Proposal Submission

Proposal Submission

Proposal Submission Is Now Closed.  

Thank you for your submissions. Because of high submission rates, we cannot respond to all proposers on the outcome of their proposals.  Only those people selected for presentations in sessions will be sent a formal invitation, by email, from the WSO.  The scientific committee is currently reviewing the proposals and the website will be updated when notifications have been sent. 

We are organizing a global scientific program for the upcoming 15th World Stroke Congress in Toronto, 10-12 October 2023, and welcome proposals for Scientific and Educational sessions. Our goal is to create a dynamic and stimulating program of broad topics related to stroke and cerebrovascular disease,

Each proposal will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the WSC.   We may  combine proposals and may not be able to select all suggested speakers in each proposal. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate all proposals due to space and time limitations. It is not possible to provide feedback on the reasons why topics or suggested speakers may or may not have been selected.

WSO aims to have a program that is balanced for gender and geography (with a maximum of two speakers/chairs from the same nationality per session) and we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.   We appreciate all proposals from the stroke community that help achieve this objective and encourage proposals that include speakers in an early career-stage (rising stars). The submission form will allow you to indicate which of the speakers is ‘early career’.

‘Early Career’ is defined as being within ten years of appointment to an academic or research position. Career disruptions will be taken into consideration.

Because of high submission rates, we cannot respond to all proposers on the outcome of their proposals.  Only those people selected for presentations in sessions will be sent a formal invitation, by email, from the WSO.


Session types:

We welcome proposals for Main Themes, Teaching Courses and Joint Session.

Main Theme Session: 90 minutes, two chairs, 4-5 presentations

Teaching Courses: 90 minutes, two chairs, 4-5 presentations, please include the course level and specify the target audience – basic courses for beginners are welcome as well.

For Joint Session proposals, please select “Joint Session” as the topic during the submission process.

We additionally would like to hear your feedback (with or without a formal session submission) on topics that you would like to see covered at the WSC that you find typically underrepresented at international stroke conferences.

WSO would like to thank all its members for helping to shape the future of stroke science and education by submitting ideas for the WSC 2023 scientific program.


Guidelines for submission:
  • All proposals must be submitted in English by the deadline through the online system.
  • Title: 25 words maximum
  • Brief session description: 200 words maximum. Please explain the educational intention and purpose of the session.
  • 2 Chairs and 4-5 Speakers per session. (It is suggested to include the name of 1 alternative speaker for each talk)
  • Please consider gender balance and geographic variety of speakers/chairs in your proposal (with a maximum of two speakers/chairs from the same nationality)
  • Please consider including speakers in an early career-stage.
  • Speakers and chairs approval are not required at the time of submission.
  • Sessions are 90 minutes in length. Plenty of time should be devoted to discussion and interaction.


Proposal topics:
  • Hyperacute Stroke Treatment Including Prehospital Care and Stroke Services
  • Endovascular Therapy for Acute Stroke, Aneurysmal SAH, AVMs
  • Stroke Etiology and Clinical Aspects incl. Uncommon Stroke Disorders and Challenging Cases
  • Cerebral small vessel disease
  • Stroke Neuroimaging
  • Stroke Nursing
  • Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Post Stroke Care and Complications
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
  • Community Awareness, Advocacy and Stroke Support Activities
  • Life after Stroke (incl. Care Givers)
  • Stroke Biomarkers
  • Stroke Prevention (Primary and Secondary)
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage & Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Basic Science and Translational Research
  • Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science
  • Health Services
  • Stroke Outcomes
  • Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence
  • Joint Session
  • Teaching Course
  • Other Topic
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