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20 Nov 18. Karolinska Stroke Award

Many congratulations to Professor Joanna Wardlaw, who is the 2018 recipient of the Karolinska Stroke Award for Lifetime Contribution to Excellence in Advancing Knowledge in Stroke.

Karolinska stroke awards

On the 15th November, the 9th Karolinska Stroke Update Conference took place in Stockholm.

At this year’s event Professor Joanna Wardlaw was the 2018 recipient of the Karolinska Stroke Award for Lifetime Contribution to Excellence in Advancing Knowledge in Stroke. Many congratulations to Joanna!

Professor Wardlaw’s research focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cerebrovascular disease, starting in the early 1990s with one of the first randomized controlled trials of intra-arterial thrombolysis for stroke.  Joanna has served on steering committees for several thrombolysis trials, researching ways to improve cost-effective use of imaging for stroke diagnosis and prevention. Increasingly, she targets the determining mechanisms of small vessel disease, a common cause of stroke and dementia, with a view to improving prevention and treatment of all its manifestations. 

 

About the event

The annual event allows the chance for global stroke experts to attend and hear the latest stroke research and therapies.

Discussions follow after each presentation to further review and debate how the suggested stroke therapy research could be enforced into clinical routine.

Every two years at the Karolinska Stroke Update Conference, The Karolinska Stroke Award for Excellence in Stroke Research is presented by members of the Karolinksa Institutet.

 
Professor Joanna Wardlaw describes her time at the conference and receiving the 2018 Karolinska Stroke Award:

I was awarded the 2018 Award for Excellence in Advancing Knowledge in Stroke and attended the Conference to receive the award and give an invited lecture related to the work leading to the award. I was surprised and honoured to receive it and was pleased to accept it on behalf of all the colleagues that I have worked with over many years who collectively contributed to the Award. I see it as recognition of the tremendous work that is done in Edinburgh Imaging since it is largely due to advances in imaging that there have been such huge advances in the care of patients with stroke in the last 25 years.

Professor Joanna WardlawProfessor of Applied Neuroimaging and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist