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Pre-conference event – ESO WSO 2020 – 6 November – 18.00 – 20.00

Promoting gender equity in stroke leadership – global perspective

The ESO WISE Workshop is aimed at stroke neurologists, physicians and researchers at all career stages. The workshop is being offered in Vienna as part of the pre-conference programme of ESO WSO 2020 on 6 November 2020. You can register for the full conference on the ESO WSO 2020 website.

Registration is open to all on “first-come-first-served” basis via the ESO head office (

WISE welcomes female health professionals in the field of stroke. For more information check out our website, or email our Chair, Christine Kremer ( )

Moderator: Christine Kremer

18.00 – 18.05 Introduction Yvonne Zuurbier and Mirjam Heldner
18.05 – 18.30 The facts – where do we stand  
  South America Paula Munoz Venturelli
  North America Amy Guzick, United States
  Europe Diana Aguiar de Sousa, Portugal
   Asia Pacific Cheryl Carcel, Australia
  Africa Gloria Ekeng, Nigeria
18.30 – 18.45 The importance of role models, mentors and sponsors Urs Fischer, Switzerland
18.45 – 19.00 “Change the system” – tailoring leadership to women Joanna Wardlaw, United Kingdom
19.00 – 19.15 How to overcome cultural challenges to women leadership in low-middle countries?


Gisele Silva, Brazil
19.15 – 19.30


Feminization of Medicine – and impact on delivery of acute stroke care Shelagh Coutts, Canada
19.30 – 19.55 Panel discussion
19.55 – 20.00 Closing remarks