From the Editors

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor, and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor

Steven L. Lewis, MD, Walter Struhal, MD

We’d like to welcome all readers to the December 2022 issue of World Neurology.

This issue begins with this issue’s President’s Column, where WFN President Dr. Wolfgang Grisold reports on the recent Council of Delegates (COD) meeting that occurred in Amsterdam in October and updates us on many of the continuing and evolving global activities of the WFN including the active preparations for the upcoming World Congress of Neurology (WCN) to be held in Montreal in October 2023. Dr. Hany Aref and Dr. Nevine El Nahas then discuss the successful development and ongoing activities of the stroke center in Ain Shams University in Cairo. Dr. Steven Peters then updates us on the history of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation and the unique federated model of this organization, in anticipation of the WCN in Montreal.

In a unique article in the issue, and in lieu of the usual history contribution, Dr. Joost Haan provides a thought piece on the existence of migraine as an entity; this is accompanied by a thoughtful commentary of this article by Dr. Richard Stark. Dr. Christina Zjukovskaja and Dr. Jacques Reis then update us on the fifth international meeting on environmental health held in Strasbourg, France in September.

Dr. Syrine Ben Mammou provides a report of her experience as a recipient of a WFN Junior Traveling Fellowship that provided the funding for her to present her research at the EAN Congress in Vienna this past June. Dr. Ovidiu Selejan and Dr. Dafin Muresanu then report on the successful 17th International Summer School in Neurology that was held on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania in July 2022. Dr. John England next updates us on the new metrics of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the official journal of the WFN.

Finally, this issue features in memoriam articles on two international giants of neurology. Dr. Robert Lisak and Dr John England provide their obituary on Dr. Arthur Knight Asbury. Dr. Alla Guekht and the WFN Specialty Group on Neuroepidemiology each present their obituaries on Dr. Ettore Beghi.

In this last issue of World Neurology of this calendar year, we want to thank all readers for their interest in and attention to World Neurology and we continue to invite ideas for contributions to be sent to us at the email addresses listed in the issue. We hope everyone is marking their calendars and making plans to attend the WCN in Montreal in October 2023—it will be a remarkable international event. •