Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nurturing Stroke Expertise in Emerging Leaders

This year the World Stroke Organization is pleased to partner with the World Heart Federation to contribute state of the art stroke knowledge to the Federation-led ‘Emerging Leaders’ program. The program aims to form and develop a cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally by at least 25% by 2025. The program is one of several partnership initiatives between the two organisations focused on the intersection between CVD and stroke.

The 2017-2018 cohort marks the fifth year of the program and will focus on stroke. Previous cohorts have focused on access to essential medicines, secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, and tobacco prevention and control. 
The program aims to reach as many potential candidates as possible on a global basis. Candidates from academia, civil service, private industry and cardiovascular medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be affiliated with a member organization of the World Heart Federation or World Stroke Organization, but this is not mandatory.

All Emerging Leaders participants are required to participate in online training, a five-day think tank seminar and collaborative group work based on proposals developed during the seminar with seed funding support from the World Heart Federation from meritorious applications.

Applications are now being taken for our Emerging Leaders 2017/2018 cohort which will have a focus on stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The applications process will close on 15th December 2017. Please ensure your colleagues and connections are aware of this opportunity to drive the urgent action required to achieve a 25% reduction in premature mortality caused by CVD by 2025.

For more information about the selection process and to apply please visit the World Heart Federation website.

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