11TH WORLD STROKE CONGRESS
Le Corum Palais des Congrès *Montpellier, FRANCE Visit the Venue to read more
On behalf of the World Stroke Organization and the Canadian Stroke Consortium, we extend our warmest welcome to the 11th World Stroke Congress (WSC) in Montreal, Canada October 17-20, 2018. This major Congress will be returning to North America for the first time in more than 12 years.
Montreal is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city which was founded in the 17th century and is pleased to welcome visitors in English and French. The Congress will be held in an elegant modern Congress center next door to the charming cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. The region is full of opportunities to explore, walk, shop and dine in some of the finest restaurants in North America. Given the location and the amenities, it is unsurprising that Montreal hosts the most international conventions of any city in the Americas.
Canada has well-developed stroke care systems and has contributed to significant advances in stroke care through efforts in developing guidelines, clinical and health systems research. These efforts are ongoing and increasingly important in the face of an aging population and increased health care demands in Canada and around the world.
The Congress will provide a state of the art experience for stroke professionals, researchers and policy makers. We have designed an unparalleled educational and scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care and stroke recovery. As a unique feature we plan on having the majority of posters as brief presentations to ensure the greatest uptake of your work.
Please join us in Montreal at the 11th World Stroke Congress to meet colleagues and friends, to learn and share experience and enjoy Canadian hospitality. We look forward to seeing you in Montreal.
Werner Hacke Mike Sharma
WSO President and Congress Co-President Congress Co-President
Natan Bornstein – Scientific Committee Co-Chair
Robert Hart- Scientific Committee Co-Chair
Nijasri C. Suwanwela
J. Donald Easton
Scott E. Kasner
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Abstract submission deadline 2018-03-19
An author from each abstract is expected to attend the congress and present the e-poster or oral presentation.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by Wednesday, May 30, 2018 will be included in the International Journal of Stroke (IJS).
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by Monday, July 30, 2018 will be scheduled for presentation.
Previously presented abstracts will be reviewed, however, may be considered for e-poster presentation only.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
Instructions for preparation of oral or e-poster presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications.
Only abstracts submitted via the online submission form will be sent to the Abstract Review Committee for review.
Abstracts submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.
The Committee will endeavor to schedule abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation.
You will receive confirmation that your abstract has been received, indicating the abstract number which it has been allocated. Please refer to this abstract number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.
Please contact the Secretariat if you have not received confirmation that your abstract has been received.
All submitted abstracts will be forwarded to the Committee for review. Notifications regarding status will be sent once the review process is complete.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Presenting author's contact details:
Full postal address
Daytime and evening phone number
Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:
Author and co-authors' details: (maximum of 10 authors)
Full first and family name(s)
Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
Disclosure of conflicts of interest
During the abstract submission procedure, you will be asked to disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
Abstract title - limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE
Abstract text – limited to 250 words (Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
Abstract topic – abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the Scientific Program. Please choose from the list of topics.
Tables – A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract
Graphs and images – It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract.
The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, GIF or PNG format.
Draft abstracts – The submission form at the link above does not allow you to store your abstract as a draft. Please click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the process in order to save your abstract. You may log in to the system later to make changes to your abstract, up to the submission deadline on Monday, March 12, 2018. Following the deadline, changes won't be possible.
Declaration of Consent to Publication and Assignation of Copyright
By submitting an abstract you agree to the following terms:
I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. congress website, programs, other promotions, etc.)
The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to WSC 2018 and Kenes International (Hereafter: “The Organizers"). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
The Abstract Submitter grants the Organizers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.
The Organizers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
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WSC 2018 Secretariat , Kenes International