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  • WSO September 2019 Newsletter

    The September 2019 edition of the WSO Newsletter is now online, please click WSO September 2019 Newsletter
  • Call for Nominations - Barbro B Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery

    Invitation for open nominations! The WSO is now accepting nominations for Barbro B Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery. The award, amounting to € 5,000, will be presented to an outstanding WSO member working in the field of stroke recovery research at the joint European Stroke Organisation and World Stroke Organisation Conference (ESO-WSO 2020), which will take place in Vienna, Austria on 12-15 May 2020. An Award Committee appointed by the WSO Executive Committee will make the final selection of the awardee. The awardee will be requested to give a "Lecture of Excellence" at the ESO-WSO in Vienna. Please Include in your Nomination: Contact information for both nominee and nominator. Curriculum vitae of the nominee.        A description of the nominated individual's contributions to stroke recovery research demonstrating success in these activities. This description should be no longer than four pages. Two letters of recommendation from individuals other than the nominator. Please send nominations in PDF format to the Administrative Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nominations must be received by the WSO Secretariat no later than October 20, 2019.
  • Extended Call for Applications WSO Brief Clinical Exchange Program

    Extended Call for ApplicationsWSO Brief Clinical Exchange Program 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 2,000 USD 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 below: Completed application forms should be sent no later than 30 October 2019 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • WSO participates in the 69th session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe

    WSO participates in the 69th session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, as well as partners and civil society organizations, will take part in the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. The session will take place at UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark, on 16–19 September 2019. WSO and ESO will be represented by Prof. Hanne Christensen who will deliver a statement on WSO's behalf. More information regarding the WHO Regional Committee can be found here:

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

Vienna, Austria May 12-15, 2020
WSO is proud to jointly organise our 2020 conference with the European Stroke Organisation. ESO-WSO 2020 will offer you the best of both organisations: major clinical trials, state-of-the-art presentations by renowned clinicians and researchers, and updates on the latest guidelines. 
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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.


The World Stroke Organization is proud and happy to strenghten the partnership with the ANGELS Initiative with the launch of a WSO Angels Award.

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Dr George Ntaois on 'Oral anticoagulation versus antiplatelet/placebo for stroke prevention in patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm'

Dr George Ntaois on 'Oral anticoagulation versus antiplatelet/placebo for stroke prevention in patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials'

Previous meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of oral anticoagulation in patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm reported reduced stroke risk and increased bleeding risk compared to antiplatelets or placebo. However, the effect estimates may be subject to imprecision, as all included trials were prematurely terminated, stroke was not the primary outcome and overall results were primarily driven by a single trial which accounted for >80% of all strokes. Current guidelines do not provide strong recommendations about the role of oral anticoagulants in heart failure patients with sinus rhythm.   

Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to George Ntaios the Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. 

Dr Ntaios and his team wanted to provide a more accurate estimate of the effect of oral anticoagulation on stroke risk in heart failure patients with sinus rhythm by systematic review and meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials including the recently published evidence.

Link to article here

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