From the Editors

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

We are pleased to introduce the November/December 2017 issue of World Neurology. This final issue of the year opens with WFN President Professor Raad Shakir’s column, highlighting the evolution of the WFN. This insightful column marks Dr. Shakir’s final President’s Column as he completes his remarkably successful presidency of the WFN.

Among the other diverse contributions in this issue are reports from several recent national and international conferences. Prof. Peter Sandercock reports on the events from the recent World Stroke Day Congress that took place in Moscow, and WFN Secretary-General Wolfgang Grisold reports on the 16th Meeting of the Mexican Academy of Neurology that took place in Veracruz, Mexico. Apropos to the latter report, Professor J. Eduardo San-Esteban teaches us about the history of neurology in Mexico, a report based on a wonderful exhibit that Dr. San-Esteban curated for the many visitors to that very successful conference.

Regarding one of the many international neurologic educational activities that the WFN is pleased to be involved in, Prof. Grisold also reports on the Ninth Regional Teaching Course in Sub-Saharan Africa that recently took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Prof. Mamta Bhushan provides a detailed report on the medical and neurological care taking care at an institution in India called Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS).

Finally, in this month’s history column, Prof. Peter Koehler describes the history of the intriguing neurological phenomenon known as synesthesia.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Shakir, on behalf of neurologists worldwide, for his many and remarkable accomplishments in his pursuit of improving global neurology during his presidency of the WFN. In addition, we would like to add our sincere personal thanks for his support and confidence in providing us with the opportunity to be so involved in this important organization and to report on its activities, and the activities of neurologists around the globe, through this publication.