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About Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation (APSO)

Fifteen million people suffer from stroke worldwide each year. In the Asian region alone, nine million people suffer from stroke. The burden of stroke presents as a massive challenge not only in the Asian region, but on a global scale.

To face the challenges of stroke disorders in the Asia Pacific region, the executive committees of the Asia Pacific Stroke Association and the Japan Stroke Forum made a formal decision to merge, resulting in the establishment of the ‘Asia Pacific Stroke Organisation’ (APSO). One of the principle aims of APSO is to unite as a strong, connected body to fight the menace of stroke in the Asia Pacific region. APSO is a registered, charitable business in Hong Kong and an affiliate of the World Stroke Organisation. The executive committee of APSO is strongly committed to the cause of alleviating stroke and play a fundamental role in raising the standard of stroke care in Asia, particularly in countries with limited resourcing and training.

For more information about APSO, please visit www.theapso.com.

About Hong Kong Stroke Society (HKSS)

The Hong Kong Stroke Society was founded in April 2001 and is now registered as a limited company in Hong Kong. The society has become a charity organisation in Hong Kong since 2007.

The objectives of the society are:

  1. to advance the knowledge and practice of stroke management as a science;
  2. to create an awareness of the prevalence of stroke disorders and to improve the standard of stroke diagnosis and treatment; and
  3. to encourage, develop or assist in the development of research in stroke and related disciplines.

About Jiangsu Neurology Society

The Jiangsu Neurology Society was founded in 1977 and is now registered as a non-profit academic institution in Jiangsu Province.

The objectives of the society are:

  1. to advance the knowledge and practice of neurological diseases (including stroke) management as a science.
  2. to create an awareness of the prevalence of neurological disorders (including stroke) and to improve the standard of neurological disorders diagnosis and treatment.
  3. to encourage, develop or assist in the development of research in neurological disorders (including stroke) and related disciplines.