Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Stroke has become a major challenge for health policy and for medicine and is now the second most
common cause of death world-wide. A continuing rise of incidence rates in Asia and other regions of the world has made stroke a global problem that can only be tackled with a global strategy.
We believe that the proportions of this new and old epidemic must be made visible and that solutions to reduce this burden must be developed with scientific methods. This congress gives the opportunity to present such solutions and to discuss their scientific merits and impact. Thus, this congress has a focus
on future and global perspectives towards this challenge.
Scientific sessions will cover all aspects of stroke, including basic research, clinical applications, recovery and rehabilitation. We welcome all medical doctors and other professionals from all over the world to join this discussion and become part of a world-wide network of collaboration against stroke.
We take great pride in the fact that the 6th World Stroke Congress will take place in Vienna and we make ourselves gladly available to ensure a successful meeting for all participants.
We therefore welcome you to Vienna, the city of music and traditional hospitality with its world-famous
culture and grand historical sites.
|Geoffrey A. Donnan|