The next Nordic Stroke Congress will be held in Kuopio, Finland, 21-23 August 2023

The aim of the Nordic Stroke Society is to promote research on cerebrovascular disorders in the Nordic and Baltic countries with special emphasis on scientific collaboration and exchange across national borders and between professional disciplines.

The Society was founded in 1982 under the name Scandinavian Society for Cerebrovascular Diseases. In 2005 the name was changed to Nordic Stroke Society, and colleagues from the Baltic countries were formally welcomed to the organisation. It is now the oldest of the regional stroke organisations in Europe.


The main activity of the Society has been to arrange scientific conferences biennially, rotating between the Nordic countries. These meetings are focused on advanced stroke education and on presenting and discussing new research findings. It provides an excellent opportunity for young investigators to make presentations in an international setting.


The official language of the Society is English.

Forthcoming events


Virtual 13th World Stroke Congress will take place 28-29 October 2021.

In conjunction with the International Symposium on Thrombolysis, Thrombectomy and Acute Stroke Therapy in Amsterdam and a RAISE Meeting on Stroke Prevention in the United States. WSC 2021 will bring you the latest science, clinical trials, and guidelines to stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support, from every part of the globe.

Abstract submission is open until 18 May.

During abstract submission you can also apply for a Young Investigator Award.