At the 5th Presidential Lecture of the Japan Stroke Society (JSS), I summarized the path I have walked for the past 6 years as President, and commented on the prospects and remaining issues for the Society.
Among the 20 manifesto points that I proposed 5 years ago and the additional 10 points that I added 2–3 years ago, about 70% have been successfully completed.
However, I regret that I could not complete the followings items:
1. the question of publicity for stroke specialists
2. the establishment of stroke basic law
3. to make a part of the JSS homepages available in English
4. incomplete establishment of the Brain Attack campaign for the public, patients and rescue personnel
5. greater accumulation of clinical data for Japanese patients
6. internationalization of the Japan Stroke Society.
Therefore, I would like to ask my successors to complete my leftovers, and in particular, to enthusiastically maintain the Society’s support for public services, such as education about stroke for the public, rescue personnel, comedical workers and students, not only in Japan, but also in other countries, particularly Asian developing countries.
I am looking forward to watching the continuing progress and development of the Japan Stroke Society.