From the editors

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). This issue begins with the President’s column, where WFN President William Carroll discusses two of the major upcoming events of the WFN: World Brain Day and the World Congress of Neurology in Dubai. Next, WFN Secretary-General Wolfgang Grisold provides a summary of the recent Joint Congress of the Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA) and the African Academy of Neurology (AFAN) held in East London, South Africa. Raad Shakir, immediate past president of the WFN, reports on the ongoing successes and importance of the Regional Neurologic Congresses.

Walter Struhal, MD

Steven L. Lewis

Profs. Tissa Wijeratne, Wolfgang Grisold, David Dodick, Mohammad Wasay, and William Carroll report on the upcoming activities of this year’s World Brain Day, whose theme is Migraine and Headache, as a collaborative effort between the WFN and the International Headache Society.

Professor Maged Abdel Naseer then provides a brief report on the recent Cairo Neurologic Conference (CNC) held in Cairo, another successful and highly attended CNC conference and that one of the editors (SL) was privileged to participate in. This issue also features a call from the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation for grant applications from researchers from low- and middle-income countries.

In this issue’s History column, Prof. Peter Koehler provides an intriguing review of the historical evolution of the concept of aging. This issue also features an enthusiastic report from a trainee’s recent and successful department visit to Istanbul Turkey through the collaborative program of the Turkish Neurological Society and the WFN.

Finally, this issue features heartfelt obituaries about two remarkable neurologists who recently passed, Prof. Jagjit S. Chopra and Prof. James (Jim) Lance.

We look forward to further contributions from you for the pages of World Neurology and look forward to hearing of our societies’ participation and events around the globe related to the upcoming World Brain Day. •