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Stroke/Scientific Associations and Societies

Stroke and Heart Foundations

Stroke Networks

Clinical Management of Stroke

Research Tools, Facts and Figures

Stroke Teaching Tools

Access to Research Journals

Support and Health advice for stroke patients and carers

Australian and New Zealand Stroke Research Groups

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Stroke/Scientific Associations and Societies

National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association (USA)
NSAs mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by changing the way stroke is viewed and treated. NSA efforts toward stroke through prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research and support for stroke survivors and their families.
American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association
AHAs mission is to reduce death and disability from stroke, through research, education, fundraising, and advocacy.
Academy of ScienceAustralian Academy of Science It was founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London with the distinguished physicist Sir Mark Oliphant as founding President. It was granted a Royal Charter establishing the Academy as an independent body but with government endorsement.
European Stroke OrganisationEuropean Stroke Organisation
European Stroke Organisation
 

 Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation - The formation of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation (APSO) took place on Sunday, 6 September 2009, at 3.30pm, at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Australia, immediately preceding the combined Asia Pacific Conference Against Stroke (APCAS) with annual scientific meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA).

 


Stroke and Heart Foundations

National Stroke Foundation National Stroke Foundation

The National Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the public, government, health professionals, patients, carers and stroke survivors to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community. Our challenge is to save 110,000 Australians from death and disability due to stroke over 10 years.We will achieve this by:

  • Educating the public about the risk factors and signs of stroke and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Working with all stakeholders to develop and implement policy on the prevention and management of stroke.
  • Encouraging the development of comprehensive and coordinated services for all stroke survivors and their families.
  • Encouraging and facilitating stroke research.
Brain FoundationBrain Foundation
The Brain Foundation is an Australian registered charity which raises money to fund on-going, crucial research in Australia into brain diseases and all other known neurological disorders as well as brain and spinal injuries.
National Heart FoundationNational Heart Foundation Australia
The Heart Foundation is an independent Australia-wide, non-profit health organisation, funded almost entirely by donations from Australians. The Heart Foundation's purpose is to improve the heart health of Australians and to reduce disability and death from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.
Heart Stroke FoundationHeart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The foundation's mission is to improve the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through
research, health promotion and advocacy.
Stroke Foundation New Zealand Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
This network provides information, understanding, care, support and rehabilitation for people with a stroke, their families and caregivers. We aim to help stroke survivors regain the best quality of life. The Stroke Foundation promotes research into the causes of stroke, and improvements in stroke acute and rehabilitation services. We also work to improve stroke support in the community, as well as raising awareness of stroke symptoms and risks through stroke prevention information. 
National Heart Foundation The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that funds research and promotes heart health in order to reduce the rates of cardiovascular disease in New Zealand.
We encourage people to make positive lifestyle changes and develop environments which make healthy choices easy.  Our message, based on 40 years of research, is simple and effective:

* eat a heart healthy diet  * enjoy regular physical activity  * be smokefree 

Stroke Networks

Brain Attack Coalition
Brain Attack Coalition
The Brain Attack Coalition is a group of professional, voluntary and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities and death associated with stroke. The goal of the Coalition is to strengthen and promote the relationships among its member organizations in order to help stroke patients or those who are at risk for a stroke.
Canadian Stroke ConsortiumCanadian Stroke Consortium
The Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC) is an academic alliance of professionals committed to the pursuit of anti-stroke therapies by designing and/or conducting research projects and clinical trials.
Clinical Networks VictoriaVictorian Stroke Clinical Network
The Victorian Stroke Clinical Network (VSCN) was established in October 2007. The primary role of the Stroke Clinical Network is to support implementation of the Stroke Care Strategy for Victoria, which was released by the department in September 2007. The role of the VSCN is to take a ‘whole of Victoria’ approach to enhance implementation of the Strategy. This is through provision of expert advice to promote better planning for and delivery of high quality, evidence based clinically effective stroke care services across the care continuum.The VSCN provides a mechanism for clinicians to inform policy on stroke care and service delivery. The network membership is multidisciplinary comprising clinical, senior health service management, organisational and consumer representatives. The network meets on a regular basis and has established a number of task focussed sub-committees.
The Greater Metropolitan Clinical TaskforceThe Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce
The Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce has been established to promote clinician and consumer involvement in planning and health service delivery.Through the twenty clinical networks chaired by clinicians and involving doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, managers, and consumers we identify how and where improvements can be made in the particular specialty and implement these changes in association with NSW Health and the Area Health Services.These networks have annual recurrent funding with a full time or part time Network Manager. Some of the Networks are well established, having received funding from as early as 2002, and employ a number of staff to carry out the objectives of the Network.

