I am pleased to welcome you to the 16th Congress of World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN2022), which will take place in Kyoto, Japan on August 21 th – 25th in 2022. WFITN is scientific organization about neuro interventional treatment, founded in 1990, and WFITN congress is to be held biennially, this will be the second WFITN congress held in Kyoto, following the 3rd Congress in 1995. Japanese Society for NeuroEndovascular Therapy (JSNET) established in 1982, and have been contributed to WFITN since founded. On behalf of JSNET, it is our profound pleasure and great honor to host WFITN2022 back again in Kyoto. We decided the main theme of this congress to be “From the Origin to the Future”. We hope this congress will serve as a springboard again and strongly contribute the remarkable and world-wide advancement of neuro-endovascular fields. You can participate in very active discussions and cutting-edge lectures by the world famous physician, and scientists. This congress promises to become a useful opportunity for you to encounter the history and up-to-date knowledge and technology. Kyoto was the capital city of Japan for over 1000 years until the Emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868. It has 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites and over 2,000 temples and shrines, often called “Japan’s heartland”. On the other hand, Kyoto is not simply protecting its old traditions and culture, but is rather building upon the rich traditions of predecessors as a foundation for open domestic and international exchange. You can feel Japan’s “origin” and “future”, also origin to future scientific direction about our fields. We are honored to be able to host this important World Congress in Kyoto of the world’s finest meeting place. End of September is one of most comfortable seasons for Kyoto with beautiful scenery and foods. We are very excited to see you from every part of the world and to welcome you to FANTASTIC KYOTO.
Nobuyuki Sakai, MD, DMSc.
President of 16th Congress of World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
President of Japanese Society of Neuoendovascular Therapy
Vice President and Director of Neurosurgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
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