Dr. Gustavo Saposnik is a scientist, stroke neurologist, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. Gustavo has a global perspective with specific interest in cardiovascular health, decision neuroscience, and stroke care. His vision is improving clinical outcomes through cost-effective, high impact, and innovative strategies by applying concepts from Neuroeconomics integrated within existing clinical care services Worldwide. His goal as the EiC of the WSA is based on strengthening three pillars: i) teamwork and collaboration, ii) facilitating access to practical and high-quality material relevant to our daily stroke practice, and iii) increasing the value of the WSA. You can follow Gustavo on Twitter @gsaposnik !
Anita Arsovska is Professor of Neurology at the medical faculty, University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, N. Macedonia, and Head of Department for Urgent Neurology at the University Clinic of Neurology. She is Vice-President of Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) and one of the co-founders of the Macedonian organization for a fight against stroke- a stroke support organization. Other activities include regular public activities for promoting stroke prevention and raising stroke awareness (f.e. World Stroke Day, supporting World Stroke Campaign and European Stroke Day) and the organisation of public campaigns and scientific meetings. You can follow Anita on Twitter @arsovska_anita!
Alina Schwarz is Research Assistant at Danube University Krems, Austria, and works as Executive Manager at the WSA Office in Krems. Her educational background is in psychology and neuroscience- with a degree from the University of Glasgow, UK- and has since then increasingly worked in the field of continuing education and elearning. Currently, she is also the organiser of the popular WSO webinar series and is the brain behind the WSA Twitter @WorldStrokeEd !
Rodrigo is a neurologist with a stroke-based practice in Santiago, Chile, currently working at the Santiago Oriente Hospital, and Clínica Santa María, instructor of Neurology at the Universidad de los Andes Neurology Residency Program, member of the Neurohospitalist and Cerebrovascular Disease Working Team from the Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery Society of Chile, SONEPSYN, and part of the Neurology Advisory Group from the Chilean Ministry of Health. You can follow Rodrigo on Twitter @interneurona !
Florencia Casagrande is a Community Manager based in Argentina with experience in public relations and generation of social media content. In her role as Communication specialist, Florencia will develop a communication strategy and the visual image of the WSA for its social media channels, focusing not only on image designs, but also creating useful infographics for the community.
The World Stroke Academy (WSA) is the e-learning platform for the World Stroke Organization.
The WSA facilitates educational materials for healthcare professionals in a variety of formats (podcasts, webinars, e-learning modules, conference webcasts…) to meet the needs of the WSO membership, with the support of the WSO Committees and the Stroke Connector programme.
The role and scope of the WSA are not trivial. The WSA carries multiple responsibilities, from managing editorial decisions and leading strategic directions to disseminating and enhancing the knowledge of stroke around the world in support of the WSO vision.
The WSA provides the technical support for, and coordination of, WSO online educational and promotional webinars and social media activity.
The WSA organizes and coordinates online outreach activities for the WSO (Education Committee, Research Committee, Stroke Connector, WSO World Stroke Campaign).
The vision at the World Stroke Organization is a world where people live free from the effects of stroke. The World Stroke Academy (WSA) is aligned to this vision and aims to promote professional stroke education and raise awareness of WSO as a global leader in stroke.
The current goals of the WSA are based on strengthening three pillars: i) teamwork and collaboration, ii) facilitating access to practical and high-quality material relevant to our daily stroke practice, and iii) supporting the vision of the WSO.
At the WSA, we are a team that welcome new ideas and foster diversity of opinions to achieve excellence.
We are committed to supporting access to high quality, globally relevant stroke education. In addition to the free access to education modules and resources available via the World Stroke Academy, stroke professionals, researchers and advocates can now access our WSO webinars. The webinars have run since March 2020 and are free and open to anyone interested in stroke care, research and evidence-based stroke medicine.
We actively encourage WSO members and non-WSO bodies to submit ideas and topics for future webinars.
You can submit your proposal here: https://form.jotform.com/201613209570346.
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.