From the Editors

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

Walter Struhal

Steven L. Lewis, MD

We are very pleased to introduce the July/August 2017 issue of World Neurology, and just ahead of the World Congress of Neurology. Fittingly, WFN President Prof. Raad Shakir opens this issue with his column highlighting the importance of world congresses, and an invitation to readers to attend the World Congress of Neurology to be held September 16-21, 2017, in Kyoto Japan.

Among the many diverse contributions in this issue, Prof. Ahmed Abdelalim provides his announcement of the new stroke unit at Cairo University, and Prof. Peter Wolf and Prof. Alla B. Guekht describe the 25-year history of Russian-German Neurologic Collaboration. Professors Chandrashekhar Meshram and Gagandeep Singh report on the successful International Tropical Neurology Conference that was held in Mumbai, India, in March.

Prof. John D. England, chair of the WFN Task Force on Zika, reports on the meeting held in in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in June to discuss in general the current situation on Zika virus. Professor Wolfgang Grisold reports on the 13th Congress of the Peripheral Nerve Society that took place in Sitges, Spain, July 8-13, 2017. Prof. William Howlett, Prof. Marieke Dekker, and Prof. Sarah Urasa report on the Practical Neurology course recently held in Moshi, Tanzania. This issue also features reports from WFN Junior Travelling Fellowship awardees from Nigeria and Cairo, as well as report from the recent recipient of the WFN-Turkish Neurological Society Department Visit Program. Prof. Struhal also provides his heartfelt obituary on Franz Gerstenbrand, an icon of Austrian neurology.

Finally, and importantly, this issue includes the statements from the candidates for WFN President (Prof. William M. Carroll and Prof. Wolfgang Grisold) and WFN First Vice-President (Prof. Ryuji Kaji and Prof. Renato J. Verdugo), for all WFN delegates to review prior to voting at the Council of Delegates meeting in Kyoto.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Kyoto in September!