Editor’s Cover Letter



Editors’ Cover Letter

Dear Colleagues,

The most important item in this issue of the WFNS Newsletter is a notice regarding COVID-19 (Coronoavirus) from the WFNS President, Franco Servadei, and the WFNS Committees Chair, David Adelson. Please read their letter closely. Although upcoming WFNS sponsored courses and conferences (for March through September) are listed below, we all should heed the recommendation that “we should not organize worldwide meetings until at least May 15”.

The next item is the report of the WFNS-WHO Liaison Committee Meeting on December 3, 2019, in Kampala.

Following are reports on two studies from the Besta NeuroSim Center (Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan).

Reports on recent courses/conferences follow: (1) AANSIM 2019, Mumbai, December 5-8, 2019; (2) ABC - BAsic Brain Surgery Course, Milano-Genève, January 20-24, 2020.

Announcements for more than a dozen upcoming WFNS-sponsored courses/conferences for March through September, 2020 conclude this issue.

In these difficult times – from healthcare crisis to political turmoil – the need for collaborative win-win solutions to neurosurgical problems is greater than ever.

Amro Al-Habib
Russell Andrews
Hira Burhan
Roxanna Garcia
Angelos Kolias
Laura Lippa
Mohammad Raji Mahmud

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