WFNS President Servadei - Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Yoko Kato, Iype Cherian, Hira Burhan
Prof Franco Servadai has always been an extremely dedicated, humble and courteous colleague. His encouragement for various Asian neurosurgical societies, especially for young neurosurgeons will always be remembered. He visited various Asian countries to promote neurosurgical education.
His emphasis for female neurosurgeons to gain active role in this male dominated arena is especially laudable. He has been extensively supportive to developing countries, and always knew that the gap of neurosurgical education to the deprived must becovered and worked really hard to fulfill this objective.
I wish him all the very best in his future work.
WFNS Education Course, Jogjakarta, Indonesia (August 7-8, 2019)
Franco is a dear friend and I was probably the first person to drive back home to Parma with Franco after he won his elections in Rome. He changed a lot of things without making much of a noise and he will continue to be a good friend. We had our share of agreements and disagreements, but hey, that is what friends do. I wish him all the best and I am proud of him.
From its inception until now, the Asian Medical Students and Residents Society of Neurosurgery (AMSRS) has continued to progress in spreading neurosurgical education to residents and aspiring medical students from all around the world. To promote this venture, the AMSRS has sought tremendous amount of support from the WFNS over the past four years under the Presidency of Prof Franco Servadei.
Not only has Prof Servadei been supportive of our activities but also personally took part in our conferences and educational courses conducted in person or virtually to encourage the younger generation of the Neurosurgical Community. The initiative of the Global Neurotrauma Outcome Study (GNOS) has provided a chance to young neurosurgeons, residents and even medical students to engage in one of the largest Neurotrauma studies comprising a representation from both High- and Low-income countries.
As Prof Servadei retires from his Presidency of the WFNS, we would like to thank him for his utmost support throughout his leadership, and look forward to continued support from the WFNS in the future.