• World Stroke Day 2014

    World Stroke Day 2014 is Wednesday, 29 October 2014. We are counting on your continued support to make this another successful campaign. Please visit this website regularly and contact your local WSO member stroke organization - ask them how you can help. For a list of WSO member organizations, please visit ... You are warmly encouraged to share you plans (even if tentative) for World Stroke Day 2014 (29 October). We will be delighted to post and publicize them on the campaign website and other media. To share your World Stroke Day event plans, please submit your event here. Click here to see all World Stroke Day events!
  • WSO Global Stroke Services Guidelines

    In line with the WSO mission to reduce the global burden of stroke, the WSO has launched a Global Stroke Services Guidelines and Action Plan during the World Stroke Congress in Istanbul. The Global Stroke Services Guidelines and Action Plan is intended to augment stroke advocacy efforts throughout the world, providing a strategic plan for optimizing stroke outcomes. Despite differences in resource availability, the message the WSO wishes to convey is that stroke awareness, education, prevention, and treatment should always be feasible. Download the WSO Global Stroke Services Guidelines and Action Plan
  • Global Stroke Bill of Rights

    During the World Stroke Congress in Istanbul, the WSO launched the Global Stroke Bill of Rights as one of the priorities of the organization. This document identify the aspects of care that are important for ALL stroke survivors and caregivers from across the world. The Global Stroke Bill of Rights can be used by survivors, their caregivers and others to advocate for the best care and support possible. Download the Global Stroke Bill of Rights in any of the 12 languages available and spread the word! Read the launch press release
  • New impact factor for IJS 4.029!

    Dear WSO Members, WSO is absolutely delighted to inform you that the 2013 Impact Factor for the International Journal of Stroke is 4.029! This is a huge increase on last year’s Impact Factor of 2.748 . The IJS now ranks 13/65 in the ‘peripheral vascular disease’ category (compared to last year’s ranking of  30/68), putting us in the top quarter of all journals in this category. This result reflects the outstanding leadership of our Editor in Chief Geoffrey Donnan, supported by the innovative work of our Managing Editor, Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins.  Warmest congratulations from all of us to Geoff and his Editorial team!

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.
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.
Istanbul congress Istanbul, Turkey October 22 - 25, 2014
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.
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.
Message from WSO President Steve Davis.

Stroke Support Organizations have a key role in supporting stroke survivors in the community,and in strengthening the patient voice.They also have a role in advocacy for accelerating improved services for people with stroke.WSO is committed to facilitate the establishment of Stroke Support Organization around the world and is currently developing a SSO toolkit which will facilitate the development of SSO's.


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