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  • WSO Newsletter - April 2015

    Please read the latest WSO newsletter here
  • Press Release: WSO and AstraZeneca

    Glasgow, UK and Geneva - 17 April 2015 − The World Stroke Organization (WSO) today announced a new strategic partnership with AstraZeneca – a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. The support being provided by AstraZeneca will help bolster WSO key programs and educational initiatives such as the World Stroke Campaign, the World Stroke Academy, the Global Stroke Services Guidelines and Action Plan, and the WSO Cardinals Principles of Stroke. The partnership will help raise awareness on the profound and universal impact of stroke on individuals, families and communities worldwide. WSO made the announcement in Glasgow, Scotland at the first European Stroke Organization Conference taking place from 17-19 April. This new conference runs under the auspices of the European Stroke Organization, a European-based society of international stroke researchers and clinicians, national and regional stroke societies and lay person organizations. Speaking from Glasgow, WSO President Prof. Stephen Davis, MD, FRCP, Edin FRACP, notes: “We are delighted to partner with AstraZeneca, a leading pharmaceutical company with a major interest in stroke prevention therapy. Stroke is a massive global challenge. Their support and commitment, together with our other industry partners, will assist our WSO mission to reduce the global impact of stroke.” Briggs W. Morrison MD, Chief Medical Officer at AstraZeneca, said: “Strokes are a major health problem around the world, which can cause death or major disability, so it is vitally important that we raise public awareness of the factors and lifestyle habits that are believed to increase the risk to individuals. We are very pleased to play our part in this educational program with the WSO to further public understanding and find ways to reduce the incidence of stroke wherever we can.” According to the World Health Organization approximately 17 million people suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60 and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. Stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability irrespective of age, sex, ethnicity or country. ### About WSO The World Stroke Organization (WSO) was established in October 2006. WSO’s mission is to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long-term care. As the lead international body for stroke, WSO aims to accomplish its mission by: • Fostering the best standards of practice • Increasing stroke awareness among the population and among health professionals • Preventing subtle cerebrovascular disease leading to gait disorders, imbalance, vascular cognitive impairment and behavioral changes • Influencing policies for stroke prevention and improved health services • Providing education in collaboration with public and private organizations • Facilitating stroke research advocacy for people with stroke • Fostering the development of systems and organizations for long-term care and support of stroke survivors and their families. With individual and organizational members worldwide, including stroke support groups, WSO is the global voice for stroke. WSO is the only international stroke NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Prof. Stephen Davis, MD, FRCP, Edin FRACP, from Melbourne, Australia, is the President of the World Stroke Organization. About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit: www.astrazeneca.com ____________________ CONTACT: Jose Julio Divino, MPH Senior Campaigns Officer Manager, Marketing and Communications World Stroke Organization Geneva, Switzerland Tel +41 22 906 9123 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.worldstrokecampaign.org  To download the press realease, please click here
  • International Innovation - Steve Davis

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  • SAGE to begin publishing IJS in January 2016

    PRESS RELEASE SAGE to begin publishing the International Journal of Stroke January 2016  London (April 9 2015)- SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, has today announced that it is to publish the International Journal of Stroke, the official journal of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) incorporating the International Stroke Society (ISS) and the World Stroke Federation (WSF).  Focused on the clinical aspects of stroke, the International Journal of Stroke reviews not only current topics and recent advances of global interest, but also those which may be more prevalent to certain regions to help facilitate the international debate and awareness around stroke. The journal accepts leading opinion pieces, topical reviews and original contributions from clinical or basic science researchers, alongside pieces focused on the associated structures to manage protocols within the field. The journal is edited by the internationally recognised stroke expert Professor Geoffrey Donnan, who was awarded the prestigious Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation (BGRF) medal in 2008.  Speaking about the new partnership, Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE, remarked that: “SAGE has developed a strong medical portfolio over the past decade and to have been selected to publish the International Journal of Stroke is a testament to the dynamic nature and breadth of our titles and an indication of our growing strength across these disciplines. We are delighted to be working closely with the leading editorial board and WSO to continue to support access to cutting edge research on stroke awareness, further developing the reach of the journal and making it an excellent platform for sharing international stroke research.”  The International Journal of Stroke Editor- in- Chief Geoffrey Donnan, further stated: “We are thrilled to now be publishing with SAGE, a publisher whom we feel not only is closely aligned with both our editorial goals but who has proven itself a leader within the field, now being ranked in the top five for publication of medical journals. Their growing medical background and clear vision for our future development is what we are most looking forward to when we begin working together. With SAGE behind us we are confident in the continuation of our key aim: reducing the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long term care.” WSO President Professor Stephen Davis added: “SAGE offered everything that we were looking for when finding a new home including: the opportunity for international development and a great understanding of the field in which the journal is situated. We are all excited at WSO about this new partnership with SAGE and delighted with the upward trajectory of our Journal as the truly global medium for stroke research and education.  The first SAGE issue will publish in January 2016. Please click here for more information on the journal.   Contact:  (UK) Katie Baker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   / Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 8719                                 (US) Camille Gamboa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Tel: 805-410-7441 # # # SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston. www.sagepub.com The International Journal of Stroke is the flagship publication of the World Stroke Organization 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.   The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. It was established in October 2006 through the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation with the purpose of creating one world voice for stroke. Today, WSO has more than 2000 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries. www.world-stroke.org  

WORLD STROKE ACADEMY
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.
WORLD STROKE CAMPAIGN
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.
10th WORLD STROKE CONGRESS
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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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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE
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.
WSO WEBCAST
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STROKE SUPPORT & CARE GIVERS

Stroke Support Organizations have a key role in supporting stroke survivors and their carergivers! Below a message of hope and courage from stroke survivors in the form of artwork.

WSO MEMBERSHIP

Your membership makes the difference! Have a look at the video to find out more.