It is our primary goal to provide evidence-based educational material to stroke physicians and health care professionals, generated from our expert membership.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Stroke Academy is organizing regular webinars, which provide a venue for members to share practices, ideas and resources about responses and challenges stemming from this global health crisis.
The educational activities of the World Stroke Academy over the next month to improve stroke education for health care professionals and physicians include:
In addition to the free access to education modules and resources available via the World Stroke Academy, stroke professionals and researchers can now access our WSO webinars. The webinars are free and open to everybody interested in stroke research and evidence-based stroke medicine. Upcoming webinars in July and August include a two-part series on post-stroke spasticity, a session on stroke trials during the COVID-19 pandemic and country-specific stroke guidelines during the COVID era. Find more details in the webinar section on the WSO Homepage or on Twitter.
As a throwback to WSC2020, we are releasing unpublished webcasts and quizzes on the WSA platform every week. The last steps of the preparation process for the case study series are also underway and it will be a pleasure to inform you of the publication date in the next newsletter. We are always happy to hear from WSO members and hope that we meet your expectations with these newly released modules and activities for further education.
To engage with WSO members and the stroke community during COVID-19, WSO/WSA organize recurring events around a specific topic on Twitter, using the hashtag #strokechatWSO. These public conversations, moderated by global stroke experts, have been run around all continents with an impressive reach and impact. If you have suggestions for specific topics for future stroke chats, we want to hear from you! Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are pleased to announce the new members in the WSA team: the new Editor-in-Chief Prof. Gustavo Saposnik, succeeding Prof. Peter Sandercock, and Prof. Anita Arsovska, who will take the position as Associate Commissioning Editor. Learn more about their vision of the development of the World Stroke Academy in the next WSA newsletter and on our Twitter!
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.