The scope of the World Stroke Congress is broader than other international stroke conferences: besides first class presentations on research findings, overviews of current state of the art, lectures of excellence, and teaching courses there will also be a strong focus on parts of the chain of care like primary prevention, organization of services and rehabilitation. Global issues will be much addressed including global burden of stroke, specific features of stroke in low to middle income countries and priority settings when resources are low. A substantial part of the program will focus on nursing and multidisciplinary networking. Another substantial part is directed to stroke support organizations.
The world regional differences need to be understood for the success of our mission to fight stroke worldwide. Stroke is increasingly recognized as a major threat to health and to development in large areas of Latin America and large scale programs have been set up in some countries. Latin America is highly diverse, and a key feature in large parts of the region is the socio-economic disparities that enforce a great challenge for actions against stroke.
- Acute Stroke Management
- Acute Reperfusion Treatment
- Acute Stroke: new treatments concepts
- Acute Neuroimaging
- Neurocritical Management
- Hemorrhage – Intraparenchymal
- Aneurysm and Vascular Malformations
- Venous diseases
- TIA and minor Stroke
- Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
- Heart and Brain
- Infections Diseases and Stroke
- Vascular Cognitive Impairment/ Vascular Dementia
- Uncommon Stroke Disorders
- Experimental and Translational Neuroscience
- Epidemiology of stroke
- Pediatric Stroke
- Preventive Stroke Strategies
- Large Clinical Trials
- On-going Clinical Trials
- Outcomes and Quality of Care
- Stroke Care Systems
- Multidisciplinary Clinical Rehabilitation
- Public Awareness/Advocacy
Scholarships for young physicians
Young physicians aged 35 or less on October 1, 2011 (born after 1976) may apply to receive a scholarship consisting of Registration Fees for the congress and 3 nights’ accommodation (sharing with another scholarship recipient) in a 3 star hotel.
Applicants must have an abstract accepted by the scientific committee and be a resident of a country as per the list on the following links (http://www.world-stroke.org/groupa.htm and http://www.world-stroke.org/groupb.htm).
Applicants should be good standing (i.e. paid up) members of WSO. If you are not yet a WSO member you can apply for membership online at http://www.world-stroke.org. Applicants must have paid up by deadline of April 12, 2012, if they wish to be considered for this award. Applicants receiving accommodation and registration support from any other source will not be eligible.
Please apply while submitting your abstract online together with a scanned copy of your passport showing your date of birth.
Important note: Your request will only be considered if submitted at the time of abstract submission. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 12, 2012. Scholarship applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application before elapse of the early registration fee deadline. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of abstract evaluation by the Congress Program Committee.