The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is pleased to launch the first Call for Applications for the Fellowship-World Stroke Organization (FWSO).
The Fellowship will particularly recognize excellence, innovation and sustained contributions in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. The Fellow will be a stroke expert with a stroke physician, scientist, nursing or allied health background. To be considered for Fellowship of the WSO, the applicant should already be a member of the World Stroke Organization for at least two consecutive years, with up to date dues.
The advantage to the individual in becoming a Fellow is special recognition of their expertise in stroke and the right to use the FWSO designation. Advantages to the World Stroke Organization include an increased profile and evidence of leadership by appropriately trained stroke clinicians and scientists.
The Fellowship WSO will be conferred by the WSO Executive on individuals who are felt likely to meet the criteria by the WSO Secretariat. Fellows are expected to have a major and productive interest in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, with accomplishments that are supportive of the aims and objectives of the WSO, in their practice, research and educational activities. Fellows should also agree to actively support the WSO through voluntary service.
The Fellow will be part of a Council of Fellows, which will convene once a year.
Specific benefits include:
Please submit your complete application consisting of the following documents:
Only complete applications meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered.
To apply for FWSO, WSO members should have paid their membership dues for at least 2 consecutive years before the publication of the Call for Applications. The membership fees are those announced here and valid for individual members. WSO fellows are required to maintain membership through the entire duration of the fellowship. Failure to meet this requirement would result in the suspension of active Fellowship status.
Newly elected Fellows will be acknowledged at the biennial WSO Assembly. Fellowship certificates will be mailed after approval by the Secretary (Chair of the Membership Committee) and Executive of WSO.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.