Montréal welcomes the 2018 World Stroke Congress

published on 10 16 2018
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Montréal’s reputation at the forefront of medical science and research has seen the city take a leading role in fields like cardiology, oncology and cancer research and neuroscience, a fitting precursor to the city hosting the 2018 World Stroke Congress from October 17 to 20 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Bringing together 2500 stroke specialists and researchers from around the globe, this marks the WSC’s first return to to Canada in 12 years and is it one of the biggest annual events for stroke professionals internationally.

The place to be for stroke professionals

The Congress’ Faculty is a who’s who of international stroke experts from as far afield as Nigeria, Australia and the Russian Federation and the extensive program of events and presentations is easily kept on top of with the WSC’s handy app, The Congress’ program offers 38 primary sessions, 10 joint sessions with large partner societies and 300 “ultra-short” oral poster presentations focusing on prevention, acute care, epidemiology and stroke recovery.

Since its founding in 2006, the World Stroke Organization’s membership has grown to over 4000 individual members, plus more than 60 society members from 85 different countries. Their mission is to “reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long term care,” and bring together its members around the world via idea exchange and networking. It’s no stretch to suggest that the future of stroke research and treatment will be affected by the ideas presented and exchanged at the WCO in Montréal.

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