World Stroke Organization

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The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the only global body solely focused on stroke. With around 3000 individual and 90 society members spanning every global region, we represent over 55,000 stroke specialists in clinical, research and community settings.

Vision and Mission:
• A life free of stroke
• To reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long-term care

WSO aims to accomplish the mission by:
• Fostering the best standards of practice
• Increasing stroke awareness among the population and among health professionals
• Preventing subtle cerebrovascular disease leading to gait disorders, imbalance, vascular cognitive impairment and behavioural changes
• Influencing policies for stroke prevention and improved health services
• Providing education in collaboration with public and private organizations
• Facilitating stroke research advocacy for people with stroke
• Fostering the development of systems and organisations for long term support of stroke survivors and their families


Dr. Marc Fisher

Events and Courses

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Official Journal

International Journal of Stroke


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Contact Details

WSO Administrative Office c/o Kenes Group 7, rue François-Versonnex P.O. Box 6053, CH-1211 Geneva 6
UK & Europe
+41 22 906 9166