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  • WSO Newsletter - March 2018

    The March edition of the WSO Newsletter is now online, please click here to view it.
  • WSO endorses revised, patient-centered measures for stroke interventions

    The World Stroke Organization is among the 12 medical societies, which endorsed the Revised guidelines for the nonsurgical, image-guided interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke. This revision updates standards of practice first published in 2013 and establishes 15 metrics on patient care and outcomes, based on findings of recent scientific studies about interventions such as thrombectomy (clot removal) and revascularization (opening blocked arteries). The guidelines cover important factors in selecting patients for interventional treatments and ensuring optimal outcomes.   The endorsement of this important document is in line with WSO’s mission to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long-term care. The updated guidelines were published in the April edition of the peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.   The document is available HERE.
  • WSO’s Official Relations Status with WHO Renewed

    The World Stroke Organization’s Official Relations status with the World Health Organization (WHO) was renewed following a review by the 142nd session of the Executive Board on 26 January 2018. According to WHO, “Official relations” is a privilege granted “to nongovernmental organizations, international business associations and philanthropic foundations that have had and continue to have a sustained and systematic engagement in the interest of the Organization. The aims and activities of all these entities shall be in conformity with the spirit, purposes and principles of WHO’s Constitution, and they shall contribute significantly to the advancement of public health.” The inclusion of WSO among the dramatically shortened number of professional NGOs at WHO is particularly helpful in stabilizing and facilitating ongoing projects, which include stroke surveillance, the production of stroke awareness material for the public, the development of combined sessions and symposia at international conferences, and involvement in WHO campaigns to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We look forward to continuing to work closely with WHO to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long term care.  
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Foundation for a Smoke Free World

    A message from World Stroke Organization President, Prof. Werner Hacke As you may have read, last week a new initiative was launched named the Foundation for a Smoke Free World. This foundation – whose leadership includes former WHO official Dr Derek Yach – is a tobacco-industry-funded initiative, set to receive $80 million of annual funding over the next 12 years from tobacco business Philip Morris International (PMI).   Alongside our colleagues at the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the World Heart Federation, the World Stroke Organization condemns this initiative in the strongest possible terms as an attempt by the tobacco industry to interfere in, and subvert, public policy. Read more

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 World Stroke Campaign works to raise awareness of stroke prevention, treatment and support. World Stroke Day on the 29th October provides a focal point for the campaign bringing together members, partners and stroke survivors to speak with one voice for stroke across the world

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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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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