The Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) was formed in 1989 by clinicians and researchers endeavouring to tackle the enormous burden of stroke in our community. The number of members has steadily increased to approximately 300.
Membership of the Stroke Society of Australasia is open to professionals working in the field of stroke, or in kindred fields, who have an active interest in the work and aims of the Society. SSA’s current membership includes physicians (e.g. neurologists, geriatricians, rehabilitation specialists), other medical professionals, non-medical clinicians (e.g. nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists), researchers (e.g. basic scientists, epidemiologists), and professionals from government and non-government organisations.
The SSA has strong ties with the National Stroke Foundation, as the two organisations share the common objective of overcoming the problem of stroke.
The main activities undertaken by the Stroke Society of Australasia include:
- Conducting an annual scientific meeting.
- Providing awards for New Investigators, members travelling overseas for stroke-related work, and acknowledging people who have championed stroke.
- Providing input to guidelines on stroke care.
- Contributing to the Australian Stroke Coalition.
- Providing representation on federal and state committees which formulate government policy on stroke.
For more information about SSA please visit www.strokesociety.com.au.