Clinical Management of Stroke


Acute Stroke ManagementAcute Stroke Management
The Internet Stroke Center is a non-profit, educational service of the Stroke Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center and the Cerebrovascular Diseases Section of the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The Internet Stroke Center exists to advance understanding of stroke research and clinical care. Their goal is to provide current, professional, un-biased information about stroke. The information on this site is obtained from published accounts, meeting presentations, internet searches, and direct correspondence.

Research Tools, Facts and Figures


Facts and figures about stroke and vascular disease Interactive data available online
Facts and figures about stroke and vascular disease Interactive data available online
National Health and Medical Research CouncilNational Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The NHMRC administers funding for health and medical research on behalf of the Australian Government.
ClinicalTrials.govClinicalTrials.gov
Offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.ClinicalTrials.gov currently contains more than 65,000 trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted in 161 countries ClinicalTrials.gov receives over 40 million page views per month and 50,000 visitors daily.
Cochrane Stroke GroupCochrane Stroke Group
The Cochrane Stroke Group has been a part of The Cochrane Collaboration since August 1993. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare by 'preparing, maintaining, and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions'.

Cochrane systematic reviews bring together all the available evidence relating to a clearly formulated healthcare question for evaluation and synthesis, using predetermined criteria and explicit methods designed to limit bias.The Cochrane Stroke Group seeks to identify and review all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) of interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of stroke, and the treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients, including subarachnoid haemorrhage. Primary prevention trials are restricted to those in which stroke is the major outcome of interest, eg carotid surgery for asymptomatic stenosis. The primary prevention of generalised vascular disease is beyond the scope of the Cochrane Stroke Group, as is the primary prevention of stroke in patients with cardiac disease, eg stroke following myocardial infarction/cardiac surgery.
Stroke Trials DirectoryStroke Trials Directory
The Stroke Trials Registry, is a continuously updated registry of randomized clinical trials in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. This project is a free public service from the Internet Stroke Center at Washington University School of Medicine; with support from the American Stroke Association and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This registry will meet technical standards for inclusion in the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform of the World Health Organization.
Acute Stroke ManagementThe Internet Stroke Center
The Internet Stroke Center is a non-profit, educational service of the Stroke Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center and the Cerebrovascular Diseases Section of the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The Internet Stroke Center exists to advance understanding of stroke research and clinical care. Their goal is to provide current, professional, un-biased information about stroke. The information on this site is obtained from published accounts, meeting presentations, internet searches, and direct correspondence.
Ageing Research OnlineAgeing Research Online
Ageing research has become increasingly important in recent years as the trend towards the structural ageing of populations has become a significant concern for Governments. Ageing Research Online (ARO) provides access to information on ageing research, including relevant policy responses and research initiatives.
National Institute of Neurology Disorders and StrokeNational Institute of Neurology Disorders and Stroke
The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.To support this mission, NINDS:* Conducts, fosters, coordinates, and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke, and supports basic research in related scientific areas.* Provides grants-in-aid to public and private institutions and individuals in fields related to its areas of interest, including research project, program project, and research center grants.* Operates a program of contracts for the funding of research and research support efforts in selected areas of institute need.* Provides individual and institutional fellowships to increase scientific expertise in neurological fields.* Conducts a diversified program of intramural and collaborative research in its own laboratories, branches, and clinics.* Collects and disseminates research information related to neurological disorders.
World Health OrganizationWorld Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the United States. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.
Health Resources ServicesHealth Resources and Services Administration
HHS.gov is the website for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is based in Washington, DC. It provides links to other web sites with information about diseases, grants and funding, and specific populations.

