We are pleased to let you know that WSO is launching a new major initiative: The WSO Future Stroke Leaders Program (FSLP). This is an initiative which builds on our commitment to develop a high-level of academic skills in the next generation of stroke professionals. The program aims to equip a global cohort of early career clinicians, educators, and researchers with an understanding of the key challenges in relation to stroke care delivery and how these challenges can be addressed within diverse stroke care systems. It also aims to prepare them to take on leadership roles in national, regional and global stroke organizations and research networks.
The FSLP will bring together participants to engage in a series of didactic presentations and mentored workshops, supplemented with the latest research, WSO educational materials and quality improvement tools, and other resources designed to support effective delivery of stroke services and advocacy for stroke investment. Participants will work in small groups to develop actionable projects, each of which will have budgetary support. It is expected that each project will be completed within a two year timeline, with the results presented at WSO meetings.
The FSLP is structured to support a biennial intake and a two-year delivery program, resulting in practical project design and delivery, guided by WSO faculty and mentors. Our future stroke leaders will contribute to an expanding a global talent pool with far-reaching and long-term benefits in terms of building the capacity of future cerebrovascular healthcare provision.
The FSLP curriculum will span the stroke care continuum from prevention, acute treatment, post-stroke care, rehabilitation, and community reintegration. The Program will use multidisciplinary collaboration to support the development of key skills including: critical appraisal and peer review, project design and management, development of quality improvement tools, writing for publication, and stroke advocacy.
We are planning to send out a call for nominations for the 2020-2022 cohort in the next 10 days. If you are interested or know somebody who could be interesting in enrolling in this program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.