From the Editors


Welcome to the June issue of World Neurology. The issue begins with Prof. William Carroll’s President’s Column, where he updates us on several of the many current and upcoming activities of the WFN, which are only possible through the many valuable and multifaceted contributions of our many constituents. This issue also includes the exciting news that Vladimir Hachinski, a previous WFN president, has received the 2018 Killam Prize, the highest honor for research from the Canada Council of the Arts.

Steven L. Lewis, MD

Walter Struhal, MD

Prof. Wolfgang Grisold reports on the Austrian World Summit, which took place in May. The summit was dedicated to the environment and was organized by the Schwarzenegger Institute and the Austrian government. In this issue’s history article, Douglas Lanska provides the second part of his interview with Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner describing when he received the call from the Nobel Committee.

In education news, Prisca Bassole reports on the recent graduation of four trainees from the new neurophysiology fellowship in Dakar, one of the WFN-accredited teaching centers in Africa. In other education reports, three recent recipients of WFN’s Junior Traveling Fellowships provide their accounts of their travel to conferences to report on their research and to learn of cutting- edge developments in neurology.

Finally, this issue includes the statements from the candidates for the positions up for election at the upcoming Council of Delegates meeting in Berlin. For the WFN Trustee Elections, the candidates are (in alphabetical order) Morris Freeman, Alla Guekht, Jean-Marc Leger, and Daniel Truong, and for WFN Secretary General Election, the candidate is Wolfgang Grisold.

We hope you enjoy the contributions in this issue, and we continue to encourage future contributions from neurologists about neurology from around the world. We also remind all readers of the upcoming Day of the Brain on July 22, with the theme of Clean Air for Brain Health¸ and look forward to participation from neurologists and neurology societies from around the globe.•