Stroke Teaching Tools

Brain Info
BrainInfo
BrainInfo is a website that helps one identify structures in the brain and provides many different kinds of information about each structure. It consists of three basic knowledge bases: NeuroNames, which provides the index to brain structures and narrative information about them; the Template Atlas, which shows the structures that are found in the primate brain; and NeuroMaps, a set of several hundred overlays that will show the location of different kinds of information that have been mapped to the standard background maps (templates) of the Atlas. Information about brain structures in other species, particularly the human, is provided by links to other websites.
The whole brain atlasThe whole brain atlas
The Atlas is an information resource for brain imaging which integrates clinical information with multimodality imaging data. The Atlas contains the Atlas of Normal Structure and Blood Flow, featuring The Top 100 Brain Structures, cases of normal aging: structure and blood flow, vascular anatomy, as well as numerous clinical cases.
The Internet Stroke CenterThe Internet Stroke Center
It is a non-profit, educational service of the Washington University School of Medicine.
Stoke StopStrokeSTOP
StrokeSTOP is a Curriculum aimed at providing students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will encourage them to take an activist approach to Stroke and Stroke Prevention in their own future practice of medicine. The Stroke Curriculum consists of written materials, supplemented by patient videos, interactive case histories, microscopic and gross specimens, radiographic images, opportunities to practice providing patient education, and self-tests.

Access to Research Journals

Free Medical Journals
Free Medical Journals
Over the next few years, many important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. Open access medical textbooks will soon become the standard in medical publishing.
pubmedPubMed
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

Support and Health advice for stroke patients and carers

Stroke and Rehabilitation
Stroke and Rehabilitation
People can and do make recoveries as Helen McIntosh tells in her books on Stroke and Rehabilitation.
Stroke Association of Victoria

Stroke Association of Victoria
The Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV) is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation that is run by unpaid volunteers who provide a range of support and information services for people affected by stroke, their families and carers.

On Being Struck by a Stroke On Being Struck by a Stroke
Stroke survivor E. B. Jelks tells his story.
Stroke Recovery Association of NSWStroke Recovery Association of NSW
The Stroke Association of NSW aims to maximise the recovery of individuals who have suffered a stroke and reduce the impact on their family/carers and the community.
The Association is a focal point for information about stroke recovery and prevention.
myDr Heart and Stroke Centre myDr Heart and Stroke Centre
The myDr team has created the Heart and Stroke Centre to help you and your family to become better informed about such conditions, many of which are preventable.
eMedicaleMedical
eMedical was developed by a group of general practitioners in Melbourne, Australia. Their intention was to improve access to quality information for their patients, as it has become increasingly difficult for doctors to provide all of this information during consultations.
Healthy Eating Information Web-CentreHealthy Eating Information Web-Centre
This site includes food & nutrition Information and tests for self assessment of body mass, eating style and exercise needs.
Better Health Channel - Victorian GovernmentBetter Health Channel - Victorian Government
Your introduction to quality-assured, regularly-reviewed, health and wellbeing information and services - available in nine languages.
MedicineNetDoctorMedicineNet
Doctor-produced health and medical information written for you to make informed decisions about your health concerns.
Department of Health and AgeingDepartment of Health and Ageing
On this website you can find information on the Department's policies, programs and services.
MedlinePlusMedlinePlus
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
 
Australian and New Zealand Stroke Research Groups
 
NRC-SANN logo

National Research Centre for Stroke, Applied Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation
The primary aim of the NRC-SANN is to conduct high quality epidemiological and clinical experimental research/trials to improve the health and outcomes in people with major  neurological disorders – the emphasis being on stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis and several other major disorders. Research with this aim is unique within the landscape of existing research groupings in New Zealand.

 
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