Dear Friends,

WLNC 2017 was held between 15 -17 May, in L.A, attracted more than five hundred physicians including grantees from all over the world and around one hundred and fifty engineers and company representatives from 54 countries. We are thankful to all contributing centers, the worldwide known panelists/discussants, sponsoring companies and all the attendees for making this event a great success as always.

WLNC 2017 consisted of very intense, live transmission of full range cases, from ISTANBUL, ANKARA, JACKSONVILLE, BUENOS AIRES, LIMOGES, CHICAGO AND L.A. and panel discussion of stroke treatment with recorded cases by world-wide experts. During the live cases, technical tips and tricks as well as philosophy, indications and alternative treatment techniques were discussed along with additional companion cases with the very experienced and attentive panelists /discussants from all over the world. This year, total of 25 complex cases were treated during the live transmission. Many intracranial aneurysms, dissecting aneurysms being the target in particular, were treated with variable techniques as indicated e.g.Different flow-diverters with variable features including the most recent P48 as well as intrasaccular devices as Web device of its most recent version and PCanvas were used in the treatment of a variety of aneurysms in addition to coiling and auxillary techniques such as Y- stent assisted coiling. The operators took advantage of different liquid embolic agents in the occlusion of arteriovenous malformations, as necessary. Transvenous cerebral AVM embolization was of great interest with its technical challenges. Transarterial nidal AVM embolization with proximal and distal flow control providing complete occlusion was witnessed. Intracranial and extracranial revascularization treatments were performed with varible techniques including recent TCAR approach. Stroke panel of very experienced interventionalists covered all the controversies in regard to current acute stroke management.

The philosophy of our meeting is persistent with ‘all' live cases accompanied by open discussion and it rotates around the world, from one continent to the other each year. The host city for WLNC 2018 will be Kobe, Japan, a unique port city of Japan with its attractions.

This year, there will be live case transmissions from ISTANBUL, ANKARA, BUFFALO, BUENOS AIRES, SHANGHAI and hosting KOBE; an intriguing stroke panel with the latest hot topics accompanied by real life cases; key-note lectures limited to the latest controversial issues and new technology session.

We will look forward to having all specialists of our field who are interested in seeing and discussing thoroughly the complex cases with the full range of device availability in Kobe on 25-27 April, 2018.

Come and join us in Kobe to be a part of this unique event...