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  • 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
  • Oral statement of the WSO and ESO

    Please click here to dowload the oral statement of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) at the WHO-Euro Regional Committee for Europe, 67th session, Budapest, Hungary, 11-14 September 2017  
  • WSO Newsletter August 2017

    Please click here to view the latest WSO Newsletter!
  • 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.

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 resizedWorld Stroke Day 2017

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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Global Stroke Guidelines and Action Plan: A Road Map for Quality Stroke Care. Download here!


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Tobacco control with Lubna Bhatti for the World Health Organisation

Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor for the Internaitonal Journal of Stroke spoke to Lubna Bhatti, Technical officer and Epidemiologist for the the World Health Organization on the latest Tabacco report from the WHO and it’s impact and reach for stroke management globally! 

October 28th is #WorldStrokeDay and we are spreading the word on prevention. Join us and sign up to the thunder clap here

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