PRESTO was formed in 2016 as an international consortium of medical practitioners involved in pre-hospital treatment of patients with acute stroke. PRESTO exists for and is dedicated to the following purposes:
PRESTO’s Mission is to improve stroke outcomes through research and education supporting the appropriate proliferation and distribution of Mobile Stroke Units (MSU) and other pre-hospital technology and services. This will be accomplished through professional communication, public education, and advocacy for governments, institutional, industry, and philanthropic support.
PRESTO will lead the establishment of efficient, evidence based world-wide pre-hospital systems and stroke treatment.
PRESTO will provide a platform to enhance collaborative research across the spectrum of acute stroke management in the pre-hospital setting.
PRESTO will facilitate the appropriate proliferation and distribution of MSUs by providing a forum for professional communication, resource for public education, and stimulus for government, industry, and philanthropic support.