge increase on last year’s Impact Factor of 2.748 . The IJS now ranks 13/65 in the ‘peripheral vascular disease’ category (compared to last year’s ranking of  30/68), putting us in the top quarter of all journals in this category. This result reflects the outstanding leadership of our Editor in Chief Geoffrey Donnan, supported by the innovative work of our Managing Editor, Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins.  Warmest congratulations from all of us to Geoff and his Editorial team!

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.
Istanbul congress Istanbul, Turkey October 22 - 25, 2014
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.
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.
Message from WSO President Steve Davis.

Stroke Support Organizations have a key role in supporting stroke survivors in the community,and in strengthening the patient voice.They also have a role in advocacy for accelerating improved services for people with stroke.WSO is committed to facilitate the establishment of Stroke Support Organization around the world and is currently developing a SSO toolkit which will facilitate the development of SSO's.


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