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  • Apply for WSO Brief Clinical Exchange Programme!

    The WSO Brief Clinical Exchange Scholarships are designed to expose young stroke professionals from medical, nursing and allied health backgrounds to best practice clinical stroke care at international centers of excellence. Five scholarships are awarded annually with maximum reimbursement of US$2000 on presentation of receipts for travel and accommodation costs. The host institution would be expected to waive any observership fees. The duration of visit would generally be 1-2 weeks but could be longer. For detailed application requirements and evaluation standards, please see the application form HERE Completed application forms should be sent no later than 30 Sep 2017 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 22 July: 2017 World Brain Day devoted to stroke

    Stroke the world’s second most common cause of death – Condition affects 16 million people each year – Benefits of treatment revolution felt differently worldwide – Prevention could add 100 million healthy life years   To mark World Brain Day, held annually on 22 July, the World Federation of Neurology is working, together with the World Stroke Organisation, to increase awareness of stroke this year. Despite revolutionary advances in therapy, stroke is now the second most common cause of death in the over 60s and the second most common cause of disability. Experts are calling for improved prevention measures and better neurological care in all parts of the world.   London, July 2017 – “Stroke is the epidemic of the 21st century,” says Prof Raad Shakir, President of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), explaining the organisation’s decision to adopt “Stroke is a brain attack: Prevent it – treat it” as its motto for this year’s World Brain Day which is celebrated in partnership with the World Stroke Organisation (WSO). World Brain Day was launched by the WFN in 2014 and is dedicated to a different topic every year. The date for this awareness day was not chosen at random: The WFN was founded on 22 July 1957. “We want to use this initiative to help reduce the number of deaths and disabilities caused by stroke,” Prof Shakir says.   Stroke incident somewhere in the world every two seconds 16 to 17 million people worldwide suffer strokes each year, six million of whom do not survive. There are a greater number of stroke-related deaths each year than deaths linked to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. “More than one in ten deaths are attributable to stroke, making this cerebrovascular condition the second-largest cause of death in the world among people over 60. It is also a leading cause of disability,” Prof Shakir concludes. Read more    
  • Update - World Stroke Organization

    We have the pleasure to share with you an article on the World Stroke Organization, which was published in the Stroke Journal. Please click here to read about the World Stroke Organization
  • WSO Annual Report 2016

    The WSO Annual Report 2016 is now online, please click here to view it ! 

wso play The World Stroke Academy (WSA) is a elearning portal for the World Stroke Organization (WSO). it provides stroke information on a dynamic, and award-winning online, elearning platform for healthcare professionals with an aim to alleviate the global burden of stroke through the education of stroke practitioners worldwide.
WSC-One-Voice-Logo resizedThe theme for World Stroke Day 2016 is Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of: Lives can improve with better awareness, access, and action. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age. World Stroke Day 2016 recognizes that although stroke is a complex medical issue, there are ways to significantly reduce its impact.

Montreal, Canada, October 17- 20, 2018
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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Long-term Predictors of Stroke in Healthy Middle-aged Men - Erik Prestgaard

As you can imagine a longitudinal study of 2014 Norwegian men who were recruited from 1972-1975, and then followed up until 1997, is an amazing source of data. Researchers from the Institute of Clinical Medicine, and the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo, and from the Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Norway investigated the long term predictive impact on stroke risk of baseline variables including haemodynamic variables measured at rest and during exercise in these same middle-aged, healthy men. 

Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Dr Erik Prestgaard, lead author of the paper‘Long-term Predictors of Stroke in Healthy Middle-aged Men, recently published in the International Journal of Stroke.

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