Report from Julie Bernhardt and Roland Veltkamp (co-chairs)
1. New members and new Co-Chair
The research committee has two new members in 2019, Else Sandset, Oslo University Hospital, Norway and Nils Henninger, NeuroNexus Neuroscience institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. We also called for a new Co-Chair and are delighted to have Roland Veltkamp step into this role from the Research Committee membership. Roland has been part of the committee since 2017. We also say good bye to Masayasu Matsumoto, Japan who served on the committee for 2 years and thank him for his service
2. WSO/ESO/GAINS Second training day, 2020: A Training opportunity for mid-career researchers
Following on from the successful meeting at WSC 2018, the research committee will be working with ESO and GAINS to deliver another exciting training day prior to the combined ESO/WSO meeting in Vienna 2020. We’ll keep you posted with updates as this progresses
3. Endorsement requests for research activity, trials or projects
The research committee have developed a policy for processing requests for endorsement of the goals of a specific research activity. The policy is now approved. The application form can be found here:
To be eligible for consideration of the Research Committee the following criteria must be met:
The additional criteria below will also be assessed as part of the application process:
WSO members can submit a request to review to the WSO Head Office.
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.