Collaborations and partnerships

If you, as an organisation, are interested in establishing a partnership or collaboration with NISAN, please contact us.

Partnership and collaboration with other organisations and research groups, both nationally and internationally, is central to the success of NISAN.

If you have an interest in a topic that is pertinent either to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and public health or to the individual impact/burden (including incidence and prevalence studies) of some major neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury), the opportunity to undertake collaborative research with staff from NISAN may be an option.

Collaborative work may even form the basis of a research degree.

NISAN has the potential to generate new research and new academic expertise. Development and/or expansion of collaborations will be enhanced through ongoing and new planned joint research projects.

Prof. Valery Feigin presenting at the 2nd Global Stroke Alliance meeting August 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil 2022

Prof. Valery Feigin with international collaborators at the Global Stroke Alliance meeting March 2020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This meeting saw the launch of the world-first WSO large primary stroke and dementia prevention trial in Brazil - Cut Stroke in Half. This three-pronged approach includes a Polypill, the Stroke Riskometer app/software and community health workers.

GSA Brazil

Prof. Valery Feigin with collaborators at the International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, February 2020.

ISC 2020

From left to right: Walt Johnson (World Health Organization), Dr. Kiran Thakur (Columbia University, USA), Dr. Aaron Berkowitz (Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Boston, USA), Prof. Mayowa Owolabi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Dr. Jeyaraj Pandian (Christian Medical College Ludhiana, India), Valery Feigin


Prof. Valery Feigin with Chinese experts and representatives of the National Health Commission, Chinese Stroke Association and China National office of Cerebrovascular Diseases of the People's Republic of China at the Summit Forum on Specific Programmes for China's Cerebrovascular Disease Prevention, Treatment and Technological Development.  Beijing 20 October 2019

China 2019

From left to right: Dr Yong Jiang, Dr Xia Meng, Prof. Liping Liu, Dr Liangyou Wu (Director, NCD Prevention Control and Nutrition Management Division, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau of the National Health Commission of the PRC), Valery Feigin, Prof. Yongjun Wang (Executive Vice President, Beijing Taintan Hospital), Prof. Wenzhi Wang (Director of National Office for Cerebrovascular Diseases), Prof. Zhengming Chen (Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford), Dr Zhixin Li, Prof. Lingzhi Kong (Former Deputy Director, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau of the National Health Commission of the PRC), Dr Zixiao Li.


Prof. Valery Feigin, NISAN Director, attended meetings with Prof. Wenzhi Wang and his colleagues at the Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, China, June 2017 and June 2019.

Prof. Valery Feigin with the team from the Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, June 2017


Prof. Valery Feigin presented a lecture at Tianfu International Stroke Conference, China, June 2019


Prof. Valery Feigin participated in the Latin-American Ministerial meeting in Brazil, 2018. There were 52 delegates from Latin America, representing 11 countries (+ Equador in teleconference), plus experts from WSO and AHA/ASA. The Declaration of Gramado was signed here, and it outlines stroke prevention priorities to be implemented in the region.