Candidate Statement: Trustee – Professor Ching-Piao Tsai

I am section chief of the Neurological Institute at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. I am also clinical professor at the National Defense Medical School, Taiwan.tsai

I graduated with a MD degree from China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. After successfully completing my internship and residency, I went on to pursue my academic research interests as a research fellow in leading institutions overseas including: the University of Sydney, Australia, where I obtained my Master of Medicine degree; Virginia University, USA; and Utano National Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.

To date, I have contributed more than 50 peer-review papers in the field of neuroscience to the international scientific and medical community. I am editor-in-chief of Acta Neurologica Taiwanica and serve on the editorial and review committees for the Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Journal of Pediatric Infectious Disease, and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

I am an office-bearer and member of many distinguished professional societies and organizations. I am former president of the Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology, as well as past president of the Taiwan Neurological Society, where I am currently chief supervisor and national delegate. I also hold prestigious leadership appointments, including serving on the Boards of Directors for the International Alliance of Motor Neuron Disease and for the Orphan Drug Committee, Department of Health, Taiwan.

Asia-Pacific is an emerging region in the world with a growing population as well as increasing neurologists. Thus, a trustee elected from the Asia-Pacific region is crucial. I would like to express my gratitude for the support during my AOAN presidency between year 2012 and 2016. I am devoted in the bilateral relationship between Asia-Pacific region and WFN. He is the best candidate for the running of the trustee of WFN. This nomination is fully supported by the Taiwan Neurological Society and your support will be much appreciated.